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Graff fancy yellow diamond ring sells for £1.1 million
Fellows Auctioneers have broken another house record this week, with the sale of the Graff fancy yellow diamond ring. The ring holds a 43.59 carat fancy intense yellow radiant-cut diamond set between two tapered baguette-cut diamonds, weighing 1.62cts as their combined weight. The diamond went for £1.1 million (£1,306,600 including VAT) after feverish bidding for the prized yellow diamond ring.
This is a milestone achievement for Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter auction house, and for the Jewellery Quarter itself.
Graff is one of the World’s best-known jewelry houses, famous for cutting some of the finest fancy colored diamonds.
Their history of prized yellow diamonds includes the following. All of the following diamonds were natural fancy yellow diamonds, amongst the largest examples in the World.
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Graff natural fancy yellow diamonds
The Saharah – Largest fancy vivid yellow diamond in the world. 132.43 carats
The Graff Vivid Yellow – 100.09 carats
The Romance of Africa – 102.11 carats
The Delaire Sunrise – Largest square Emerald cut fancy vivid yellow diamond in the world. 118.08 carats
The Hope of Africa – 115.91 carats
The Ultimate Yellow – 70.12 carats
The Golden Empress – 132.55 carats
The Graff Sunflower – 107.46 carats
The Tsarina – 90.14 carats
The Royal Premier Diamond – 70.38 carats
Laurence Graff is well known for his instinctive understanding of gemstones. His abilities have enabled him to visualize the final polished diamond to release the full potential of a piece of rough diamond.
“There is an extreme beauty to a diamond. It’s like art. It gives you incredible pleasure, and it speaks to you with its life”