There’s a new ring breaking the world record for the most diamonds. But bad news: it’s off the market. An Indian diamond retailer pulled a stunt with the incredible diamond ring to bring more awareness to its brand.
Insane Diamond Ring Project
24,679 diamonds ended up being in one ring, which was completed in Karathode, India, on May 5 by SWA Diamonds. The now jeweler had a dream of breaking the world record and scoring a place in the Guinness World Records (GWR) collection. “There is no greater joy than to live your dreams the way you were meant to,” said Abdul Gafur Anadiyan, SWA Diamonds’ managing director. “Our team feel accomplished and satisfied after knowing we have earned a new Guinness World Records title.” And the team found a perfect inspiration for its fantastic creation. The pink oyster mushroom, also called the Pleurotus djamor, set the example. Similar shapes have never been done before, with SWA Diamonds working on the prototype for almost three months! First, a plastic mold was created. Then, a digital version of the computer-aided design (CAD) came out.
Later, the team 3D printed the mold, where liquid gold was poured. The cooled version of the gold rind had to be filed into the finished shape of 41 mushroom petals. And that’s just the base! In addition to molding the base, the diamond retail team had to place every single diamond on the petals by hand. Both the top and the bottom of the petals had to be covered in little sparkly diamonds to beat the last record. Moreover, natural diamonds were used in the process. Finally, the glorious mushroom-shaped flower was placed on a circular band. The latter, too, was partially adorned with diamonds.
Immortality And Longevity
Creating the ring itself wasn’t the only hard challenge to overcome. Every diamond, for one, had to be sourced by Kimberley Process Certification Scheme certified producers. According to the GWR guidelines, diamonds from the war zone can’t be a part of the mainstream market or the GWR qualification. SWA Diamonds passed the initial certification process, then underwent a close evaluation to count every diamond by an independent expert. “A team of qualified independent diamond experts and jewelry experts evaluated the ring at IGI – International Gemological Institute Lab,” said Anadiyan. Apart from the number of diamonds, the microscopic evaluation confirmed the clarity, carat, weight, cut type, and the type of diamonds that were used.
Now, SWA Diamonds is bringing the unique mushroom diamond ring to the masses. “The mushroom represents immortality and longevity,” explained Anadiyan. The team called it “Ami” – it literally translates to immortality in the Sanskrit language. The Indian retailer stated that the team wants to make more diamond jewelry at affordable prices, so the average consumer can afford it. That said, “Ami” was made purely for attention and challenge. The outstanding creation weighs 340 grams, with an overall value of $95,243, according to SWA Diamonds.
The last world record with a similar mission included 12,638 diamonds in one ring. Harshit Bansal, an individual jeweler from Meerut in Uttar Pradesh, set the record in 2020.