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Ilan Kaplan
How Cutters Can Maximize Profits
After 16 years of working as a manufacturer — 10 of which he spent as manager of Laurence Graff’s South African business Safdico — Ilan Kaplan decided to “turn on its head all the traditional thinking in the diamond industry.” Together with fellow rough-diamond...
Polished Markets Dec 29, 2019 Sonia Esther Soltani
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
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Lesedi La Rona
Graff Buys Iconic 1,109ct. Diamond for $53M
Lucara Diamond Corp. has sold the 1,109-carat Lesedi La Ronato Graff Diamonds for $53 million — a price well below what the miner initiallywanted for the record-breaking stone.Graff spent $47,777 per carat on the...
Rough Markets Sep 26, 2017 Rapaport News
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Graff Diamonds Intl. Sales Slide in 2016
Graff Diamonds International’s revenue and profit dropped last year, according to the luxury jeweler’s latest financials.Sales fell 10% to $569.6 million in 2016, while profit slumped 66% to $15.8 million, the recent filing showed....
Retail Jul 12, 2017 Joshua Freedman
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Graff Diamonds Buys Lesedi La Rona Shard
Graff Diamonds has revealed that it acquired the373.72-carat rough fragment that fell off the Lesedi La Rona diamond — and saysit has the potential to yield a “significant polished stone.”Lucara Diamond Corp. sold the rough...
Rough Markets May 16, 2017 Rapaport News
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Graff Showcases Record Heart-Shape Diamond
Graff Diamonds unveiled the “largest” heart-shape,D-flawless diamond in the world, according to the company.The 118.78-carat, type IIa diamond, with “excellent”polish and symmetry and no fluorescence, was cut in-house by Graff. Itcame from a 357-carat rough...
Retail Nov 01, 2016 Rapaport News
Laurence and Francois Graff
Graff Diamonds’ Profit Slumps 74% in 2015
Graff Diamonds Limited, the U.K. subsidiary of Graff Diamonds Holdings, reported sales slid and profit nosedived last yearas tougher market conditions in the global gem industry hit the high-endLondon-based jeweler.Revenue fell 32 percent...
Retail May 24, 2016 Rapaport News
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New Coffee Table Book Details History of Laurence Graff
The history of jeweler Laurence Graff, OBE, is recounted in a new coffee table book due out from Rizzoli publishers on October 27. GRAFF, the book, has been described by reviewers as a look into the exclusive world...
Retail Oct 22, 2015 Rapaport News
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Graff Debuts Its $500M 'Hair & Jewel' Campaign
Graff Diamonds debuted its ''Half Billion Dollar Hair & Jewel'' advertisement today, a take-off from its famous 1970, ''$1 Million Jeweled Hair'' campaign that launched the brand globally. But a generation later,...
Gemstones Oct 08, 2013 Deena Taylor
Graff Visits IDE for U.S./Intl. Diamond Week
Press Release: The third day of the U.S./International Diamond Week at the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) on March 19 counted 200 foreign buyers taking part, and among the foreign diamantaires inspecting the goods on offer...
Marketing Mar 19, 2013 IDE
Christie's Geneva Auctions Net $110M
Christie's achieved a combined total of $110,189,044 at its three Geneva auctions held this week. This is the highest sales total for a series of jewelry auctions at Christie's Geneva, the auction house said.Christie's Magnificent Jewels sale realized $72,264,493 and was 84 percent sold by lot and 86 percent sold...
Polished Markets May 17, 2012 Deena Taylor
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Steinmetz, Graff Drop But Leviev Rises on Forbes' Billionaire List
Forbes magazine published its annual list of the world's richest players for 2012, which recorded a record 1,226 billionaires with an average net worth of $3.7 billion and a combined net worth of $4.6 trillion, up from...
Retail Mar 07, 2012 Ricci Dipshan
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Christie's Geneva Auction Nets $61M
Christies reported that its Geneva jewelry sale garnered $61.3 million (CHF 56.3 million) with 77 percent of the 361 lots sold. “Even in the present uncertain economic times, jewelry prices fetched new levels,”...
Polished Markets Nov 17, 2011 Avi Krawitz
Hope Comes to Lesotho
The earth giveth and now Laurence Graff, who has profited enormously from the treasures taken from the earth, is giving back. In March 2010, Graff’s FACET Foundation — the charity takes its acronym from the phrase “For Africa’s Children Every Time” — opened its...
Mining May 01, 2010 Ettagale Blauer
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