Diamond Prices - Per Carat Diamond Pricing Statistics
Diamond Prices: Current Pricing and Diamond Price Guidelines
Diamond pricing is often bewildering to people. Prices are impacted by many different factors, from the basics of supply and demand to issues of quality and grading. More about how diamonds are priced here.
Thanks to Pricescope you can better understand how diamonds are priced and see current, retail prices for loose diamonds.
Retail Diamond Prices
Knowing current market prices is critical, whether you’re looking to buy or sell. We go to great lengths to provide the most current retail diamond pricing data available. This data is based on more than 400,000 stones we have in our database listed by many vendors.
Every month we publish new information about diamond prices on our blog. More here.
Search and Compare Real Diamond Prices
Search and compare diamond prices with near real-time pricing. We have prices for hundreds of thousands of stones from our many different vendors, broken down in detail. This tool makes it easy.
Browse Diamond Prices by Shape
To view the average and lowest prices for each diamond shape, click on the shape that interests you.
For instance, if you click on marquise, you'll be taken to a new page which lists 12 different size ranges. Selecting one of those will take you to a price chart for that size range. You can select either the Average or Lowest tab on the chart and see prices for various colors and clarities.
Clicking on any price on the chart will lead you to another page, which displays every diamond we offer in your size, along with color and clarity selections and individual prices, updated daily. Compare characteristics and prices, click on one and you’ll be taken directly to the supplier's contact form. It's that simple. Try it.
Historical Diamond Prices
The diamond price chart to the left shows price changes for loose diamonds since 2007 for D-I color VVS2-SI2 clarity in several carat ranges from Pricescope diamond comparison listings.
» Click to see a larger monthly view of the diamond pricing information. Updated 4/1/2015
Diamond Price Guidelines: How Diamonds Are Priced
Diamond prices are impacted by the usual dynamics of supply and demand. Simply put, availability and rarity will drive prices higher.
Quality factors will also dramatically impact the price of a particular diamond. These factors are often referred to as “The 4 C’s:” carat, cut, clarity and color. Learn more about The 4 C’s here.
Diamond prices start to increase exponentially as you go up in carat weight and hit the "magic" carat weights such as .5 carat, 0.75 carat and 1 carat.
Shape, which is different than cut, is another pricing factor. For example, round shaped diamonds typically cost more. Read our tutorial about diamond shapes here.
Diamond prices have been historically priced on a per carat bases. It is still common in brick and mortars and business-to-business transactions. For example: a 0.75-carat (also know as a 75 pointer) priced at $4000 per carat, would cost $3000 ($4000 x 0.75= $3000). As more consumers are using the Internet to educate themselves about diamonds and make purchases, diamond prices are starting to reflect the total diamond price for simplicity and clarity.
Diamonds are typically graded by one of three prominent gem labs: GIA, AGS or EGL. These labs may grade the same diamond differently, which could create a significant disparity in pricing or valuation. When comparing prices between suppliers be sure they have used the same grading laboratory.