Fancy Coloured Diamonds

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The Fancy Coloured Diamond Index

Use our interactive chart to see how fancy coloured diamonds have performed against most major markets over the last decade.

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Source: The Fancy Color Research Foundation

The below charts illustrate how individual colors have performed against major market indices.

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Performance Comparison Chart

See how fancy coloured diamonds perform across classes and against other major markets.

Market/Asset Time Frame Annual Appreciation Total Appreciation Negative Years
Pink (Fancy – Intense, 1-2 ct) Oct 1995 – Oct 2013 49.5% 891% None
Pink (all, 1 ct+) Jan 2005 – Jul 2016 14.9% 379.1% None
Blue (Fancy – Intense, 5-10 ct) Oct 1995 – Oct 2013 24.9% 399% None
Blue (All, 1 ct+) Jan 2005 – Jul 2016 9.2% 202.6% None
Yellow (Fancy – Vivid, 1 ct+) Jan 2005 – Jul 2016 6.4% 80.5% 2009
Yellow (Fancy – Intense, 1 ct+) Jan 2005 – Jul 2016 3.6% 44.2% 2009
Colourless diamonds Jan 2005 – Jul 2016 1.8% 19.1% 2008, 2011
Gold Jan 2005 – Jul 2016 12.2% 216.9% 2012, 2013, 2015
Dow Jones Jan 2005 – Jul 2016 5.9% 76.8% 2008, 2009

Source: The Fancy Color Research Foundation

Forecasted Demand

Mine closures are contributing to a diminishing supply of fancy coloured diamonds worldwide. Projections into 2023 suggest demand will see significant growth largely tied to stable or shrinking production. Mines expected to cease operations include the Rio Tinto’s Argyle Mine, which currently produces 95 percent of all fancy pink diamonds but is expected to close in 2020. Meanwhile, the Cullinan Mine in South Africa, the only significant source of fancy blue diamonds, has already begun drastically decreasing production since reaching its peak in 2006.

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