Nino put the diamond back on the wheel, changing it ever so subtly to create the ultimate accolade within the diamond world – a 100.00 carat stone.

Nino set about working on the facets of the diamond and after several days working in silent solitude, the finished diamond was returned to the Gemological Institute of America to be awarded its second certificate.

An industry first was born – A 100 carat pear shape D Internally Flawless diamond.

“It was a piece of art at 102.44 carats. It looked charming like an old Indian stone. At 100.00 carats, it was more tailored, crisper – perfection”

Laurence Graff