Rough Rapport index has been falling since mid 2014. Many of the large diamond players such as Debeers and Petra had to lower their prices by 10%, Alrosa, the largest diamonds producer in the world lowered their prices by 16% in September.
This fall in prices comes primarily from a slowing Asian market, pressure from Indian buyers, and first and foremost from over production from mine to market by these large mining companies.
Regardless of the falling market, we anticipate prices to stabilize within the next 2 quarters, ultimately, the rough diamonds market will recover, and investments in rough diamonds or any precious commodities are still much safer than stocks, which are only backed up by useless paper.
Gold has been picking up steam recently, due to the volatile stock markets in Asia, and will most certainly keep climbing as the Chinese real estate markets slowly implodes in the near future.