The Red Cross

(Weight: 205.07 Carats, 41.01g)

A polished Red Cross, sign of cross clearly visible on its table

(A polished Red Cross, sign of cross clearly visible on its table)

The Red Cross diamond is canary yellow Cushion shaped diamond with a weight 205.07 Carats. This diamond was found from one of the Kimberly mines (South Africa) in 1901 with rough stone weighted 375 carats. The gem had been cut in Amsterdam. This diamond named after the Great British Red Cross Society. The diamond was presented as a gift to the art sale held in London by Christies in 1918, on behalf of the British Red Cross Society and the order of St. John. The unique feature of this diamond is Maltese Cross which distinctly visible in the top facet, which appropriates its name The Red Cross. Another rare feature of this diamond is when it put in the light, diamond absorbs the light and later on it becomes phosphorescent in the dark. This diamond appears in various auctions, for example: 1973 in Tokyo, it was withdrawn because its reserved price is not been reached (£2,000,000). The name of an owner of this diamond is not revealed.

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