The Centenary Diamond was discovered in 1986 with the original rough weighing 599 carats.
Gabi Tolkowsky (who Peter & Pam have recently visited in Antwerp) had the honour of being chosen to cut the diamond and there was an underground room in the De Beers Diamond Research Lab in Johannesburg created specifically for the task!
The Centenary Diamond was completed in February 1991 and weighs 273.85 carats.
Here’s Peter during his recent trip to Antwerp with a replica of the Centenary Diamond – we also have one in our store. If you think it looks amazing in the photo you should see our replica in store!