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Gem Diamonds
Gem Diamonds Unearths 135ct. Yellow
Gem Diamonds has recovered a 135-carat yellow at its Letšengmine in Lesotho, the third significant colored-diamond discovery at the depositthis year. The company retrieved the high-quality, type I stone on June21, three months after the mine...
Mining Jun 25, 2019 Rapaport News
Graff
Graff Cuts 302ct. Diamond from Lesedi La Rona
Graff has unveiled the 67 polished stones it cut from the 1,109-carat Lesedi La Rona, including a record-breaking 302-carat diamond.The jeweler has named the square emerald-cut, 302.37-carat, D-color diamond the Graff Lesedi La Rona. It has...
Polished Markets Apr 10, 2019 Rapaport News
Gem Diamonds
Letšeng Mine Yields 134ct. Yellow
Gem Diamonds has unearthed a 134-carat yellow, the second significant colored diamond it has found this year. It discovered the high-quality, type I stone on March 31 at its Letšengmine in Lesotho, the company said Sunday. The last...
Mining Apr 01, 2019 Rapaport News
Sothebys NY
Sotheby’s to Auction 3ct. Blue
A fancy-intense-blue diamond ring with an estimate of $2.5million to $3 million is on track to be the top seller at Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels auction in NewYork next month. The cut-cornered square modified brilliant-cut, 3.24-caratstone, flanked by two pear-shaped diamonds, will go under...
Polished Markets Mar 27, 2019 Rapaport News
Graff
Graff Adds 13ct. Lesotho Pink to Portfolio
Luxury jeweler Graff is preparing to cut and polish the exceptional 13.33-carat Lesotho Pink that sold for $8.8 million in February. The company revealed this week that it bought the stone from Gem Diamonds...
Rough Markets Mar 25, 2019 Rapaport News
Gem Diamonds
Gem Diamonds Unearths 161ct. Rough
Gem Diamonds has recovered a 161-carat rough stone, the first over 100 carats it has reported this year. It found the high-quality, white, type IIa diamond on March 21at its Letšeng mine in Lesotho, the...
Mining Mar 24, 2019 Rapaport News
Graff boutique
Graff Buys Flagship New York Store
Graff has bought the New York property that has housed itsflagship boutique for nearly 20 years, the London-based jeweler said Tuesday. The building, at 710 Madison Avenue on the corner of 63rd Street, was...
Retail Mar 06, 2019 Rapaport News
Lesedi La Rona
Lesedi La Rona May Once Have Been 2,774ct.
The second-largest diamond in history was probably twice as big before it broke into pieces, researchers at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) have claimed.Similarities between the 1,109-carat Lesedi La Rona, the 812-carat Constellation and three...
Mining Dec 20, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Phillips NY
First Phillips NY Jewelry Sale Brings in $2.4M
A Bulgari necklace fetched $200,000 at Phillips auctionhouse’s first New York sale, exceeding its presale estimate of $120,000 to$180,000. The piece includes 39.35 carats of oval-shaped rubiesand 6 carats of round brilliant-cut diamonds. It was the top-selling...
Polished Markets Dec 10, 2018 Rapaport News
Fellow
14ct. Diamond Prompts Bidding War at Fellows
Fellows sold a 14-carat diamond ring for more thandouble its estimate following a bidding war at its auction in Birmingham, UK,last week. The emerald-cut, 13.86-carat, H-color, VS2-clarity stone fetchedGBP 310,500 ($399,680) against a presale estimate...
Polished Markets Nov 13, 2018 Rapaport News
Lesedi La Rona
Graff Unveils Polished from 1,109ct. Lesedi La Rona
Graff Diamonds has showcased the first of more than 60diamonds it plans to polish from the 1,109-carat Lesedi La Rona rough stone itbought last year.They include two D-color, flawless diamonds mounted on rings, of which one...
Polished Markets Nov 12, 2018 Rapaport News
Birks opens Graff store
First Graff Canada Boutique to Open at Birks
Birks Group is launching its first Canadian store dedicated to Graff Diamonds jewelry. Birks will open the boutique this month on West Georgia Street in downtown Vancouver, solely offering Graff’s high-end jewelry and watches,...
Retail Nov 04, 2018 Rapaport News
Bonhams
Bonhams to Sell Rare Chameleon Diamonds
Bonhams’s jewelry sale in Hong Kong will spotlight a rarenecklace featuring the largest collection of chameleon diamonds offered atauction, according to the company. The piece — which will lead the Rare Jewels andJadeite sale on November...
Polished Markets Oct 31, 2018 Rapaport News
Laurence Graff
Graff Profits Soar After Retail Expansion
Global store openings helped fuel a jump in revenue and profit at Graff Diamonds International last year, according to the luxury jeweler’s latest financials. Sales rose 22% to $692.8 million in 2017, while profit morethan tripled...
Retail Jun 12, 2018 Rapaport News
Sotheby’s Apollo and Artemis Diamonds
The Biggest and Boldest Auction Sales of 2017
Auctioneers Christie’s and Sotheby’s (as usual) generated much excitement in the diamond trade in 2017, putting some of the more interesting and colorful diamonds under the hammer. As the Rapaport News team looks back...
Polished Markets Dec 27, 2017 Rapaport News
Prosperity diamond
Graff Buys 476ct. Prosperity Diamond for $16.5M
Graff Diamonds has spent $16.5 million on the 476-carat Meya Prosperity diamond,the second high-profile Sierra Leone rough stone that the luxury jeweler has bought this month. Meya Mining, a subsidiary of TrustcoResources and...
Rough Markets Dec 21, 2017 Rapaport News
The Peace Diamond 150 120517
Graff Buys Peace Diamond for $6.5M
The Sierra Leone government sold the 709-carat Peace Diamond toGraff Diamonds for $6.5 million on Monday at an auction in New York.The sale, which the Rapaport Group managed for free, marks asea change for...
Rough Markets Dec 05, 2017 Rapaport News
Graff Argyle pink 2017
Graff Among Buyers at Record Pink Diamond Sale
Rio Tinto reported “double-digit” price growth at thisyear’s Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender, with Graff Diamonds among the companies puttingin winning bids. Collectors and jewelers from 11 countries bought the 58pink, red and...
Polished Markets Nov 09, 2017 Rapaport News
Bonhams 4.03ct. blue diamond
Graff Diamonds Buys Top Bonhams Lot
Bonhams sold two major jewelry pieces for seven-figureamounts at auctions in New York and London in the past week.Graff Diamonds won a pear-shaped, 4.03-carat, fancy-intenseblue diamond (pictured) for $3.6 million (GBP 2.7 million) at the...
Polished Markets Sep 24, 2017 Rapaport News
Frank Everett Graff Diamonds
Graff Nabs US Sales Boss from Sotheby’s
Graff Diamonds has hired Frank Everett as US sales presidentfrom Sotheby’s, where he was sales director for the auction house’s jewelrydivision.Everett (pictured) spent four years at Sotheby’s and previously workedat jewelry brands Tiffany &...
Retail Jul 17, 2017 Rapaport News
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