The final result is that a 1 carat round D flawless diamond would cost between $12,500 and $15,000. And a 1 carat round diamond with A G color, SI1 clarity, and exceptional cut, like the one I recommend, would cost $6,000.
A study of large diamonds sold at auction reveals that flawless diamonds are extremely rare: out of more than 100 large diamonds sold at auction during the last decade, only three were considered "D" or "E" quality, which is why my estimate seems low. However many other factors can affect price, such as color, shape, weight, and setting. A colored diamond may look attractive, but it will also cost more to repair the damage caused by exposure to light. As for shape, well, round diamonds are easier to sell if you're looking to make money quickly, while fancy shapes tend to be more valuable.
Finally, price depends on demand and supply. Flawless diamonds are so rare that there is no competition between sellers, which means they can ask any price they want. On the other hand, since there are many less-than-perfect diamonds available, buyers have some choice about where to spend their money. If you ask me, it's not hard to guess what role market forces play in determining diamond prices.
In conclusion, a 1 carat flawless diamond costs between $12,500 and $15,000.
A 1-carat diamond can range in price from $2,000 to $25,000. That indicates a diamond in the center of the price range should cost between $11,000 and $12,000. That may sound straightforward, yet it is an overpayment. A good-value, high-quality 1 carat diamond should cost between $4,500 and $6,000. A lower price means you are getting a less valuable stone.
Prices of diamonds are based on several factors: cut, color, clarity. The rarer the diamond, the more valuable it will be. Colorless diamonds are the most valuable of all. They make up only 1% of the total mined supply. White diamonds (including white quartz) are next in value, making up about 9%. Light blue diamonds are the third most popular color, with estimates showing that they account for about 18% of the total mined supply. Dark blue diamonds are the least common of all, accounting for only 2% of the total mined supply. Diamond prices can vary significantly depending on color. For example, dark blue diamonds are very rare and extremely expensive, while light blue diamonds are much more common and affordable.
The quality of the diamond also affects its price. Lower-quality diamonds tend to sell for higher prices because they are easier to find, even though they may not be as beautiful. Higher-quality diamonds are harder to find and therefore worth more.
A well-cut round brilliant diamond with SI1-VS2 clarity and F-G-H color (the most common attributes) costs between $8,000 and $12,000, depending on the specifications of the exact stone. The price can be higher or lower depending on quality issues such as inclusions, damage, or lack of symmetry.
There are many factors that go into determining the price of a diamond. The cut, quality, and carat weight of the stone all play a role in the final price. Also important is whether the diamond is white or colored, because these qualities can affect how it will look when worn. Finally, the shape of the stone may also make a difference; for example, if it has sharp corners or not. There are more than 100 different diamond shapes, so one must be careful not to buy another type of stone by mistake.
Round brilliant diamonds make up the largest category of diamond (by number). They are also the de facto standard for jewelry because they are highly desirable and easy to recognize. Round brilliant stones have a full hemisphere cut from top to bottom, allowing for maximum light reflection and brilliance.
The next most popular shape is the cushion-shaped stone. These diamonds are shaped like a dome with smooth edges and a flat base. They are less expensive than round brilliants but still very attractive.
The price of a 1 carat yellow diamond can range from $3,000 to $16,000+, depending on how it's graded and the intensity of its color. Intense yellow diamonds, such as Canary Diamonds, are the most expensive, and usually cost at least $10,000 for a 1 carat diamond. Less intense yellows can be found in lower-priced diamonds.
Canary diamonds were first discovered in 1793 by an English gold miner who was searching for gold when he came across these stones lying in the bed of a river. He took them back to his home country where they became popular gifts with gold miners because they would help protect them from inhaling coal dust which is known to cause cancer. Today, canary diamonds are still given as gifts by people who work with metals because they know that anyone working with gold or silver will be protected from toxic chemicals that could be absorbed through their skin.
Canary diamonds have very high levels of uranium contamination which can be several times higher than normal diamonds. This makes them extremely radioactive and unsuitable for jewelry purposes. They also have other impurities such as sulfur which gives them their yellow color. Despite all this, canary diamonds are still valued highly by jewelers because they are rare and unique.
There have been attempts over the years to replace canary diamonds with counterfeits but no substitute has been able to match their quality or price.