Graff Diamonds unveiled a 105.07-carat D-flawless pear shaped diamond that it has named the Graff Vendôme after its new retail outlet at Place Vendôme in Paris.
The diamond was cut from a 314-carat rough that was recovered in May 2015 at Gem Diamonds’ Letšeng mine, that was named “The Destiny” and sold into a partnership in June of that year according to a statement by the miner.
The stone was cut and polished by Graff’s own master cutters, who first used a 3D computerised mapping system to plan the cut and then laser-cut and hand-polished the stone over “many months”.
The rough yielded 12 other diamonds, the largest of which was 17.1 carats. Nine of them were of D-flawless quality.
Graff has declined to put a value on the stone as of now.