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Graff Unveils Lesotho Promise Necklace

Aug 5, 2008 5:28 AM   By Avi Krawitz
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RAPAPORT... Graff Diamonds has transformed the 603-carat Lesotho Promise diamond into a 26-piece diamond necklace, the jeweler revealed last week.
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The Lesotho Promise, the 15th largest rough diamond ever recovered, was mined at the Letseng mine in Lesotho by Gem Diamonds, and sold to Graff and its partner polishing company Safdico for $12.36 million in October last year.

Graff subsequently revealed the 26 individual flawless diamonds cut from the Promise in December, and unveiled The Lesotho Promise Necklace this past week as part of the company’s display of magnificent jewels in Monte-Carlo.

The necklace, weighing 223.35 carats, is available for viewing until August 10 at the Salle Empire, Hotel De Paris in Monte-Carlo. Also on display is The Flame – a D colored, internally flawless 100 carat pear shape diamond.

"Diamonds of this color, quality and beauty are extremely rare and valuable – a gift from nature,” Graff Diamonds said of The Flame.
Tags: Gem Diamonds, Graff, Lesotho, Letseng, Polishing, Safdico
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