One of the world's largest diamonds, a 128 carat yellow diamond is on display in Dubai!
The beautiful diamond was worn once by Hollywood’s Audrey Hepburn for ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’
With its last known valuation of $12m at the end of 1983, the Tiffany Diamond is one of the largest yellow sparklers ever discovered, originally weighing at 287.42 carats in the rough when it was discovered in 1878 in the Kimberley mines in South Africa.
Starting tomorrow, the Tiffany Yellow will take center stage at the jewelry brand’s flagship store in The Dubai Mall, on display until January 9 as tribute to mark the company’s 175th anniversary.
Considered as one of the top 10 legendary stones ever discovered, the 128.54 carat stunner is currently set in a spectacular diamond and platinum necklace, designed with 481 sparkling stones.
The necklace of white diamonds took over a year in making and totals over 120 carats and features 20 Lucida diamonds and 58 brilliant-cut diamonds.
The stone is just over an inch wide and seven-eighths of an inch from top to bottom.
The rough stone was brought to Paris, where Tiffany’s chief gemmologist, Dr George Frederick Kunz, supervised the cutting of the diamond into a cushion-shape brilliant with an unprecedented 82 facets – 24 more facets than the traditional 58-facet brilliant cut.
“Resetting the Tiffany Diamond represents a commitment to the future and design innovation,” said Jon King, executive vice president of Tiffany & Co in a statement.
He added: “The diamond is the most important gemstone in the world and honors the vision of our founder, whose acquisition of the stone established Tiffany’s diamond heritage.”