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Graff Diamonds founder awarded OBE

Laurence Graff, chairman and founder of Graff Diamonds, has been awarded an OBE. Credit: Geoff Caddick/PA Wire

The British-born billionaire behind one of the world's most successful jewellery firms has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Laurence Graff, who founded Graff Diamonds in 1960, said he was "overjoyed to have received this acknowledgment for services to jewellery".

"From humble beginnings and a lifetime working in the industry, I am extremely proud to receive such an honour", he added.

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