There are no exact means to determine the price of a diamond without taking many steps. Designed to these matters in mind, this can include surplus or scarcity in any one stone. Economic downturns is a good time to buy, when bargains can be had. For when better economic times build so does your investment in a diamond. Market conditions are changing all the time, and this can affect price. And while we cannot give you exact prices in today's market we can give some general guidelines that should help you navigate through the complex world of diamonds.
Remember that any prices quoted are general and intended to give you a general idea rather than specific prices. Remember also that these prices are for an unmounted stone. If you choose a fine setting or wish specific inclusions the price may increasse considerably. If you see extreme differences between the prices shown, you may want to check if your price quoted is that much lower. Check with a gemologist or jeweler to ensure the bargain diamond really is a value true diamond. If the price is much higher, again you should have this deteremined on the superiority of this stone over the industy average.
Diamonds with good proportion will sell for more, often from five to fifteen percent or more. However, diamonds with a special shape that is popular will bring a higher price for round stones, if that is the more favored diamond. Be sure you read the grading information on diamonds so you can understand how diamonds are bought and sold. One recommended report is Diamonds: The Antoinette Matlins Buying Guide. This knowledge will give you much more than simply using your untrained eye alone. The retail price guide for well cut round diamonds has the most recent prices.
You will see how there is a large price change among diamonds of the same size due to differences in the flaw grades and color grades, and the out of proportion jumps in price per carat, based on First we will price a 1 carat diamond and will compare it to a one half carat. The price for a top quality D/IF diamond is something more than $32,000, while a one half D/IF diamond is around $15,500. A three quarter carat D/IF diamond would cost around around $17500. or $13,000 per carat, or $7,800 per stone. In contrast the one carat D/IF is $32,000 per carat and per stone.
The one carat diamond goes down in valuke as the grade lessens. For example, the D diamond one carat stone drops from $32,000 to $22,000 for the next value stone, rating E stone. F and G drop to under $20,000 and $15,750. This trend continues down to stones H ($14,000), I (12,000, J ($10,500 and least valuable of all major ratings K with a price per carat of around $9,500. That color grade classification is complex as it covers color grade as above. Next to view and judge flaw or clarity grade. The highest rated one carat diamond, as noted above is $32,000 per carat and per stone, and that is diamond clarity grade D, flaw grade IF.
The same D diamond with one flaw grade less is D/VVS and that price drops to around $22,000 per carat and stone.Likewise an F diamond's price per carat and per stone is under $9,500. Either way you approach these diamonds, and where in each category you know is best for you, then take care of a buyers market, and true honest discounts are to be found. If you purchase on line and you have any doubt take it to a respected gemologist or jeweler to ensure what you got a discount on was worth the price, hopefully more if you take caution before you purchase.
Derek Dashwood finds the study of diamonds and gemstones fascinating and how one small stone can take your breath away at Diamonds and Gemstones Shop