The Rapaport Price List Explained

What is the Rapaport price list, how to read and understand it, and how it helps your diamond and/or jewelry business

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Written by Philippa Corrick
Updated over a week ago

What is the Rapaport Price List?

The Rapaport Price List is the international benchmark used by dealers to establish diamond prices in all the major markets.

  • There are Price Lists published for both Round and Pear shaped diamonds, with the Pears price list used as an indication for all fancy shapes

  • All prices are in USD and represent Rapaport’s opinion of diamond prices based on research, analysis, and methodology, to reflect prices in the diamond markets as accurately as possible.

  • Prices in this report reflect our opinion of High Cash Asking Prices. High Cash Asking Prices is the asking price that a seller would always be prepared to accept, if the deal was made for a single diamond, in cash

  • Cash means no credit, memo, return, or other terms

  • This is not the same as a transaction price

  • Price Sheets are updated every Thursday at midnight NY time. Click here to read more

General Price List Information

  • The Rapaport Price List is for well-shaped, fine-cut white diamonds

  • Quote the Rapaport opinion of high cash asking prices for Rapaport Specification A3 and better diamonds. Click here for more information on Rapaport Specifications

  • Cover diamonds of 1-10 carat size

  • There is no price list for fancy-colored diamonds

Round Price List

  • This list is used for round-shaped diamonds as well as old European cuts

Pear Price List

  • The Pear Price List is often used as a price guideline for other fancy shapes

  • There is no list of any other fancy diamond shape

Parcel Price List

Diamonds sized 0.01-0.29 on the Rapaport Price List are usually traded as Parcels and so their prices reflect the Parcel prices

  • The Rapaport Parcel Price List provides up-to-date pricing information on the cost of diamond parcels in the Indian market

  • It reflects the prices for non-certified parcels.

  • It is published monthly in PDF format

Read & Understand the Rapaport Price List

  • The letter “W” denotes the word “White” which basically considers the average price changes of the Top 25 diamonds with the best color and clarity in a specific size group compared to last week. The top 25 diamonds are D-H color and IF-VS2 clarity diamonds. Any change from the previous week is denoted as W in % terms.

  • The letter “T” denotes the word “Total” which basically considers all the diamonds ranging from the color D-M and Clarity from IF-13 in a specific size group. The average prices of all the diamonds in the size group are compared to the average prices of all the diamonds in the previous week and any difference in the average prices is denoted in T in % terms.

Rapaport Price List Changes

  • The Rapaport Price list is updated every Thursday at midnight NY time

  • RapNet subscribers view changes every week on the web or App

View Price List Changes on RapNet

  1. Login to > Diamond Icon on the left navigation bar

  2. Rapaport Prices > Price Changes

  3. Toggle between Pear and Round to view changes to that list

View Price List Changes on

Price List and/or Magazine subscribers view changes either weekly or monthly, depending on their level of subscription.

  1. Login to > Diamond Prices

  2. Rapaport Price Lists > Price Changes

  3. Click on Rounds Price Changes/Pear Price Changes etc.

View Price List Changes on the RapNet App

  1. 3 dots on the bottom right > Full Menu > Rapaport Prices

  2. Price Changes

Want to receive a RapNet App Push Notification when a new price list is available? Click here to learn how to switch on or off Price List notifications

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