DIAMOND! The mere mention of the word fills the mind with a multitude of concepts and images. Diamond is a mineral, a natural crystalline substance, the transparent form of pure carbon. It is the peerless “king of gems” that glitters, dazzles, and symbolizes purity and strength. Diamond is for a commitment to never-ending love and is indomitable, the hardest surface known. There are not many black stones in the world of famous diamonds. Famous Swiss jeweler de Grisogono is the first major jeweler to create eye-catching collections of black diamond jewelry and watches. He is also responsible for cutting The Spirit of de Grisogono, the largest heart-shaped black diamond in the world. The Spirit of de Grisogono at 312.24 carats is the world’s largest cut black diamond, and the world’s 5th largest diamond, period. In a white gold mounting, it is set with 702 white diamonds totaling 36.69 carats.
This black rock was mined some time ago in western Africa before being brought to Switzerland where it was cut using the traditional Mogul diamond cutting technique. The Spirit of de Grisogono is described in the report of the Gubelin Gem Lab as a rare specimen for this type of diamond in view of its great size. It is the largest natural black diamond which the GGL laboratory has ever tested.