Introducing the Graff Lesotho Pink Diamond
A rare rough pink diamond joins Graff’s roll call of famous gems.
Graff is delighted to announce the acquisition of a remarkably rare 13.33 carat pink rough diamond. The stone was discovered at the Letseng mine in the African Kingdom of Lesotho, by Gem Diamonds in February 2019. Laurence Graff purchased the Graff Lesotho Pink diamond for $8,750,360, breaking the record dollar per carat price of any Letseng diamond.
Graff has cut and polished the majority of important diamonds discovered this century, with an exceptional cutting and polishing division equipped with pioneering technology and world-leading polishers and gemmologists. The world’s already extremely limited resources of pink diamonds are quickly depleting, as the mines where these rarities are discovered gradually become extinct. Graff’s master artisans will now carefully assess the stone to interpret its potential and decide how to best optimise both the size and quality of the polished diamond.
Laurence Graff, Founder and Chairman of Graff, is excited to reveal the final result. “This is the most vivid pink rough diamond I have ever seen, and it is an exceptionally rare treasure. We are renowned for cutting and polishing exceptional diamonds, and I am sure the polished diamond that comes from this rough will be an auspicious addition to our roll call of famous gems. It is an enormous privilege to own this natural miracle, we may never see anything like it again.”