By Erika W.
Retail Diamond Prices Stable in April
Retail diamond prices remained stable through April 2012. Pricescope tracks retail diamond prices each month from a database of over 450,000 diamonds.
Retail Diamond Price Percentages for April 2012
0 to 0.5 ct up 1%
0.5 to 1.0 no change
1.0 to 2.0 ct down 1%
2.0 to 3.0 ct down 1%
3.0 to 4.0 ct down 1%
4.0 to 99 ct down 1%
The Pricescope diamond price chart illustrates a 1% increase in retail prices for diamonds of 0 to 0.5 carats. Prices decreased by 1% for diamonds of 1.0 to 99 carats. There were no retail price changes for diamonds of 0.5 to 1.0 carats during the month of April. Pricescope has been charting retail diamond prices since 2007.
Polished diamond prices were largely stable in April. While this would usually be good news, a closer look reveals hints of possible price declines.
Certified polished diamond prices were stable in April although trading remained weak. Activity in the diamond trading centers slowed as diamantaires took a break during the Passover and Easter holidays.
The downward trend in polished diamond prices which began last August continued through April.
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