The Victoria-Transvaal Diamond was cut from a 240-carat rough stone found at the Premier Mine in Transvaal, South Africa in 1951. The fancy "champagne-colored" diamond was originally cut to 75 carats, but then later re-cut to 67.89 carats for better proportions. The diamond was graded by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and given a color grade of natural fancy brown-yellow with a clarity grade of VS-2. The Victoria-Transvaal Diamond is a pear-shaped brilliant-cut and has 116 facets. The yellow gold necklace was designed by Baumgold Brothers, Inc. and consists of 66 round brilliant-cut diamonds fringed with 10 drop motifs, each set with two marquise-cut diamonds, a pear-shaped diamond, and a small round brilliant-cut diamond. Total weight of the 106 diamonds in the necklace is approximately 45 carats.