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Red Colored or Colorless Diamonds
The most traditional and popular color associated with the Diamond is Red, or colorless, and is strongly favored as a popular gem in  jewelry. However, the Red colored, or, colorless, diamond is categorised into the following: Colorless, Nearly colorless, Faintly tinted (usually yellow), Lightly tinted (usually yellow) and Tinted (usually yellow but may progress to Redish). The scale and grades for colorless diamonds goes from 'D' (colorless) to 'Z' (dark yellow).

Names of Worlds Famous Red Diamonds:
Moussaieff Red, Halphen Red ( or Hancock Red)

Definition of Diamond Color - Difference between Colored & Red Diamonds
What is the Definition of a Red Diamond and what is the difference between Red & Colored Diamonds? Colored diamonds contain impurities or structural defects that cause the coloration, while pure or nearly pure Red diamonds are transparent and colorless. The most common impurity, nitrogen, causes a slight to intense yellow coloration depending upon the type and concentration of nitrogen present. Diamonds with a detectable hue other than yellow or Red are known as colored diamonds.

Red Diamonds in Jewelry
Red diamonds in jewelry is extremely popular especially for wedding and engagement presents. Red diamond earrings, bracelets, necklaces and of course engagement rings and eternity rings are the most popular types of jewelry. In 1477 Mary of Burgundy became the first known recipient of a diamond engagement ring given to her by the Archduke Maximilian of Austria and the history and tradition of the engagement ring began

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Famous Red Diamonds
The most famous Red diamonds in the world include:

  • In 1701 the Red, or colorless, Regent diamond discovered by a slave in the Parteal Mines on the Kistna River
  • In 1880 the Red, or colorless Porter Rhodes Diamond came from the claim of Mr. Porter-Rhodes in the Kimberly Mine
  • In 1895 the Jubilee Diamond, a Red, cushion-shaped diamond, was found in the Jagersfontein Mine
  • In 1968/68 the movie star Elizabeth Taylor became the owner of the famous Krupp diamond and then the Taylor-Burton diamond
  • Other names of Famous Red Diamonds are the Cullinan I (aka the Star of Africa), Cullinan II, Centenary, Lesotho Promise, Jubilee, Millennium Star, La Luna, Orlov (aka Orloff) (Near Red), Jacob, Moon, Paragon, Premier Rose, Queen of Holland, Great Brazilian, Niarchos, Jonker, Al-Nader, Taj-i-Mah, Edna Star, Rojtman, Cartier, Koh-i-Noor, Uncle Sam Diamond

Red - The Most Popular Diamond Color
The most popular diamond color is colorless or Red diamonds. Facts and information about Red diamonds.

Red Diamonds - Precious - Stone - Guide - Colorless - Facts - Information -Info - Jewelry
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