This year we have had the opportunity to work with many clients buying 2.0. 3.0 and 4.0 carat diamonds. We have wonderful sources and would be happy to help you with your large diamond purchases.
Some of the most important aspects of working as a private jeweler come in to play when I help clients purchase a large diamond. The most important place to start is educating my clients about market trends and how it relates to the 4 Cs. Using the example of a 3.50 carat round diamond, ideal cut, VS2 clarity prices can vary greatly depending on the color as much as $40k. The examples of diamonds we have researched included diamonds in the G through E color range, VS2 clarity and ideal cut, would sell for an average of $90k. Using the same scenario on all the 4Cs, but changing the color range to I through J, the cost average drops to approximately $45k. As you can see from this example, with all factors the same, just changing the colors in this size diamond can extremely affect the price. The larger the diamond, the more rare the stones are. This rarity affects the price to extreme measures. It can be very confusing to the consumer that there are 3.0 carat diamonds that can sell for $20k, but also 3.0 carat diamonds that can sell for $90k. Educating yourself and understanding the aspects that feed into this price range can be very rewarding and beneficial.
When looking for larger stones on today's market, they are available, but not in abundance. Doing the research we have done over the past few years, to search for the perfect stones, we have found this price variation to be almost startling and hard to explain to our clients. When looking at larger diamonds, and combine top color, excellent clarity and ideal cut, the diamond prices climb exponentially. Here are some images of some wonderful large diamonds we have worked with over the years.
Over the years we have established firm relationships with some quality large diamond suppliers. When making a substantial purchase such as this, there is no substitute for seeing and comparing the stones personally to understand the gem attributes and the price ranges.