A Record-Breaking Diamond with a Cause
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Why have one diamond when you can have 6,690 diamonds? For a cool $4,116,787, it may be possible. Jewelers Vishal Agarwal and Khushbu Agarwal of Surat, India, have broken the Guinness World Record for most diamonds set in one ring.
The jewelers placed the diamonds onto an 18 karat rose gold structure that is shaped like a lotus flower. The ring weighs just over 58 grams and is the size of a golf ball.
Vishal designed the ring which has 48 individual petals, while Khushbu funded the project. This was not just any record-breaking attempt: the lotus flower style was created in order to raise awareness about the importance of water conservation.
“As fame is so much attached to a Guinness World Records title, we can put it to good use by bringing together like-minded people to work towards a beautiful world,” the jewelers said in a statement.
Guinness World Records posted a video chronicling the creation of the ring, including the cutting and placing of the diamonds. Click here to see this beautiful flower come to life!