Creative color diamond market overview (2005-2015)
The bright FCRF (the bright color research Foundation) published an Article that discusses the situation in the fantasy market for color diamonds between 2005 and 2015. The FCRF is a non-profit organization that aims to implement transparency on the prices of color diamonds, fair-trade rules and the highest ethical standards in this market. The CRF is a leader in the world of colored diamonds and is a leader of Rapport in the world of colorless diamonds.
FCRF has also been able to see that the alternative asset class in the form of fancy colored diamonds (from English). Fancy Color Diamond – FCDs) showed strong growth between 2005 and 2014. FCDs, rose in rose, yellow and blue colors, rose by 167% on average between January 2005 and September 2014 .
Between January 2005 and January 2007, FCDs experienced on average 12% of the stable annual growth generated by the increase in consumer awareness of this asset class. Between January 2007 and January 2008, when the economy was overheated, FCDs prices were 25% respectively, mainly due to pink diamonds. In this twelve-month period, the fantasy Jazwy pink scale grew by 44% on average.
As growing markets have become deeply recession, significant differences between different FCDs products have become more visible. (.) Yellow diamonds experienced a 45% decrease in value between January 2008 and January 2009, as most retail consumers reduced their spending so much, demand has fallen, while supply remains stable. In the following year, the value of yellow diamonds increased by 52% and continued to increase to fully recover their values from the recession in January 2012. On the other hand, blue AND pink diamonds, with more limited supply and held mainly by investors with wide horizons, were not put up for sale throughout the recession and thus maintained their value.
While markets have come back to life, the trade in fancy colored diamonds was driven by growing demand in Asia. This trend continues and is reflected in a general 108% increase in the prices measured since June 2009. During this period, the most growing category, the fantasy pink diamonds, increased their value by 209%, while the slowest-expensive category, the fanciful bright blue diamonds, increased by 53%.
Over the past 10 years, famous retail brands have also focused their attention on FCDs. Extravagant colors have become a key element of haute couture and have helped to increase the price of exceptional rock with special advantages. Luxury brands that had previously rarely purchased FCDs have begun extensive promotion of popular special collections. One of the popular public announcements was the debut Tiffany “colors of wonder” collection in September 2012. The collection, which was shown at the exhibition for public viewing at the legendary Tiffany on the 5th Avenue in New York, was marked by a “milestone of the great diamond heritage”.
Experts expect these trends to continue and to continue to increase prices. With a fairly low supply of fantastic color diamonds from the mine and growing demand, FCDs can be expected to become a challenge and the product will be even more limited.
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