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Graff Introduces the World's Largest Square Emerald Cut Diamond, The Graff Lesedi La Rona

Diamond has been the most brilliant and charming gemstone for people throughout history. After the processing of the second largest rough diamond ever found, now it is possible to see the unique diamond, The Graff Lesedi La Rona.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

The Graff Lesedi La Rona

The Graff Lesedi La Rona

FASHION - EDITORIAL

by Seren Sozen

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Lesedi La Rona rough diamond with 1,109-carat weight is the largest rough diamond found in the last 100 years, and the second biggest rough diamond ever found. The Graff Lesedi La Rona, which is the result of the processing of this rough diamond, is the largest square emerald cut diamond in the world with 302.37-carat weight.

The Lesedi La Rona found at the Lucara Karowe mine, Botswana, this is the same stone where the 373-carat rough diamond found in 2016. Graff was confident that this new found rough diamond would also produce a specular result.

Laurence Graff OBE holds the Graff Lesedi La Rona

Laurence Graff OBE holds the Graff Lesedi La Rona

Graff's expert gemmologists had never analysed a stone of such an exceptional size. So they had to follow new procedure and use newly developed equipment that special to the Lesedi La Rona. These challenges make The Graff Lesedi La Rona more special for Graff team.

With the use of this new technology, it was possible to cut a diamond with a size of over 300 carats. After 18 months of skilled diamond craftsmen's cutting, shaping, and polishing work, 302.37 carats weighed diamond masterpiece has appeared.

The Graff Lesedi La Rona

The Graff Lesedi La Rona

The GIA confirmed that The Graff Lesedi La Rona is the world's largest square emerald cut diamond. And with the confirmation of top D color, it became the largest highest color, highest clarity diamond ever graded by the GIA.