I just ran across a story about a rough diamond unearthed in 2006. Named The Lesotho Promise" the stone weighed in at a whopping 603 carats and was completely colorless.
|The Lesotho Promise|
The process of cutting this stone into smaller stones begins with sawing the diamond into smaller pieces.
|Here is the diamond after sawing into eight pieces|
The stones are then cut into smaller stones and polished with facets
|The 26 pieces cut from the diamond and polished|
Rather than set the stones individually, the jeweler Graff decided to set them into one fabulous necklace. I wonder which royal house or hedge fund managers' bimbo the necklace below will embellish but at any rate it is one spectacular bauble.