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Buyers turning toward oversize fancies

Six- to 10-carat fancy-cut diamonds are finding success in the current market, with oval cuts at the fore. Photo © www.bigstockphoto.com
Six- to 10-carat fancy-cut diamonds are finding success in the current market, with oval cuts at the fore.
Photo © www.bigstockphoto.com

Larger fancy-cut diamonds are currently in high demand, according to Rapaport’s weekly market comment. The company reports high-quality oval-, pear-, and emerald-cut stones weighing six to 10 carats are drawing consistent interest.

Carat weight aside, ovals of all sizes are popular, with other hot shapes including emerald-, pear-, and cushion-cut diamonds. Overall, Rapaport says curved fancies are performing better than their square-shaped counterparts (such as marquise- and princess-cut diamonds).

For more on which styles and shapes are doing well in the current market, keep an eye out for our JCK Las Vegas wrap-up in the May 2018 issue of Jewellery Business.

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