Six Red Diamonds
A Scott West one of a kind design featuring 6 natural red diamonds set in a platinum flower brooch with the center diamond a 0.74 carat Fancy Red Princess shaped diamond along with five additional red diamond petals.
According to Rio Tinto, in the 33-year history of the Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender there have been less than 20 carats of Fancy Red certified diamonds sold. The Argyle pink diamond mine in Western Australia makes up for 90% of the worlds annual pink diamond supply.
The Red Winter Flower, brooch was curiously envisioned for over one year.
Collecting each natural red diamond took over 5 plus years of searching and study.
Preparation for the design lasted over three months as master craftsmen studied and prepared each shape and angle before setting each natural red diamond.
Among the 6 red diamonds, 5 are from the Argyle diamond mine in Western Australia.
Natural red diamonds are among the most jewels ever found on earth. A predominantly red diamond is consider to be extremely rare.
The majority of red diamonds found are less than a carat in size and in some extremely rare cases are found around 1-2 carats in size with the largest predominantly red diamond to be the 5.11 carat fancy red and the largest being a 10 carat fancy orangy red.
The origin of red diamonds is much like pink diamonds with the majority of red diamonds being found in Western Australia at the Argyle pink diamond mine.
“Predominantly red” means that red is the primary color with no secondary hues (like purple). In fact, red diamonds are so rare, that GIA records show that over a 30 year period from 1957 to 1987 there was no mention of a GIA lab report issued for a diamond with “red” as the only descriptive term.
That’s a rather remarkable statement considering the number of diamonds GIA’s nine global laboratories grade each year, and that GIA has graded many of the world’s most famous colored diamonds.