My interview on JCK magazine : "What It’s Like to Cut the World’s Most Expensive Diamond"

In November, Sotheby’s sold the Blue Moon, the 12.03 ct. internally flawless vivid blue cushion cut, for $48.5 million, setting a world record for a diamond at auction. 

Before that, however, the stone, discovered at the Cullinan mine in South Africa, was a 29.62 ct. piece of rough, which was purchased by Cora International for $25.6 million at a February 2014 tender.  

But what happened in between? How is cutting such a rare and valuable stone—one significant enough to be exhibited at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County—different from cutting any other stone?

Read here the all article published on JCK: 

http://www.jckonline.com/blogs/cutting-remarks/2016/01/22/what-its-cut-worlds-most-expensive-diamond