How Much Is My Diamond Worth? Can I Sell It Online?
A diamond is worth exactly what someone is willing to pay for for it. Professional diamond buyers determine purchase prices based on each diamond’s “4 C’s” (color, clarity, cut and carat weight). The better the cut, the higher the carat weight, the clearer the stone and the more colorless the diamond, the greater the amount someone will pay for it. There are other factors too which can significantly affect diamond value. Current market trends, for instance. In general, a round brilliant cut diamond is currently the most popular shape, so it has the most versatility when being placed into a new mounting.
This makes this shape more desirable, and therefore stones cut this way will typically garner the highest prices (meaning, they are “worth” the most) because there is the most interest for them in the marketplace. If there is a specific trend happening in the jewelry world (for example, if fancy pink, Marquis cut diamonds are seeing a surge in popularity) then this trend will raise the prices that are being paid for diamonds of this nature.