Natural Diamond Prices – June 2022

It’s been just over three (3) months since Russia invaded Ukraine and as expected the natural diamond market has taken a dip. This decline was predicted long before the war broke out in Russia as experts say that it will be some time before the impact of Russian sanctions is felt downstream. However, consumers are expected to pay higher prices for loose natural diamonds and diamond jewelry. Furthermore, Mother’s Day has recently passed, and although it is an occasion where consumers splurge on diamond jewelry we predict that sales were scarce due to the current state of the economy. Let’s take a closer look at how the occurrences throughout May and the spending behavior of consumers had an effect on the Top 5 Popular Diamond Shapes and the state of Natural Diamond Prices for June 2022:


Top 5 Popular Diamond Shapes - June 2022

Round diamonds continue to be the most popular shape of diamond on the market making up 79.47% (popularity) and increasing by 6.44% in popularity since May 2022. Oval sits in second place making up 7.80% (popularity) and decreasing by 0.05% in popularity since last month. Cushion remains in third place making up 4.71% (popularity), and decreasing in popularity by 31.42% since last month. Emerald continues to sit in fourth place and marquise has made the Top 5 Popular Diamond Shapes for the first time this year.


Diamond Prices June 2022

The table below gives you the rundown and details of the changes for the last three months:

Round Diamond Price Changes For The Last 3 months
Diamond Carat Sizes 4/1/2022 5/1/2022 6/1/2022
0.0 – 0.5 2 %  -6 %  -3 % 
0.5 – 1.0 2 %  -6 %  -4 % 
1.0 – 2.0 4 %  -3 %  -2 % 
2.0 – 3.0 3 %  -2 %  -1 % 
3.0 – 4.0 3 %  -2 %  -2 % 
4.0 – 99 2 %  -1 %  -1 % 

1.00-1.19 Carat Sizes Average Price Per Carat For a Round Diamond - June 2022

This June the average price per carat for a round diamond of 1 – 1.19 carat G color VS1 clarity is $9,588 compared to May 2022 which was an average price of $9,792. The average price per carat for round diamonds has decreased by 2.08% since last 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.

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 1,000,000 diamonds currently in the database. 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 out for July’s diamond prices.

What will the medium to the long-term effect of the 2022 Russian sanctions have on the global supply of natural diamonds? Will Father’s Day, Independence Day, and/ or the Summer shopping season have a positive influence on the price of natural diamonds for July 2022? We would love to read your natural diamond industry predictions – Click the comments button below.

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Latest Publications on Diamond Prices June 2022:


A Russian Awakening

After a year of prosperity in 2021, the trade is dealing with uncertainty related to the Russia-Ukraine conflict, as well as continued COVID-19 shutdowns in China and economic caution in the US.

Rapaport Weekly Market Comment

Las Vegas shows open amid hopes they will boost sentiment for 2H. US demand is steady.



Diamond Prices up 15% This Year, says Bank of America

Bank of America is forecasting a 15 percent increase in diamond prices this year, amid the ongoing squeeze on supplies.

Dubai “to become World’s Largest Hub for Rough and Polished”

The Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE) says it is poised to become the world’s largest hub for both rough and polished gems, as it reported over $11bn of trade in the first quarter of 2022.


GIA Reports Are Going All Digital, And Here’s How It Will Work

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) announced Tuesday that, by 2025, its lab will issue only digital grading reports, ending more than 50 years of providing paper documents.

Strong Demand, Less Supply To Boost Diamond Prices

The average price of natural diamonds may increase as much as 15% this year, as sanctions against Russia constrain supply, and consumer demand continues to be “buoyant,” according to a new report from Bank of America Global Research.

Edahn Golen – Diamond Research and Data:

Brace Yourself, The Decline is Here

After two very buoyant years, the decline everyone knew would hit has finally arrived. It’s not just the slowdown in China, the second largest consumer market, but the US is feeling it as well.

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