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Moussaieff Red Diamond

Moussaieff Red Diamond

  • Weighs 5.11 carats (1.022g)
  • Rated as Fancy Red by the Gemological Institute of America
  • Triangular brilliant cut
  • Discovered in 1989 in Brazil
  • Cut by William Goldberg Diamond Corp.

Ownership and Value

  • Original owner: Ricardo E. P. Filho
  • Current owner: Moussaieff Jewellers Ltd.
  • Estimated value: $20 million
  • Purchased by Shlomo Moussaieff in 2001 or 2002
  • Displayed in the Smithsonian Institutions exhibit in 2003

Discovery and Origin

  • Discovered by a Brazilian garimpeiro named Ze Tatu
  • Found in the district of Major porto in a region known as noroeste de minas
  • Rough stone weighed 13.9 carats (2.78 g)
  • Country of origin: Brazil
  • Mine of origin: unknown

Notable Exhibitions

  • Displayed in The Splendor of Diamonds exhibit
  • Exhibited alongside The De Beers Millennium Star and The Heart of Eternity
  • Year of exhibition: 2003
  • Hosted by the Smithsonian Institution
  • Showcased the world's largest known red diamond

Additional Information

  • Not to be confused with DeYoung Red Diamond or Kazanjian Red Diamond
  • Formerly known as the Red Shield Diamond
  • Considered the rarest of all diamond colors
  • Largest known red diamond in the world
  • Cut and purchased by reputable companies and individuals

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