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What is a Red Diamond
A red diamond is, simply put, a diamond which has a hue that is, well, red. Sounds self-explanatory, we know, but we’re not referring to the stones that jewelers have artificially colored different hues. There are also some naturally “red” diamonds that are not purely red in color. Shades of pink, purple, and orange often shine within the red tint which, while still rendering the stone quite valuable, diminishes its status as a pure, red diamond. Sometimes, people will mistake a diamond with a purplish or pinkish tone for a pure red diamond, which is inaccurate. A true red diamond is a stone that lacks all other color tones or specks.
What Causes the Red Coloration in Red Diamonds?
No single cause of the red coloration in red diamonds has been determined, although gemstone professionals have spent years testing and investigating. However, the theory is that, like diamonds of any other color, instability and alternating variables during the diamond’s development contribute to the variety of colors diamonds inherit. Gasses beneath the earth affect everything that grows or develops beneath it. Pressure applied to the raw diamond ore as it grows beneath the earth’s surface, as well as what it is that’s applying the pressure to the diamonds, may also affect the diamond’s hue. While no one can pinpoint one exact gas or factor, especially since no two variously colored diamonds look exactly alike, professionals believe that each one plays a role in the development of what we call “red” diamonds.