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de GRISOGONO’s “The Constellation” 813ct rock. Fawaz Gruosi -  de Grisogono’s creator and Deus ex Machina, unveils “The Constellation”, the world's most expensive rough diamond. The Constellation is characterized by its substantial size of an impressive 812,77 carat and has been categorized as being the largest pure Type IaB diamond ever to be examined by the GIA (Gemological Institute of America). Type IaB is known within the industry to be the rarest type of natural diamond. Fawaz is an Arabic given name meaning ‘winner’, ‘successful’ or ‘prosperous’. Omen nomen!
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de GRISOGONO’s “The Constellation” 813 Carats rock

Considered the world’s most expensive rough diamond, the 813-carat The Constellation sold for $63 million.

de GRISOGONO’s “The Constellation” 813ct rock. Fawaz Gruosi -  de GRISOGONO’s creator and Deus ex Machina, unveils “The Constellation”, the world's most expensive rough diamond. “I love her and I hate her. Love because something like this is so exceptional – I could never dream to be able to have a stone like this in my own hands – and hate her because I don't know how I'm going to dress her.”   says Fawaz Gruosi, Founder and Executive Board member of de GRISOGONO.

Fawaz Gruosi -  de Grisogono’s creator, founder and Deus ex Machina

Named The Constellation, the massive rock, which measures over six centimeters wide, was unearthed by the Canadian mining company Lucara Diamond Corporation at its “green concept” Karowe mine in Botswana in November 2015. It was then purchased at a private Sotheby’s auction earlier last year by Dubai trading company Nemesis International for a record $63 million - Averaging US$77,649 per carat. Nemesis International has sold the colorless diamond (the price was not disclosed) to  de GRISOGONO for creator Fawaz Gruosi to determine the final creation of the rough (Fawaz is an Arabic given name meaning ‘winner’, ‘successful’ or ‘prosperous’. Omen nomen!). “I am thrilled to have the chance to work with such an incredible and important diamond as The Constellation. As a jeweller I am conscious of the extraordinary responsibility I have to the stone and to the team who have worked so hard to secure it. To be able to bring my creative skills to the cutting and setting process of such a stone is both an honour and a privilege and I cannot wait to realise my vision for it,” says the blue-eyed Lebanese-Italian jeweller who dynamically drives de GRISOGONO. “I keep talking to that stone” he told us in his inimitable way, “trying to have some feedback from her, asking her what kind of dress she wants to wear, but so far I have no answer.” 

Considered the world’s most expensive rough diamond, The Constellation is characterized by its substantial size of an impressive 812,77 carat and has been categorized as being the largest pure Type IaB diamond ever to be examined by the GIA (Gemological Institute of America). Type IaB is known within the industry to be the rarest type of natural diamond.   The Constellation’s outstanding size and clarity allows de GRISOGONO an exclusive opportunity in its cutting and polishing process providing the brand with the unique option to bring a jeweler’s perspective into the cutting process. This is contrasted to the more traditional process where jewelers were restricted to acquiring polished stones that already existed in the market. The partnership allows Fawaz Gruosi to decide on how best to cut this stone to customize one of the most astonishing jewelry pieces ever created.  “The Constellation”, the second major acquisition for de GRISOGONO last year – a 404 carat rough diamond was also purchased in May 2016 — represents a ground-breaking moment for the Geneva-based company on its way to becoming one of the world’s leading high jewellery and watch brands.

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