Do Diamonds depreciate?


my husband and i were wondering if diamonds hold their value or do they start to depreciate once they've left the jewelers? similar to they way a car loses value after driving off the lot, does this apply to diamonds as well? thanks for your time.


Hi Kathy,
Great question! Commercial grade diamonds depreciate the second you walk out the store. Their average secondary market value is 19.7% of the original price paid. Now commercial grade diamonds cut from full term rough (not irregulars) holds or appreciates in value an average of 6 ¼ to 8 ¼ each year. 🙂 Hope that helps. Have a great day! –Fred