Diamond Prices – March 2021

We’re three months into 2021 and although the average price of diamonds decreased in January and into early – February, could the price of diamonds have increased over the Month of Love as predicted? Let’s take a closer look at the Top 5 Popular Diamond Shapes and the average price of round diamonds for March 2021.


Top 5 popular diamond shapes for March.

Round diamonds continue to be the most popular shape of diamond on the market consuming 77.14% of the market’s popularity. Followed by Oval (4.73%) and then Emerald (3.64%) placing third. Round diamonds have increased in popularity over the past month, therefore decreasing the popularity (%) of the other four shapes. It is interesting to note that the Cushion shape has decreased in popularity over the past month going from 3rd place to 5th place.


PriceScope Diamond Prices for march 2021


The table below gives you the rundown and details of the changes for the last three months (01/01/2021 – 03/01/2021).

Diamond Price Changes from 12/1/2020 to 3/1/2021
Diamond Carat Sizes 12/1/2020 1/1/2021 2/1/2021 3/1/2021
0.0 – 0.5 1 % 1 % -1 % -2 %
0.5 – 1.0 2 % 1 % 0 % 0 %
1.0 – 2.0 1 % 0 % 2 % 1 %
2.0 – 3.0 0 % 1 % 2 % 1 %
3.0 – 4.0 1 % 0 % 0 % 2 %
4.0 – 99 0 % 1 % 1 % 1 %


This March the average diamond price per carat for a round diamond of 1 – 1.4 carat G color VS1 clarity is $7,742 compared to February 2021 which was an average price of  $7,657. We have seen a slight increase in the past month.

The current average and lowest prices per carat are shown in PriceScope’s diamond price charts by carat and their corresponding color and clarity. 

1 - 1.4 Carat Sizes Average Price Per Carat For a Round Diamond.

Average Diamond Price per Carat (03/01/2021) 

We advise consumers to keep in mind that cut quality and vendor services such as upgrades and returns can make a significant difference in the price point when shopping for loose diamonds.

PriceScope has been collecting retail diamond prices since 2007 of over 500,000 diamonds. PriceScope diamond price chart page shows the full diamond price charts for rounds and other fancy shapes. We update the diamond prices on a monthly basis. Keep an eye on February’s diamond prices. 

As predicted, Valentine’s had a positive impact on the average price of round diamonds. However, with the need to shop for high-end goods simmering down, could we see a decrease in the average price of round diamonds? Share your thoughts with us by clicking on the comments button below.



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By Andrey Pilipchak

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