A STUNNING COLOURED DIAMOND AND DIAMOND RING, BY MOUSSAIEFF DESIGNED AS A FLOWERHEAD, SET WITH A HEART-SHAPED FANCY RED DIAMOND WEIGHING APPROXIMATELY 2.09 CARATS, WITHIN A PETAL SURROUND SET WITH SIX PEAR-SHAPED DIAMONDS WEIGHING APPROXIMATELY 1.07 TO 1.01 CARATS, ACCENTED BY BRILLIANT-CUT DIAMONDS, TO THE SIMILARLY-CUT DIAMOND THREE QUARTER-HOOP, MOUNTED IN 18K WHITE GOLD,
This diamond is a brilliant red colour diamond with a triangular cut, and it is the largest diamond of that color. It weighs about 5.11 carats and is currently in the possession of MoussaieffJewellers Ltd. It costs about $20 million.
The world's rarest gem is believed to be painite, a gem that most have never even heard of. Rarity does not equate to beauty in gems, however. The painite is an orangish or reddish brown, with the brown tint coming from iron in the crystal. It was first discovered in Burma in the 1950s and was widely considered to be the rarest of all gems, with only two faceted crystals in existence.