The Graff Vendôme

D COLOUR FLAWLESS 105.07CTS

It often takes complex 3D modelling and lengthy analysis to reveal the secrets hidden inside a diamond, but sometimes, intuitively, you know that a legend awaits within. When the Letšeng Mine in the highlands of Lesotho yielded a 314 carat rough, an exhilarating possibility emerged: the first Flawless pear shape diamond to exceed 100 carats in the history of our House.

An erupting volcano - the miracle diamond creation

Destiny Foretold

The rough that gave us the Graff Vendôme was named ‘The Destiny’ upon discovery and Laurence Graff could sense that the stone was to have an extraordinary fate. Our gemologists confirmed his feeling: a perfect pear shape of more than 100 carats lay within.

Close up of the Graff Vendôme pear shape diamond under examination

A Graff Milestone

Through his loupe, Laurence Graff felt, rather than saw, the potential within. The Graff team spent months analysing the stone, searching for the most beautiful shapes it could yield. One day, the revelation came: there in the crystal, the promise of a perfect heart.

A Fire Unleashed

Many thousands of hours after the rough reached the workshop, the Graff Vendôme emerged, accompanied by 12 satellite stones – nine of them sharing its D Flawless quality. All were works of art in the their own right, but the mesmerising fire and scintillation of the Graff Vendôme was simply outstanding.

A Fitting Tribute

The diamond’s emergence from our atelier coincided with another Graff landmark – the opening of our store on Place Vendôme. This launch was one of the most important events in our history, and in celebration, the Graff Vendôme was born.

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