It will be the Antwerp company HB that will polish and cut 1,758 carat stone.
"In order to process a stone in optimal conditions, you first have to make a 3D map of it. This is done with high-precision scanning technology. Then software is used to calculate what will be the best cut stone”, Mr Van der Steen explained.
He added that the value of a diamond depends of quality rather than quantity.
“One the stone has been measured it is then split up into pieces by sawing it following a plan produced by a computer. The cutting is now done by a laser. The whole process takes a couple of months”. Mr Vander Steen added that it is precision work with no margin of error.