Picture of the Day: What gem is this?


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No this is not a ruby. This is a diamond. Yes, that’s right. It’s a red diamond. In fact it is one of the handfull of red diamonds there are in earth.

Red diamonds, just like any other diamond, are made of compressed carbon. However, the brilliant red color in these diamonds is formed from a structural defect in the crystal lattice structure, which is why they are the rarest of the colored diamond collection. Only a handful have ever received the grade of “Fancy Red,” meaning that they are pure red with no modifying color. Most are sold at market for millions of dollars. The Argyle mine in Australia is the primary producer of pink and sometimes red diamonds.There are only three red diamonds over five carats!

Information from Gemological Institute of Ame.

The Moussaieff Red: A spectacular red diamond weighing 5.11 carats. The GIA states, “It is the largest Fancy Red, natural color diamond that we have graded as of the date the report was issued.”

The Kazanjian Red Diamond, one of only three red diamonds over five carats, is on display at the American Museum of Natural History. CREDIT: Tino Hammid, Los Angeles.

 

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