When will the madness end! Some very unique pieces of jewelry are being made this year – from sporting 104 (or 507) carat diamonds to big name designers collaborating. We’ve got some interesting news for you today!
Forevermark has announced that their largest ever diamond has been unveiled, coming in at about 104 carats. The diamond was cut and polished by Forevermark jeweler Chow Tai Fook over 3 years!
Here’s some more info on it:
The diamond was assessed five times, says the announcement “to ensure Forevermark’s strict beauty and symmetry requirements had been achieved. The diamond was given a bespoke inscription number, 20090950755, chosen to signify the recovery date (200909) and the carat weight (507.55) of the rough diamond discovered in Southern Africa.”
Here’s what the De Beers group has to say:
The 104-carat Forevermark diamond has been set in a stunning masterpiece, ‘A Heritage in Bloom’ created by world renowned jewellery artist Wallace Chan. ‘A Heritage in Bloom’ embodies Chow Tai Fook’s commitment to Chinese culture, patronage of arts and status as a diamond expert. It can be worn in 27 different ways, a significance rooted in the Chinese concept of eternity.
Imagine buying that diamond for yourself? Where would you even wear it?!
But that’s not all. There’s more than the massive 104 carat diamond in that setting. In total it looks like it’s about 507 carats worth of diamonds in that piece pictured above.
Here’s Diamonds.net’s take on it:
The diamond necklace unifies an entire family of diamonds cut from the same rough stone within a single piece of jewelry, “an artistic decision unheard of in a contemporary piece,” according to the company. It also brings together thousands of white diamonds and hundreds of pink diamonds, totaling 383.4 carats, as well as more than one hundred pieces of green jadeite and mutton fat white jade. The ornate necklace includes figures of a bat (for good luck) and butterflies (for eternal love).
The piece required more than 47,000 man hours by craftsmen. It is a modular design that can be worn in 27 different ways. The company says this showcases the sophistication of Chan’s “design and exquisite composition” for the necklace.
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That’s it for now, but we’ll be back soon with some great new news and diamond ideas!