DIAMOND PRICING GUIDE

The following diamond pricing guide gives you a very general idea about the type of diamond you can expect to find in various price ranges. 

Diamond Pricing guide for Round brilliant cut diamonds, SI1-VS2 clarity, F-G color and very good to excellent make. These are the most popular qualities in the market, although some people prefer lesser and greater quality, to fit individual budgets and tastes. Fancy shape diamonds (other than round brilliant) tend to be less expensive due to the more effect use of the rough diamond material in these shapes. Use these numbers as a guide and you should find them helpful.

0.50-0.75 ct $1500-3000

Half to three quarter carat diamonds are available in many shapes and qualities. Average cost for a well cut round brilliant diamond SI1-VS2 clarity and F-G-H color (the most popular qualities) ranges from around $1,500-$3,500 depending on the specifics for the individual stone, including cut, clarity, color, and carat weight.

0.70-0.99 ct $3000-5000

Three quarter to one carat diamonds are available in many shapes and qualities. Average cost for a well cut round brilliant diamond SI1-VS2 clarity and F-G-H color (the most popular qualities) ranges from around $3,000-$5,000 depending on the specifics for the individual stone.

1.00-1.25 ct $5500-10,000

One to one and a quarter carat diamonds are available in many shapes and qualities. Cut variations start to play a bigger role in value as size increase.  Average cost for a well cut round brilliant diamond SI1-VS2 clarity and F-G-H color (the most popular qualities) ranges from around $5,500-$10,000 depending on the specifics for the individual stone. 

1.25-1.45 ct $8000-12,000

One and a quarter to one and a half carat diamonds are available in many shapes and qualities, but supply becomes much tighter near the 1.40-1.50 size. Average cost for a well cut round brilliant diamond SI1-VS2 clarity and F-G-H color (the most popular qualities) ranges from around $8,000-$12,000 depending on the specifics for the individual stone.

1.50-1.75 ct $10,000-17,000

One and a half to one and three quarter carat diamonds are available in many shapes and qualities. Prices definitely start up the bell curve in a noticeable way. Average cost for a well cut round brilliant diamond SI1-VS2 clarity and F-G-H color (the most popular qualities) ranges from around $10,00-$17,000 depending on the specifics for the individual stone. Cut plays an important role in Value, and Diamond Certificates matter more and more.

1.75-2.00 ct $15,000-25,000

One and three quarter to two carat diamonds are somewhat available in many shapes and qualities. Supple starts to noticeably reduce as the size increase. 1.90 ct. to 1.99 ct. very scarce.Average cost for a well cut round brilliant diamond SI1-VS2 clarity and F-G-H color (the most popular qualities) ranges from around $15,000-$25,000 depending on the specifics for the individual stone.

2.00-2.50 ct $20,000-35,000

Two to two and a half carat diamonds are available in many shapes and qualities, but not nearly the supply as smaller stones. Rarity starts to also become more pervasive. The range of quality within each category varies more and has a greater impact on value. Average cost for a well cut round brilliant diamond SI1-VS2 clarity and F-G-H color (the most popular qualities) ranges from around $20,000-$35,000 depending on the specifics for the individual stone.

2.50-2.75 ct $30,000-45,000

Two to two and three quarter carat diamonds are available in most shapes and qualities. Average cost for a well cut round brilliant diamond SI1-VS2 clarity and F-G-H color (the most popular qualities) ranges from around $30,000-$45,000 depending on the specifics for the individual stone. All sizes and qualities are now in limited supply. Costs range significantly stone to stone.

2.75-2.95 ct $35,000-50,000

Two and three quarter to three carat diamonds are in somewhat to vary limited supply in many shapes and qualities. Average cost for a well cut round brilliant diamond SI1-VS2 clarity and F-G-H color (the most popular qualities) ranges from around $35,000-$50,000 depending on the specifics for the individual stone.

3.00-3.40 ct $50,000-80,000

Three to three and a half carat diamonds are available most  shapes and qualities, in less and less abundance.  Average cost for a well cut round brilliant diamond SI1-VS2 clarity and F-G-H color (the most popular qualities) ranges from around $50,000-$80,000 or more depending on the specifics for the individual stone.

3.50-3.95 ct $60,000-100,000

Three and a half to four carat diamonds are available in most shapes and qualities. But everything is rare and very valuable, except very low qualities. Big stones of fine quality are always in short supply and prices tend to be high and firm. Average cost for a well cut round brilliant diamond SI1-VS2 clarity and F-G-H color (the most popular qualities) ranges from around $60,000-$100,000 or more depending on the specifics for the individual stone. There are "bluff" stones in the market that are cut with shallow depths or variations in cutting that greatly affect value.