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How have diamond values changed over the past 15 years

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Submitted: 9 years ago.
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Expert:  Durrbeck replied 9 years ago.

Would you like data for industrial grade diamonds or gem-grade diamonds?

Man made or natural?


Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Thanks. The gems are in a fancy ring -- in the family for many years. Had an appraisal in 1990 by a gemologist. It was $15,000. Curious how we would do selling it. Contains two natural 1.4ct diamonds, with lots of small ones in a ring around the two main stones.
Expert:  Family Physician replied 9 years ago.
There are MANY variables which contribute to the "value" of a diamond ring including the "value" of the diamond/gemstones in the ring, the cut(s) of the stones, and the style of the ring.

Trends in jewelry come and go - what is "in" today, may be "out" in a few years (or vice versa). Particular cuts (even colors of diamonds) become "fad" - and their value may be much higher or lower than the averages.

This link will give you a general idea of the value of diamonds - which for the most part have been relatively steady over the time you are asking about.

To get a accurate value of this ring - you really need to have a formal appraisal by a REPUTABLE appraiser.
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