news — November 2, 2016 at 5:00 am

The glamor of The Graff Venus

Graff has his Venus: a giant 118-carat diamond heart-shaped.
A black Venus for a white heart. It’s The Graff Venus, a 118.78 carat diamond, which was unveiled by London jeweler that has the widest collection of the highest quality stones. Graff, in fact, explained that this diamond is the largest in the world ranked as color D. And it is the maximum not only for color but also for clarity and cut. Classification D is, in fact, the highest on the scale by which the diamonds are judged: it means that it is perfectly colorless. And it is also at the highest level as clearly and is almost or completely free of impurities. Only between 1 and 2 percent of all natural diamonds have these features and this explains why they are so valuable. Added to this is that the heart cut is flawless, with perfect symmetry and an excellent polishing.
The Graff Venus is the largest cutted diamond that has been converted from the original stone, a piece weighing 357 carats records, discovered in 2015 in the Letšeng mine in Lesotho. And the size of the diamond has required special tools and new technologies to get to a perfect cut: to err is not allowed at this level. In fact, it took 18 months from the time of the discovery to complete the whole process. But it was worth it. Federico Graglia

Graff Venus
Graff Venus

Il diamante da 118 carati, Graff Venus
Il diamante da 118 carati, Graff Venus

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