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By Zahra Al-Kateb | June 30 2015
The collection of exceptional jewels include The Delaire Sunrise, the largest square emerald cut Fancy Vivid Yellow diamond in the world at 118.08 carats, The Gemini Yellows at 51.29 carats and 55.74 carats and the 100.09 carat Graff Vivid Yellow.
Graff also yielded a further 8 satellite stones including six pear shape Fancy Yellow stones, the largest of which is 21.34 carats.
When Graff discovered an opaque 299 carat rough from the Letseng mine in Lesotho, they knew the potential to craft something that could join the brands hall of noble and historic gemstones was huge.
Traditionally before the rough jewel is cut, a process of thorough examination of the nuances of the stone will take place by Graff’s Senior Gemologists.
Colored diamonds continue to be well sought after, with just one in 10,000 diamonds displaying magnificent hues. No two diamonds are ever the same, with each possessing their own unique character partly due to their rise through adversity of volcanic eruptions. It is this that makes them truly precious and regarded with reverence by their owners.
The discovery of a colored gem is a phenomenally rare occurrence and refracts the light differently to white diamonds. They are cut in accordance with this, ensuring that the jewel’s molten-like glow which radiates from within is fully optimized.