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We have recently purchased a small number of fancy coloured diamonds, as shown on our photograph. Natural fancy coloured diamonds are very rare and expensive. There are a number of enhanced or treated diamonds on the market in various colours, natural fancy coloured diamonds are rarer and more expensive. We show a heart shaped natural red diamond in our photograph.
Only a very few red diamonds are ever found, and we have only seen one treated red diamond. Some time ago we were offered a red diamond, we waited about six months just to get to see it. It was described to us a purpleish red, so it is not a pure red, crimson, vermillion, or scarlet. Nevertheless for its size it is one of the most expensive diamonds we have ever been offered. When we did get to see it, we photographed it, and the photo appears on this page.
The Argyle Mine in Australia produces a small number of red diamonds. The largest and finest of these are auctioned every year or two, and sell for millions of pounds.
Shades of Red
Any deeply coloured red diamond would be extremely rare and valuable, think £millions. Because they are so rare, we have not seen enough to be able to describe their typical colours, however we can state that there will be faintly red stones, and also stones with impure red colouration, which will be less attractive, and therefore less expensive than any vivid pure red stones.
We currently have the following unmounted natural red diamonds available:-
|Image||Weight||Shape||Colour||Clarity||Cert||Comments||Availability||Price £||Price $|
|0.44||0.34||Round Brilliant||Purplish Red||Enhanced||Ask||£1,496||$Ask|
Key to Table
Weight = Weight in carats.
Shape = Shape and cut.
Colour = Colour, usually on GIA scale.
Clarity = Clarity, usually on GIA scale.
Cert = Laboratory issuing the certificate.
Price = Total price in £ pounds sterling, including VAT.
Fashion Leaders & Independent Spirits
Fancy coloured diamonds will only currently appeal to fashion leaders, and not to the sheeplike followers. They will also appeal to those who know their own minds and are capable of thinking for themselves. One day, maybe, coloured diamonds will become "fashionable", and then everybody and his dog will want one. By that time, we at Chard will have moved on as usual. When we say fashionable we really mean "as defined by the media", in other words hyped. It's your choice whether to be a slave or a free spirit.
Natural Fancy Coloured Diamonds
We recently sold the last of a small parcel of natural fancy coloured diamonds. Each was about half a carat, two out of the four sold to a retail jeweller, the other two we sold direct to their new owners. The last one was a striking orange colour.
For unmounted diamonds, please see our Unmounted Diamonds page.
For other unmounted gemstones, please see our Unmounted Gemstones page.
More to follow soon
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