The Moussaieff Red Diamond (formerly known as the Red Shield Diamond) is a diamond measuring 5.11 carats (1.022 g) with a triangular brilliant cut (sometimes called a trillion or a trilliant cut), rated in color as Fancy Red by the Gemological Institute of America. While this may seem relatively small when compared to other famous diamonds, the Moussaieff Red is, in fact, the largest Fancy Red the GIA reports having rated.
The Moussaieff Red is reported to have been found by a Brazilian farmer in the Abaetezinho river in 1990, in a region known as Alto Paranaiba which has a reputation as a source of large and fancy-coloured diamonds. In the rough, it is believed to have weighed 13.9 carats (2.78 g). The diamond was purchased and cut by the William Goldberg Diamond Corp., where it went by its original name the Red Shield. It is currently owned by Moussaieff Jewellers Ltd.
The Moussaieff Red was displayed as part of the Smithsonian’s “The Splendor of Diamonds” exhibit, alongside The De Beers Millennium Star and The Heart of Eternity.
click here http://www.mnh.si.edu/exhibits/si-gems/red.html
The World of Famous Diamonds. “The Moussaieff Red”.
Film; “Take a Look at the 16 million dolar diamond.” otheeby’s David Bennet sells a 85 carat diamond At geneva. Said Bennet “when i first saw the Stone I fell in love with it.” Goeoges Marciano of Guess jeans bought the diamond for 16 million Swiss francs R 8 million british pounds or somewhere we guess at around 12 million dollars making the title of this film incorrect BUT….Marciano named the diamond the Chloe Diamond after his 12 year old daughter. And that title is indisputable.
GlamGems begins with the most glamorous gem of them all….We will look at some very legendary stones, starting with the mysterious and quite Notorious Hope Diamond. Return for more stories on The Blue Hope ,for they will surely be here. When was it first discovered?….frankly, you’ve stumped the GlamGems News Team but we’ve started the investigation. Here is our first piece of top flight investigative gem journalism
The Notorious Hope Diamond
It is the rarest of stones… But that’s not the only thing about the Hope Diamond that fascinates Evalyn Walsh McLean, the spoiled young heiress with a multi-million-dollar fortune and a taste for jewelry – expensive jewelry .
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