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Published on March 20, 2024
Updated on June 30, 2024

Interested in purchasing or investing in diamonds? Knowing how diamond prices are determined is absolutely essential for anyone looking to purchase a diamond, regardless if you’re a seasoned buyer or just shopping around for an engagement ring.

In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process of diamond pricing, covering everything from the basic price per carat to understanding how the 4Cs influence the cost to adjustments based on quality and market variations.

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3 Facts About Diamond Prices

Fact A: the best deal you can make is when you buy under the market price

Fact B: the more middlemen there are between you and the source, the more margin is added to the final diamond price, the so called retail price. It is usually far above the real diamond price list.

Wholesale loose diamonds come directly from the diamond source and have not passed through middlemen, marketing cost or have price adds due to other overhead cost such as retail cost. It’s actually THE ONLY PROVEN WAY TO SAVE ON DIAMONDS.

Diamonds Price Chart

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 21633 18488 15820 14104 12580 10007 8005
E 18525 16910 14440 13205 11685 9595 7695
F 16031 14711 12636 11882 10656 9053 7261
G 13191 12337 11008 10344 9775 8636 7023
H 10651 10176 9415 8939 8559 8084 6752
I 8618 8239 7765 7481 7197 6913 6156
J 7185 6898 6610 6419 6131 5844 5461
K 6112 5826 5539 5348 5062 4680 4393

2 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 34785 29067 24302 20966 17631 14295 11436
E 27550 24700 21850 19000 16150 13300 10450
F 24047 22161 19803 16974 15088 12259 9713
G 19929 18031 16133 14710 13286 11388 9300
H 16167 15216 14265 12839 11412 10461 8939
I 11838 11364 10891 10417 9944 8997 8050
J 10059 9580 9101 8622 8143 7664 7185
K 9073 8118 7354 6876 6399 5921 5539

3 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 55274 47650 39073 34308 28590 20966 16678
E 43700 39900 34675 29925 25650 19000 15675
F 38192 34891 30648 26876 22632 17446 14617
G 31317 29419 26572 23725 20404 16133 13286
H 23775 22349 20922 19496 16643 14265 11888
I 18940 17520 16573 15626 13732 12311 10417
J 14849 13891 13412 12454 11496 10538 9580
K 12415 11460 10983 10028 9550 8786 8118

4 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 72905 59563 52892 45744 37167 26684 19060
E 57000 51300 46075 41325 34675 24700 18050
F 50451 45264 41021 36306 31119 22632 16974
G 39858 37011 34639 31792 26572 19929 15659
H 30908 29481 27579 25677 22349 16643 14741
I 23675 22255 20834 19887 17046 14205 12311
J 18681 17723 16286 15328 13891 12454 11017
K 15758 14803 13848 12893 11938 10505 9550

5 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 102924 80529 70522 63851 52415 35261 26208
E 75050 68400 61750 57000 47025 32775 24225
F 65067 60352 54694 50451 41021 29705 22632
G 53619 49823 45552 42231 35588 26572 21353
H 42320 38991 36138 33285 28530 21873 18545
I 32672 30304 28410 26516 22255 18467 15626
J 24908 22992 21555 20597 19160 16286 13891
K 19100 17668 16713 15758 14803 13370 11938

6 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 113175 87012 76612 69319 58833 35686 25434
E 83406 76931 68297 62795 53283 32971 24059
F 75059 70892 65110 57575 44549 29752 22329
G 58572 54702 50319 43535 37408 28746 20856
H 45205 42374 39317 36210 29384 22749 18717
I 33932 31831 31175 29470 24693 19208 15608
J 26336 24806 23151 21539 20720 17169 14578
K 20977 19873 18457 16889 15959 13560 11593

7 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 122232 93975 82743 74866 63541 38542 27469
E 90081 83088 73763 67821 57548 35610 25981
F 81066 76566 70321 62182 48114 32133 24116
G 63260 59080 54346 47020 40402 31046 22525
H 48823 45765 42464 39108 31735 24569 20215
I 36648 34379 33670 31828 26669 20745 16857
J 28444 26791 25004 23263 22378 18543 15745
K 22656 21463 19934 18240 17236 14645

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8 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 132014 101496 89365 80858 68626 41626 29668
E 97290 89737 79666 73248 62153 38459 28060
F 87553 82694 75949 67159 51965 34705 26046
G 68323 63808 58696 50783 43635 33531 24328
H 52731 49427 45862 42238 34275 26536 21833
I 39581 37130 36364 34376 28804 22405 18206
J 30720 28935 27005 25125 24169 20027 17005
K 24469 23181 21530 19700 18616 15817 13523

9 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 142579 109619 96517 87329 74118 44958 32042
E 105077 96919 86042 79110 67127 41537 30306
F 94560 89312 82027 72533 56124 37482 28130
G 73791 68914 63393 54847 47127 36215 26275
H 56951 53383 49532 45618 37018 28659 23580
I 42749 40101 39275 37127 31109 24199 19663
J 33179 31251 29166 27136 26103 21630 18366
K 26427 25036 23253 21277 20105 17083 14605

10 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 159628 119125 104830 95777 84341 52892 37644
E 114475 105450 95475 86450 74100 48925 35625
F 99958 94300 84870 75912 63181 44793 33005
G 83987 79716 72599 63583 55042 40333 30843
H 66570 62291 57536 52781 43746 33761 27579
I 49244 46403 44509 42142 35513 28884 23202
J 37841 35925 34009 32572 30177 24908 21076
K 29128 27695 26263 24830 22920 19578 16713

1 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 14772 13247 11817 10769 9721 8386 6862
E 13205 12065 10640 9975 9215 7980 6555
F 9680 9300 8921 8541 7972 7307 6074
G 8179 7798 7513 7323 7037 6752 5801
H 8179 7798 7513 7323 7037 6752 5801
I 6818 6534 6250 6061 5871 5682 5209
J 5365 5173 4982 4790 4694 4503 4311
K 4489 4298 4107 3916 3820 3629 3438

2 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 21919 19537 17631 15725 14295 11913 9054
E 18525 16625 15675 14250 13300 11115 8550
F 16503 15088 14145 13202 12259 10373 8110
G 14710 13761 12812 12337 11388 9490 7782
H 11792 10651 10081 9605 9130 8654 7323
I 8902 8239 7860 7576 7387 7103 6818
J 7185 6898 6706 6514 6323 6131 5844
K 6112 5826 5635 5444 5348 5157 4871

3 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 41456 31926 28114 25255 22396 18584 11436
E 31350 28025 25175 22800 20425 17100 10450
F 27819 24990 22632 20746 18389 15560 9713
G 24200 22302 20878 18980 16608 14235 9300
H 19971 18545 17118 16167 13790 12363 8939
I 15626 14679 13732 12785 11364 10417 8050
J 11975 11017 10538 10059 9101 8622 7185
K 9741 8977 8500 7927 7449 6972 5539

4 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 49556 40026 37644 35261 31926 20966 14772
E 39900 36575 34675 32300 29450 19475 13775
F 36306 33948 32062 29705 25933 17917 12731
G 32266 29419 27521 25623 21827 16608 12337
H 26628 24726 22824 21398 18545 14741 11412
I 19414 17993 17046 16099 14679 12785 10417
J 15807 14849 13891 12933 11975 11017 9580
K 12893 11938 10983 10505 9550 9073 8118

5 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 76240 57657 53368 50509 41932 29067 20013
E 56525 52250 49400 47025 38950 27075 19000
F 50451 47622 45264 42907 35363 24990 17917
G 42231 39858 37011 34639 29419 22776 17082
H 35187 32810 30432 28055 24726 19496 15692
I 26990 25096 22728 20834 18940 16573 13732
J 19639 18202 17244 15807 14849 13891 12454
K 15756 14803 13848 12893 12415 11460 10505

6 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 91169 62791 58516 55752 47994 30710 20221
E 61248 57585 53810 49743 43452 29054 19108
F 56798 54822 50647 47140 38624 26291 17379
G 47283 43661 40728 37202 30920 23497 16359
H 40423 37159 33974 31529 26833 20780 14482
I 27318 25693 24087 20596 19165 15720 12051
J 20092 18188 17541 14922 13965 12974 11109
K 16024 14817 14057 12281 12562 10505 9399

7 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 100285 69070 64367 60214 51835 33781 22243
E 67372 63343 58116 53724 46930 31379 21019
F 62477 60304 54700 50912 41715 28396 19117
G 52010 48027 43987 40179 34012 25377 17995
H 43658 40132 36693 34052 28981 22443 15930
I 29504 27749 26015 22244 21082 17292 13256
J 22101 19643 18945 16114 15361 14271 12220
K 17626 16001 15182 13264 13818 11556 10339

8 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 110313 75976 70803 65033 55983 37158 24467
E 74109 69677 62767 58023 50686 33891 23121
F 68724 66334 59078 54987 45054 30668 21028
G 57211 52829 47508 43395 37413 27408 19794
H 47152 43344 39629 36778 31300 24239 17522
I 31866 29970 28097 24024 23190 19021 14582
J 24311 21216 20461 17404 16897 15698 13442
K 19388 17280 16397 14325 15199 12711 11373

9 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 121343 83573 77883 70237 60463 40874 26913
E 81519 76644 67790 62667 54742 36603 25433
F 75596 72966 63806 59387 48659 33122 23131
G 62931 58111 51310 46867 41154 29602 21773
H 50962 46813 42801 39721 33805 26177 19274
I 34416 32368 30346 25947 25508 20923 16040
J 26742 22913 22098 18797 18587 17268 14786
K 21327 18663 17709 15472 16719 13982 12510

10 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 136279 98159 89582 83388 70046 46697 32402
E 97850 88350 81225 75050 64600 43225 30400
F 85342 79684 74969 66953 57052 39606 27819
G 69277 64532 60736 57415 48399 36537 26098
H 56585 52305 49452 46599 38991 31383 23775
I 42615 39774 37880 33619 30778 25569 20361
J 32572 30177 28740 25866 23471 21076 17723
K 25785 23875 22443 21010 19578 17190 15280

1 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 14772 13247 11817 10769 9721 8386 6862
E 13205 12065 10640 9975 9215 7980 6555
F 9680 9300 8921 8541 7972 7307 6074
G 8179 7798 7513 7323 7037 6752 5801
H 8179 7798 7513 7323 7037 6752 5801
I 6818 6534 6250 6061 5871 5682 5209
J 5365 5173 4982 4790 4694 4503 4311
K 4489 4298 4107 3916 3820 3629 3438

2 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 21919 19537 17631 15725 14295 11913 9054
E 18525 16625 15675 14250 13300 11115 8550
F 16503 15088 14145 13202 12259 10373 8110
G 14710 13761 12812 12337 11388 9490 7782
H 11792 10651 10081 9605 9130 8654 7323
I 8902 8239 7860 7576 7387 7103 6818
J 7185 6898 6706 6514 6323 6131 5844
K 6112 5826 5635 5444 5348 5157 4871

3 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 41456 31926 28114 25255 22396 18584 11436
E 31350 28025 25175 22800 20425 17100 10450
F 27819 24990 22632 20746 18389 15560 9713
G 24200 22302 20878 18980 16608 14235 9300
H 19971 18545 17118 16167 13790 12363 8939
I 15626 14679 13732 12785 11364 10417 8050
J 11975 11017 10538 10059 9101 8622 7185
K 9741 8977 8500 7927 7449 6972 5539

4 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 49556 40026 37644 35261 31926 20966 14772
E 39900 36575 34675 32300 29450 19475 13775
F 36306 33948 32062 29705 25933 17917 12731
G 32266 29419 27521 25623 21827 16608 12337
H 26628 24726 22824 21398 18545 14741 11412
I 19414 17993 17046 16099 14679 12785 10417
J 15807 14849 13891 12933 11975 11017 9580
K 12893 11938 10983 10505 9550 9073 8118

5 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 76240 57657 53368 50509 41932 29067 20013
E 56525 52250 49400 47025 38950 27075 19000
F 50451 47622 45264 42907 35363 24990 17917
G 42231 39858 37011 34639 29419 22776 17082
H 35187 32810 30432 28055 24726 19496 15692
I 26990 25096 22728 20834 18940 16573 13732
J 19639 18202 17244 15807 14849 13891 12454
K 15756 14803 13848 12893 12415 11460 10505

6 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 91169 62791 58516 55752 47994 30710 20221
E 61248 57585 53810 49743 43452 29054 19108
F 56798 54822 50647 47140 38624 26291 17379
G 47283 43661 40728 37202 30920 23497 16359
H 40423 37159 33974 31529 26833 20780 14482
I 27318 25693 24087 20596 19165 15720 12051
J 20092 18188 17541 14922 13965 12974 11109
K 16024 14817 14057 12281 12562 10505 9399

7 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 100285 69070 64367 60214 51835 33781 22243
E 67372 63343 58116 53724 46930 31379 21019
F 62477 60304 54700 50912 41715 28396 19117
G 52010 48027 43987 40179 34012 25377 17995
H 43658 40132 36693 34052 28981 22443 15930
I 29504 27749 26015 22244 21082 17292 13256
J 22101 19643 18945 16114 15361 14271 12220
K 17626 16001 15182 13264 13818 11556 10339

8 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 110313 75976 70803 65033 55983 37158 24467
E 74109 69677 62767 58023 50686 33891 23121
F 68724 66334 59078 54987 45054 30668 21028
G 57211 52829 47508 43395 37413 27408 19794
H 47152 43344 39629 36778 31300 24239 17522
I 31866 29970 28097 24024 23190 19021 14582
J 24311 21216 20461 17404 16897 15698 13442
K 19388 17280 16397 14325 15199 12711 11373

9 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 121343 83573 77883 70237 60463 40874 26913
E 81519 76644 67790 62667 54742 36603 25433
F 75596 72966 63806 59387 48659 33122 23131
G 62931 58111 51310 46867 41154 29602 21773
H 50962 46813 42801 39721 33805 26177 19274
I 34416 32368 30346 25947 25508 20923 16040
J 26742 22913 22098 18797 18587 17268 14786
K 21327 18663 17709 15472 16719 13982 12510

10 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 136279 98159 89582 83388 70046 46697 32402
E 97850 88350 81225 75050 64600 43225 30400
F 85342 79684 74969 66953 57052 39606 27819
G 69277 64532 60736 57415 48399 36537 26098
H 56585 52305 49452 46599 38991 31383 23775
I 42615 39774 37880 33619 30778 25569 20361
J 32572 30177 28740 25866 23471 21076 17723
K 25785 23875 22443 21010 19578 17190 15280

1 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 14772 13247 11817 10769 9721 8386 6862
E 13205 12065 10640 9975 9215 7980 6555
F 9680 9300 8921 8541 7972 7307 6074
G 8179 7798 7513 7323 7037 6752 5801
H 8179 7798 7513 7323 7037 6752 5801
I 6818 6534 6250 6061 5871 5682 5209
J 5365 5173 4982 4790 4694 4503 4311
K 4489 4298 4107 3916 3820 3629 3438

2 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 21919 19537 17631 15725 14295 11913 9054
E 18525 16625 15675 14250 13300 11115 8550
F 16503 15088 14145 13202 12259 10373 8110
G 14710 13761 12812 12337 11388 9490 7782
H 11792 10651 10081 9605 9130 8654 7323
I 8902 8239 7860 7576 7387 7103 6818
J 7185 6898 6706 6514 6323 6131 5844
K 6112 5826 5635 5444 5348 5157 4871

3 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 41456 31926 28114 25255 22396 18584 11436
E 31350 28025 25175 22800 20425 17100 10450
F 27819 24990 22632 20746 18389 15560 9713
G 24200 22302 20878 18980 16608 14235 9300
H 19971 18545 17118 16167 13790 12363 8939
I 15626 14679 13732 12785 11364 10417 8050
J 11975 11017 10538 10059 9101 8622 7185
K 9741 8977 8500 7927 7449 6972 5539

4 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 49556 40026 37644 35261 31926 20966 14772
E 39900 36575 34675 32300 29450 19475 13775
F 36306 33948 32062 29705 25933 17917 12731
G 32266 29419 27521 25623 21827 16608 12337
H 26628 24726 22824 21398 18545 14741 11412
I 19414 17993 17046 16099 14679 12785 10417
J 15807 14849 13891 12933 11975 11017 9580
K 12893 11938 10983 10505 9550 9073 8118

5 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 76240 57657 53368 50509 41932 29067 20013
E 56525 52250 49400 47025 38950 27075 19000
F 50451 47622 45264 42907 35363 24990 17917
G 42231 39858 37011 34639 29419 22776 17082
H 35187 32810 30432 28055 24726 19496 15692
I 26990 25096 22728 20834 18940 16573 13732
J 19639 18202 17244 15807 14849 13891 12454
K 15756 14803 13848 12893 12415 11460 10505

6 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 91169 62791 58516 55752 47994 30710 20221
E 61248 57585 53810 49743 43452 29054 19108
F 56798 54822 50647 47140 38624 26291 17379
G 47283 43661 40728 37202 30920 23497 16359
H 40423 37159 33974 31529 26833 20780 14482
I 27318 25693 24087 20596 19165 15720 12051
J 20092 18188 17541 14922 13965 12974 11109
K 16024 14817 14057 12281 12562 10505 9399

7 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 100285 69070 64367 60214 51835 33781 22243
E 67372 63343 58116 53724 46930 31379 21019
F 62477 60304 54700 50912 41715 28396 19117
G 52010 48027 43987 40179 34012 25377 17995
H 43658 40132 36693 34052 28981 22443 15930
I 29504 27749 26015 22244 21082 17292 13256
J 22101 19643 18945 16114 15361 14271 12220
K 17626 16001 15182 13264 13818 11556 10339

8 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 110313 75976 70803 65033 55983 37158 24467
E 74109 69677 62767 58023 50686 33891 23121
F 68724 66334 59078 54987 45054 30668 21028
G 57211 52829 47508 43395 37413 27408 19794
H 47152 43344 39629 36778 31300 24239 17522
I 31866 29970 28097 24024 23190 19021 14582
J 24311 21216 20461 17404 16897 15698 13442
K 19388 17280 16397 14325 15199 12711 11373

9 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 121343 83573 77883 70237 60463 40874 26913
E 81519 76644 67790 62667 54742 36603 25433
F 75596 72966 63806 59387 48659 33122 23131
G 62931 58111 51310 46867 41154 29602 21773
H 50962 46813 42801 39721 33805 26177 19274
I 34416 32368 30346 25947 25508 20923 16040
J 26742 22913 22098 18797 18587 17268 14786
K 21327 18663 17709 15472 16719 13982 12510

10 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 136279 98159 89582 83388 70046 46697 32402
E 97850 88350 81225 75050 64600 43225 30400
F 85342 79684 74969 66953 57052 39606 27819
G 69277 64532 60736 57415 48399 36537 26098
H 56585 52305 49452 46599 38991 31383 23775
I 42615 39774 37880 33619 30778 25569 20361
J 32572 30177 28740 25866 23471 21076 17723
K 25785 23875 22443 21010 19578 17190 15280

1 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 14772 13247 11817 10769 9721 8386 6862
E 13205 12065 10640 9975 9215 7980 6555
F 9680 9300 8921 8541 7972 7307 6074
G 8179 7798 7513 7323 7037 6752 5801
H 8179 7798 7513 7323 7037 6752 5801
I 6818 6534 6250 6061 5871 5682 5209
J 5365 5173 4982 4790 4694 4503 4311
K 4489 4298 4107 3916 3820 3629 3438

2 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 21919 19537 17631 15725 14295 11913 9054
E 18525 16625 15675 14250 13300 11115 8550
F 16503 15088 14145 13202 12259 10373 8110
G 14710 13761 12812 12337 11388 9490 7782
H 11792 10651 10081 9605 9130 8654 7323
I 8902 8239 7860 7576 7387 7103 6818
J 7185 6898 6706 6514 6323 6131 5844
K 6112 5826 5635 5444 5348 5157 4871

3 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 41456 31926 28114 25255 22396 18584 11436
E 31350 28025 25175 22800 20425 17100 10450
F 27819 24990 22632 20746 18389 15560 9713
G 24200 22302 20878 18980 16608 14235 9300
H 19971 18545 17118 16167 13790 12363 8939
I 15626 14679 13732 12785 11364 10417 8050
J 11975 11017 10538 10059 9101 8622 7185
K 9741 8977 8500 7927 7449 6972 5539

4 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 49556 40026 37644 35261 31926 20966 14772
E 39900 36575 34675 32300 29450 19475 13775
F 36306 33948 32062 29705 25933 17917 12731
G 32266 29419 27521 25623 21827 16608 12337
H 26628 24726 22824 21398 18545 14741 11412
I 19414 17993 17046 16099 14679 12785 10417
J 15807 14849 13891 12933 11975 11017 9580
K 12893 11938 10983 10505 9550 9073 8118

5 carat diamond

6 carat diamond

7 carat diamond

8 carat diamond

9 carat diamond

10 carat diamond

1 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 14772 13247 11817 10769 9721 8386 6862
E 13205 12065 10640 9975 9215 7980 6555
F 9680 9300 8921 8541 7972 7307 6074
G 8179 7798 7513 7323 7037 6752 5801
H 8179 7798 7513 7323 7037 6752 5801
I 6818 6534 6250 6061 5871 5682 5209
J 5365 5173 4982 4790 4694 4503 4311
K 4489 4298 4107 3916 3820 3629 3438

2 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 21919 19537 17631 15725 14295 11913 9054
E 18525 16625 15675 14250 13300 11115 8550
F 16503 15088 14145 13202 12259 10373 8110
G 14710 13761 12812 12337 11388 9490 7782
H 11792 10651 10081 9605 9130 8654 7323
I 8902 8239 7860 7576 7387 7103 6818
J 7185 6898 6706 6514 6323 6131 5844
K 6112 5826 5635 5444 5348 5157 4871

3 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 41456 31926 28114 25255 22396 18584 11436
E 31350 28025 25175 22800 20425 17100 10450
F 27819 24990 22632 20746 18389 15560 9713
G 24200 22302 20878 18980 16608 14235 9300
H 19971 18545 17118 16167 13790 12363 8939
I 15626 14679 13732 12785 11364 10417 8050
J 11975 11017 10538 10059 9101 8622 7185
K 9741 8977 8500 7927 7449 6972 5539

4 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 49556 40026 37644 35261 31926 20966 14772
E 39900 36575 34675 32300 29450 19475 13775
F 36306 33948 32062 29705 25933 17917 12731
G 32266 29419 27521 25623 21827 16608 12337
H 26628 24726 22824 21398 18545 14741 11412
I 19414 17993 17046 16099 14679 12785 10417
J 15807 14849 13891 12933 11975 11017 9580
K 12893 11938 10983 10505 9550 9073 8118

5 carat diamond

6 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 91169 62791 58516 55752 47994 30710 20221
E 61248 57585 53810 49743 43452 29054 19108
F 56798 54822 50647 47140 38624 26291 17379
G 47283 43661 40728 37202 30920 23497 16359
H 40423 37159 33974 31529 26833 20780 14482
I 27318 25693 24087 20596 19165 15720 12051
J 20092 18188 17541 14922 13965 12974 11109
K 16024 14817 14057 12281 12562 10505 9399

7 carat diamond

8 carat diamond

9 carat diamond

10 carat diamond

1 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 14772 13247 11817 10769 9721 8386 6862
E 13205 12065 10640 9975 9215 7980 6555
F 9680 9300 8921 8541 7972 7307 6074
G 8179 7798 7513 7323 7037 6752 5801
H 8179 7798 7513 7323 7037 6752 5801
I 6818 6534 6250 6061 5871 5682 5209
J 5365 5173 4982 4790 4694 4503 4311
K 4489 4298 4107 3916 3820 3629 3438

2 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 21919 19537 17631 15725 14295 11913 9054
E 18525 16625 15675 14250 13300 11115 8550
F 16503 15088 14145 13202 12259 10373 8110
G 14710 13761 12812 12337 11388 9490 7782
H 11792 10651 10081 9605 9130 8654 7323
I 8902 8239 7860 7576 7387 7103 6818
J 7185 6898 6706 6514 6323 6131 5844
K 6112 5826 5635 5444 5348 5157 4871

3 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 41456 31926 28114 25255 22396 18584 11436
E 31350 28025 25175 22800 20425 17100 10450
F 27819 24990 22632 20746 18389 15560 9713
G 24200 22302 20878 18980 16608 14235 9300
H 19971 18545 17118 16167 13790 12363 8939
I 15626 14679 13732 12785 11364 10417 8050
J 11975 11017 10538 10059 9101 8622 7185
K 9741 8977 8500 7927 7449 6972 5539

4 carat diamond

5 carat diamond

6 carat diamond

7 carat diamond

8 carat diamond

9 carat diamond

10 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 91169 62791 58516 55752 47994 30710 20221
E 61248 57585 53810 49743 43452 29054 19108
F 56798 54822 50647 47140 38624 26291 17379
G 47283 43661 40728 37202 30920 23497 16359
H 40423 37159 33974 31529 26833 20780 14482
I 27318 25693 24087 20596 19165 15720 12051
J 20092 18188 17541 14922 13965 12974 11109
K 16024 14817 14057 12281 12562 10505 9399

1 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 14772 13247 11817 10769 9721 8386 6862
E 13205 12065 10640 9975 9215 7980 6555
F 9680 9300 8921 8541 7972 7307 6074
G 8179 7798 7513 7323 7037 6752 5801
H 8179 7798 7513 7323 7037 6752 5801
I 6818 6534 6250 6061 5871 5682 5209
J 5365 5173 4982 4790 4694 4503 4311
K 4489 4298 4107 3916 3820 3629 3438

2 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 21919 19537 17631 15725 14295 11913 9054
E 18525 16625 15675 14250 13300 11115 8550
F 16503 15088 14145 13202 12259 10373 8110
G 14710 13761 12812 12337 11388 9490 7782
H 11792 10651 10081 9605 9130 8654 7323
I 8902 8239 7860 7576 7387 7103 6818
J 7185 6898 6706 6514 6323 6131 5844
K 6112 5826 5635 5444 5348 5157 4871

3 carat diamond

4 carat diamond

5 carat diamond

6 carat diamond

7 carat diamond

8 carat diamond

9 carat diamond

10 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 49556 40026 37644 35261 31926 20966 14772
E 39900 36575 34675 32300 29450 19475 13775
F 36306 33948 32062 29705 25933 17917 12731
G 32266 29419 27521 25623 21827 16608 12337
H 26628 24726 22824 21398 18545 14741 11412
I 19414 17993 17046 16099 14679 12785 10417
J 15807 14849 13891 12933 11975 11017 9580
K 12893 11938 10983 10505 9550 9073 8118

1 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 14772 13247 11817 10769 9721 8386 6862
E 13205 12065 10640 9975 9215 7980 6555
F 9680 9300 8921 8541 7972 7307 6074
G 8179 7798 7513 7323 7037 6752 5801
H 8179 7798 7513 7323 7037 6752 5801
I 6818 6534 6250 6061 5871 5682 5209
J 5365 5173 4982 4790 4694 4503 4311
K 4489 4298 4107 3916 3820 3629 3438

2 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 21919 19537 17631 15725 14295 11913 9054
E 18525 16625 15675 14250 13300 11115 8550
F 16503 15088 14145 13202 12259 10373 8110
G 14710 13761 12812 12337 11388 9490 7782
H 11792 10651 10081 9605 9130 8654 7323
I 8902 8239 7860 7576 7387 7103 6818
J 7185 6898 6706 6514 6323 6131 5844
K 6112 5826 5635 5444 5348 5157 4871

3 carat diamond

4 carat diamond

5 carat diamond

6 carat diamond

7 carat diamond

8 carat diamond

9 carat diamond

10 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 76240 57657 53368 50509 41932 29067 20013
E 56525 52250 49400 47025 38950 27075 19000
F 50451 47622 45264 42907 35363 24990 17917
G 42231 39858 37011 34639 29419 22776 17082
H 35187 32810 30432 28055 24726 19496 15692
I 26990 25096 22728 20834 18940 16573 13732
J 19639 18202 17244 15807 14849 13891 12454
K 15756 14803 13848 12893 12415 11460 10505

1 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 14772 13247 11817 10769 9721 8386 6862
E 13205 12065 10640 9975 9215 7980 6555
F 9680 9300 8921 8541 7972 7307 6074
G 8179 7798 7513 7323 7037 6752 5801
H 8179 7798 7513 7323 7037 6752 5801
I 6818 6534 6250 6061 5871 5682 5209
J 5365 5173 4982 4790 4694 4503 4311
K 4489 4298 4107 3916 3820 3629 3438

2 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 21919 19537 17631 15725 14295 11913 9054
E 18525 16625 15675 14250 13300 11115 8550
F 16503 15088 14145 13202 12259 10373 8110
G 14710 13761 12812 12337 11388 9490 7782
H 11792 10651 10081 9605 9130 8654 7323
I 8902 8239 7860 7576 7387 7103 6818
J 7185 6898 6706 6514 6323 6131 5844
K 6112 5826 5635 5444 5348 5157 4871

3 carat diamond

4 carat diamond

5 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 76240 57657 53368 50509 41932 29067 20013
E 56525 52250 49400 47025 38950 27075 19000
F 50451 47622 45264 42907 35363 24990 17917
G 42231 39858 37011 34639 29419 22776 17082
H 35187 32810 30432 28055 24726 19496 15692
I 26990 25096 22728 20834 18940 16573 13732
J 19639 18202 17244 15807 14849 13891 12454
K 15756 14803 13848 12893 12415 11460 10505

6 carat diamond

7 carat diamond

8 carat diamond

9 carat diamond

10 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 49556 40026 37644 35261 31926 20966 14772
E 39900 36575 34675 32300 29450 19475 13775
F 36306 33948 32062 29705 25933 17917 12731
G 32266 29419 27521 25623 21827 16608 12337
H 26628 24726 22824 21398 18545 14741 11412
I 19414 17993 17046 16099 14679 12785 10417
J 15807 14849 13891 12933 11975 11017 9580
K 12893 11938 10983 10505 9550 9073 8118

1 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 14772 13247 11817 10769 9721 8386 6862
E 13205 12065 10640 9975 9215 7980 6555
F 9680 9300 8921 8541 7972 7307 6074
G 8179 7798 7513 7323 7037 6752 5801
H 8179 7798 7513 7323 7037 6752 5801
I 6818 6534 6250 6061 5871 5682 5209
J 5365 5173 4982 4790 4694 4503 4311
K 4489 4298 4107 3916 3820 3629 3438

2 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 21919 19537 17631 15725 14295 11913 9054
E 18525 16625 15675 14250 13300 11115 8550
F 16503 15088 14145 13202 12259 10373 8110
G 14710 13761 12812 12337 11388 9490 7782
H 11792 10651 10081 9605 9130 8654 7323
I 8902 8239 7860 7576 7387 7103 6818
J 7185 6898 6706 6514 6323 6131 5844
K 6112 5826 5635 5444 5348 5157 4871

3 carat diamond

4 carat diamond

5 carat diamond

6 carat diamond

7 carat diamond

8 carat diamond

9 carat diamond

10 carat diamond

1 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 14772 13247 11817 10769 9721 8386 6862
E 13205 12065 10640 9975 9215 7980 6555
F 9680 9300 8921 8541 7972 7307 6074
G 8179 7798 7513 7323 7037 6752 5801
H 8179 7798 7513 7323 7037 6752 5801
I 6818 6534 6250 6061 5871 5682 5209
J 5365 5173 4982 4790 4694 4503 4311
K 4489 4298 4107 3916 3820 3629 3438

2 carat diamond

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 21919 19537 17631 15725 14295 11913 9054
E 18525 16625 15675 14250 13300 11115 8550
F 16503 15088 14145 13202 12259 10373 8110
G 14710 13761 12812 12337 11388 9490 7782
H 11792 10651 10081 9605 9130 8654 7323
I 8902 8239 7860 7576 7387 7103 6818
J 7185 6898 6706 6514 6323 6131 5844
K 6112 5826 5635 5444 5348 5157 4871

3 carat diamond

4 carat diamond

5 carat diamond

6 carat diamond

7 carat diamond

8 carat diamond

9 carat diamond

10 carat diamond

How to Calculate The Diamond Price Per Carat

Let’s get one thing out of the way first: calculating diamond prices per carat.

Carats are basically a diamond’s weighing system. Each carat is equal to 200 milligrams, which means that the higher the carat, the heavier the diamond.

However, when it comes to pricing, it’s not as straightforward as it may seem. The price for each carat can vary greatly, with different factors like cut, clarity, and color affecting it.

The best way to explain it is to break it down with a sample calculation.

Example Calculation

Suppose you have a 0.50-carat diamond priced at $1,900 per carat. The cost calculation would be:

Price = Carat Weight × Price Per Carat

Price = 0.50 × $1900

In this case, the price for the 0.5-carat diamond would be $950.
With this calculation, you might assume that a 2-carat diamond would be $3800, and if this was simple Math, then that would be correct.

However, as mentioned above, it’s not always clear-cut. That’s because the 2-carat diamond could have a higher price per carat. This makes it difficult to compare two diamonds based on carat alone.

As a general rule, though, the bigger the diamond, the higher the price per carat. Larger diamonds are rarer and simply more desirable, which tends to drive up the price. This is why the increase is often exponential as you go higher up a diamond’s weight range.

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Price Ranges for Common Shapes

As of June 2024, a 0.5-carat diamond’s price can range from $1,800 to $16,500, depending on its cut, clarity, color, and shape. Here are average price ranges for different shapes, assuming a clarity grade of SI2 or better and a color grade of K or higher:
  • Round Brilliant Cut: $2,500 to $16,500 Princess Cut: $1,600 to $11,000
  • Cushion Cut: $1,500 to $9,500
  • Emerald Cut: $1,400 to $10,500
  • Oval Shape: $1,600 to $10,000
  • Radiant Cut: $1,600 to $7,000
  • Asscher Cut: $1,600 to $6,900
  • Marquise Cut: $1,700 to $10,000
  • Heart Shape: $1,700 to $12,000
  • Pear Shape: $1,700 to $11,400

Price of 2 Carat Diamonds

The price range for 2-carat diamonds is higher, ranging from $6,100 to $55,000 depending on their cut, clarity, color, and shape. Here are the average prices for common cuts:
  • Round Brilliant Cut: $7,400 to $55,000
  • Princess Cut: $6,700 to $31,500
  • Cushion Cut: $6,100 to $28,300
  • Emerald Cut: $5,700 to $33,270
  • Oval Shape: $7,200 to $33,000
  • Radiant Cut: $6,500 to $29,500
  • Asscher Cut: $7,700 to $35,700
  • Marquise Cut: $9,400 to $36,900
  • Heart Shape: $7,600 to $33,800
  • Pear Shape: $7,400 to $42,400

Diamond Prices Per Carat And For Best Use

Diamond prices can vary widely based on the carat weight. Here’s a sample table based on prices as of June 2024.
Carat Average Prices Weight Size (mm) Best For
0.5 Carat $1,000 – $3,000 100 mg 5.0 – 5.2 Balanced size and affordability, suitable for elegant, delicate jewelry pieces.
1 Carat $4,000 – $10,000 200 mg 6.4 – 6.5 Popular choice for engagement rings, noticeable presence without being overly large.
1.5 Carat $8,000 – $18,000 300 mg 7.3 – 7.5 Larger appearance without a substantial cost leap compared to 2-carat diamonds.
2 Carat $15,000 – $40,000 400 mg 8.0 – 8.2 Significantly larger and impressive, often chosen for standout size and brilliance.
3 Carat $30,000 – $70,000 600 mg 9.2 – 9.3 Provides a very large, impressive appearance for eye-catching pieces.
3.5 Carat $35,000 – $90,000 700 mg 9.5 – 9.7 Offers significant size, suitable for special jewelry pieces.
4 Carat $40,000 – $100,000 800 mg 10.0 – 10.1 mm Ideal for those seeking a luxurious, statement-making diamond.
5 Carat $50,000 – $150,000 1,000 mg 11.0 – 11.1 Extremely large and impressive, often reserved for very special occasions or investments.
6 Carat $60,000 – $200,000 1,200 mg 11.6 – 11.7 Rare and luxurious, offering substantial presence and brilliance.
7 Carat $70,000 – $250,000 1,400 mg 12.2 – 12.3 Exceptionally rare and valuable, chosen for its grandeur and rarity.
8 Carat $80,000 – $300,000 1,600 mg 12.8 – 12.9 Unparalleled size and brilliance, coveted for high-end jewelry.
9 Carat $90,000 – $350,000 1,800 mg 13.3 – 13.4 Extremely rare and valuable, often chosen for significant size and impressive appearance.
10 Carat $100,000 – $500,000 2,000 mg 14.0 – 14.1 Symbol of ultimate luxury and exclusivity, offering exceptional size and brilliance.

Price for Diamond Engagement Rings Per Carat

Certain carat weights are particularly popular for engagement rings. Knowing these price ranges can help you set a realistic budget for your engagement ring:
  • 1 Carat. Prices usually fall between $5,000 and $10,000 for high-quality diamonds.
  • 1.5 Carat. Expect to pay around $8,000 to $15,000.
  • 2 Carat. Prices can range from $15,000 to $40,000.
  • 3 Carat. High-quality stones can cost between $30,000 and $70,000.
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Total Cost of a Diamond = Carat Weight x Price per carat

Let’s say, you have chosen a diamond in a category estimated $2,000 per carat. In this case, the gemstone of 2.5 carat will cost you $2,000 * 2.50, or $5,000.

The same principle applies to the diamond with certain stable parameters. For example, you have chosen a diamond ring of VVS1 clarity, oval cutting, and D color. This weight category is estimated in $31,000, so the pricing for a 2 carat jewel is $31,0000 * 2, or $61,000.

As a takeaway message, pay attention to the carat number while buying or selling an engagement ring. Weight is more important than color, cut, and clarity parameters. This rule doesn’t apply to big diamonds, though.

Diamond Prices Categories

Weight category

As you already know by now, the weight of diamonds is measured in carats. Jewelers will use scales to measure this weight accurately to a high degree of precision.

It’s no secret that the weight of a diamond plays a significant role in its price. Larger diamonds are rare and require more material removal to achieve a desirable shape, so their value is naturally higher.

For example, a one-carat diamond is generally more expensive per carat than a half-carat diamond, assuming other quality factors like cut, color, and clarity are equal.

That said, we’d like to emphasize that the relationship between carat weight and price is not necessarily linear.

As the carat weight increases, the price per carat rises exponentially due to the rarity of larger diamonds. For instance, a two-carat diamond is often more than double the price of a one-carat diamond of similar quality.

Remember that a diamond’s carat should be balanced with its cut, color, and clarity to achieve the best combination of beauty and value. Choosing a slightly lower carat weight can sometimes allow for higher quality in other areas without significantly compromising the size.

Cutting

The cutting also has a lot to do with how a diamond is priced.

It’s not unusual to see a lower-carat diamond with an Excellent cut priced higher than a slightly higher-carat diamond with a Poor cut.

That’s because the cut can greatly affect the aesthetic appeal of a diamond. The grading for Cut also includes the diamond’s polish, symmetry, and proportions.

So, an Excellent cut means the diamond has been cut to ideal proportions and angles, maximizing light performance. On the other hand, a Poor cut indicates the diamond is cut too deep or too shallow, reducing its brilliance and making it dull.

Rarity

Rarity in diamonds refers to how uncommon certain characteristics are. Factors contributing to a diamond’s rarity include the 4Cs, as well as its overall quality.

Natural diamonds form under specific geological conditions. These conditions don’t just occur every day, which means genuinely high-quality diamonds are quite rare.

Additionally, the larger the diamond, the rarer it is. That’s why large diamonds can command higher prices due to the difficulty in finding and cutting them without losing significant weight. Similarly, diamonds with high clarity grades – fewer inclusions and blemishes – are rare and more valuable. Color also plays a role in rarity. While colorless diamonds are highly sought after, fancy-colored diamonds, like blue, pink, or green, are extremely rare and can be even more valuable.

Collectors and investors often look specifically for these rare diamonds for their uniqueness and potential for high returns. If you want to own a diamond for investment, your best bet is to opt for high-quality diamonds, as they tend to appreciate over time.

A simple example to understand how the total cost of your diamond can change

Still confused? Here’s a detailed example showing how the price of diamonds can vary based on different factors.

  • Base calculation: $8,000 per carat for a diamond with excellent cut, D color, and VVS1 clarity.
  • Calculation based on quality: $7,500 per carat for a diamond with an E color grade which is lower than the above, but equal in other aspects.
  • Retail markup: $11,250 after the retailer applies a 50% markup. ($7500 + $3750 = $11,250.)
  • Close to wholesaler price: $8,750 after buying from an online store that sells loose diamonds.

 

This example shows how different factors can affect the final cost of a diamond. The base price reflects the diamond’s quality and characteristics. Opting for a slightly lower color grade can reduce the price per carat. However, the retailer’s markup can significantly increase the cost. Luckily, buying from an online store can bring the costs down once more.

There's the table that demonstrates to you the exact differences between a 2 carat diamond price list and a 3 carat diamond price list.

i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 34785 29067 24302 20966 17631 14295 11436
E 27550 24700 21850 19000 16150 13300 10450
F 24047 22161 19803 16974 15088 12259 9713
G 19929 18031 16133 14710 13286 11388 9300
H 16167 15216 14265 12839 11412 10461 8939
I 11838 11364 10891 10417 9944 8997 8050
J 10059 9580 9101 8622 8143 7664 7185
K 9073 8118 7354 6876 6399 5921 5539
i.f. vvs1 vvs2 vs1 vs2 si1 si2
D 55274 47650 39073 34308 28590 20966 16678
E 43700 39900 34675 29925 25650 19000 15675
F 38192 34891 30648 26876 22632 17446 14617
G 31317 29419 26572 23725 20404 16133 13286
H 23775 22349 20922 19496 16643 14265 11888
I 18940 17520 16573 15626 13732 12311 10417
J 14849 13891 13412 12454 11496 10538 9580
K 12415 11460 10983 10028 9550 8786 8118

In addition to clarity, several other factors remain stable in evaluating diamond prices. What we mean here are 4C’s. We encourage you learn them to check the knowledge and professionalism of your diamond expert.

The 4C’s effect on diamond prices

Even though there are many parameters to consider in diamond prices, the pricing models themselves are rather standardized. This means that any observer acquainted with the basic dimensions of a diamond (color, weight, cut, and clarity) can provide the approximate price for any gemstone to buy or sell. However, don’t take this task that easy – the exact value of a jewel only an expert knowing all the market conditions can provide..

At least, the professionals always stay tuned for more news in the diamond industry. They can track all the differences in the diamond price chart. An increased demand in diamonds of a specific clarity can make the whole diamond weight category more expensive to sell. The same applies to a particular color or cut. In 2015, only experts could predict the rising popularity of princess and cushion gemstones. These days, you need to track trends to see the rising popularity of pink color. Probably, only the top clarity is never-fading classics in the diamond world.

Carat

In its simplest sense, carat refers to the weight of the diamond. One carat equals 200 milligrams. The term originated from the carob seed, which was historically used by gem traders as a reference for weight because of its uniform size.

However, as we already mentioned above, the carat is not the be-all and end-all of diamond prices. Two diamonds of equal carat weight can still have wildly different prices based on other factors like cut, color, and clarity.

Let’s discuss a few common myths about carats below.

Myth

Reality

A higher carat means a better diamond.

While carat weight contributes to a diamond’s value, cut quality, color, and clarity are equally important in determining its overall beauty and worth.

The higher the carat, the bigger the diamond.

The diamond’s cut can significantly affect its perceived size. A well-cut diamond can appear larger than a poorly-cut diamond, even if both of them technically have the same carat.

It’s safe to buy a diamond based on the carat alone.

Focusing solely on the carat can lead to overlooking other important aspects like how bright, sparkly, or shiny the diamond is.

Color

Color in diamonds refers to any hue that isn’t white. Colorless diamonds allow more light to pass through, enhancing their brilliance and sparkle. So, naturally, the less color present, the more valuable the diamond. 

To rate diamonds based on color, the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) established a scale that ranges from D (colorless) to Z (light yellow or brown). 

Color impacts diamond prices significantly. Diamonds that are graded D-F are colorless and highly valued. Those in the G-J range are near-colorless, offering a good balance of value and appearance. Diamonds graded K-Z have noticeable color, which can affect their brilliance and reduce their value.

Color

Explanation

Colorless (D-F)

Rare and the most expensive. These diamonds reflect the most light, offering brilliance like no other.

Near-Colorless (G-J)

These have a slight hint of color, often undetectable to the untrained eye. They provide a great balance of value and appearance.

Faint Color (K-M)

These diamonds show a noticeable tint, which can be masked when put in the right setting.

Very Light and Light (N-Z)

These diamonds have a visible yellow or brown tint. They’re more affordable. Many people choose them for their unique warmth.

Clarity

arity refers to the presence of internal or external imperfections in diamonds. 

Internal flaws are called inclusions, while external ones are known as blemishes. These imperfections can affect a diamond’s sparkle, making clarity a key factor in determining a diamond’s quality and price.

Diamonds are graded on a clarity scale also created by the GIA. This scale ranges from Flawless (FL) to Included (I3). Fewer and less visible inclusions and blemishes lead to a higher clarity grade and a higher value.

Keep in mind that true high-clarity diamonds are rare, which means they also tend to be the most expensive on the market.

Diamond Clarity Differences

Clarity

Explanation

FL (Flawless)

No inclusions or blemishes visible under 10x magnification.

IF (Internally Flawless)

No inclusions visible under 10x magnification, only minor blemishes.

VVS1-VVS2 (Very, Very Slightly Included)

Inclusions are extremely difficult to detect under 10x magnification.

SI1-SI2 (Slightly Included)

Inclusions are noticeable under 10x magnification and may be visible to the naked eye.

I1-I3 (Included)

Inclusions are obvious under 10x magnification and can already affect transparency and brilliance.

 

Cut

The cut of a diamond refers to how well it has been shaped and faceted. 

Take note that it’s different from the diamond’s shape, like oval, shape, and pear, which talks about the physical shape of the gem. 

Instead, the cut is all about how the diamond interacts with light. A well-cut diamond reflects light internally from one mirror-like facet to another and disperses it through the top of the stone, resulting in a brilliant sparkle.

Cut is frequently overlooked, but it’s absolutely importance for determining a diamond’s beauty and value. Even if a diamond has perfect color and clarity, a poor cut can make it appear dull. 

The GIA grades diamond cuts on a scale from Excellent to Poor. Factors like symmetry, proportion, and polish are also considered for this scale.

Diamond Cut Grading

Cut

Explanation

Excellent Cut

Reflects almost all light that enters the diamond, creating exceptional sparkle and brilliance.

Very Good Cut

Reflects most light that enters, offering high brilliance and sparkle.

Good Cut

Reflects a substantial amount of light but less than Very Good cuts.

Fair Cut

Reflects some light, but significantly less than Good cuts.

Poor Cut

Reflects very little light, resulting in a lackluster appearance.

Certifications

iamond certification and grading are essential steps in verifying the quality and authenticity of a diamond. In fact, they’re so important that they’re often referred to as the “fifth C” when buying a diamond.

Certifications from reputable organizations like the GIA (Gemological Institute of America), AGS (American Gem Society), IGI (International Gemological Institute), and HRD Antwerp provide an unbiased assessment of a diamond’s characteristics. These certificates provide assurance of the diamond’s quality and authenticity, making them indispensable for serious buyers, particularly if the diamond being bought is priced higher than $1000.

Among these certificates available, those issued by the GIA and the AGS are arguably the most respected in the diamond industry. The GIA certificate, in particular, details each diamond’s key features, including the 4Cs, fluorescence, symmetry, and exact measurements. It even includes diagrams of the diamond’s inclusions and blemishes.

Additionally, GIA assigns a unique report number for each certificate, so you can get a hard copy upon purchase. It also has a digital database that can be accessed by anyone, just in case you need a digital copy of your certificate.

Tips To Buy a Diamond

Buying a diamond can be a significant investment. It can also bring you or someone you love unparalleled happiness.

Whatever your reason may be, here are some valuable tips to help you make the best decision when buying a diamond.

  1. Do your research. Before deciding on what to purchase, make sure you do your due diligence in researching different diamond qualities and prices. For example, you can use the 4Cs we mentioned above to see if a particular diamond is worth the price it’s being sold at.
  2. Compare prices. There’s nothing wrong with shopping around and comparing prices from different retailers. For cheaper prices, you can usually rely on online retailers who have lower overhead expenses than brick-and-mortar stores.
  3. Buy certified. Look for diamonds that come with certification from reputable gemological labs like the GIA or AGS. These certifications are your guarantee that the diamond you’re buying has been checked not just for authenticity, but also quality.
  4. Consider getting pre-owned. Pre-owned diamonds are still diamonds. Best of all, they come with significant savings. As long as you can verify that they’re certified by the institutions we mentioned above, you should be fine.
  5. Negotiate. Don’t hesitate to negotiate for the price. Many retailers are willing to offer discounts, especially if you’re purchasing multiple items or higher-value diamonds.

How to Verify You’re Getting a Fair Price

Not sure if you’re paying a fair price for a diamond? Here are our best tips.

  1. Check the certification. There are many reasons for you to check a diamond’s certification before purchasing it, but fair pricing is certainly one of the most important. Diamonds certified by GIA or AGS are always checked for quality, so you can be sure that the quality you’re getting matches what the seller claims.
  2. Compare market prices. Another way to check if the price is fair is to simply look at different price lists. Reputable dealers tend to have their prices posted in their stores or websites. Compare their prices with the diamond you’re thinking of buying.
  3. Get an independent appraisal. If you’re still unsure, you can always have the diamond appraised by someone you trust who understands how diamonds are graded, such as a gemologist or a seasoned jeweler.

What The Industry Says

The diamond industry relies heavily on several key benchmarks to evaluate prices and trends.

  • Rapaport Price List. Known as the industry’s standard for diamond pricing, this list provides weekly updates on diamond prices based on quality and size categories.
  • IDEX Online. The IDEX Diamond Retail Benchmark offers a comprehensive view of retail diamond prices to make it easier for consumers to stay updated on the latest changes.
  • Diamond Search Engine. This website provides a clear and accessible guide to diamond prices, which is especially useful for first-time buyers.

The Impact of Market Supply/Demand On Prices and Price Trends Over Time

Diamond prices are heavily influenced by market supply and demand. As seen in recent years, a reduction in rough diamond supply can lead to price increases.

Economic factors, seasonal demand, and consumer trends also play significant roles in how much and how often the prices can fluctuate.

Other factors that affect diamond pricing

To make the decent choice, consider the secret ingredient – and probably, the most important factor in finding YOUR diamond. 
That’s a story a gemstone tells.

And typically, that’s a long and complicated story.

First, the diamond is mined in a special place. For many years, most of the diamonds in the industry were delivered from the poor neighborhoods in Africa. In these regions, armed people herd thousands of innocent villagers into mines – and in the case of non-obedience, they killed them. That poured much blood on diamonds, quickly turning these innocent jewels into the symbol of human cruelty.

In the given circumstances, many people started requesting diamond engagement rings that are free of such histories. Even if they are more expensive in the diamond price chart. Some people even think of rejecting diamonds at all.

Who we are - CEO Nissan Perla's Word

The Diamond Registry is the number one source to find loose diamonds at wholesale prices online. Back in 1961, we started as a newsletter bulletin that published diamond price charts for the gemstones of all sizes below 10 carat. From 1996, we do it on the regular basis online. Since then, we have grown into a fully-fledged diamond education platform that provides essential information to cover the gap between the public and the diamond industry.

We present to our clients all over the world the accurate wholesale diamond prices and educate the public purchasing diamonds.

Nissan Perla's Opinion and Recommendation

Nissan Perla, CEO of Diamond Registry, emphasizes the importance of understanding the nuances of diamond quality and pricing.
According to Perla, the most helpful thing a buyer can do to get the best bang for their buck is to avoid diamonds with unclear or dubious certifications and only go for GIA-certified diamonds. Diamonds with no reputable certifications have a large risk of being misrepresented in terms of quality and value.
Additionally, Perla suggests focusing on the overall beauty of the diamond rather than fixating on achieving perfect scores in all the 4Cs. For instance, a diamond with slightly lower clarity but an excellent cut can appear more brilliant than a flawless diamond with a poor cut. This helps buyers find diamonds that are beautiful but still within their budget.

In our business, we rely on loose diamonds as the kernel of the diamond industry.

What we do

We do believe that an ability to purchase gemstones far lower than retail prices opens the door for everyone to the diamond industry. We work hard to make luxury affordable to everyone.

Serving this purpose, Diamond Registry became the main entrance to the diamond industry for the public interested in buying and selling gemstones. Normally, retail jewelry has many additional costs factored into the final price. Buying in a diamond shop, you pay extra for advertising and marketing, cover the expenses of running a physical store, and support the brand name.

Buying through the Diamond Registry platform, you avoid extra payment easily. You just cover the price listed in a wholesale diamond price chart.

How you can check the diamond price with Diamond Registry

So now, after you’ve learned everything about the principles of determining the diamond cost, it’s time to check out the real price for your specific diamond! Here’s how the process works with us:


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Fill our Free Quote form below to narrow the range of diamonds – for example, 3 to 3.5 carat, G to I color, VS1 or VS2, round or cushion shape. If you’re not sure, read The 4Cs guide on our website or simply leave a wide range for us to work with.

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After submission, your diamond expert will source our global network of diamond cutters and merchants. There, we see which diamonds are currently available at wholesale prices and collect GIA certificates. for them. We work with GIA certificates only – unless you insist on different grading labs.

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Your diamond expert will send the certificates over to you, get in touch with you personally, and walk you through available options. You can pick a diamond from this selection, or ask for more certificates, or change your range. Our diamond experts are dedicated to you personally and work with you to find the perfect diamond and make the overall process as easy as possible.

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Once you’re ready, feel free to visit our offices in New York or Hong Kong. 
Also, you can meet our agents anywhere else in the world to see your loose diamond selection in person.

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Once we found the perfect diamond and agree on its price, you have an option to work together with our jewelers on your unique design. So, you get not only the best gem but also the unique design – be that an engagement ring or a set of earrings for an anniversary.

And all this – for the best wholesale diamond price possible, saving you 50-70% off retail prices!

Save up to 70% on your diamond

We do believe that an ability to purchase gemstones far lower than retail prices opens the door for everyone to the diamond industry. We work hard to make luxury affordable to everyone.

Serving this purpose, Diamond Registry became the main entrance to the diamond industry for the public interested in buying and selling gemstones. Normally, retail jewelry has many additional costs factored into the final price. Buying in a diamond shop, you pay extra for advertising and marketing, cover the expenses of running a physical store, and support the brand name.

Buying through the Diamond Registry platform, you avoid extra payment easily. You just cover the price listed in a wholesale diamond price chart.

Wholesale and Retail Prices

One often overlooked factor that also affects how diamonds are priced is where you’re getting it from.

Most of the time, people look at the carat alone to determine how expensive a diamond is. They forget that businesses also have other expenses they need to account for in order to break even or earn a profit.

Wholesalers get the diamonds in bulk. Retailers get their diamonds from wholesalers and then sell them to individual consumers with an additional price called a markup.

It’s normal for retailers to add a markup to the wholesale price. All industries do this, not just the diamond registry. It’s what covers the costs involved to keep the business running and the profits.

The markup can cost anywhere from 30% to 100%. So, a diamond that costs $5,000 wholesale can sell for $7,500 to $10,000 in a retail store.

How to Get Closer to Wholesale Prices

If you want to get as close to wholesale price as possible without actually opting for wholesale, we’ve got some tips below.

Go for a slightly lower weight.

Prices jump at whole and half-carat weights. Choosing a diamond just under these thresholds – like going for 0.9 carats instead of 1 carat – can save you a lot without noticeable size differences.

Choose near-colorless diamonds.

Diamonds in the G-J color range look nearly colorless to most people and cost less than those in the D-F range. Pair these diamonds with white gold or platinum settings to enhance their appearance.

Prioritize cut over clarity.

A well-cut diamond sparkles more, even if its clarity is deemed lower. You can choose a diamond with slightly lower clarity like SI1-SI2 but an excellent or very good cut to get

Look for different shapes.

Due to high demand, round diamonds typically cost more than other shapes. Opting for different but still fancy shapes like oval, pear, or marquise can provide a unique look at a lower cost per carat.

Avoid costly extras

Unnecessary extras can bloat the price without adding any real benefits. Unless you really like a certain addition, consider buying loose diamonds – that is, diamonds that aren’t pre-set in jewelry – to keep the costs down.

Buy from online stores.

Online retailers typically have lower overhead costs than physical stores, which means they can offer better prices. Of course, make sure you buy from reputable sources that are certified by trusted institutions like AGS or GIA.

Consider opting for lab-grown

Lab-grown diamonds are typically 30-40% cheaper than their natural counterparts and have the same physical, chemical, and optical properties. They are an excellent choice for
price.

Lab-Grown Diamonds vs Natural Diamonds

Lab-grown diamonds offer a more affordable alternative to natural diamonds, with prices typically that can go up to 50% lower.

These diamonds are created in controlled environments. They technically mimic the natural process real diamonds go through but within a much shorter time frame. 

In terms of composition, lab-grown diamonds possess the same physical, chemical, and optical properties as natural diamonds. Some are created so well that they’re indistinguishable from natural diamonds to the naked eye.

The lower cost of lab-grown diamonds makes them an attractive option for budget-conscious buyers who still want a high-quality stone.

 

Diamond Prices Frequently Asked Questions

Are diamonds expensive?

Diamonds can be expensive due to their rarity and the extensive processes required for mining and polishing. The price is influenced by the diamond’s quality (4Cs) and market demand. High-quality diamonds with excellent ratings in the 4Cs can be priced pretty steeply.

How much is 1 diamond equal to?

The worth of a single diamond depends on its carat weight, cut, color, and clarity. A 1-carat diamond can be worth anywhere from $4,000 to $16,000, for example.

How to tell if a diamond is real?

To tell if a diamond is real, check for certification from a reputable gemological lab like GIA or AGS. Simple tests include checking for fogging, conducting a water drop test, or using a diamond tester tool.

Is diamond cheaper than gold?

Diamonds are usually more expensive than gold per carat. While gold prices fluctuate based on market conditions, high-quality diamonds often maintain higher value due to their rarity.

How to check diamond quality?

Diamond quality is assessed using the 4Cs: Carat, Color, Clarity, and Cut. If you’re buying a diamond, make sure it’s graded by a reputable gemological lab like GIA or AGS.

Which carat diamond is best?

The best carat weight for a diamond depends on personal preference and budget. Popular choices for engagement rings include 1-carat and 1.5-carat diamonds, which balance size and affordability while showcasing significant brilliance and presence.

Is diamond a good investment?

Diamonds can be a good investment if purchased wisely. That said, make sure you focus on high-quality stones with excellent ratings in the 4Cs, and check if they’re certified by reputable labs. Of course, don’t forget to account for market fluctuations.

Do diamonds depreciate?

Diamonds generally retain their value, but they can depreciate if market conditions change or if they are of lower quality. High-quality diamonds with excellent ratings in the 4Cs from reputable labs tend to maintain their value better over time.

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