Feature Gems & Gemology, Summer 1987, Vol. 23, No. 2

Three Notable Fancy-Color Diamonds: Purplish Red, Purple-Pink, and Reddish Purple

Three fancy-color diamonds were recently sold at auction by Christie's, the largest—a 0.95-ct purplish red—for $880,000. These diamonds are notable for their unusual colors, of which the purplish red is the rarest. This article provides a comprehensive description of the visual appearance and gemological properties of these three diamonds.