One of priciest form of diamonds is the red diamond. They are extracted from Australia & Brazil and are very rare. Surprisingly, the red color is due its structural irregularity and chemical defilement. When evaluating red diamonds, the same 4Cs criteria are used, as for colorless ones. So, choose wisely!
The genuineness of a red diamond is determined from its shade, tone and concentration. The ranges used to illustrate diamond color arrays from being low to highly concentrated. The shade/hue of such diamonds is red with secondary shades of purple, brown and orange. The most genuine red diamond is the one which has no undertones. Also, a real red diamond is evenly colored, making it more valuable.
In case of diamonds; in general, the lesser the flaws, the higher the clarity quotient. The red diamonds tend to have lesser flaws mainly due to their high color intensity that makes the flaws less visible. It is advised to pick a high clarity red diamond with great care.
Like colorless diamonds, red diamonds also increase in value with the increase in size. Also, big diamonds tend to be rare, making it even more expensive.
Red diamonds are cut, primarily to enhance its color rather than vividness. It is recommended to choose your red diamond typically on the basis of its color quality than the cut. The cut can be a secondary criterion.
Besides the abovementioned 4Cs, it is wise to look out for the following when choosing red diamonds:
- Compare the red diamond against a standard deep red diamond to check for its genuineness.
- Diamonds should look more affluent then the rubies of the same hue. Comparing against a red sapphire is also a good option.
- It is a good move to get the diamond examined from a third party to verify its authenticity.
- Sought for shades of red diamond that suits the wearer’s skin tone under day and night lights.