Retail Diamond Prices Up Slightly in February

By Erika Winters

Diamond Prices News Roundup – February 2014

Retail diamond prices for 0- to 0.5-carat diamonds increased by 3%, while prices for 0.5- to 3.0-carat diamonds remained unchanged following slight increases in January. Retail prices for 3.0- to 99-carat diamonds fell by 1%, according to Pricescope data. Retail diamond price changes are based on Pricescope’s database of over 450,000 diamonds from retail stores.

Retail Diamond Price Changes for February 2014

0 to 0.5 carat: +3%

0.5 to 1.0 carat: no change

1.0 to 2.0 carats: no change

2.0 to 3.0 carats: no change

3.0 to 4.0 carats: -1%

4.0 to 99 carats: -1%

Pricescope Updated Retail Diamond Price Chart

Pricescope has been charting retail diamond prices since 2007.

Pricescope Retail Diamond Prices Chart for February 2014

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