Friday, August 14, 2009

The De Young Red (brown red) Diamond

The De Young Red is a 5.03-carat, brilliant cut red diamond. The main kite-shaped facets on the crown are divided in two, giving the stone more brilliance than a standard round brilliant cut. The stone is not pure red but has a slight brown hue, which makes it appear like a fine red garnet and indeed, it was once purchased as such at an estate sale.

The De Young Red is currently exhibited at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C.

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