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Diamond Ranking By State: America’s First Diamond Guide

January 27, 2016 - Press Releases

This report is the first of its kind to rank the diamonds and jewelry Americans own and provides insights on value, quality and style by state.


This state by state comparison provides consumers with unique insights on both current statistics and trends over time in terms of quality, size and shape.


Diamond Ranking By State: Findings

Who knew that in terms of the best quality diamonds, Colorado or Kansas would make the top ten? Or that New Mexico or South Dakota would feature in the top ten states with the most expensive second-hand jewelry? That Maryland would have the largest diamonds and that the emerald cut would be favored in Rhode Island?

These stats and more can be verified and compared in America’s Diamond and Jewelry Ranking Report. See which popular diamond shapes are most in demand and where the diamonds with the best color and clarity are located in the US.


heat map of the US for diamonds

Andrew Brown, CEO of WP Diamonds, says, “To date, there hasn’t been a proper study of America’s diamond and jewelry consumption and how it varies by state. It is fascinating to compare and contrast our neighbors and get a detailed look of what kinds of diamonds and jewelry they own. Whether you are a jewelry enthusiast, or in the market for an engagement ring, the trends that dominate one part of the country often don’t translate to other regions.”


How the Diamond Ranking By State Report Was Created

America’s Diamond Ranking By State Report was developed based on a statistical culmination of a survey of WP Diamonds’ most recent 15,000 consumer inquiries at their international headquarters. WP Diamonds, specializes in the buying back of these luxury items from the general public. Whether you are selling an engagement ring after divorce, offloading jewelry you no longer wear or simply looking to upgrade, WP Diamonds is there to help.

Michael Lebowitz, Director of Jewelry at WP Diamonds, says, “The report also provides an insight into how much disposable income is spent on diamonds and jewelry and in which states people gift most generously. The results surprised us, as they will you.”


About WP Diamonds

WP Diamonds is a leading purchaser of diamonds, luxury jewelry, watches and handbags directly from the public. The Company has operations in the United States, Europe and Asia, with a team of GIA trained gemologists and luxury experts on staff. From loose colored diamonds to engagement rings, sell or upgrade your diamond collection today.

Launched in 2012 by industry veterans, the company works with hundreds of customers across the world on a daily basis. With a focus on transparent pricing, honest valuations and secure service, WP Diamonds has established itself as the 21st century alternative to pawnbrokers.

Unlike many traditional selling options, there are no high pressure sales tactics. Unlike online auction websites where you list your pieces and wait for offers, WP Diamonds purchases your items directly. This translates into a streamlined, hassle-free and convenient service.

With certified gemologists and appraisers on staff and an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB), over a thousand customer reviews, WP Diamonds presents competitive offers for second-hand pieces.


How It Works:

Start by completing the simple online form and receive a bespoke price quote from your dedicated client service representative. Request your free shipping label or schedule an appointment. Receive your final price once the experts have examined your items in person and accept payment by wire, cash (appointment only) or cheque. Alternatively, refuse the offer and your items are returned free of charge.

Sell online or via appointment in New York, Hong Kong, Tokyo or in the UK. Our offices are modern and centrally located. The entire process can take as little as 24 hours from start to finish. With free shipping and insurance, your items are entirely secure and there is never any obligation to sell.


What You Can Sell:

WP Diamonds specialized in buying a wide range of luxury brands, including:

  • Chanel
  • Tiffany
  • Breitling
  • Cartier
  • Hermes
  • Van Cleef
  • David Yurman
  • Rolex
  • Patek Philippe
  • Omega
  • Prada and much more.


Get in Touch:

To find out how to sell diamonds, jewelry or watches online for the most competitive price with WP Diamonds, or to schedule an appointment at their New York, Tokyo, Hong Kong or UK offices, contact:

WP Diamonds

535 Fifth Avenue

11th Floor

New York, NY 10017

Phone: 646-758-0270


For information regarding this release, contact Olga Gonzalez at

Bio: Written by one of our diamond, designer jewelry or luxury watch experts. With over 150 years of combined experience, our experts are able to comment on trends, share industry knowledge and provide diamond, designer jewelry and luxury watch education.

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