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Diamond Prices Fell This Week: Statistical Summary

Dec. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Diamond prices fell to $9,764 this week from $9,841 a week earlier, according to the Rapaport Diamond Trade Index. The index is formulated from the average price for the top 25 best quality 1 carat diamonds, color between D and H and clarity between internally flawless (IF) and very small inclusion (VS2).

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                  Dec. 28    Dec. 21    Dec. 14     Dec. 7    Nov. 30    Nov. 23
                     2011       2011       2011       2011       2011       2011
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Index Value     $9,764.22  $9,840.56  $9,828.22  $9,887.92  $9,860.35  $9,874.42
Weekly change     -$76.34     $12.34    -$59.70     $27.57    -$14.08     $20.70
Weekly change      -0.78%      0.13%     -0.60%      0.28%     -0.14%      0.21%
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Yearly change   $1,739.16  $1,809.13  $1,818.22  $1,871.40  $1,849.94  $1,853.39
Yearly change      21.67%     22.53%     22.70%     23.34%     23.09%     23.11%
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SOURCE: Rapaport Diamond Trade Index

To contact the reporter on this story: Terry Barrett in Washington at tbarrett1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Alex Tanzi at atanzi@bloomberg.net

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