Valuing a Fancy Color Diamond

By The FCRF Team | 09.11.14
Valuing a Fancy Color Diamond

Pricing a fancy color diamond is a difficult task due to the number of variables involved. The cost will be an approximation based on a combined reading of the diamond’s gemological parameters with more subjective aspects of its aesthetic value. A nuanced understanding of how a fancy color diamond will be appreciated by the consumer market is fundamental to pricing a diamond correctly.

The Rules of Supply and Demand

As with any other commodity, demand is the factor which governs the price of fancy color diamonds; their value will change over time as trends evolve. It is for this reason that some stones – despite their size or rarity – will not be as highly valued because they may be difficult to incorporate into wearable jewelry, or the color could be undesirable ...

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