Read on to learn more about the Rapaport Price List and how to read it, or jump to a section with these links:
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 represents 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 meaning no credit, memo, return or other terms
This is not the same as a transaction price
Price Sheets are updated every Thursday midnight NY time.
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 for 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 they’re 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 and understand the Rapaport Price List
The letter “W” denotes for 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 previous week is denoted as W in % terms.
The letter “T” denotes for the word “Total” which basically considers all the diamonds ranging from 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.