A stones dealer from London is gearing up to sell the world’s largest square emerald cut diamond that weighs in at a staggering 302.37 carats. The colourless Graff Lesedi La Rona diamond is the largest, highest clarity and highest colour diamond ever graded by the Gemological Institute of America.
But the dealer is refusing to discuss the price.
It was cut from the 1,109 carat Lesedi La Rona rough stone found in Botswana in 2015. Graff paid $53 million for the rough stone and spent the next 18 months working on it.
Graff chairman Laurence Graff said, “My love affair with diamonds is life-long and crafting the Graff Lesedi La Rona has been an honour. This diamond, our diamond, is beyond words”
Laurence Graff added, “All our expertise, skill and accomplishment went into crafting this incredible diamond masterpiece, which is extraordinary in every way. The Graff Lesedi La Rona is an exceptional diamond with an exceptional cut and exceptional proportions, earning its place in history as the largest and finest of its kind in the world.”