A luxury diamond ring?

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..of course not and as a company that specialise in Luxury Jewellery it’s hard for us not to be wowed by the latest offering from Swiss Jewelers Shawish Jewellery. A title like ‘The World’s First Diamond Ring’ does make you question its legitimacy though. We all know diamond rings have been around for a while, so whats all the fuss? Upon viewing their video, featuring a 3D rendering of the ring in question, you will see exactly what they are displaying. The entire ring has been cut from one single piece of rough diamond, weighs a mind blowing 150 carats and will set you back a mere $68 million. Certainly an impressive price and spec but I do wonder if all the technology overshadows the actual design itself.

I know we’re being a little risky with the title but as fascinating as it is I feel it’s lack of metal and protection usually found with a traditional engagement ring does make it look more vulnerable. The diamond is not framed or presented to you in anyway and looks slightly bulky and over engineered. I feel it would look more at home in a cabinet of crystal glasses than on a Jewellery stand with beautiful diamond rings. Don’t get me wrong it’s certainly a piece of craftsmanship and should be taken seriously as a piece of technological engineering but is it more design for designs sake or just a fun (expensive) exercise to push the boundaries of Jewellery Design? I welcome your thoughts.

Images and Videos via http://www.shawish-jewellery.com/

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  • Sarayjames

    Such an amazing looking ring. Is it real? I’d be scared to wear it!!

  • TheDiamond.com

    It’s a good article. I read a book on diamonds covering
    optics, grading, caring and then went to the diamond
    store, looked at quite a few GIA certificates and bought one.

    When it comes to caring delicate jewelry, one thing that you
    should keep in mind is the type of metal and type of gemstone that you have to clean and care because each of these metals has their own specific set of properties.