Now THAT'S an engagement ring! Jeweller's $70m diamond sparkler cut entirely from one 150-carat rock
05:34 GMT, 23 March 2012
A Swiss jewellery company has created a ring made from one enormous chunk
Shawish Jewellery, a company based in Geneva, unveiled what
they have billed as ‘the world’s first diamond ring’.
The 150-carat ring has been valued at around $70million and took one
year to construct.
Groundbreaking: This extraordinary creation claims to be 'the world's first diamond ring'
Brilliant bling: A Swiss jeweler has unveiled their 150-carat diamond ring, cut entirely from one massive rock
Cut from a single chunk of rough diamond, the ring Original designs were copyrighted and released in April of
For fans who attended the project’s original announcement
held in London last year, the wait must have been excruciating.
The dazzling piece of craftsmanship has completely shown up
the biggest celebrity rocks on record.
Elizabeth Taylor’s 33.19-carat diamond ring fell well short,
blowing Beyonce’s recent 18-carat engagement ring by Lorraine Schwartz out of
Kim Kardashian’s 20.5-carat ring by the same jeweler may as
well have been a cubic zirconia in comparison to Shawish’s handiwork.
Dazzling: It took one year and unique laser equipment to create the enormous ring
The company’s CEO, Mohamed Shawesh, told Superyachts.com last year, ‘I wanted to do something new, something I love doing.’
‘[The ring] shows what Shawish can do. It’s our identity, and it’s making our customers dreams come true.’
Technically, it was a challenging task to master. Unique laser equipment was purchased to ensure the quality of the diamond didn’t suffer through its construction. A hole was cut right through the middle of the huge rock.
The action risked altering the diamond’s original molecular structure.
The incredible Shawish ring went on display most recently at
Baselworld 2012 last week, the annual watch and jewellery trade show staged in