Saturday, 22 December 2018

Cutting Lesedi la Rona

Graff has unveiled the first of more than 60 diamonds it plans to polish from the 1,109-carat rough Lesedi La Rona stone it purchased last year from Lucara for $53 million. The Lesedi La Rona was the second-largest rough diamond in history, second only to the 3,106-carat Cullinan. The polished diamonds will range from under a carat to more than 100 carats, mounted as solitaire rings, earrings and pendants.
Lesedi La Rona means “our light” in Botswana's Tswana language. It took master diamond cutters and gemologists more than a year of analysis, cutting and polishing before attaining the first 67 stones.