Why are red diamonds so rare

Investing in red diamonds: what speaks for it, what against it?

Of all natural fancy colored diamonds, red ones are the rarest. That is why they are in great demand among diamond collectors. So it can be interesting to invest in these coveted stones. Where do these natural red diamonds come from? How do they differ from other colored diamonds and where does the red color come from? Why is it interesting to invest in red diamonds? We will answer these questions here.

Investing in red diamonds: what speaks for it, what against it?

Of all natural fancy colored diamonds, red ones are the rarest. That is why they are in great demand among diamond collectors. So it can be interesting to invest in these coveted stones. Where do these natural red diamonds come from? How do they differ from other colored diamonds and where does the red color come from? Why is it interesting to invest in red diamonds? We will answer these questions here.

The origin of red diamonds

“Fancy colored” diamonds come in 12 different colors and in more than 230 color intensities. They also come from different places around the world. Most of the red diamonds are mined in the Argyle diamond mine in Australia. Not only red, but also pink, purple, blue and brown diamonds are won there. A large part of these colored diamonds can also be found in Brazil, Russia and India.

Red diamonds compared to other colored diamonds

“Fancy colored” diamonds differ from colorless (or white) diamonds in their color. Disregarding this common characteristic, colored diamonds are all very different. Each colored diamond has its own characteristics and its own unique color. Because each color variant rarely occurs, each specific color category has a different value. A diamond in a color that occurs relatively often also often has a higher carat weight. On the other hand, very rare diamonds, such as red diamonds, are often smaller. Like many other colored diamonds, red diamonds come in a pure color shade or with a secondary tint such as purple, brown or orange. In addition, the color of colored diamonds is classified in different intensities. The red diamond, which only appears in the "fancy red" shade, is an exception here.

Origin of the red color

The red color is caused by impurities and chemical elements. Just like with pink diamonds, the red color is caused by deformations in the crystal structure (crystal lattice). A very large deformation gives a bright red color.

Worth of a red diamond

As mentioned earlier, red diamonds are rare extremely rare. This results in a high value and consequently a high price. Over the past few years, interest in colored diamonds and, more specifically, interest in investing in colored diamonds has grown exponentially. This creates an increasing demand for these natural, colored gemstones. It is also unclear and uncertain how many red diamonds will still be found in the existing mines. This also ensures that the price increases steadily.

In contrast to less rare (e.g. colorless) diamonds that are bought by consumers, red diamonds are primarily of interest to investors and collectors. A clean red diamond, which is the most desirable, is very difficult to find and, if such a stone is offered, it is at extremely high prices. For someone who invests on a professional basis, adding a red diamond to their investment portfolio is a sensible diversification that will not disappoint.

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Author: San Meuleman
Source: BAUNAT