RARE & COVETED
If you are a collector of the rarest and most coveted, then look no further than Graff Lesedi La Rona.
Text: Jessica Hall
The principal diamond cut and polished from the 1,109 carat Lesedi La Rona rough diamond, the 302.37 carat diamond has taken its place in history as the largest square emerald cut diamond. In addition to its size, the Graff Lesedi La Rona is the largest highest color, highest clarity diamond ever graded by the esteemed Gemological Institute of America (GIA).
Discovered at the Lucara Karowe mine in Botswana, the rough diamond is a member of a group of “super deep” diamonds that only forms three time deeper than most others. With the unearthing of being fundamentally luck based, the beauty of the Lesedi La Rona and its historic qualities become even more alluring. After careful analysis, the diamond was cut with precise lasers and then shaped and facetted by Graff ’s highly skilled diamond artisans and gemologists. After 18 months, the result is an incredible piece of art – 302.37 carats with a top D color!
If the Graff Lesedi La Rona is a bit out of your price range, a total of 66 “satellite” diamonds have also been polished from the world-famous rough diamond, ranging in size from under a carat to in excess of 26 carats. Each diamond is inscribed with Graff, Lesedi La Rona and its unique GIA number, and accompanied with a certificate of authenticity from Graff and the GIA.