When in doubt, wear red. -- Bill Blass
Red speaks many languages, but no other color speaks red.
I love red!
Did you know red is one of the oldest color names? It has the greatest emotional impact of all colors. Red is sexy and passionate, represents love, luck, dynamism, power, courage and newness (like red-hot news).
Red diamonds are extremely rare. Basically they are very strongly and deeply colored pink diamonds, with the same cause of color, crystal distortion. This combination is so rare that most jeweler and diamond dealers have never even seen a natural red diamond. Red diamonds often have combination of colors known as color modifiers such as pink, purple, orange and brown. While most red diamonds have color modifiers, a pure red diamond is extreme rare, a collector’s ultimate aspiration. Red diamonds are found in Australia, Brazil, South Africa and India.
In 2013 - Rio Tinto unveiled rare 'fancy red' diamond at it's annual Argyle diamond tender 2013. For the first time in the Argyle mine's 30-year history, the tender included three extremely rare red diamonds.The largest red diamond on the 2013 tender is a 1.56 carat round gem named Argyle Phoenix in honor of the Argyle underground mine.
Just how rare are some of these red diamonds, you might ask?
Well, there is only one such red diamond in the world, the largest fancy red diamond in the world- Trillion cut Moussaieff Red Diamond at 5.11 carat! It was once known as the Red Shield Diamond, it's a diamond with no color modifier. The Moussaieff Red was discovered by a Brazilian farmer in 1990, this brilliant-cut gem is an incredible rarity: a red diamond of more than two carats.
Here's a look at a few more famous red diamonds!