Expect Significant Price Increases For Diamonds
Intense sparkle may not be the only thing that deserves a double take when it comes to diamonds. Take a look at the price-tag.
Jewelers say you can expect to see price increases ranging from 10 percent to 20 percent depending on the quality of the diamond.
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“I’ve seen things happen last year that I would not have believed,” said John Sorich, owner of jewelry discounter, Diamond Direct.
Sorich has spent the last 30 years keeping a close eye on market ups and downs.
“We’ve been in the business since 1981,” he said.
He said the latest price increases are some of the most dramatic he’s ever seen.
“This diamond right there has gone up about $5,000 in cost,” he said, adding that’s because the more quality diamonds are the ones increasing the most.
It all goes back to supply and demand, only this time, you have to take a global market into consideration.
“There seems to be more and more people reaching this middle-class level, that once they get there, they become consumers,” Sorich said.
India, China and the Middle East make up for 40 percent of global demand.