Retail Diamond Prices Dip in February

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 %

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Pricescope Retail Diamond Prices Chart for February 2013

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