What Makes a Diamond Red?
Although the difference between a moderately dark red, a moderately deep pink and a red diamond is at times subtle, the stone and color saturation that results in the face-up appearance associated with a red is seldom seen. Every fancy color diamond, apart from red, has the prefix “intense” or “vivid” in their color grading scale. Red diamonds, though, are never noted as being “intense” or “vivid” because gemological laboratories consider the red color itself as “intense” or “vivid”.
The rarity of the gems is reflected in their price. True red diamonds fetch prices of more than seven figures per carat.
Source: The Fancy Color Diamond Book; Eden Rachminov. All Rights Reserved. ©
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