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Moussaieff Red Diamond

Moussaieff Red
Weight 5.11 carats (1.022 g)
Color Fancy Red
Cut Triangular Brilliant
Country of origin Brazil
Mine of origin unknown
Date discovered mid-1990s
Cut by William Goldberg Diamond Corp.
Original owner unnamed farmer
Current owner Moussaieff Jewelers Ltd.
Estimated value unknown

The Moussaieff Red Diamond is a diamond measuring 5.11 carats (1.022 g) with a triangular brilliant cut (sometimes called a trillion or a trilliant cut), rated in color as Fancy Red by the Gemological Institute of America. While this may seem relatively small when compared to other famous diamonds, the Moussaieff Red is, in fact, the largest Fancy Red the GIA reports having rated. The Moussaieff Red is reported to have been found by a Brazilian farmer in the mid-1990s as a rough of approximately 11 carats (2.2 g). The diamond was purchased and cut by the William Goldberg Diamond Corp., where it went by its original name the Red Shield. It is currently owned by Moussaieff Jewelers Ltd.

The Moussaieff Red was displayed as part of the Smithsonian's "The Splendor of Diamonds" exhibit, alongside The De Beers Millennium Star and The Heart of Eternity.


  • Gemological Institute of America. "The Moussaieff Red". Retrieved April 13, 2005.
  • AM Diamonds. "Famous Diamonds: The Moussaieff Red Diamond". Retrieved April 13, 2005.
  • Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. "The Splendor of Diamonds". Retrieved April 13, 2005.
  • William Goldberg Diamond Corporation. [1]
  • The World of Famous Diamonds. "The Moussaieff Red".
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