Rapaport TradeWire March 23, 2017


United
States: 
Sentiment improving with dealers filling orders. A
lot of goods out on memo. Stable demand for commercial-quality 1 to 2 ct., G-I,
VS2-SI2 diamonds


Belgium:
Positive market momentum with good Far East demand
for dossiers and steady U.S. demand for 1 ct., D-H, VS-SI, RapSpec A3+ diamonds

Israel:
Polished trading relatively slow compared with other
centers. Dossiers stable but 1 to 2.99 ct., D-J, VVS-VS sluggish with tight profit
margins

India: Good mood in the market. Firm prices for smaller
diamonds signal diminishing negative impact of demonetization on local trading

Hong
Kong:
Polished market slowed slightly after the peak
selling period surrounding the March show. Steady demand for 0.50 to 0.70 ct.,
D-H, VVS-SI RapSpec A2+ (3X, none) diamonds

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