Market Prices as of Feb 12, 2016 :: Gold :: Silver :: Platinum

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Shortages following a “reasonably good holiday season” in the United States spurred another increase in polished diamond prices, Rapaport said Tuesday.

The diamond miner and marketer said rough diamond sales totaled $540 million in its first sales cycle of the  year, more than double the $248 million recorded at the end of 2015.

Shortages in certain categories helped to boost polished diamond prices in December though they ended the year down, the Rapaport Group said.
Petra Diamonds Ltd. sold the stone, which it recovered from the Williamson mine in Tanzania last month, into a partnership between Golden Yellow Diamonds and M.A. Anavi Diamond Group.
Prices for 1-carat stones rose for the first time in six months during November, buoyed by supply shortages in select categories and holiday demand.
The RapNet Diamond Index for October shows continued softness in polished diamond prices, with trading improved but sales still below last year’s levels.
Diamond prices were down again in August and industry sentiment weakened further as the weak global financial markets impacted discretionary spending.
Diamond prices fell last month, as feelings about the industry slumped to levels not seen since the 2008 downturn, the Rapaport Group’s monthly price report states.
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