Natural Diamond Prices – May 2024

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In today’s highly competitive natural diamond market, staying informed about potential price fluctuations is crucial for consumers. Researching and keeping up to date with market trends can help shoppers make well-informed decisions when investing in natural diamonds.

In our latest edition, we revive our monthly natural diamond prices blog after a brief hiatus. We’ll compare the natural diamond prices from May 2023 to May 2024, examining how economic activities throughout the year have influenced the Popular Diamond Shapes Chart and the state of Natural Diamond Prices. Let’s examine the May 2024 natural diamond prices.

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Popular Diamond Shapes

Popular Diamond Shapes May 2024

Round diamonds continue to be the most popular shape of diamond on the market, making up 82.97% (popularity) and increasing by 1.22% in popularity since May 2023. Oval increased in rank to second place although decreasing in popularity by 5.06% since May 2023. Emerald increased in rank to third place although decreasing in popularity by 4.15% since May 2023. Cushion decreased in rank from second place in May 2023 to fourth place in May 2024 decreasing in popularity by 61.56% since May 2023. Pear is sitting in fifth place this May 2024 kicking Radiant off the Top 5 Popular Diamond Shape Chart since since May 2023.

Round Diamond Price Chart

Round Diamond Price Changes For The Last 3 months
Diamond Carat Sizes3/1/20244/1/20245/1/2024
0.0 – 0.5-3 % -1 % -1 % 
0.5 – 1.01 % 1 % 0 %
1.0 – 2.0-1 % 0 %1 % 
2.0 – 3.0-5 % -1 % 4 % 
3.0 – 4.0-3 % -2 % 3 % 
4.0 – 99-4 % -3 % 4 % 
Average Price Per Carat May 2024

This May the average price per carat for a round diamond of 1 – 1.19 carat G color VS1 clarity is $6,554 compared to May 2023 which was an average price of $7,921. The average price per carat for round diamonds has decreased by 17.26% since last May.

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 June’s diamond prices.

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