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Diamond Prices Fell This Week: Statistical Summary

Jan. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Diamond prices fell to $9,748 this week from $9,776 a week earlier, according to the Rapaport Diamond Trade Index. The index is formulated from the average asking 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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                  Jan. 18    Jan. 11     Jan. 4    Dec. 28    Dec. 21    Dec. 14
                     2012       2012       2012       2011       2011       2011
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Index Value     $9,747.62  $9,775.53  $9,807.86  $9,764.22  $9,840.56  $9,828.22
Weekly change     -$27.91    -$32.33     $43.64    -$76.34     $12.34    -$59.70
Weekly change      -0.29%     -0.33%      0.45%     -0.78%      0.13%     -0.60%
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Yearly change   $1,529.37  $1,587.81  $1,671.76  $1,739.16  $1,809.13  $1,818.22
Yearly change      18.61%     19.39%     20.55%     21.67%     22.53%     22.70%
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SOURCE: Rapaport Diamond Trade Index

To contact the reporter on this story: Kristian Siedenburg in Vienna at ksiedenburg@bloomberg.net

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

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