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Quote this post and reply to it Post#1 @ 12-18-01 , 05:55 PM


I'm not sure how to word this question, but here goes...
I'm trying to figure out how much of a per-carat price increase there is between each clarity and color grade.
And whether the increases between the higher grades are greater than those between the lower ones.
(I'm just unsure of the phrasing I should use for this question.)
The reason I am asking is that I am getting ready to tradeup a stone with my original jeweler.
I was recently quoted a rough price estimate which was two-thirds again of what I have already paid, to go up only two clarity grades in the same size stone that I already have. And we're not talking VVS-anything here.
It was a bit of a shock. However, I don't really have any non-chain stores in my area at which to compare prices.
Thanks for your help!

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If you can get a dealer to show you a Rap sheet it may give you an idea of prices between grades.

It is not uniform between colors or from clarity grade to clarity grade. As you get up toward D FL the jumps between do get bigger!

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This is not current, but may give you some clues: http://www.goodoldgold.com/pricing1.htm .

Jonathan's site is a must read.

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As the color goes up the price jump for each clarity also goes up. You can see a good survey using the diamond price stats choice at http://www.pricescope.com .

This jump is one reason why it is sometimes a really good idea to step down a color grade to go up in clarity, or vice-versa. Or even to go up in size or cut at the cost of a little color or clarity.

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