29 Nov '16, 7pm

Graff lauds diamond-cutting ability for heart-shaped stone

Graff lauds diamond-cutting ability for heart-shaped stone

British jeweler Graff Diamonds is demonstrating its expertise with the unveiling of the 118.78-karat Graff Venus diamond. The Graff Venus is a heart-shaped diamond, a shape that commands superior ability to ensure the stone is symmetrical. The laborious process needed to polish the stone “incorporated an extraordinary combination of science with sense, heart, passion and risk.” Love of diamonds When unearthed at the Letseng mine in Lesotho, the rough diamond weighed 357 karats. Once in Graff’s expert hands, the stone was subject to analysis before being cut and polished to a type IIa 118.78-karat diamond. The process took more than 18 months to complete. The creation of a heart-shaped diamond is demanding. A heart-shaped diamond must be perfectly faceted and symmetrical or the stone will not have the proper silhouette or radiance. On 1st November Graff unveiled the largest...

Full article: https://www.luxurydaily.com/graff-lauds-diamond-cutting-a...

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