A salt and pepper diamond usually costs about the same as a white diamond of the same carat weight and quality. The market price of salt and pepper diamonds is usually lower than their value.
The speckled or "salt and pepper" appearance of salt and pepper diamonds is due to their black and white inclusions or flaws. Its name originates from this. They vary in size and density, but salt and pepper diamonds have more inclusions than traditional diamonds, which are clear and inclusion-free.
Carat weight, color, clarity, and cut are the "Four Cs" that determine a diamond's value. Salt and pepper diamonds can have a unique and appealing look, but because of their obvious imperfections and their non-diamond colors (gray to black), people who value traditional diamond attributes may find them less desirable. Salt and pepper diamonds sell for less than whiter, more clear diamonds due to their weaker attractiveness.
However, the value of every diamond depends on the buyer's preferences and market trends. Some people are willing to pay more for salt and pepper diamonds because of their beauty. Generally, salt and pepper diamonds are not more expensive than white diamonds with identical qualities.