LONDON: Luxury jeweler Graff has revealed it’s Graff Lesedi La Rona world’s largest square emerald cut diamond weighing 302.37 carats.
Graff the London based company has cut and polished worlds twenty larges diamonds discovered in the past hundred years.
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Laurence Graff the founder of Graff Diamonds who seemed humbled by his latest creation said:
“My love affair with diamonds is life-long and crafting the Graff Lesedi La Rona has been an honor. This diamond is beyond words. We had an immense duty to cut the very, very best diamond imaginable from this rough. All our expertise, skill and accomplishment went into crafting this incredible diamond masterpiece, which is extraordinary in every way.”
The Graff Lesedi La Rona is an exceptional diamond with an exceptional cut and exceptional proportions, earning its place in history as the largest and finest of its kind in the world.”
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It was found at the Lucara Karowe mine, Botswana. The name given to the diamond Lesedi La Rona is derived from Botswana’s Tswana language, and it means “our light”.
Over the hundred years, it was the largest rough diamond to be discovered with the largest gem-quality. It was the second largest ever to be discovered.
Graff had acquired the 373 carats rough diamond in 2016.
Acquiring the diamond Graff was confident about the results and familiarity with properties he could easily forecast how Lesedi La Rona might behave similarly for the master craftsmen.
Lesedi La Rona marks a historic moment in diamond history, here few facts about it
Lesedi La Rona Few Facts
- It weighs 302.37 carats
- Graff Lesedi La Rona is the largest highest color,
- Highest clarity diamond ever certified by the GIA,
- The world’s largest square emerald cut diamond,
- Expertly cut and polished by Graff’s world-leading team of gemologists and master polishers.
- It required over 18 months of meticulous craftsmanship
- Found at the Lucara Karowe mine, Botswana
- Lesedi La Rona means “our light” in Botswana’s Tswana language,