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Graff denies giving Trump discount in exchange for publicity

Graff denies giving Trump discount in exchange for publicity

The chairman of Graff Diamonds has spoken out about Donald Trump’s claim to have slashed half off the price of the 15-carat engagement ring he purchased from the London-based brand. When the President of the United States proposed to Melanie Trump in 2004, he told the media that he had bartered a $1 million discount

Graff acquires 709ct ‘Peace Diamond’

Luxury jeweller Graff has acquired the 14th largest diamond ever mined – the Peace Diamond – for $6.5m (£4.8m). Before the year closes, Graff Diamond’s chairman, Laurence Graff, has added another significant stone to its portfolio. Purchased at an international auction held by the Rapaport Group, all proceeds from the sale will benefit the country,

Graff acquires largest diamond discovered in over a century

The largest diamond discovered in over a century has been sold to Laurence Graff after more than a year of negotiations with Lucara Diamond Corp. The rough stone originally failed to sell at Sotheby’s in June 2016, but has now been scooped behind closed doors to the diamond billionaire for $53 million (£39.3m). At 1,109

Graff unveils largest D flawless heart shape diamond in the world

Luxury jeweller Graff Diamonds has unveiled the largest D flawless heart shape diamond in the world. Titled the Graff Venus’, the striking stone weighs 118.78cts and has been graded a D colour, flawless, type IIA with excellent polish, excellent symmetry and no fluorescence – the very the very highest accolade a diamond can achieve. The Graff

Bonhams to auction rare gems from a European Princess

Jewellery from celebrated designers including Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Laurence Graff along with a pair of Kashmir sapphires belonging to a European Princess will feature in Bonhams’ London Fine Jewellery sale on Saturday December 5. Leading the sale will be a fancy greyish-blue, 2.97cts step-cut diamond ring by the society jeweller to the royals and the

OPINION: 77 Diamonds MD on the Blue Moon auction

Sotheby’s Geneva is preparing to sell the largest cushion-shaped fancy vivid blue diamond ever to appear at auction tomorrow (Nov 11). The rare 12.03ct diamond named the Blue Moon will lead Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels sale scheduled to take place in Geneva, and could set a new auction record, Tobias Kormind, managing director

Graff to launch book recounting the history of Laurence Graff

Graff has announced it will be launching a coffee table book called GRAFF on October 27. The new book recounts the history of Laurence Graff, a completely self-taught gemologist whose attraction to diamonds started as a boy who apprenticed himself in Hatton Garden and flowered when he founded his eponymous house in 1960 at just

Graff Diamonds confirms presence at La Biennale

Graff to return after more than 10 years with standout diamond pieces. Graff Diamonds has announced that it will return to La Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris from September 11 with a new jewellery collection showcasing some of its rarest and most spectacular diamonds and gemstones. Standout pieces will include the Royal Star of Paris