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GIA certified a $10 mn diamond jacket - report

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Fashion designer Farrah Gray and jeweler Peter Marco created a jacket featuring 460 flawless diamonds worth $10 mn, according to parade.com.
The report says that 99% of the diamonds were certified by GIA. 
In his interview with the agency Farrah Gray said, «It is sewn together with 99 percent GIA certified diamonds by Peter Marco. It is truly a one-of-a-kind art installation and jacket for the fashion extraordinaire with $10 million dollars to spare!»
The jacket is made of 100% black python leather. 
The viewing are available only by the appointment, the money from selling will go to charity organisations. 

Victoria Quiri, Correspondent of the European Bureau, Rough&Polished, Strasbourg