Safdico and Lucapa unveil Important Pink diamond
Lucapa Diamond Company has released the polished results of a 46-carat pink rough it sold into a manufacturing partnership with Graff subsidiary Safdico. A heart-shaped, 15.2-carat, fancy-intense-orangey-pink, VVS1-clarity diamond is one of three stones Safdico cut from the largest gem-quality, colored diamond ever recovered from Lucapa’s Lulo operation in Angola, the miner said Thursday. The cutting-and-polishing unit also produced two pear-shaped diamonds weighing 3.3 and 2.3 carats. Under the terms of the partnership, Lucapa will get a percentage of the polished sale price.
118.78 Carat D Flawless Heart Shape. The largest, most perfect heart shape diamond ever created. The Venus was unearthed as a 357carat rough diamond in the Maluti mountains of Lesotho.
The Letseng Legacy
Ranked as one of the largest diamond ever found, the Letseng Legacy was named to reflect the growing legacy that the Letseng Mine is creating as a producer of significant diamonds. One year after the successful acquisition of the Letseng Legacy, a 193 carat rough diamond mined at the Letseng Mine in Lesotho, Safdico unveiled the finished product: 20 polished diamonds, all stemming from the same rough stone. A historical matching pair of 50 carat pearshapes, a 35 carat round brilliant and another matching pair of pearshapes of 15 carats is the result of yet another technological feat. In total more than 225 carats of polished diamonds were crafted from the Letseng Legacy..
The Princess Rose
Cut by Safdico in New York from a 27.92ct rough stone, the Princess Rose, a 12.82ct Flawless Fancy Intense Pink diamond, was so called due to its pink hue, which reflects the delicacy and fragility of a rose.
The Lesotho Promise
Discovered at the Letseng mine in Lesotho, the Lesotho Promise rough diamond is the 15 th largest Diamond ever discovered. Safdico’s team of experts studied the 603ct rough stone for 5 months before embarking on the precise task of cutting and polishing the rough to reveal exquisite polished diamonds. The result was magnificent and historical—the rough yielded 26 D Colour Flawless diamonds ranging from 55 points to 75 cts. Graff Diamonds then transformed the polished stones into a single piece of jewellery, said to be the most valuable and famous necklace in the world.
The Delaire Sunrise
The Delaire Sunrise, 118.08 carats, the largest square emerald cut Fancy Vivid Yellow diamond in the world. Discovered at an alluvial mine in South Africa, the 221.81 carat rough diamond displayed magnificent beauty even in its natural form. The rough was to be transformed into a square emerald cut diamond, an immensely challenging task that he trusted to his master cutter Nino Bianco. Months were spent analysing the stone before cutting even began in an effort to preserve the carat weight and reveal the best colour possible. Almost one year later, the diamond was ready with marvellous results: a size and colour that professionals did not think possible.
The Eternal Twins
50.23 Carat D Flawless Each. One of the world’s most exquisite and rare matching pair of Emeralds polished out of a single rough diamond by Safdico
The Graff Constellation
102.79 Carat D Flawless Brilliant Cut. A record breaking stone, The Graff Constellation, the world’s largest D colour Internally Flawless diamond is the first round shaped diamond to surpass the coveted 100 carat mark at the Gemological Institute of America and the Hoge Raad voor Diamant in Antwerp. Yielded from the ‘Light of Letseng’, a 478 carat stone unearthed in Lesotho, and at the time, the world’s most expensive rough to ever be publicly sold, The Graff Constellation took over a year to polish.
The Meya Prosperity
Graff Pays $16.5 Million for 476-Carat Meya Prosperity Diamond From Sierra Leone. The magnificent stone is the 29th largest diamond ever unearthed and is the fifth largest stone hailing from Sierra Leone. The mining company reached an agreement with Laurence Graff for the purchase of the Meya Prosperity diamond. This is the second large purchase Graff made this year of a diamond mined in Sierra Leone. Earlier in the year, the company purchased the Peace Diamond, a 709-carat rough, which it later sold to the government of Sierra Leone. Additionally, earlier this year, Graff acquired the Lesedi La Rono diamond, a 1,109-carat beauty for $53 million, and another top-quality 374-carat diamond for $17.5 million.
The Peace Diamond
The Peace Diamond was sold to Safdico on Dec 4, 2017 for $6,536,360. “The sale of the Sierra Leone Peace Diamond represents a new future for the people of Sierra Leone. We anticipate a virtuous cycle of development as taxes from the sale provide tangible benefit to the artisanal sector. This will encourage more diggers to sell their diamonds through legitimate channels increasing tax revenue and vital infrastructure development. I congratulate Laurence Graff for buying this special diamond and encourage the Graff team to promote the idea of the Peace Diamond as a diamond that makes the world a better place.