Retail Diamond Prices Down in October

By Erika Winters

Diamond Prices News Roundup – October 2014

Retail diamond prices continued their downward trend in October following decreases in September. With the exception of diamonds in the 3.0- to 4.0-carat and 4.0- to 99-carat ranges, prices for listed diamonds fell further in October. Retail diamond price changes are based on Pricescope’s database of over 450,000 diamonds from retail stores. Read more about diamond price changes below.

Retail Diamond Price Changes for October 2014

0 to 0.5 carat: -4%

0.5 to 1.0 carat: -2%

1.0 to 2.0 carats: -1%

2.0 to 3.0 carats: -1%

3.0 to 4.0 carats: +1%

4.0 to 99 carats: +3%

Pricescope Updated Retail Diamond Price Chart

Pricescope has been charting retail diamond prices since 2007.

Pricescope Retail Diamond Prices Chart for October 2014

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