Diamond Prices Index™

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Updated June 1, 2022 - Next update July 1, 2022

Determining the price of a diamond or its value involves many of the factors we discuss on our diamond grading page. These include the 4 Cs (carat weight, cut, color, and clarity), and other factors are also taken into account such as polish, symmetry, fluorescence and shape. In the wholesale market, diamonds are priced per unit of weight, referred to as "per carat."

Updated Wednesday, June 1, 2022, diamond prices moved HIGHER by an average of 2.2% in May 2022. The average price per carat of all diamonds in our database was $13,165.72, down from $12,883.16 a month ago.

Average price per carat broken down by carat weight ranges:

Weight RangeAvg. Price/Carat
Less than 0.50 ct.$2,182
0.51 to 0.99 ct.$3,602
1.00 to 1.49 ct.$6,634
1.50 to 1.99 ct.$9,487
2.00 to 2.99 ct.$13,265
3.00 to 3.99 ct.$17,567
4.00 to 4.99 ct.$21,902
5.00 ct. or more$30,687

Please note: The diamond price chart above does not differentiate between qualities of diamonds, it provides a summary of various carat weight ranges only.

The Diamond Prices Index is a representation of the current market pricing trend for diamonds. The DPI takes into account the average retail price per carat of loose diamonds from jewelers around the web. Prices are calculated for groups of weight ranges as well as by color and clarity.

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