Retail Diamond Prices Stable in August

By Erika Winters

Diamond Prices News Roundup – August 2013

Pricescope charted few changes in retail diamond prices in August. Retail prices for 0.5- to 1.0-carat diamonds decreased by 2% and prices for 4.0- to 99-carat diamonds were down by 1%. There were no notable price changes for 1.0- to 4.0-carat diamonds. Retail diamond price changes are based on Pricescope’s database of over 450,000 diamonds from retail stores.

Retail Diamond Price Changes for August 2013

0 to 0.5 carat: no change

0.5 to 1.0 carat: -2%

1.0 to 2.0 carats: no change

2.0 to 3.0 carats: no change

3.0 to 4.0 carats: no change

4.0 to 99 carats: -1%

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Pricescope Retail Diamond Prices Chart for August 2013

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