In 1970 the founder of Graff Diamonds (previously mentioned), Laurence Graff assembled 1/2 million dollars of diamonds on and around the head of a model for a photoshoot. Now, 43 years later, Graff has decided that was far too tame and has recreated the image with 1/2 billion dollars worth of the carbons in celebration of his 40th boutique and 60 years in the industry.
They don't provide a price breakdown, but stand-out pieces include:
- The Graff Sweethearts, a matched pair of heart-shaped 51.53ct and 50.76ct flawless diamond earrings.
- Several white stones cut from the 550ct Letseng Star
- A 10.5ct vivid-blue briolette cut pendent, possibly the nicest use of that cut I've ever seen.
- 6.5 ct Intense pink flawless diamond. Bearing in mind that yellow diamonds, the most common of the fancy colors, are about 10x the price of white stones, and blue are 5-6x that, this stone is perhaps the most extreme value/weight object you can handle safely
|The original 1970 image with $1/2 million worth of stones||Today's version, Dalia Gunther is wearing $1/2 billion|
|10.5Ct Intense blue, briolette cut||Gray-blue, orange-pink and yellow diamonds in a pendent|