Rare Rock!

3.15ctred

Although not an actual image size wise at least, this rock is one of the rarest and largest red diamonds put up for auction. This blockbuster rock boasts rare symmetry and polish. With a a whopping 3.15 cts, this circular-cut reddish orange diamond is the largest of its kind to be graded by the GIA. From their estimates, this bad boy can go for anywhere between $700k to 1.2mil. As of the time that this diamond was graded, it actually went for about twice the estimated amount ($2.1 mil), which is over $600k per carat. This price highlight expresses the true rarity of a stone of this size.

This rarity of this diamond is achieved through its intense color and large size. Its high saturation and blend of shades of red and orange is considered by many jewelry experts as one of the rarest of all fancy colored diamonds.  This reddish color combination is so rare that very few larger than one carat are known to exist and the largest that is know 5.03ct is owned  and on display at the Smithsonian in D.C.  Their natural occurring color phenomenon is one that is not too clear, but its thought that this occurs when an extremely small quantity of nitrogen or hydrogen are present when the diamond’s crystal lattice (structure) is forming deep within the earth’s crust.

The de Young 5.03ct red diamond currently on display at the Smithsonian.

The de Young 5.03ct red diamond currently on display at the Smithsonian.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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