T’is the Season for Red Diamonds

Red DiamondRed diamonds are undeniably the rarest and most valuable of all fancy coloured diamonds. Scientists have not established what causes their color adding to the mystery and allure of the stones. Enhanced red diamonds can easily be distinguished from natural ones due to their blackish overtones as well as their lack of graining and unusual absorption patterns. Less than 20 stones in the world have been certified as true red diamonds and some have been sold at more than one million dollars per carat. An ultra-rare 3.15 carat red diamond will be featured at Christie’s upcoming Magnificent Jewels Auction on December 7 just in time for the Christmas season. The stone has S12 clarity, excellent symmetry and polish and is valued between $700,000 and $1.2 million.

If you’re looking for a red gem without the price tag of a colored diamond, drop by Secret Sapphire in Yaletown. Our designer collections feature a variety of red stones including garnet, tourmaline and ruby and are sure to make the perfect holiday gift for that special someone in your life.