How Shape Affects the Resale Value of Your Diamond

A diamond’s shape greatly impacts its appearance and total overall value. Pricing in the diamond industry relies on market desirability and conditions. Round brilliant cut diamonds have the most brilliance of all of the shapes and have historically been the most in-demand shape. Seventy-Five percent of all diamonds sold throughout recorded history have been a round shape diamond. Consequently, this shape will bring a higher price on the secondhand market compared to fancy shape diamonds.

The term fancy shape refers to any shape that is not a round diamond, such as the marquise, princess, pear, emerald and heart. These shapes have lower market desirability compared to round brilliant diamonds.  Like fashion trends, diamond shapes go in and out of style as trends evolve. Both the marquise and pear shapes were especially popular in the 1980s. Fast forward to the 2000s and princess shape diamonds were the most fashionable. Today, ovals are the most desired fancy shape.

Despite the fashion changes that have accompanied the past four decades, round brilliant diamonds have consistently remained the most desirable. Nevertheless, fancy shapes typically have a larger overall look compared to round brilliant diamonds of the same carat weight, which is why they often come into fashion.

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Examples of round, cushion and princess shape diamonds.

Diamond Shapes That Appear to Be the Largest Include:

  1. Marquise: Boasts the largest surface area of all shapes.
  2. Pear: The asymmetrical shape causes the diamond to appear larger
  3. Oval: The elongated design enlarges the appearance for a diamond
  4. Emerald: The rectangular shape ensures that the diamond appears larger than a round

Sell Your Diamonds at Diamond Banc, Boca Raton Today

At Diamond Banc, we carefully examine your diamond for any factors that add value. For example, since round brilliant diamonds remain the most popular style, our buyers are able to provide higher offers for these stones. Comparatively, we are able to offer less for fancy shapes as they are less likely to sell and remain in inventory longer.

Regardless of your diamond shape, Diamond Banc can offer at least 5% more than any recent, legitimate written offer.

Get Started Selling Your Diamond Jewelry

Diamond Banc offers 50-80% of the wholesale value of your diamond depending on the market demand. The process is simple, fast and you receive immediate payment on all purchases.

Begin by filling out the easy online submission form. Be sure to add a clear photo and all paperwork that you may possess, as it enables our buyers to offer more for your diamond jewelry.

Next, a Diamond Banc expert will reach out with an initial quote. If you accept this offer, we will schedule a convenient appointment with a certified gemologist to evaluate your jewelry. Then, we will make an official offer on the spot.

Find out why Diamond Banc is the leading source for selling your diamonds. Get started today at or by calling 561-988-8464.