Blogs Thumbnail

How much is a black diamond worth?

 Purchase Link: Black Diamond, Single Cut

Purchasing diamonds or precious stones are a big deal, regardless of whether you are a trader or a first time customer. Natural Fancy Black diamonds, should be graded by a reputed lab or gemologist since this is the only way to know for sure if it is a natural fancy black diamond or a diamond which has been treated. Best to choose a stone that appeals to you in terms of the three S’s, Shape, Size, and Shine.  The GIA and other reputed labs provide an Authenticity Certificate which includes the color grade, in the case of natural black diamonds-black, color origin-natural, carat weight, and diamond measurements.

Black diamonds mostly have a simple cut of 16 facets with a smooth surface, and consistent black color throughout. But as a first-time customer, it should not be too troublesome, as Natural black diamonds are comparable in rate to colorless diamonds and hence in the market, considered affordable.

How to determine the value of black diamonds?

The first thing you need to do is determine if the black diamond is real. You have to ensure that the stone is legitimate, so this needs to be verified by a reputable lab or gemologist. This is a common way to verify diamonds, with a report from a lab certifying the type- Natural, Treated, or Salt and Pepper. Diamonds with no valid certification are considered faux.  

But let’s talk about how we know if we are getting our money’s worth….

Supply and Demand

Judging by its appearance in recent years on the red carpet and in music videos, the popularity of the black diamond has surged. This has, in turn, raised the prices and increased the demand. But it is not common to find Natural black diamonds in the market, where you will most likely find treated ones. So in order to get your hands on an authentic fancy black diamond, it may be difficult, but not impossible.


For certified natural black diamonds, it is expensive but still less expensive than a white diamond. But if you wish to go easy on your pocket, you can definitely go for a treated or enhanced black diamond which is less expensive.

And as expected, the prices differ based on their qualities of each black diamond. Black diamonds are often harder to polish and this affects the cut.


While black diamonds are unique, if we compare their price per carat to any other diamond they are still less expensive. This is good news for potential buyers. But obviously, the cost per carat increases, due to the growth in diamond size. Hence you will be delighted to find yourself with a large black diamond, costing less than a small-sized white diamond. 

“The fifth-largest diamond in the world known as the Spirit of de Grisogono, a black diamond that was cut in Switzerland.  Before it was cut it weighed 587 carats and after it was cut the weight was 312 carats”. 

The Four C’s

To help us differentiate diamonds are evaluated on the basis of Cut, Color, Clarity, and Carat Weight. Black diamonds are no exception with a simple cut (16 facets). The surface should be smooth and the Colour should be evenly distributed. Clarity refers to the presence of inclusions or flaws. Grades are AAA, AA+, AA, A, and I1 with AAA being the best. Carat is the weight of a diamond.

Buying Options

Comparing prices

When buying anything in particular, we first compare prices. So it is pure logic to first compare rates of different diamonds and diamonds from different vendors or outlets. Another thing is to ensure the availability of the diamond you’re looking for if it is available, high in demand, if it has already been sold or if it’ll be back in stock. All these factors affect the price. If you are looking to design multiple pieces with said stones, it is better to buy wholesale, because some vendors sell diamonds from wholesale quantities for higher prices.


Under a strong light source, enhanced diamonds will emit flecks of blue and green. This won’t happen with a natural fancy black diamond where the edges will appear to be dark brown.

Purchase from a legitimate vendor

Check the vendor’s associations and credentials with public and professional organizations. The vendor’s credentials should be found on the official website.

Buying online

Buying black diamonds is an easy, stress-free experience. A great variety of well-cut stones at the best prices can be easily found on the Internet. It is easier to go online to find a reputable local jeweler, whom you have to trust for setting a diamond, maintenance, cleaning, repairs and so on.

How to buy black diamonds?

To purchase something unique and misunderstood like black diamonds, it is understandable that potential buyers can be confused as to how to proceed with the buying. We can take you through the steps into making your first purchase!

Step 1: Go to the GemsdiamondsbyShikha website .

Step 2: Click on the Search bar, and type in “Black Diamonds”, and it will turn out a variety of Rough, Raw, Uncut, Salt and Pepper, Natural Diamonds and any more. Thoroughly research the type of diamond that you would like to purchase. Read through the details of each product listing carefully, and enquire if you have any more doubts.

Step 3: Select the type and add it to your Cart. If you are unable to purchase right at the moment, then you can add the product to your wish list by clicking on the heart symbol at the upper right hand corner of the product image.

Step 4: At the checkout, select the PayPal option. Click the green “Checkout with PayPal” button.

Step 5 : In the following page,  if you don’t wish to log into PayPal or sign up for an account, click the link on the left side of the screen: “Don’t have a PayPal account? No problem, continue checkout” or select the option saying ‘Pay with your Debit/credit card’.

Step 6: You will be taken to a screen where you can enter your credit information to complete your order.

*You do not need a PayPal account to pay for your purchases through Credit/Debit Card. You can simply and safely use PayPal Secure Payment Gateway to process payment by your credit/debit card without Logging into your PayPal account

*Else you can choose others as your payment option and we will send you a PayPal invoice on your email Id and you can make the payment following the above easy and simple steps.

Please do contact us if you get stuck anywhere while making your payment – our assistance is just a conversation away.*

Back to blog