By Erika Winters
Diamond Prices News Roundup – February 2013
Pricescope data shows that retail diamond prices decreased for 0.5 to 1.0, 3.0 to 4.0, and 4.0 to 99 carat stones during the month of February, while prices for all other listed carat weights remained stable. Retail diamond price changes are based on Pricescope’s database of over 450,000 diamonds from retail stores.
Retail Diamond Price Changes for February 2013
0 to 0.5 carat: no change
0.5 to 1.0 carat: – 1%
1.0 to 2.0 carats: no change
2.0 to 3.0 carats: no change
3.0 to 4.0 carats: – 2 %
4.0 to 99 carats: – 4 %
Pricescope has been charting retail diamond prices since 2007.
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