Rapaport price list

The Rapaport Diamond Price Sheet is considered the primary source of
diamond price by the jewelry trade. It is used in diamond
markets world-wide as the basis for establishing inter-dealer prices
– providing invaluable for trading stones effectively and
profitably. The price sheets serve as a starting point for
negotiations and as a basis for establishing value for a broad range
of diamonds. I already visited Rapaport’s webpage but I cannot be
given access to the Rapaport Price Sheet unless you pay a weekly or
monthly rate. Rates are as follows:

Weekly Report: U.S., Canada, Mexico - $250; N.Y. - $270; Overseas - $350
Weekly Fax : U.S., Canada, Mexico - $350; N.Y. - $375; Overseas - $900

Monthly Report: U.S., Canada, Mexico - $180; N.Y. - $195; Overseas - $250

For someone living overseas like me, I find these rates too
expensive. Can someone in the list kind enough to post any previous
Rapaport’s Price Sheet. Thanks!

(o)/ Have Fun!

Ms. Barretto, National Jeweler, a free trade publication, prints a
price list every other week, which is produced by Polygon’s “Certnet”
on-line trading system. Many of us in the diamond trade find this
list just as reliable as the Rapp. I have not personally checked, but
you may find it on-line at http://www.national-jeweler.com , user
name “jewelry”, password is “trade”. Good luck, JMF

Dear Maria, The Rappaport Diamond Report is copyrighted and any kind
of reproduction would be considered unethical and illegal. I know it
seemed like alot of money to me at first but I need it to do
appraisals for insurance coverage and it is a business deduction.
Besides I make my investment back many times over during the year.
Knowledge is necessary for me to give my customer what he is paying
for. Perhaps you could call your diamond supplier for price quotes
when you need the

Patty Rios , Precise Jewelry & Appraisals, Springfield, MO.

The report is there, but unfortunately the user name “Jewelry” and
password “trade” are rejected as unauthorized (with or without the ""
marks). Any suggestions? MP

  The Rapaport Diamond Price Sheet is considered the primary source
of diamond price by the jewelry trade. It is used in
diamond markets world-wide as the basis for establishing
inter-dealer prices 

Sort of. While the Rap sheet is widely quoted, it, as well as other
price sheets, doesn’t set the market, but only attempts to describe
it. This is useful to jewelers who buy from the diamond market, and
helps dealers communicate perhaps, but the market doesn’t go to the
rap sheet to set the prices. Martin Rappaport goes to the market to
see what prices he should put in the Rap Sheet. Also, the Rap sheet
is notorious for not accuratly reflecting the real world prices
everyday jewelers will pay. Discounts abound, and any jeweler
actually paying “rap” is often paying too much. You need not only
the rap sheet, but also to know what the prevailing discounts are.
Much more accurate, in my view, are Don Palmieries Diamond Market
monitor, or The Gemworld Price Guide. Both of these more accurately
state exactly what sales level their price represents,
both are more detailed, taking into account cut grading as well as
clarity and color. Both of these companies also report prices on a
broad range of colored stones as well. As far as I’m concerned, they
are both FAR more useful and accurate, for example for appraisers
use, than is the Rap Sheet. But I’ll also admit that the Rap sheet is
perhaps more widely used. Both Diamond market monitor and Gemworld
Price guide are published frequently (monthly or biweekly, as market
needs dictate. You can buy single, issues of either one from the GIA
bookstore if you don’t need the full scale subscription.

Peter Rowe

In the appraisal program(Based on Anna Miller’s Master Valuer
Program) that I teach at the University of South Florida, we use “The
Guide” published by Gemworld. It is the best value for the dollar in
since it has both diamond prices and colored stone prices.
The part I like the best is that it actually has a grading system
that encompasses any gemological training into the translation of
price. So, any value obtained through this system is very
defensible. The prices stated in “The Guide” are researched
extensively on a global level. Diamond prices are issued every
two months and colored stone prices quarterly. Eva