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All About Diamonds

All About Diamonds

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Perhaps the rarest diamond color of all is the elusive Red Diamond. There are fewer than twenty
known specimens of "natural" red diamond. The first red diamond to be found was the 1 carat
'Halphen Red,' discovered during the 18th century.

The most famous red diamond (the Hancock Red) was found in Brazil, and weighed a modest 0.95-
carats. It was cut into a round brilliant named after its owner, Warren Hancock. The Hancock Red sold
at Christie's auction house for a staggering $926,000 in 1987. Other famous reds are the Moussaieff
Diamond weighing 13.90 carats, and the De Young Red weighing 5.03 carats. Pricing in today's
market is in the range of $1 million dollars per carat.

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