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Rapaport Weekly Market Comment

Apr 4, 2019 10:59 AM


Polished market slow, with stable US demand supporting the trade. Dealers under pressure as polished prices continue to soften. 1 ct. RAPI -0.5% in 1Q. Rough-market sentiment weak amid reports De Beers is reducing 2019 supply. Manufacturers hoping reduced rough sales will ease liquidity concerns. Signet 2018 sales -0.1% to $6.3B, loss of $690M vs. profit of $486M. Chow Sang Sang 2018 revenue +13% to $2.4B, profit +15% to $129M. Tiffany and Forevermark shift marketing focus to bridal. Sotheby’s Hong Kong sells oval, 88.22 ct., D, FL diamond for $13.8M ($156,150/ct.). De Beers launches provenance program for “Diamonds from DTC.” GIA rebrands synthetics grading report as lab-grown.

Fancies: Fancy shapes stable, driven by US and European demand. Ovals for fashion jewelry in good demand. Supply shortage supporting prices for Pears, with 1.50 ct. the strongest category. Radiants improving. Marquises and Princesses weak, despite reduced manufacturing. Excellent-cut Ovals, Cushions, Pears and Emeralds doing well, with steady orders for fine-quality goods in 6 to 10 ct. Chinese consumers seeking fancy shapes at better prices. US sustaining market for commercial-quality, medium-priced fancies under 1 ct. Off-make, poorly cut fancies illiquid and hard to sell, even at very deep discounts.

United States: Wholesale markets cautious, despite reports of strong retail sales. Jewelers’ 1Q sales improving following weak holiday season. Memo houses doing well. Dealers buying what they need, mainly interested in best-quality (3X, no-fluorescence) goods. Nice SIs in demand but not easy to find.

Belgium: Polished trading slower than expected for this time of year. 0.30 to 0.50 ct. selling well, with lower prices due to excess supply. Stable demand for excellent-cut, 1 ct., G-J, SI diamonds. Lower-quality SIs weak. Large stones 2 to 5 ct. also slow. Rough market cautious during De Beers sight.

Israel: Trading activity down. Many suppliers traveling to the US before the Passover holiday (April 19-26), looking for niche markets outside the crowded New York market. 0.50 to 0.90 ct. slower than 1 to 2 ct. Sluggish demand for 3 ct. and larger.

India: Sentiment subdued amid reduced bank credit and tight rough-to-polished profit margins. Manufacturers lowering production in an effort to deplete inflated inventories and in anticipation of lower De Beers rough offerings. Good demand for nice-quality SIs, which are in short supply. Buyers sensing midstream pressures and pushing for deeper discounts. Dealers focused on US, hoping for stronger 2Q restocking by jewelry retailers.

Hong Kong: Wholesale and retail markets seasonally quiet ahead of Easter holiday (April 21). Strong emphasis on lower colors (I-M). Good orders for VS clarities amid shortage of nice SIs. 1 ct., D-I, VS (3X, no-fluorescence) diamonds selling well. 3 ct. and larger stagnant. Jewelers seeing shift to lower-priced diamonds in collections. Demand for expensive jewelry slowing.
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Výsledok práce tento 302,37-karátový smaragdového brusu + ešte nejaké menšie brilianty...
Kvalita farba D , čistota údajne IF... pri predaji bude riadny mazec... :D

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Rapaport Weekly Market Comment

Apr 11, 2019 10:59 AM

Sentiment weak, with Indian cutters lacking liquidity. Steady demand for 1 ct. diamonds supporting the market. Low manufacturing profits placing pressure on under-0.50 ct. sector. Rough prices stable at De Beers sight, with April sales +10% to $575M. Trade expecting shortages, as De Beers plans to reduce supply to sightholders in new sales period. Alrosa March sales -33% to $377M. Graff unveils world’s largest square emerald diamond: A 302.37 ct., D stone cut from 1,109 ct. Lesedi La Rona. LVMH upbeat on luxury market, with 1Q jewelry and watch sales +9% to $1.2B. Far East retail outlook uncertain. Responsible Jewellery Council names Iris Van der Veken executive director.

Fancies: Fancy shapes stable, driven by US and European demand. Ovals for fashion jewelry moving well. Supply shortage supporting prices for Pears, with 1.50 ct. the strongest category. Radiants improving. Marquises and Princesses weak, despite reduced manufacturing. Excellent-cut Ovals, Cushions, Pears and Emeralds doing nicely, with steady orders for fine-quality goods in 6 to 10 ct. Chinese consumers seeking fancy shapes at better prices. US sustaining market for commercial-quality, medium-priced fancies under 1 ct. Off-make, poorly cut fancies illiquid and hard to sell, even at very deep discounts.

United States: Trading slow, with weak interest in higher colors and clarities. Suppliers shifting to 1 to 3 ct. G-J, VS-SI diamonds, which have good consumer demand. Retailers not buying for stock, and are willing to pay more for memo to avoid holding goods in inventory.

Belgium: Sentiment low, but market stabilizing. Steady demand for 0.50 ct., SI-I1, G-J diamonds. Fluorescents attracting very deep discounts, especially in 3 ct. and larger. Dealers anticipate shortages as De Beers reduces rough supply.

Israel: Steady movement in 1 to 2 ct. diamonds. Overall bourse activity low, as Tuesday was public holiday due to national elections. Trade slowing ahead of Passover, with exchange partially closing from April 19 to 27.

India: Polished demand sluggish due to tight liquidity. Few overseas buyers in the market. Melee under pressure, especially for VVS qualities, with SI-I1 moving better. Dealers avoiding inventory purchases, instead showing specific demand for select categories. Limited availability of SI clarities as manufacturers decrease production. Jewelry sector subdued.

Hong Kong: Market seasonally quiet. Orders shifting to lower colors. VS the most popular clarity, with buyers considering VVS if the price is right. Shortages of 1 ct., G-J, SI diamonds with triple-Ex cut and no black inclusions, since manufacturers are increasingly shipping polished directly to mainland China rather than sending to Hong Kong. Sentiment down, as trade war with US remains unresolved. Large Hong Kong retailers reducing inventory amid low expectations for coming year.
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Zaujímavý modrý diamant prestavila firma De Beers ,
surový váha 41,11 karátov po opracovaní 20.46 karátu ,

koncom roka pôjde do predaja , to bude cena !!!

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Rapaport Weekly Market Comment

Apr 18, 2019


Sentiment mixed, with slow trading before Easter and Passover. Selective buyers looking for 3X (X3) fine VS-SI diamonds. Steady US demand for 1 to 1.50 ct. goods ahead of summer wedding season. Diamond cutters reducing production and seeking to offload excess 0.30 to 0.50 ct. inventory. Alrosa 1Q sales -37% to $988M, rough-price index -3%. Chow Tai Fook and Luk Fook signal slowdown during Chinese New Year, with decline in gem-set jewelry sales. Christie’s NY garners $30M (86% by lot). Sotheby’s NY sells $22M (78% by lot). US considers regulations requiring source-of-origin disclosure. THE RAPAPORT PRICE LIST WILL NOT BE PUBLISHED ON APRIL 26 DUE TO THE JEWISH HOLIDAY OF PASSOVER.

Fancies: Fancy shapes stable, driven by US and European demand. Ovals for fashion jewelry moving well. Supply shortage supporting prices for Pears, with 1.50 ct. the strongest category. Radiants improving. Marquises and Princesses weak, despite reduced manufacturing. Excellent-cut Ovals, Cushions, Pears and Emeralds doing nicely, with steady orders for fine-quality goods in 6 to 10 ct. Chinese consumers seeking fancy shapes at better prices. US sustaining market for commercial-quality, medium-priced fancies under 1 ct. Off-make, poorly cut fancies illiquid and hard to sell, even at very deep discounts.

United States: Polished market stable, with steady demand for 1 ct., G-J, VS-SI goods. Buyers looking for fine-grade VS-SI (no black or BGM – brown, green, milky), but they are hard to find even at firm prices. Large volume of lower-quality old stock that suppliers are willing to discount. Retailers reducing in-store inventory due to improved omni-channel platforms, increased demand for customized jewelry, and rise in memo transactions. Jewelers beginning promotions for Mother’s Day (May 12).

Belgium: Dealer trading quiet ahead of Easter and Passover holidays. Market stabilizing as shortages appear: Manufacturers have reduced polished production, and miners are cutting back rough supply. Steady demand for 1 to 2.99 ct., VS-SI goods. Larger stones slow. Diamonds with fluorescence moving better as discounts entice buyers.

Israel: Trading slow ahead of Passover, with the bourse partially closed next week for the festival (April 20 to 26). Dealers optimistic that reduced rough supply will ease market pressure and create some polished shortages. Good demand for round, 0.70 to 1.99 ct., G-K, SI diamonds. Excellent-cut pears and ovals in short supply, with 1.50 ct., VS-SI the strongest category. Dealers looking for bargains in India but struggling to find the right goods.

India: Polished market slow amid tight liquidity. Business activity disrupted by national elections. Parcels of 0.30 to 0.50 ct. diamonds selling better than certs. Manufacturers reducing polished production, leading to selective shortages. Steady US demand for 1 ct., SI-I1 diamonds supporting the trade. Dealers expecting more trading to shift from Mumbai to Surat in coming years.

Hong Kong: Activity seasonally slow. Steady demand for 1 ct., G-M, VS-SI, 3X diamonds. Interest in 0.30 ct. stones has softened. Jewelers marketing cheaper items during slow period. Many are rolling out new collections for Mother’s Day. Consumer sentiment improving, after China’s 1Q gross domestic product (GDP) growth beats forecasts.
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Tomu sa povie kvalitný diamant.
Nález Rio Tinto v marci tohto roku 28,84 karátového bieleho diamantu z bane Argyle .

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RAPAPORT ... 1,758 -karátový diamant, ktorý Lucara Diamond Corp vyťažil v Botswane, predbehol slávny Lesedi La Rona ako najväčší surový kameň, aký kedy bol v krajine nájdený...

Škoda , že kameň má rozdielne kvality , ale potešil by. :D

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Tiež bude "kuca - paca" na aukcii.

RAPAPORT... Christie’s New York auction will feature a 17.21-carat diamond given to Queen Charlotte of Great Britain by a regional ruler in India.

The pear-shaped, brilliant-cut diamond, called Arcot II, was found in India’s Golconda region in the late 18th century. The stone, presented to the queen by the Nawab of Arcot, will go under the hammer at the Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence sale on June 19, the auction house said last week.

The stone is one of a number of Indian jewels from the Mughal period featured at the sale. The lots on offer span a period of more than 500 years.

“This landmark collection traces the history of Mughal jewels and objects to [the] present day, and represents the most significant collection of its type ever to come to auction,” said François Curiel, chairman of Christie’s Europe. “The collection begins in Mughal India, the most important dynasty that ruled the country, famous for its emeralds, diamonds, sapphires, rubies, jeweled weapons and objects that are bejeweled beyond belief.”

Christie’s will also offer the Mirror of Paradise, a 52.58-carat, D-color, internally flawless Golconda diamond, as well as carved Mughal emeralds ranging from approximately 10 carats to over 200 carats.

Other notable lots include the Imperial Spinel Necklace and sarpechs — traditional Indian turban ornaments. A diamond necklace originally from the collection of the Nizam of Hyderabad, featuring almost 200 carats of Golconda diamonds, will also be for sale.

The Mughal jewels are from the collection of the Al-Thani dynasty, the ruling family of Qatar. The auction house will preview the items between April 24 and June 18 in London, Shanghai, Geneva, Hong Kong and New York.
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Rapaport Weekly Market Comment

May 2, 2019 10:54 AM

Polished market quiet, with dealers doing better than manufacturers. Steady US demand for 1.00 to 1.50 ct. goods supporting the trade, but prices continue to soften. 1 ct. RAPI -0.5% in April. Suppliers preparing for Vegas shows, hoping new JCK venue will help boost sentiment and sales. Far East buyers selective. High expectations for Mother’s Day as NRF predicts jewelry sales will be strongest growth category at +13% to $5.2B. Rough is tough, with prices too high. De Beers 1Q sales volume -15% to 7.5M cts., production -8% to 7.8M cts. Belgium 1Q polished exports -4% to $3.1B, rough imports -33% to $2.1B. DDI launches Maendeleo Diamond Standards for artisanal miners.

Fancies: Fancy shapes stable, driven by US and European demand. Ovals for fashion jewelry moving well. Supply shortage supporting prices for Pears, with 1.50 ct. the strongest category. Radiants improving. Marquises and Princesses weak, despite reduced manufacturing. Excellent-cut Ovals, Cushions, Pears and Emeralds doing nicely, with steady orders for fine-quality goods in 6 to 10 ct. Chinese consumers seeking fancy shapes at better prices. US sustaining market for commercial-quality, medium-priced fancies under 1 ct. Off-make, poorly cut fancies illiquid and hard to sell, even at very deep discounts.

United States: New York dealer market steady, with better activity than manufacturing centers. Stable demand for 0.70 to 1.50 ct., G-J, VS-SI, RapSpec A3+ diamonds. Ovals the strongest fancy shape. Fashion jewelry strong, but focus shifting to bridal for summer wedding season. Jewelers hope Mother’s Day promotions will maintain positive sales momentum from 1Q.

Belgium: Activity muted, with trading cut short due to Labor Day public holiday. Focus on 1 ct., G-H, VS-SI, RapSpec A3+ diamonds. Selective buyers insisting on 3X, no-fluor, and paying premium for them. High-end large diamonds weak, although European luxury jewelers doing well. Rough market stable, with growing concerns about high prices.

Israel: Polished trading quiet as businesses return from Passover break. Dealers focused on Las Vegas shows, though some attending as buyers rather than exhibitors.Steady demand for 1 ct., G-J, VS-SI goods. Large stones slow. Rough activity sluggish.

India: Reduced trading due to shorter Labor Day week and ongoing general elections. Volatile rupee making traders cautious. Fewer overseas buyers in Mumbai due to recent Passover and Easter holidays. Manufacturers cutting production instead of diamonds. Liquidity tight, inventory inflated. Jewelers preparing for May 7 Akshaya Tritiya Hindu festival, a popular time to buy gold.

Hong Kong: Sentiment mixed, with market seasonally subdued. Continued shift to lower colors and SI clarities as jewelers cater to tight consumer budgets. Steady demand for 0.30 to 0.50 ct., but lower prices as buyers see oversupply and push for deeper discounts. Hopes for improved retail sales, with attention on bridal since May is a busy wedding season. China-focused higher-end retailers doing well.
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RAPAPORT ... James Allen spustil predaj diamantov vyrobených v laboratóriách, označujúcich vstup materskej spoločnosti Signet Jewelers na trh syntetických materiálov.

Obchod s elektronickým obchodom, ktorý spoločnosť Signet získala v roku 2017, dáva spotrebiteľom na svojich stránkach maloobchodných predajcov možnosť „kamenných“ alebo „laboratórne vytvorených“ kameňov. James Allen ponúka laboratórne pestované kamene pre zásnubné prstene, sľubné „až o 30% väčšiu veľkosť za rovnaké náklady“. V čase tlače sa ceny laboratória pestovaného na mieste pohybovali od 450 USD za žiarivý, 0,52- karátového kameňa na 48.350 dolárov za smaragd-cut, 4.49-karát diamant.

Všetky jeho diamanty, ktoré sa pestujú v laboratóriách, budú mať hodnotiace správy z laboratórií, ako napríklad Medzinárodný gemologický inštitút (IGI) alebo Gem Certification & Assurance Lab (GCAL). Farby, ktoré sú k dispozícii na mieste Jamesa Allena, sa pohybujú od D po J, zatiaľ čo clarities sa pohybujú od vnútorne bezchybných až po SI2.

Analytici očakávali, že sa Signet presunie na trh s laboratóriami, keď Gina Drososová, jeho generálna riaditeľka, minulý rok uviedla, že posudzuje dopyt, a bude sa snažiť ponúknuť túto kategóriu, ak ju spotrebitelia chcú. To urobil iný prístup od De Beers, ktorý začal svoju Lightbox módne šperky-line pred rokom so štandardnou cenou 800 dolárov za karát a žiadne správy o klasifikácii.

Ťažené diamanty sú stále „tradičnou voľbou“, poznamenáva James Allen v sekcii otázky a odpovede na svojich stránkach. Zdôrazňuje však, že jeho kamene, ktoré sa pestujú v laboratóriu, sú chemicky identické a vyzerajú rovnako ako prírodné, a že sú odstupňované podľa rovnakých noriem.

Signet názory James Allen ako inkubátor pre testovanie nápadov, Drosos pozorované vo výzve investora v decembri. Koncom minulého roka spustila koncepčnú predajňu pre značku vo Washingtone, DC, ktorá predstavuje novú maloobchodnú technológiu.

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Rapaport Weekly Market Comment

May 8, 2019 10:58 AM By Rapaport News


Dealers preparing for Las Vegas shows hoping steady US retail market will stimulate diamond trading. Rising expectations for GemGen&egrave;ve fair amid positive luxury demand. Good opportunities for high-end buyers after 3 to 5 ct. prices dropped significantly (3 ct. RAPI -6.1% since Jan. 1). Rough trading cautious with high auction prices and tight manufacturing profits. Sightholders anticipate stable prices and volumes at next week’s De Beers sight. India March polished exports -8% to $1.9B, rough imports -16% to $1.4B. Hong Kong 1Q polished imports -3% to $5B, polished exports +9% to $3.9B. Signet debuts synthetic diamonds on James Allen website.

Fancies: Fancy shapes stable, driven by US and European demand. Ovals for fashion jewelry moving well. Supply shortage supporting prices for Pears, with 1.50 ct. the strongest category. Radiants improving. Marquises and Princesses weak despite reduced manufacturing. Excellent-cut Ovals, Cushions, Pears and Emeralds doing nicely, with steady orders for fine-quality goods in 6 to 10 ct. Chinese consumers seeking fancy shapes at better prices. US sustaining market for commercial-quality, medium-priced fancies under 1 ct. Off-make, poorly cut fancies illiquid and hard to sell, even at very deep discounts.

United States: Mixed mood among dealers as some categories sell better than others. Steady orders for bread-and-butter 1 ct., G-H, VS-SI diamonds for engagement rings. Top-quality large stones weak. Retailers pushing fashion jewelry amid strong expectations for Mother’s Day season. New JCK venue creating buzz as traders prepare for Las Vegas shows.

Belgium: Dealers getting better prices and profits by buying directly from manufacturers. Large volumes of old stock available and selling at deeper discounts. Buyers insisting on no fluorescence. Good demand for excellent-cut SIs. Rough activity cautious ahead of next week’s De Beers sight and Antwerp Rough Diamond Days (May 15 to 16).

Israel: Quiet trading during short week due to Memorial Day and Independence Day. Some movement in large stones at lower prices. Dealers traveling to GemGen&egrave;ve to assess high-end opportunities. Suppliers keeping stock low to reduce risk amid declining prices, weak economic sentiment and threat of synthetics. Solid demand for 0.70 to 1.99 ct., G-J, VS-SI goods.

India: Sentiment weak due to reduced bank credit and fewer orders than usual. Market dynamic driven by supply rather than demand. Manufacturers reducing capacity. Steady interest in 0.70 to 1.50 ct., G-J, SIs. Stable gold jewelry market for May 7 Akshaya Tritiya festival.

Hong Kong: Wholesale sector cautious amid renewed US tariff fears. Good dealer demand for 1 ct., D-H, VS-SI diamonds. Rise in tourist arrivals boosts May 1 Labor Day activity. China 1Q retail sales beat expectations. Hong Kong 1Q polished exports to China down 15% to $688M.
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Hmmm ... :roll:

RAPAPORT... Eurostar Diamond Traders, one of the biggest names in the Antwerp industry, has entered bankruptcy following a legal battle with its banks.

The Antwerp Corporate Court ruled Thursday in favor of that outcome. Eurostar plans to appeal the decision, according to the company’s chairman and founder, Kaushik Mehta.

“For Kaushik Mehta and Eurostar, this is a very disappointing day, which he still is appealing and fighting,” the diamond-manufacturing firm said in a statement to Rapaport News. Eurostar blamed its main lenders, ABN Amro and Standard Chartered, for being too aggressive in demanding repayment of debts. Both banks declined to comment.

The company owes an estimated $500 million, according to court-appointed administrator Alain Van den Cloot.
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Petra Diamonds predala tento 424,89-karátový diamant firme Stargems Group / Choron za niečo menej ako 15 miliónov dolárov.

Dobrá kvalita.

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Rapaport Weekly Market Comment

May 16, 2019 10:58 AM

Rising expectations for Las Vegas shows. Good demand for 0.70 to 1.99 ct., G-J, VS-SI, RapSpec A3+. Other categories weak. Large-stone dealers cautious amid high-end slowdown. Christie’s Geneva garners $62M (87% by lot) as cushion, 118.05 ct., fancy yellow, VS2 diamond sells for $7.1M ($60,000/ct.). Sotheby’s Geneva fetches $42M (77% by lot) with 36.57 ct., D, FL going for $5M ($137,036/ct.). Rough prices stable at De Beers sight but tight Indian liquidity impacting demand. Alrosa April sales -21% to $319M. Letšeng 1Q average price -42% to $1,900/ct. Petra sells 425 ct., D, type II rough to Stargems and Choron for $15M. Industry mourns the passing of Leo Schachter and Sam Abram.

Fancies: Fancy shapes soft, reflecting slowdown in high-end demand. Inventory limited. Buyers with special inquiries and big brands paying strong prices. Dealers being squeezed by lack of goods and low profit margins. Ovals for fashion jewelry moving well, especially VS2-SI2. Pears, VS-clarity also steady. Demand for Radiants and Emeralds declined. Marquises and Princesses weak despite reduced manufacturing. US sustaining market for commercial-quality, medium-priced fancies under 1 ct. Chinese consumers seeking fancy shapes at better prices. Off-make, poorly cut fancies illiquid and hard to sell, even at very deep discounts.

United States: Slight improvement ahead of Las Vegas shows. Positive activity in 1.00 to 1.99 ct., G-J, VS-SI. Large stones weak, despite some interest from key buyers. More companies dealing in recycled goods as they offer better profit than newly manufactured diamonds. Retail sales steady after Mother’s Day with fashion jewelry the strongest segment.

Belgium: Sentiment improving for dealers in commercial-quality, 1 ct., G-I, VS-SI goods. Larger stones weak, especially D-F, IF-VVS pieces. More US jewelers carrying lab-grown collections, frustrating suppliers of natural diamonds. Buyers pushing for deeper discounts. Rough trading steady but lacking buzz during De Beers sight.

Israel: Trading stable as dealers prepare for Las Vegas shows. Polished suppliers concerned about synthetics threat, impact of trade war and struggling manufacturing sector. Dealers see India caution as reflection of sluggish global market. Soft demand for 0.30 to 0.69 ct., D-J, IF-VS. Steady US orders for 0.70 to 1.50 ct., G-J, VS-SI goods. Movement of 3 to 5 ct., D-G, IF-VS stones slow.

India: Cautious mood amid rumors more businesses closing. Dealer trading quiet with many extending their summer vacation due to slow orders. US and Israeli buyers in Mumbai looking for bargains before Las Vegas shows. Liquidity tight and cutters reducing production. Rough market stable, but manufacturing profit margins tight. Jewelers concentrating on gold rather than diamonds.

Hong Kong: Wholesale trading slow amid fears new US tariffs will impact Chinese diamond and jewelry exports. Weaker yuan (-3.5% to CNY 6.88/$1 in May) adding to export risk. Stable demand for 1.00 to 1.99 ct., G-M, VS-SI diamonds. Dealers shifting to lower colors. Retail sales mixed during May 1 and Mother’s Day holidays, with consumers seeing better investment in gold than diamond jewelry.
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Rapaport Weekly Market Comment

May 23, 2019 10:58 AM

Dealers heading to Las Vegas with hope new JCK venue will create a buzz and stimulate trading. Market sentiment weak amid slow orders, tight liquidity and declining prices. Memo houses doing well. US retail positive, with fine jewelry a top category at J.C. Penney and Macy’s. Richemont FY jewelry sales at Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels +10% to $7.9B. Diamond manufacturers’ profit squeezed as De Beers maintains steady prices at $415M May sight. Alrosa 1Q revenue -27% to $1.1B, profit -27% to $372M. Sarine 1Q sales -34% to $11M, net loss of $1.4M vs. profit of $3.1M. RapNet announces vote on listing synthetics. Rapaport to host annual Las Vegas conference on Sunday, June 2, at 8 a.m.

Fancies: Fancy shapes soft, reflecting slowdown in high-end demand. Inventory limited. Buyers with special inquiries and big brands paying strong prices. Dealers being squeezed by lack of goods and low profit margins. Ovals for fashion jewelry moving well, especially VS2-SI2. Pears with VS clarity also steady. Demand for Radiants and Emeralds declined. Marquises and Princesses weak despite reduced manufacturing. US sustaining market for commercial-quality, medium-priced fancies under 1 ct. Chinese consumers seeking fancy shapes at better prices. Off-make, poorly cut fancies illiquid and hard to sell, even at very deep discounts.

United States: Steady movement of goods even as discounts deepen. New York suppliers competing by offering cash prices and slight premiums for memo. Some shortages of top-quality 0.70 to 1.50 ct., G-J, VS-SI (3X, no-fluorescence) diamonds. Jewelers see good momentum for fashion and fine jewelry. Bridal and engagement rings stable for summer wedding season.

Belgium: Trading volumes below last years’ levels. Activity supported by US orders as dealers prepare for Las Vegas shows. Good interest in 1.00 to 1.50 ct., D-F, SIs. Weak demand for 3 to 5 ct. stones. Rough market cautious, with dealers selling De Beers boxes at average 1% to 2% premiums above list.

Israel: Mixed expectations for Las Vegas shows, as dealers set appointments and prepare inventory. Fewer diamantaires exhibiting as the focus shifts to buying. Suppliers cautious amid continued price downtrend. Good demand for 1 ct., G-H, VS-SI, RapSpec A3+ diamonds. Steady sales of 0.30 to 0.50 ct. but inventory remains high. Rough trading slow, with some weakness in large stones.

India: Polished trading quiet amid ongoing liquidity concerns. Geopolitical factors fueling caution as diamantaires await national-election results. Fewer foreign buyers seen in Mumbai. Pockets of good demand, as dealers look for top-quality supply. Manufacturers maintaining reduced polished production after summer break, while profit margins tighten during May sight.

Hong Kong: Wholesale seasonally slow. Some movement in 0.30 to 0.40 ct., D-J, VS-SI as buyers capitalize on reduced prices. US-China trade war and yuan depreciation (-2.4% in May to CNY 6.9/$1) adding to caution. Buyers shifting to lower colors and clarities to accommodate tighter consumer budgets. Gold jewelry selling well.
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Drobný domáci hľadač diamantov v Tanzánii našiel zatiaľ najvačší surový diamant aký sa kedy tam vyryžoval o váhe 512 karátov .
Tomu sa povie výhra, nedoloval na cudzom pozemku - čiže peniaze z predaja po zaplatení poplatkov sú jeho.

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Rapaport Weekly Market Comment

May 30, 2019 10:58 AM

Las Vegas show opens with hopes it will uplift diamond market. Jewelers taking more on memo and using tech in their stores to tap online supply and improve consumer buying experience. Polished suppliers left with large volumes and low profit margins. Rough market slow. India’s customs unreasonably tightens disclosure rules for rough imports. India April polished exports -18% to $1.6B, rough imports -5% to $1.4B. Christie’s Hong Kong sells $45M (77% by lot) with cushion, 3.43 ct., fancy-vivid-purplish-pink, IF diamond fetching $7.5M ($2.2M/ct.). Rapaport to host annual Las Vegas conference on Sunday, June 2, at 8 a.m.

Fancies: Fancy shapes soft, reflecting slowdown in high-end demand. Inventory limited. Well-known brands and buyers with specific requests are paying the strongest prices. Dealers being squeezed by lack of goods and low profit margins. Ovals for fashion jewelry moving well, especially VS2-SI2. Pears with VS clarity also steady. Demand for Radiants and Emeralds declined. Marquises and Princesses weak despite reduced manufacturing. US sustaining market for commercial-quality, medium-priced fancies under 1 ct. Chinese consumers seeking fancy shapes at better prices. Off-make, poorly cut fancies illiquid and hard to sell, even at very deep discounts.

United States: All eyes on Las Vegas shows. Positive sentiment as consumer confidence hits six-month high, despite Chinese trade-war concerns. Steady demand for 0.70 to 1.50 ct., G-J, SI-I1 diamonds. Jewelers seeing steady engagement-ring sales. Bridal driving growth in platinum sales, according to Platinum Guild.

Belgium: Polished trading stable, with focus on bread-and-butter US goods during Las Vegas shows. Buyers hunting for bargains and have specific needs as jewelers limit inventory purchases. Solid demand for 1 ct., G-H, VS-SI, RapSpec A3+. Large stones weaker. Rough trading relatively quiet with low premiums on the secondary market.

Israel: Local activity slow, as many dealers have gone to Las Vegas. Many choosing to attend as buyers rather than exhibitors this year. Suppliers assessing market conditions in order to prepare for second half of the year. Inventory levels slightly down from previous months but still well above 2018 levels. Good demand for nice SIs, which are difficult to source.

India: Local trading limited as many dealers traveled to Las Vegas. Some Far East and Indian buyers in Mumbai, but supply is focused on the US. Indian sentiment weak due to reduced demand and tight liquidity. Good demand for 0.70 to 1.99 ct., G-J, VS-SI. Stars and melee weak. Cutters working below capacity.

Hong Kong: Sentiment soft as trade war heats up. Polished market slow during traditionally quieter period. Dealers focused on lower colors and clarities, reflecting shift in consumer demand toward lower price points. Jewelers limiting diamond inventory and seeing stronger momentum from gold products.
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Rapaport Weekly Market Comment

Jun 6, 2019 10:58 AM By Rapaport News


Slow trading at JCK show highlights middle-market liquidity and profitability challenges. Prices softening with 1 ct. RAPI -0.7% in May. Suppliers using technology and sourcing programs to demonstrate added value as jewelers reduce inventory purchases. US jewelry market steady with top independents gaining market share over majors by providing personalized service to millennials. Luxury jewelers exposed to trade war as Chinese tourists cut overseas spending. Tiffany 1Q sales -3% to $1B, profit -12% to $125M. Signet 1Q sales -3% to $1.4B, loss of $10M vs. loss of $497M the previous year. Swarovski plans move into natural diamonds. RapNet members vote no to lab-grown listings and price list.

Fancies: Fancy shapes soft, reflecting slowdown in high-end demand. Inventory limited. Well-known brands and buyers with specific requests are paying the strongest prices. Dealers being squeezed by lack of goods and low profit margins. Ovals for fashion jewelry moving well, especially VS2-SI2. Pears with VS clarity also steady. Demand for Radiants and Emeralds declined. Marquises and Princesses weak despite reduced manufacturing. US sustaining market for commercial-quality, medium-priced fancies under 1 ct. Chinese consumers seeking fancy shapes at better prices. Off-make, poorly cut fancies illiquid and hard to sell, even at very deep discounts.

United States: Positive sentiment among jewelers at Las Vegas shows, but slow fair for suppliers. Retailers planning fall and holiday collections, limiting loose-diamond buying to specific items. Steady demand for 0.60 to 1.99 ct., G-J, VS2-I1 goods. VVS weak. Bridal sales stable, but market shifting to lower-price categories.

Belgium: Fewer dealers attended Las Vegas fairs. Buyers are price-sensitive and avoiding inventory buildup. Polished and rough trade well below last year’s levels with exports to all major markets and trading centers down. Good demand for 1 ct. G-J, VS-SI, RapSpec A3+ diamonds. Rough market cautious ahead of next week’s Alrosa sale (June 13 to 19).

Israel: Sentiment mixed following the JCK show. Weak demand for stones below 0.50 ct. and above 3 ct. Commercial-quality 1 ct., G-J, VS-SI stable and supporting the market. Some dealers traveling to Hong Kong June show to assess impact of trade war on Far East demand. Rough trading slow as manufacturers prefer to buy polished than rough.

India: Trading in Mumbai relatively slow as May summer break ends and dealers return from Las Vegas. Inventory levels declined slightly in past month after manufacturers reduced polished production. Rough market cautious amid tight profitability. Good demand for lower-color (J-K) diamonds. Local jewelry market stable.

Hong Kong: Diamond trading quiet, with dealers waiting for market indicators from Las Vegas shows. Suppliers preparing for Hong Kong fair (June 20 to 23), hoping to unlock pent-up Far East demand. Consumer sentiment sluggish amid heightened US-China trade tensions. Strong dollar and China-first policy pushing Chinese tourists to spend more at home. Gold sales stable as consumers seek investment value in jewelry.
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Rapaport Weekly Market Comment

Jun 13, 2019 10:58 AM

Disappointing Las Vegas shows failed to add value for diamond dealers. Jewelry wholesalers did better, reflecting steady US market. Diamantaires focused on showcasing tech rather than diamonds; innovations included improved traceability programs, online sales platforms and better inventory management. Brands pushing bridal as average engagement-ring price continues to decline. Small De Beers June sight expected as manufacturers reduce cutting operations. Alrosa May sales -8% to $266M. Chow Tai Fook FY sales +13% to $8.5B, profit +11% to $597M, but 2H growth flat amid trade war uncertainty. Industry mourns the passing of former GIA president Glenn Nord.

Fancies: Fancy shapes soft, reflecting slowdown in high-end demand. 3 to 8 ct., I-K, VS-SI1 moving better than rounds as dealers and consumers shift to lower price points. Well-known brands and buyers with specific requests are paying the strongest prices. Ovals for fashion jewelry moving well, especially VS2-SI2. Demand for Radiants and Emeralds down. Marquises and Princesses weak despite reduced manufacturing. US sustaining market for commercial-quality, medium-priced fancies under 1 ct. Chinese consumers seeking fancy shapes at better prices. Off-make, poorly cut fancies illiquid and hard to sell, even at very deep discounts.

United States: Stable New York trading as dealers return from Vegas shows. Some optimism for second half of the year amid positive jewelry retail sentiment. Good demand for 0.70 to 1.99 ct., F-J, VS2-SI2 diamonds. Buyers lacking urgency. Memo houses doing well, as jewelers are holding less in-house inventory.

Belgium: Polished trading slow during short week due to Whit Monday public holiday. Little reaction to Vegas shows, as fewer suppliers attended. Commercial-quality G-J, VS-SI diamonds selling better than collection goods (D-F, IF-VVS). Buyers looking at price points and avoiding inventory buildup. Rough trading cautious ahead of Alrosa sale (June 13 to 19) and De Beers sight (June 17 to 21).

Israel: Market quiet, with concern that conditions will worsen before they get better. Dealers at the JCK show were looking for buying opportunities but cautious about falling diamond prices. Focus remains on mid-range American goods. Large stones weak. Thirty companies participating in Hong Kong show (June 20 to 23), hoping for improvement in Chinese demand.

India: Weak sentiment, with manufacturers under pressure due to sluggish polished demand and tight profit margins. Factories operating at reduced capacity, and some manufacturers slashing salaries of polished workers. Fewer foreign buyers in Mumbai after Las Vegas shows. Steady orders for 0.30 to 0.99 ct., G-J, VS-SI diamonds, but prices continue to soften. Concern that rising demand for synthetics is cannibalizing small-stone market.

Hong Kong: Polished trading slow amid buyers’ reluctance to invest in down-trending market. Sentiment weak due to US-China trade war and slow global trading. Steady interest in 0.30 to 0.50 ct., F-I, VS-SI RapSpec A3+ diamonds, but excess supply still affecting prices. Shortage of top-quality SIs (3X, no-fluorescence, no black, green or milky). Dealers preparing for next week’s show.
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Rapaport Weekly Market Comment

Jun 20, 2019 10:58 AM

Sentiment weak as polished prices continue to soften. Hong Kong fair opens with hope for better trading than Las Vegas shows. Outlook for Chinese local demand improves as luxury consumers shift to domestic spending, since weak yuan and trade war have reduced tourist shopping. Jewelers avoiding inventory buildup. Rough market cautious despite reported 4% to 8% price cut on small rough during low-value De Beers sight. Manufacturers reducing operations due to sluggish demand and tight profit margins. Christie’s Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence sale nets $109M (93% by lot) with Cartier diamond brooch selling for $10.6M. French billionaire Patrick Drahi acquires Sotheby’s for $3.7B.

Fancies: Fancy shapes soft, reflecting slowdown in high-end demand. 3 to 8 ct., I-K, VS-SI1 moving better than rounds as dealers and consumers shift to lower price points. Well-known brands are paying the strongest prices, as are buyers with specific requests. Ovals for fashion jewelry moving well, especially VS2-SI2. Demand for Radiants and Emeralds down. Marquises and Princesses weak despite reduced manufacturing. US sustaining market for commercial-quality, medium-priced fancies under 1 ct. Chinese consumers seeking fancy shapes at better prices. Off-make, poorly cut fancies illiquid and hard to sell, even at very deep discounts.

United States: Slow trading ahead of July break. Retail performing better than last year, but dealer market weak. Jewelers limiting purchases and taking more goods on memo. Stable demand for 1 to 1.25 ct., G-J, VS-SI diamonds. Bridal steady during summer wedding season, but there is concern that average spend on engagement rings is declining.

Belgium: Sluggish rough and polished trading. Dealers who shunned Las Vegas are traveling to Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair (June 20 to 23), where they see greater buyer potential. Top-make SIs doing well, but suppliers stuck with a lot of lower-quality goods. Large stones slow. Rough market soft during De Beers sight.

Israel: Cautious mood in the bourse. Several dealers attending Hong Kong show after Las Vegas failed to boost trading activity. Small goods below 0.60 ct. weak. Steady demand for SI-I1 diamonds. Large-stone market subdued in both rough and polished.

India: Polished trading relatively quiet for this time of the year. Some companies reducing prices to boost activity and liquidity. Manufacturers cutting their rough intake, as they’re maintaining low factory production levels. Few overseas buyers in Mumbai as focus shifts to Hong Kong for the show. Locals looking for 1 ct. and larger stones, as small sizes remain weak.

Hong Kong: Dealers concentrating on this week’s show. There is concern some buyers have canceled due to ongoing protests in the city, which have also affected sentiment in the luxury sector. Major retailers are reducing inventory and have avoided large purchases in recent months. Steady demand for 0.30 to 0.50 ct. and 1 ct., F-I, VS-SI, RapSpec A3+ goods. Colored-diamond dealers more optimistic than others.
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Rapaport Weekly Market Comment

Jun 27, 2019 10:58 AM

Sentiment weak amid ongoing liquidity concerns. Polished production reduced by estimated 30% in 2019 due to high inventory, sluggish demand and tight manufacturing profits. Recent rough-price cuts not enough to reboot the market. De Beers June sales slump 33% to $390M, 1H sales -18% to $2.4B. Quiet Hong Kong fair highlights show fatigue and cautious Far East demand as geopolitical tensions fuel economic uncertainty. Gold rallies +8% to $1,402 an ounce (June 1-27) as investors seek assets with store of value. Belgium May polished exports flat at $1.2B, rough imports -16% to $761M. India May polished exports -15% to $1.9B, rough imports -35% to $1B. Tara Jewels files bankruptcy.

Fancies: Fancy shapes soft, reflecting slowdown in high-end demand. 3 to 8 ct., I-K, VS-SI1 moving better than rounds as dealers and consumers shift to lower price points. Well-known brands are paying the strongest prices, as are buyers with specific requests. Ovals for fashion jewelry moving well, especially VS2-SI2. Demand for Radiants and Emeralds down. Marquises and Princesses weak despite reduced manufacturing. US sustaining market for commercial-quality, medium-priced fancies under 1 ct. Chinese consumers seeking fancy shapes at better prices. Off-make, poorly cut fancies illiquid and hard to sell, even at very deep discounts.

United States: New York market slow ahead of summer break: Diamond Dealers Club to close June 28 to July 9. Steady flow of memo calls, but jewelers not buying for stock. 1 ct., G-J, SI-I1, RapSpec A3+ selling well. Bridal supporting retail sector during wedding season, but concerns consumers are reducing engagement-ring spend. Vintage designs popular and selling better than modern styles.

Belgium: Polished trading quiet, as dealers return from disappointing Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair. Suppliers cautious about giving credit, and are offering better cash prices. Stable demand for 1 ct., G-I, VVS, RapSpec A3+. Ovals and pears improving, but other fancy shapes weak. Rough market cautious after De Beers sight, with rough below 4 ct. selling at a loss among dealers.

Israel: US-focused memo houses doing well. 1 to 3 ct. goods in demand: the lower the clarity, the better the market. Large-stone dealers uncertain as they struggle to maintain price levels. Suppliers to Far East lacking orders, with Hong Kong show doing little to boost sentiment. Top-make fancy shapes hard to find. Rough dealers cautious.

India: Sluggish activity and weak sentiment amid persistent bankruptcy rumors. Buyers looking for bargains and sense suppliers are under pressure. Cutters despondent due to low profitability, even after rough-price cuts. Manufacturers reducing production or shifting to low-cost items to keep workers occupied. Polished inventory levels high, but shortages emerging in popular categories such as top-make SIs (3X, no-fluorescence).

Hong Kong: Last week’s show very quiet. Dealers more interested in larger September fair, but maintaining cautious outlook for 2H. Political protests and trade war affecting business, with Chinese buyers staying away. Dealers focused on dossiers, with steady demand for 0.30 to 0.50 ct., F-J, VS-SI, RapSpec A3+. Jewelry retail slowing after solid fiscal year ending March 31.
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Maharasoa má viac ako 20 rokov skúseností v oblasti senior managementu, vrátane diamantov Letšeng, kde pôsobila v rokoch 2009 až 2017 ako generálna riaditeľka. Bola tiež zakladateľom a predsedníčkou baníckej komory Lesotho. Ministerstvo prírodných zdrojov a centrálna banka Lesotho. Jej nová úloha nadobudla účinnosť v pondelok.

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Financial Data
Metals
Gold 1,393.13 +0.77%

Silver 15.17 +0.17%

Platinum 834.60 +0.30%

Palladium 1,553.63 +0.41%


Currencies
Euro $1.13 +0.02%

Pound $1.26 -0.22%

Yuan($) 6.88 +0.39%

Rupee($) 69.01 +0.17%


Indices
S&P 500 2,901.52 +0.01%

FTSE 100 7,432.42 -1.11%

Hang Seng 27,906.59 -0.91%

Shanghai 2,725.25 -0.46%

Sensex 38,645.07 -0.12%


Stocks
Tiffany & Co. $94.28 +0.68%

Signet Jewelers $17.26 -3.47%

Chow Tai Fook HKD 8.50 +3.53%

LVMH €374.60 +0.08%

Petra Diamonds GBX 20.00 +1.63%
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Rapaport Weekly Market Comment

Jul 4, 2019 10:58 AM

Diamond market quiet as US dealers take vacation. America supporting the trade with steady retail sales and expected boost from Independence Day weekend. Midstream under pressure with tight liquidity, slow orders and excess inventory. Weak sentiment continues as polished prices soften. 1 ct. RAPI -1.4% in June. Manufacturers buying polished rather than rough, as they need to focus on profitability instead of turnover. Buyers taking advantage of suppliers’ need for cash and pushing for discounts. PwC predicts Hong Kong retail sales will slide 5% in 2019 as demonstrations, reduced tourist spending, and trade war affect business. Luk Fook FY revenue +9% to $2B, profit +10% to $193M.

Fancies: Fancy shapes soft, reflecting slowdown in high-end demand. 3 to 8 ct., I-K, VS-SI1 moving better than rounds as dealers and consumers shift to lower price points. Well-known brands are paying best prices, as are buyers with specific requests. Ovals for fashion jewelry moving well, especially 1.50 and 2 ct., G-H, VS and H-K, SI2. Marquises and Princesses weak despite reduced manufacturing. US sustaining market for commercial-quality, medium-priced fancies under 1 ct. Chinese consumers seeking fancy shapes at better prices. Off-make, poorly cut fancies illiquid and hard to sell, even at very deep discounts.

United States: Wholesale market quiet, with businesses closed for two-week summer break. Diamond Dealers Club of New York to reopen on July 9. Stable engagement and bridal sales during summer wedding season. Some fashion jewelry promotions over July 4 holiday.

Belgium: Polished market stable for 1 to 1.50 ct., G-J, VS-SI goods. D-F, IF-VVS categories continue to soften. Fancies moving better than rounds, with steady demand from European jewelers. Fancy-color diamonds relatively weak, particularly commercial-quality yellows. Rough trading quiet, with less available supply after small De Beers and Alrosa sales.

Israel: Slow activity with deep concerns about tight liquidity and lower sales. Many dealers have reduced operations in recent years, which has helped shield them from the current downturn. Stable demand for 1 ct., G-J, VS-SI, RapSpec A3+ diamonds. Bourse urges consumers to “love real diamonds” in social media video campaign. Click here for video.

India: Cautious sentiment amid ongoing liquidity concerns and sparse orders. Heavy monsoon rains affecting business, with delays in delivery and worker arrivals. Fewer foreign buyers in Mumbai. Good demand for top-make SIs and lower piqué goods. Manufacturers keeping production 30% to 40% below last year’s levels.

Hong Kong: Trading down due to sluggish demand, slow season and political protests. Steady market for 0.30 ct., D-H, VS-SI, RapSpec A3+ goods, but prices continue to soften. Jewelers putting price pressure on suppliers with liquidity issues. Fewer top-make SIs available. Retail sales sliding due to political protests, reduced tourist spending, and impact of trade war.
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Rapaport Weekly Market Comment

Jul 11, 2019 10:58 AM

Diamond trade seasonally slow with concerns about weak demand and low profit. Oversupply continues despite drop in rough buying. Producers raising rough inventory as 1H sales slump and mine production remains steady. Alrosa 1H sales -32% to $1.8B. Kimberley Process reports 2018 global rough production +3% to $14.5B, volume -2% to 148.4M cts. Indian government raises gold import duty from 10% to 12.5% and keeps duty on polished diamonds at uncompetitive 8.25%. India’s introduction of separate import code for lab-grown rough diamonds is important step in differentiating natural from synthetic diamonds. Rapaport calls for implementation of such codes in US and other markets.

Fancies: Fancy shapes soft, reflecting slowdown in high-end demand. 3 to 8 ct., I-K, VS-SI1 moving better than rounds as dealers and consumers shift to lower price points. Well-known brands are paying best prices, as are buyers with specific requests. Ovals for fashion jewelry moving well, especially 1.50 and 2 ct., G-H, VS and H-K, SI2. Marquises and Princesses weak despite reduced manufacturing. US sustaining market for commercial-quality, medium-priced fancies under 1 ct. Chinese consumers seeking fancy shapes at better prices. Off-make, poorly cut fancies illiquid and hard to sell, even at very deep discounts.

United States: Polished trading slow, with some businesses closed for summer vacation. Weak sentiment among dealers in low-end melee as buyers push for deeper discounts. Better-quality G-H, VS-SI melee selling well. Fewer memo calls for single stones, in line with seasonal expectations. Steady orders for 1 ct., G-J, VS-I1 goods.

Belgium: Market quiet, supported by steady US demand. Dealer trading selective and price-sensitive. 0.30 to 1 ct., G-J SIs moving, but prices continue to soften. Large stones above 8 ct. weak. Fancy shapes doing okay, with nice-make ovals and pears selling well. Rough trading down as manufacturers continue to reduce factory output.

Israel: Fewer transactions, since many US wholesalers are on vacation and Far East customers remain cautious. Stable orders for 1 ct., G-J, VS-SI, RapSpec A3+ diamonds. Dealers expecting slow trading at least until September Hong Kong show. Shortage of fine-cut fancy shapes. Rough market sluggish, with manufacturers focused on reducing inventory.

India: Sentiment weak amid slow trading, tight liquidity and squeezed profits. Foreign buyers trying to take advantage by pushing for discounts. Domestic buyers cautious. Steady interest in 1 ct., G-J, SI goods. Strong gold demand supported jewelers in June, but rise in import duty to 12.5% expected to curb sales.

Hong Kong: Weak mood in market as ongoing protests and trade war hurt wholesale and retail sales. Drop in tourist arrivals is affecting jewelers, and local consumer confidence is down. Investors looking for safe-haven assets amid economic uncertainty and are choosing gold over diamonds. Stable demand for 1 ct., D-H, VS, RapSpec A3+ engagement-ring diamonds.
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