This spectacular 0.95ct red/purple diamond held the record for almost 20 years as the most expensive diamond. Known as the Hancock Red, it was owned by Warren Hancock, a diamond collector and Montana rancher who originally purchased it for $ 13,500 US in 1956. In 1987, Christie's of New York sold it for $ 926,000 US per carat, eclipsing the previous record holder by almost seven-fold. On view in The Handbook of Gemmology and once again photographed by Tino Hammid.
This gemstone could easily be mistaken for a blue sapphire but in fact it is one of the most intensely coloured blue diamonds ever found. Small in stature at .51cts but big on colour it was originally featured in Harvey Harris' Fancy Color Diamonds (released in 1994) photography by Tino Hammid.
African Mint-Colored Garnet - Green Garnet is a stone of confidence, and stability in challenges. It is said to be particularly beneficial and stabilizing in lawsuits - used for manifestation and both physical and spiritual abundance. It is also a stone of service, enhancing one's will and ability to serve and energizing cooperative efforts a fertility stone - said to particularly enhance fertility when one meditates upon it - Green Garnet is related primarily to the heart and solar plexus