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Graff Showcases Record Heart-Shape Diamond

Nov 1, 2016 3:18 AM   By Rapaport News
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RAPAPORT... Graff Diamonds unveiled the “largest” heart-shape, D-flawless diamond in the world, according to the company.

The 118.78-carat, type IIa diamond, with “excellent” polish and symmetry and no fluorescence, was cut in-house by Graff. It came from a 357-carat rough stone found at the Letšeng mine in Lesotho in 2015. Miner Gem Diamonds sold the rough for $19.3 million to an undisclosed buyer in September that year.

“It is the most beautiful heart shape diamond I have ever seen,” said Laurence Graff, chairman of Graff Diamonds. The company named the stone the ‘Graff Venus.’

The company claimed it has cut and polished more than half of the 20 largest diamonds discovered this century. Earlier this year, it unveiled the pear-shaped, 105.07-carat, D, flawless ‘Graff Vendôme’ diamond to mark the opening of a store at the Place Vendôme in Paris. This polished stone also originated from a rough diamond recovered at Letšeng in May 2015.
Tags: D-flawless, Gem Diamonds, Graff, Graff Diamonds, Graff Venus, heart shape, large diamonds, Laurence Graff, Letšeng, Rapaport News
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