Diamond Prices Down in June

By Erika Winters

Diamond Prices News Roundup – June 2012

Retail diamond prices decreased in June, reflecting sluggish Asian demand, a record-low Indian rupee, and US consumer demand for more affordable goods. Pricescope tracks retail diamond prices each month from a database of over 450,000 diamonds.

Retail Diamond Price Percentages for June 2012

0 to 0.5 carat: – 3%

0.5 to 1.0 carat: – 2%

1.0 to 2.0 carats: – 3%

2.0 to 3.0 carats: – 4%

3.0 to 4.0 carats: – 4%

4.0 to 99 carats: – 2%

Pricescope Updated Diamond Price Chart

The Pricescope diamond price chart illustrates a 3% decrease in retail prices for diamonds of 0 to 0.5 and 1.0 to 2.0 carats, a 2% decrease for 0.5 to 1.0 and 4.0 to 99 carats, and a 4% decrease for diamonds of 2.0 to 4.0 carats. Pricescope has been charting retail diamond prices since 2007.

Pricescope Retail Diamond Prices Chart for June 2012

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