THE BIRTH OF BEAUTY
The Graff Venus
One wonders what the frisson of excitement that ran through Graff Diamonds must have been like when a 357-carat rough diamond was unearthed at the famed Letseng mine in Lesotho. Even in its base form, it showed signs of outstanding colour, clarity and a quality of the highest standard, imbued with the potential to make diamond history.
The Graff team stepped up to the challenge of creating a phenomenal heartshaped diamond, using advanced laser technology to make the initial cuts before putting it to the wheel. In a process that involved hours of painstaking work, including an operation to make the cleft between the two rounded spheres of the heart. www.graffdiamonds.com ≠