By Erika W.
Retail Diamond Prices Down
The list below reflects retail diamond price changes for October 2011. Prices are based on vendor listings of over 450,000 diamonds in the Pricescope database. The price chart is updated monthly.
Retail Diamond Price Percentages for October 2011
0 to 0.5 ct 3% down
0.5 to 1.0 ct 2% down
1.0 to 2.0 ct 2% down
2.0 to 3.0 ct 1% down
3.0 to 4.0 ct 1% down
4.0 to 99 ct 2% down
The Pricescope diamond price chart illustrates minor price decreases from October to November 1st. Pricescope has been charting retail diamond prices since 2007.
With economic worries affecting the diamond markets throughout October trading volumes remained light and prices drifted downwards.
Global polished diamond prices slipped again in October for the third consecutive month, according to the IDEX Online Global Polished Diamond Price Index, but showed some vitality near the end of the month.
Investment diamond prices have fallen seven percent since August amidst soft trading activity.
November 3, 2011, New York: Certified polished diamond prices fell in October, as buyers continued to push for deeper discounts.