Even if you are not a diamond specialist or a luxury fan and think the name Moussaieff rings a bell, it is probably due to the fact that one of the most famous diamonds in the world carries their name – The Moussaieff Red.
The Moussaieff Red is a 5.11 carat Fancy Red Diamond – the biggest Red diamond that the GIA has ever graded!...
It was bought by Moussaieff at the early 2000′s for approximately $8,000,000 – which is probably less than half it’s worth today.
Red diamonds are by far the rarest diamonds that exist and as such the priciest. Only a handful of red diamonds are found each year and when it occurs, it is all over the news. Just last August at the Argyle Tender a huge buzz was created since four red diamonds were presented at the same time.
The current red diamond ring by Moussaieff is mounted with a 2.09 carat red diamond with si2 clarity. The center piece is surrounded by petals made of six pear shaped diamonds all above 1 carat and certified as D Internally Flawless.
And as for the price – The 2.09 red diamond is estimated at $3.6M – $4.9 Million which may not sound as much with the sales going on lately but considering the small size this comes to approximately $1.75M-$2.35M per carat – more than what was paid for the Moussaieff Red which as mentioned above is over 5 carat.