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Heart-Shaped Diamond Is Largest of Its Kind in the World, Graff Says

“We were given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”




Graff Diamonds announced that a gemstone it’s calling the “Graff Venus” is “the largest D Flawless heart shape diamond in the world.”

Graff said it took over 18 months to analyze, cut and polish the type IIa 118.78-carat diamond from a 357-carat rough diamond found at the Letseng mine in Lesotho.

“We were given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and we created absolute perfection,” said Laurence Graff, chairman of Graff Diamonds.

He added that the stone is “the most beautiful heart-shaped diamond I have ever seen.”

Rapaport News explains that “miner Gem Diamonds sold the rough for $19.3 million to an undisclosed buyer” in 2015.

The Graff Venus isn’t the only headline-grabbing diamond the company has unveiled this year. In August it announced the 105.07-carat D Flawless pear-shape Graff Vendome diamond. It said the gem was “the largest cut and polished diamond of its kind in Graff’s history.”


Heart-Shaped Diamond Is Largest of Its Kind in the World, Graff Says

The “Graff Venus” is said to be “the largest D Flawless heart shape diamond in the world.”



Wilkerson Testimonials | Sollberger’s

Going Out of Business Is an Emotional Journey. Wilkerson Is There to Make It Easier.

Jaki Cowan, the owner of Sollberger’s in Ridgeland, MS, decided the time was right to close up shop. The experience, she says, was like going into the great unknown. There were so many questions about the way to handle the store’s going-out-of-business sale. Luckily for Cowan, Wilkerson made the transition easier and managed everything, from marketing to markdowns.

“They think of everything that you don’t have the time to think of,” she says of the Wilkerson team that was assigned to manage the sale. And it was a total success, with financial goals met by Christmas with another sale month left to go.

Wilkerson even had a plan to manage things while Covid-19 restrictions were still in place. This included limiting the number of shoppers, masking and taking temperatures upon entrance. “We did everything we could to make the staff and public feel as safe as possible.”

Does she recommend Wilkerson to other retailers thinking of retiring, liquidating or selling excess merchandise? Absolutely. “If you are considering going out of business, it’s obviously an emotional journey. But truly rest assured that you’re in good hands with Wilkerson.”

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