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IDEX Online Polished Price Changes – September 3, 2015

by Danielle Max

(Press Release) Like last week, there was some price movement in rounds, especially in goods below 0.9 carats. Smaller goods tended to the negative, while diamonds above 0.9 carats saw more positive, albeit fewer, changes.

The price of fancy-cut diamonds this week was generally more positive, with only a few isolated price drops. The majority of the changes were in the medium clarity range and primarily in the medium and better colors.

Following are some of the main changes in this week's IDEX Online Diamond Price Report.

To receive a free copy of the full IDEX Online Diamond Price Report, contact prices@idexonline.com.

Rounds

  • 0.18-0.22 cts D-I / SI2 down 4-5.5%
  • 0.23-0.29 cts G / VVS1+ down 2-2.5%
  • 0.30-0.39 cts negative changes including G-H / VVS1-2 down 2%
  • 0.40-0.44 cts negative changes including D-H / VS1 down 2-4%
  • 0.45-0.49 cts a few changes including I / VVS2-VS1 down 2%
  • 0.50-0.69 cts negative changes including E-K / VS1 down 1-4%
  • 0.70-0.79 cts mostly negative changes including H and I / VS2 down 3-3.5%
  • 0.80-0.89 cts mostly negative changes including H / VS2, SI3 and I2 down 2-3%
  • 0.90-0.99 cts I-J / IF up 3-4%
  • 1.00-1.24 cts E and I / VS2 up 2-3% and G / VVS1 up 2%
  • 1.25-1.49 cts E / VVS1 and VS2 up 3% and N / VS2 up 4%
  • 1.50-1.99 cts positive changes including D-F / VS1 up 3%
  • 2 cts L / VVS1 and M / VVS2 up 3%
  • 3 cts K / IF down 3%
  • 4 cts G / IF and K / SI2 up 3%
  • 5 cts mostly positive changes including J / VS1+ up 1-3%

Fancy Cuts

  • 0.18-0.22 cts D / VVS2 down 3%
  • 0.23-0.29 no change
  • 0.30-0.39 cts some changes including I / VS1-SI2 up 4-5%
  • 0.40-0.44 cts positive changes including G / IF and VS2-SI1 up 3-3.5%
  • 0.45-0.49 cts positive changes including E / VVS2-VS2 and SI2 up 2-4%
  • 0.50-0.69 cts J / SI3 down 3% and K / VS2 up 3%
  • 0.70-0.79 cts G / VS1 and SI1 up 1-3%, H / VS2 up 3% and I / IF up 2.5%
  • 0.80-0.89 cts isolated positive changes including H / VS2 up 3%
  • 0.90-0.99 cts positive changes including J / VS1+ up 3%
  • 1.00-1.24 cts some positive changes including G / VS2 and I1-2 up 3-5%
  • 1.25-1.49 cts some positive changes including H / VVS1 and SI2 up 3-4%
  • 1.50-1.99 cts F / IF and VVS2 and G / VVS1 up 3%
  • 2 cts J / VS1 and SI2-3 up 3-4%
  • 3 cts no change
  • 4 cts E / IF down 3% and J / VS1 up 1%
  • 5 cts D / SI2-I3 up 3-4% and F-G / VS1 up 3%
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Adwar Casting Releases New Catalog

(Press Release) Adwar Casting Company has released a new 140 page catalog, which showcases Adwar’s newest mounting styles in classic and modern designs. All of Adwar’s styles are available in 14 Karat and 18 Karat gold, in white, yellow, pink and green. Adwar also casts in platinum, palladium and 18 Karat palladium.

Since 1972, Adwar Casting Company, Ltd. has been proudly manufacturing in the U.S.A. Adwar has the most comprehensive selections of castings in the industry, with over 172,000 styles.

At Adwar, they are experts in CAD/CAM software, which has enabled the company to be a recognized leader in design and innovation. With this technology, they are able to turn ideas, sketches, and images from concept to reality.

Adwar’s exclusive interactive website may be found at www.adwar.com.

Customers may obtain access to the website. Please call their office for login and password information.

Contact Adwar Casting Company at sales@adwar.com for more information, or to receive a free copy of their newest mounting catalog.

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Chamilia Donates to ACS

(Press Release) In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month,Chamilia (www.chamilia.com), a Swarovski Group brand, announced that it again will donate a portion of each purchase from its “Give Back: Breast Cancer” gift set to the American Cancer Society in support of its efforts in making strides against breast cancer.

The set combines the brand’s new pink braided leather cord with easy-to-use clam-shell closure and its “Hope” charm from the “Her Gifts to the World” collection as a special release for the occasion.

“Chamilia is a brand that has always supported women in the important stages of their lives,” said Chamilia Vice President, Global Merchandising and Marketing Catherine Ottaviano. “During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the women who have battled this disease are honored. Of course, we choose to support their journey.” 

The “Give Back: Breast Cancer” gift set includes a bright pink leather bracelet with easy-to-use branded sterling silver clam-shell closure and extender chain and the Chamilia “Hope” charm; retail price: $75.

The set will be available at the brand’s more than 2,000 retail partners worldwide and on the Chamilia website,www.chamilia.com.

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Kendra Scott Donates $10,000 to ACM Lifting Lives in Partnership With Country Artist Cam

(Press Release) Renowned designer, CEO and philanthropist   Kendra Scott made a $10,000 donation to  ACM Lifting Lives  on the ACM Honors in Nashville, TN, presenting the check with Arista Nashville/RCA Records artist Cam to Lori Badgett, President of ACM Lifting Lives. 

Scott recently opened her 28th retail location in the Hill Center in Nashville, and is celebrating her Nashville store with an exclusive, invite only event while she's in town.

"I'm excited to partner with a young, fresh and talented artist like Cam who shares the Kendra Scott values of family, fashion, and philanthropy." said Kendra Scott. 

"To be able to make a donation to ACM Lifting Lives is such a pleasure for us because giving back is a huge part of what we do as a company on a daily basis. I'm thrilled to be able to be part of a wonderful event like ACM Honors and to celebrate our Nashville location in the process."

"The donation to ACM Lifting Lives continues the Kendra Scott philanthropic focus of supporting wonderful causes that make a difference in communities around the U.S.," said Lori Badgett. "We are honored to have Cam, the freshest face in country music right now, and Kendra partner with us to lift lives through the power of music." 

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Silver Promotion Service Will Sponsor AGTA Spectrum Awards

(Press Release) The Silver Promotion Service will sponsor a new category in the 2016 AGTA Spectrum Awards.

The new Savor Silver category will highlight exceptionally designed silver jewelry incorporating natural colored gemstones or cultured pearls.

Now in its 34th year, the prestigious AGTA Spectrum Awards recognizes designers whose work incorporates colored gemstones and cultured pearls in finished fine jewelry.

The Spectrum Awards are currently accepting applications until September 18th, with an extended opportunity to drop off entries at a New York location on October 6. Designers interested in entering the competition are encouraged to participate by visiting the AGTA website at http://www.agta.org/awards/entry.html for an entry form.

Commenting on the sponsorship, SPS Director Michael Barlerin said, “The SPS is proud to become one of the sponsors of this year’s AGTA Spectrum Awards. The inclusion of a Savor Silver Spectrum Awards category, concurrent with the SPS’s introduction of the new ‘Silver Style Partners’ designation for jewelry made with silver, seemed to be a perfect opportunity for both our organizations. We are certain that many of the AGTA Spectrum Awards silver entrants will be offered the opportunity to become part of the SPS’ Savor Silver program.”

For more information on the SPS visit www.savorsilver.com.

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