Diamond Price

How Are Diamonds Priced?

The price of a diamond will depend upon a combination of factors:

  • First, its size or weight, which is measured in carats.
  • How well the diamond is actually cut and therefore how well it sparkles.
  • Its colour - whether it's a bright white stone or dull yellow.
  • Its clarity - how many inclusions or marks the diamond has.

Examples of How Diamond Quality Affects Ring Price

The following are indicative prices (Feb 09).  Exact prices can be found in our catalogue.

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Approx. $3,000

0.4 carat, clarity SI1,colour G, cut excellent.

Approx. $5,000

0.5 carat, clarity VS2, colour G, cut excellent.

Approx. $12,000

0.75 carat, clarity VS2, colour G, cut excellent.

Approx. $14,000

1.0 carat, clarity SI1, colour F, cut excellent.

Set Your Own Budget and Choose Your Own Diamond

We have two ways to help you choose a diamond and ring to suit your budget:


This feature allows you to choose your own diamond shape, size and quality - all tailored by you to suit your budget. You will be able to see the price changing as you adjust the quality or size of your diamond, so that you can decide what size of diamond and what quality of diamond you really want. Why not have a play and see what's available to you...


1791 Signature and Modena Collections

The Signature and Modena collections were created by jewellery designer Alice Herald. A tray of rings with prices can be seen along the top of the page - when you select a ring, several image views and a detailed description of that ring will be shown.  You can click on as many rings as you want, comparing prices as you go, or save to favourites to compare later.. 


Diamond Price - External Forces

Diamond prices are partly affected by natural forces: Formed over millions of years by extreme heat and pressure, diamonds reflect the beauty and miracle of nature. Mining them is an expensive process, and the large majority of mined diamonds are suitable only for industrial purposes. This leaves a small percentage of gem-grade diamonds to be cut and fashioned into jewellery, and this rarity is a key factor in why a diamond is so valuable.

Price is also affected by human influence: Economies of supply and demand impact on market prices, and the ever important factors of Cut quality and Carat Weight, as determined during the cutting process, also help determine the price a diamond can command.

Budgeting For Your Diamond Engagement Ring

The popular guide when purchasing a diamond engagement ring is to spend approximately two months' salary. More practically, though, you should not spend more than you can comfortably afford.

Lets go shopping - For your perfect engagement ring in our Online Shop!

We trust that, having read our guide, you have all the information you want and are ready to go shopping. If you still have questions then please contact us but otherwise, please head to our online shop and take a look at some of our wonderful rings ... go shopping for engagement rings
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