The Graff Venus

Robb Report Singapore - - Robb Collections - By RENYI LIM

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.graffdi­a­ ≠

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