What To Know About Red Diamonds | Meaning, Quality, & Cost

What You Need To Know About Red Diamonds

Red diamonds are stunning and extremely rare. The most expensive red diamond, called the Hancock Red, sold for over $926,000 per carat. This historical diamond was purchased some 30 years prior for a mere $13,500. Red diamonds continue to break records at auctions as some of the most exclusive and valuable diamonds in the world.

Red Diamond Meaning

Red diamonds color symbolizes passion, power, and ritual. Red diamonds also symbolize form and the ability to be flexible within our form. Red Diamond Origin Red diamonds originate in Australia, Brazil, Russia, and India, but can also be produced in a lab with the right amount of pressure and high temperature treatment.

Red Diamond Quality

Naturally colored red diamonds are an extremely rare find. They do not contain any impurities and are made of pure carbon. Gemologists believe the lattice defect is what causes the red color, which shows the stress lamination caused during formation. When light passes through the deformed internal structure, the light bending results in the color red.

Red Diamond Color Scale

You can find red diamonds in a variety of shades, like coral or pink, there are very few diamonds that are truly considered red.

Fancy Vivid Red> Fancy Deep Red Red

Red Diamond Cost

Diamond Cost A red diamonds cost is determined by the intensity of its color. The more intense the base color of the diamond, the more valuable it will be. Only 30 true gem-quality diamonds are said to exist.

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