Adding to this pressure was another challenge set by Laurence Graff – to increase the colour intensity of the stone. There are only a few cutters in the world who have the skill to meet such a task and these artisans of colour closely guard their secret.
The diamond displayed 25 natural flaws and with incredible care, Graff’s master cutters set about removing them using state-of-the-art technology, all the while maintaining the symmetry and shape inherent to the stone’s beauty.
The risks involved were enormous. One wrong move and the diamond could shatter, sending fragments of the world’s most valuable pink diamond scattering across the workshop floor.