Our online catalogue is the easiest way to find diamonds at wholesale prices in South Africa. We have diamonds for sale in all shapes, sizes and colours! Our diamonds are top quality and come from verified sellers so they are guaranteed authentic. We also provide diamond quotes for loose diamonds to that perfect white diamond.
Diamond Prices Explained
While diamonds are difficult to price, there is a way to determine the wholesale value of diamonds.
There are several factors that influence prices for diamonds:
– diamond carat weight or size
– cut and shape of diamonds
– clarity grade/clarity level (SI, VS)
The better these qualities in your diamond, the higher its retail value will be. However if you purchase from reputable sellers then they should have already taken into consideration all three criteria when pricing their diamonds. Therefor it is important not to try and compare prices between different stores as each has an individual set cost based on quality vs selling price which could vary drastically even within one store depending what gems currently have available for sale.
Diamond carat weight or size
Diamond carat weight or size can refer to the diamond’s physical weight (in carats) and/or its dimensions (in MM). Diamonds are sold in a range of sizes. The weight and size of diamonds for sale play a significant role when determining diamonds’ market value, so it’s important to know the diamond carat weight or size you’re looking for before making your purchase.
The most common diamonds for sale are between 0.30ct and 0.40ct in size, with good colour/clarity grades of VS or SI and colour grades of G to K. The price range will depend on the shape (round, princess cut etc) but diamonds can be purchased from as little as $300 per carat up to $800 000+ per carat.
To find out the wholesale prices of diamonds for sale, you need to know what size diamonds are available. Below is a list of diamonds by weight in millimeters (mm)
The round brilliant diamond is considered the most popular shape for engagement rings. A 57-faceted cut, it has an ideal proportional finish and can outshine other diamonds on the market due to its size affecting color saturation, clarity, light performance.
|Round MM Size||Round Carat Weight||Round MM Size||Round Carat Weight|
|1mm.||0.005 ct.||5.0 mm.||0.50 ct.|
|1.1 mm.||0.0067 ct.||5.25 mm.||0.56 ct.|
|1.2mm||0.009 ct.||5.5 mm.||0.66 ct.|
|1.25 mm.||0.01 ct.||5.75 mm.||0.75 ct.|
|1.3 mm.||0.01 ct.||6 mm.||0.84 ct.|
|1.5 mm.||0.015 ct.||6.5 mm.||0.93 ct.|
|1.75 mm.||0.02 ct.||6.8 mm.||1.25 ct.|
|1.8 mm.||0.025 ct.||7 mm.||1.30 ct.|
|2 mm.||0.03 ct.||7.3 mm.||1.50 ct.|
|2.2 mm.||0.04 ct.||7.5 mm.||1.67 ct.|
|2.5 mm.||0.06 ct.||7.75 mm.||1.75 ct.|
|2.75 mm.||0.08 ct.||8 mm.||2.00 ct.|
|3 mm.||0.10 ct.||8.25 mm.||2.11 ct.|
|3.25 mm.||0.14 ct.||8.5 mm.||2.43 ct.|
|3.5 mm.||0.17 ct.||8.7 mm.||2.50 ct.|
|3.75 mm.||0.21 ct.||9 mm.||2.75 ct.|
|4 mm.||0.25 ct.||9.1 mm.||3.00 ct.|
|4.25 mm.||0.28 ct.||9.5 mm.||3.35 ct.|
|4.5 mm.||0.36 ct.||9.75 mm.||3.61 ct.|
|4.75 mm.||0.44 ct.||10 mm.||3.87 ct.|
Oval cut diamonds have a slimming effect on the hand that is similar to emerald cuts. They are great for someone who’s looking at unique, non-mainstream jewellery and can brighten as carat size increases.
|Oval MM Size||Oval Carat Weight||Oval MM Size||Oval Carat Weight|
|4.5×3.5 mm.||0.21 ct.||10×8 mm.||2.50 ct.|
|5×3 mm.||0.21 ct.||10.5×8.5 mm.||2.88 ct.|
|5.5×3.5 mm.||0.33 ct.||12×8 mm.||3.00 ct.|
|5×4 mm.||0.35 ct.||11×9 mm.||3.85 ct.|
|6×4 mm.||0.50 ct.|
|6×5 mm.||0.61 ct.|
|6.5×4.5 mm.||0.65 ct.|
|7×5 mm.||0.75 ct.|
|7.7×5.7 mm.||1.00 ct.|
|8×6 mm.||1.25 ct.|
|9×6 mm.||1.41 ct.|
|8.5×6.5 mm.||1.50 ct.|
|9×7 mm.||2.00 ct.|
Pear cut diamonds are comparable to oval-cut diamonds on the uniqueness scale. This cut can be used to create one-of-a-kind, nontraditional engagement rings.
|Pear MM Size||Pear Carat Weight||Pear MM Size||Pear Carat Weight|
|3×2 mm.||0.13 ct.||8.7×6.7 mm.||1.80 ct.|
|4×2.5 mm.||0.18 ct.||9×7 mm.||2.00 ct.|
|4×3 mm.||0.21 ct.||10×8 mm.||2.50 ct.|
|5×3 mm.||0.25 ct.||11×7.50 mm.||2.61 ct.|
|5×4 mm.||0.35 ct.||13×8 mm.||2.98 ct.|
|6×4 mm.||0.50 ct.||11×8 mm.||3.00 ct.|
|6.5×4.5 mm.||0.60 ct.||12×8 mm.||3.00 ct.|
|7×5 mm.||0.75 ct.||12×7 mm.||3.12 ct.|
|7.5×5.5 mm.||0.85 ct.||12×9 mm.||3.44 ct.|
|7.7×5.7 mm.||1.00 ct.||14×8 mm.||3.47 ct.|
|8×6 mm.||1.25 ct.||13×9 mm.||4.11 ct.|
|8.5×6.5 mm.||1.50 ct.||14×9 mm.||4.25 ct.|
|10×6 mm.||1.71 ct.||15×9 mm.||5.06 ct.|
The cushion cut diamond is a vintage style, but today it ranks among the five most popular diamond cuts. It’s especially prominent in jewellery worn by royalty and celebrities.
|Cushion MM Size||Cushion Ct. Weight||Cushion MM Size||Cushion Ct. Weight|
|4.2 mm.||0.40 ct.||8 mm.||3.00 ct.|
|4.9 mm.||0.50 ct.||8.5 mm.||3.50 ct.|
|5.25 mm.||0.75 ct.||9 mm.||4.12 ct.|
|5.5 mm.||1.00 ct.||9.5 mm.||5.09 ct.|
|6 mm.||1.25 ct.||10 mm.||5.62 ct.|
|6.5 mm.||1.50 ct.|
|7 mm.||2.00 ct.|
|7.5 mm.||2.50 ct.|
Princess cut diamonds pose a great alternative to round cuts. They are sharp, beautiful and much cheaper than their counterpart.
|Princess MM Size||Princess Ct. Weight||Princess MM Size||Princess Ct. Weight|
|1.5 mm.||0.015 ct.||5.25 mm.||0.90 ct.|
|1.75 mm.||0.03 ct.||5.5 mm.||1.00 ct.|
|2 mm.||0.06 ct.||5.75 mm.||1.11 ct.|
|2.25 mm.||0.08 ct.||6 mm.||1.25 ct.|
|2.5 mm.||0.10 ct.||6.25 mm.||1.39 ct.|
|2.75 mm.||0.13 ct.||6.5 mm.||1.50 ct.|
|3 mm.||0.18 ct.||6.75 mm.||1.75 ct.|
|3.25 mm.||0.26 ct.||7 mm.||2.00 ct.|
|3.5 mm.||0.29 ct.||7.25 mm.||2.01 ct.|
|3.75 mm.||0.31 ct.||7.5 mm.||2.50 ct.|
|4 mm.||0.39 ct.||7.75 mm.||2.74 ct.|
|4.25 mm.||0.44 ct.||8 mm.||3.00 ct.|
|4.5 mm.||0.50 ct.||8.25 mm.||3.24 ct.|
|4.75 mm.||0.64 ct.||8.5 mm.||3.67 ct.|
|5 mm.||0.75 ct.||8.75 mm.||4.10 ct.|
The marquise cut is a popular stone shape in vintage and antique jewellery, as it makes the diamond look larger compared to other cuts. A big factor that determines how many facets are on the diamond is size — anywhere from 50 to 60 can be found.
|Marquise MM Size||Marquise Ct Weight||Marquise MM Size||Marquise Ct Weight|
|3×1.5 mm.||0.025 ct.||9×4.5 mm.||0.75 ct.|
|3.5×1.75 mm.||0.065 ct.||9.5×2 mm.||0.85 ct.|
|3.5×2 mm.||0.07 ct.||10×5 mm.||1.00 ct.|
|4×2 mm.||0.10 ct.||11×5.5 mm.||1.25 ct.|
|3.75×1.75 mm.||0.11 ct.||11.5×6 mm.||1.33 ct.|
|4.25×2.25 mm.||0.12 ct.||12×6 mm.||1.50 ct.|
|5×2.5 mm.||0.14 ct.||13×6.5 mm.||2.00 ct.|
|5.5×2.75 mm.||0.16 ct.||14×7 mm.||2.50 ct.|
|5.5×3 mm.||0.18 ct.||15×7 mm.||3.00 ct.|
|5×3 mm.||0.20 ct.||14×8 mm.||3.00 ct.|
|6.5×3 mm.||0.23 ct.||15×7.5 mm.||3.25 ct.|
|6×3 mm.||0.25 ct.||15×8 mm.||3.44 ct.|
|7×3 mm.||0.30 ct.||16×8 mm.||3.86 ct.|
|7.5×3.5 mm.||0.33 ct.||16.5×8.25 mm.||4.00 ct.|
|7×4 mm.||0.34 ct.||17×8.5 mm.||4.88 ct.|
|8×4 mm.||0.50 ct.||17.5×10 mm.||5.50 ct.|
|8.75×4.25 mm.||0.70 ct.||20×8 mm.||7.08 ct.|
Cut and shape of diamonds
The diamonds you are looking to purchase for your engagement ring should be cut into a traditional round brilliant shape, which is the most preferred style. They can also be oval, pear shaped or emerald depending on what look best suits your personal preferences and budget.
The brilliant round is cut in order to maximize the amount of brilliance and sparkle they emit. The more brilliant a diamond is, the greater its value will be. Diamonds that have been cut with less precision won’t come out as bright or vibrant when on display – but diamonds that are extremely well-cut can make up for it by showing off their fire over their clarity instead.
That means if you find a diamond for sale with an exceptional shape but lower grades for things like clarity and color, it may have some hidden potential!
Clarity grade/clarity level (SI, VS)
When diamonds for sale are evaluated for their clarity, it is done by assessing the number of blemishes and internal flaws like feathers and needles. SI diamonds have more inclusions than VS diamonds which could be difficult to see with the naked eye. As such, they’re less expensive per carat as there’s less demand for them but still highly sought after if you can find one without too many visible flaws.
It all depends on what budget you need to stick with. Take into account that even minor imperfections like an inclusion at the edge of a diamond may not always be reflected accurately through pictures (especially since white diamonds reflect light so well).
This means that before making any purchase, we recommend that you consider diamonds with a clarity grade of SI2 to VVS if your budget allows it. It may be better in some cases to buy diamonds for sale which are slightly smaller but have more flawless qualities than a larger stone that may look duller under further inspection and assessment after being set into your ring design.
What is the Diamond Price Chart?
The diamond pricing chart is based on diamonds that have been graded by the GIA (Gemological Institute of America). Although diamonds come in a variety of shapes and sizes, these stones all fall into one of two categories: round or fancy. The price of diamonds for sale will differ largely depending on the shape.
The price scale also depends solely on carat weight with prices increasing exponentially as the size gets larger. For example, a 0.99ct stone will be worth more than twice as much as half a carat diamond but four times as valuable if it weighs exactly one full carat instead of just under.
This makes diamonds an excellent investment for those looking to make their money go further because each purchase can become increasingly profitable over time without any extra effort from you!
– The Rapaport and who has access to it
– How to use the Diamond Price Chart
– Diamonds for Sale
By providing access to accurate diamond pricing information in a transparent manner via its online diamond price charts, it allows all members of the industry itself (whether they just want wholesale diamonds or if they are dealers) to have an easier time making informed decisions when purchasing or selling diamonds. Determining the price of diamonds for sale is not a thumb-sucking matter!
The Rapaport and Who Has Access To It
Rapaport Group provides this pricing resource in order to promote transparency within their market space as well as help other organizations better understand their place within the industry itself. This allows for greater collaboration among all members involved by allowing them access to diamond prices before making purchases or engaging in transactions themselves. Members of the industry gain access to the pricing charts by subscription only. Members also have their credentials verified before being considered.
How To Use The Diamond Price Chart
In order to use the diamond price chart, you will need to know what carat weight diamonds fall under. Once this is done, look at the corresponding diamonds per carats and see how much those diamonds are priced for by Rapaport Group per-carat prices as seen on their diamonds price charts. Have a look here for more details on how to use this chart and determine what a diamond should cost.
The Hidden Dangers in the Diamond Price Chart
Diamonds have long been considered one of the most prized gems for engagement rings and other pieces of jewelry due to their rarity and beauty, however despite this fact diamonds can be purchased at a lower cost than expected if an individual is aware of which diamonds present value relative to others. Diamond prices will vary based on several variables well as certifications such as GIA or EGL.
With all factors considered, there is only one thing that matters in the end. What does the diamond look like? SJ Gems are the ONLY diamond seller that provide you with a detailed scan of the diamond. Any and all imperfections are clearly visible.
The majority of department stores an retailers do not poses this technology and are willing to sell you anything, as you will be deprived of this choice.
How much is a 0.50 carat (half carat) diamond?
As you have learned in this post, the price of a 0.50ct diamond is connected to the exchange rate and also fluctuates according to other market indicators. Luckily, you can have a look below at our latest stock prices. All these stones are available for sale and have live pricing.
We have a wide range of diamonds for sale at prices that you can afford. Browse our selection today and don’t forget to ask about the jewellery we offer as well!