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How diamond price is calculated

Are you getting a fair diamond price? See the current price of diamonds. Learn how diamond pricing works, trends and compare 0.5 1, 1.5, 2, and 3 carat diamonds.

This quick 5-minute guide is packed with:

  • Compare hundreds of diamond seller's price with the current market rate

  • Secrets and tips on how to get the best value for your money

Orlove diamonds comparative diamond analysis is an estimate of a diamond's retail value based on the 4Cs and current market trends. Use this information as reference to make sure you're not overpaying for a diamond.

Before you get into the deep dive, here are the current 2021 diamond prices you can expect. The recommended price indicates where you get the best balance of price, quality, and beauty in a diamond.

Carat Weight

Per Carat Diamond Price

Approximate Price

0.25 carat

$800 - $4,000


0.50 carat

$1,000 - $5,000


0.75 carat

$5,000 - $9,000


1.0 carat

$5,000 - $16,000


1.25 carat

$6,000 - $19,000


1.50 carat

$8,000 - $20,000


2.00 carat

$12,000 - $30,000


2.50 carat

$16,000 - $36,000


3.00 carat

$20,000 - $50,700


As you can see, there is a huge price range. But it doesn't mean you need to spend top dollar for to get a good diamond. Our recommended price for best value isn't anywhere near the high point. But you will still get a diamond that looks just as good

The Rapaport Price List is the Primary Source for Diamond Price Information. Learn how to stay up to date with the latest market price information and price your diamonds according to the industry standard Rapaport Price List.

See How to Use the Rapaport Price List

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