At 312.24 carats, Spirit of de Grisogono is the world’s largest cut black diamond and the fifth largest diamond in the world. This beautiful black diamond was cut from a rough of 587 carats. This diamond originated in west of central Africa from where it was imported to Switzerland. Famous Swiss jeweler De Grisogono is responsible for giving the diamond its shape. He cut the diamond using the Mogul diamond cutting technique. It is said that it took him more than a year to cut this diamond. De Grisogono is famous for his collection of black diamond jewelry and watches. He has also given Gruosi Diamond, world’s largest heart shaped black diamond, its stunning shape.
Black is a very rare color in diamonds. These diamonds are quite unique. They absorb light completely and display an interesting play of light.
This black diamond is set in a ring with white gold mounting studded with 702 white diamonds totaling to 36.69 carats. The Gubelin Gem Lab describes the Spirit of de Grisogono as a rare specimen for this type of diamond in view of its great size.