Shawish Jewelry of Switzerland has created an 150-carat ring carved from a single diamond, setting the world record for the world’s first All-diamond Ring. It took a full year to create the ring, which has been copyrighted and is expected to sell for $70 million.
A ring made entirely of a faceted diamond has always seemed like a fantasy. To create the perfect diamond ring is the epitome of art,said Mohamed Shawish, president and CEO of Geneva-based Shawish Jewellery.
The ring was carved with a special laser (purchased especially for that purpose) along with traditional diamond cutting and polishing techniques. Precisely about that Mohamed Shawish spoke: 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.
$70 million world’s first all-diamond ring is made from 150 brut carat rough diamond from Brazil. The color of the diamond ring is certified an E and the clarity is VS1. Sake of comparison, Elizabeth Taylor’s famed ring – present from Richard Burton was 33.19 carats.