The Lesotho rough was cleaved (cut) into eighteen stones of varying weights and sizes. The gem below is the Lesotho I (Lesotho III, a 40.42-carat marquise-shaped diamond, was given to Jacqueline Kennedy by Aristotle Onaissis on the occasion of their engagement). This gem boasts 71.73-carats and was the largest stone cut from the original rough. Until now, it has remained with the same owner since Harry Winston sold it. It is estimated at $3-5 million.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Posted by Apple-Nellie at 1:28 PM