Art: Little Ones Out of Big

In a little white-walled room overlooking Manhattan's Fifth Avenue a bespectacled, white-haired man last week undertook one of the toughest sawing jobs in the world. He was Adrian Grasselly, 58-year-old veteran diamond cutter, one of the few living men who could be entrusted with the job of cutting the famed Vargas Diamond, largest (726.60 carats) known uncut diamond in the world. The diamond, discovered by a farmer in Brazil three years ago, is named for Brazil's President Getulio Vargas. Because there is no market for diamonds that big, Owner Harry Winston, Manhattan jewel merchant, decided to have it cut into...

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