Rare red diamond on display in LA

April 8, 2009 2:38:59 PM PDT
Get ready to feast your eyes on one of the rarest gems in the world.

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A five-carat, blood-red diamond is one of just three in existence, and it has just gone on display at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles.

The Kazanjian Red has quite a history. It was discovered in South Africa in 1927, stolen out of the Netherlands by the Nazis during World War II and recovered by American soldiers.

The diamond is on loan from the Kazanjian Foundation, which raised scholarships for needy students.

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