Retail Diamond Prices Rise in March 2013

By Erika Winters

Diamond Prices News Roundup – March 2013

Pricescope data shows that retail diamond prices increased for all listed carat weights with the exception of the 0 to 0.5-carat range, which decreased by 2 percent. We have included our monthly price chart for March in addition to a new chart showing price changes for the first quarter of 2013. Retail diamond price changes are based on Pricescope’s database of over 450,000 diamonds from retail stores.

Retail Diamond Price Changes for March 2013

0 to 0.5 carat: – 2%

0.5 to 1.0 carat: + 3%

1.0 to 2.0 carats: + 3%

2.0 to 3.0 carats: + 2%

3.0 to 4.0 carats: + 2%

4.0 to 99 carats: + 2%


Pricescope Updated Retail Diamond Price Chart

Pricescope has been charting retail diamond prices since 2007.

Pricescope Retail Diamond Prices Chart for March 2013


Top: Updated 4/01/2013, the chart shows a 2% retail diamond price decrease for 0 to 0.5 carat stones, a 3% increase for 0.5 to 2.0 carats, and a 2% increase for 2.0 to 99 carats. Bottom: Pricescope’s retail diamond price chart for the 1st quarter of 2013.


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