Beauty in the Rough

Discovered at an alluvial mine in South Africa, the 221.81 carat diamond displayed magnificent beauty, even in its rough form.

When Laurence Graff saw the stone he was astounded. Never before had he seen a rough of such size, colour and quality to take this form – a perfect octahedral.

Although it would increase the risk and difficulty of the task ahead, he could see that the destiny of the diamond had already been defined by nature – the rough was to be transformed in to a perfect square emerald cut diamond.