Swiss jewellery house Shawish is set to unveil, what might be the most impressive diamond ring ever, a world first diamond ring carved entirely and directly from a chunk of diamond rough, dubbed The World’s First Diamond Ring.
The ring is made entirely from one, single faceted diamond, weighing 150-carats. It is set to be unveiled via an in-depth animation at an exclusive event at Il Bottaccio. A special event will take place on April 14 in London, presenting and charting the creation of the ring from original sketches to final design.
The making of the world’s first diamond ring, touted to fetch £43 million ($70.46 million), wasn’t as easy as it seems. Mohamed Shawesh, President and CEO of Shawish Jewelry explains, It took one year to get the copyright and we had to do multiple tests with the design, to get the precision of the circle right. Diamonds are made of carbon and molecules that can change, even the colour can be altered when attempting to cut it. We had to buy special laser equipment, to cut directly into the diamond. The most important aspect is preserving the integrity of the diamond and of course the most difficult phase is precision cutting an entire stone into a ring.
More details as well as images will be released on April 14th. [Shawish]