Laurence Graff knew that the diamond itself would dictate the moment of completion, and only at this moment would the stone be released from the wheel.
Almost one year later that moment finally came. The results were astounding – a beautiful warm golden hue was reflected from every angle and at 118.08 carats, its size was far greater than many ever thought possible.
Gazing into the depths of the magical golden diamond, Laurence Graff was reminded of the breathtaking sunrises over the mountains of South Africa.
He knew immediately that he should name the diamond after the Delaire Graff Estate, in celebration of his love for Africa and the beauty of this magnificent stone.