Graff Hong Kong to Display Lesedi Polished

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Graff will present a selection of flawless polished stones from the 1,109-carat Lesedi La Rona at its new Hong Kong boutique.

"Lesedi la Rona" Diamond To Be Auctioned At Sotheby's London
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Graff purchased the D-color diamond — the second-largest rough in history — from Lucara Diamond Corp. for $53 million in September 2017. The luxury jeweler has since cut about 30 polished diamonds from the original stone, and will display them in Asia for the first time, it said last week.

Graff recently opened its new flagship store in the St. George’s Building on Chater Road, close to the luxury jeweler’s previous location. The 2,800-square-foot boutique, which Graff created together with luxury architect Peter Marino, will also have a dedicated watch area, bridal-hall houses featuring wedding jewelry, and three VIP rooms containing high jewelry.

The luxuriously designed space will include a private event hall for special celebrations and memorable moments, Graff added.

Image: The new Graff boutique, Hong Kong. (Graff Diamonds)

Graff pays $53m for historic diamond

1,109 carat Lesedi La Rona rough Diamond

Laurence Graff of Graff Jewellers has purchased the 1,109 carat Lesedi La Rona rough Diamond.

Discovered by Canadian mining company Lucara Diamond Corp at the Botswana mine.

The diamond sold for USD $53 million.

The 1,109 gem is the world’s largest High quality rough diamond to be discovered in more than a century and the largest rough diamond in existence today.

Second only to the Cullinan which weighed 3,106.75 carats, and was discovered at the Premier No. 2 mine in , South Africa, on 26 January 1905.