Rough diamond prices rose in February, with increases reportedly ranging from 4 to 6 percent. However, for very large diamonds, such as those over 15 carats, prices increased by 12 percent or more. Sightholders found increased prices on the boxes at De Beers' February sight, Rapaport
. That was also the case at BHP Billiton's (NYSE:
Meanwhile, polished diamond prices have not increased accordingly. One-carat diamond prices crept up only 0.2 percent in February, according to the
RapNet Diamond Index
. A more significant 2.7-percent increase was seen for 0.3-carat diamonds. However, 3-carat diamond prices fell by 0.2 percent. The demand picture has shown some signs of improvement, and larger and higher-quality goods are moving better. There still seems to be a shortage of oval-shaped goods.
Also, Diamcor Mining (TSXV:DMI,OTCQX:DMIFF) announced the filing on SEDAR of its financial statements for the interim period ended December 31, 2012.
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