A ring featuring over 24 000 diamonds has just set a new Guinness World Record. Created by an Indian-based designer, Swa Diamonds, the spectacular diamond ring was designed to mimic a pink oyster mushroom and contains a whopping 24 679 diamonds.
The Swa Diamond’s creation, dubbed ‘The Touch of Ami’ – which means ‘Immortality’ in Sanskrit – set the record on 5 May. The designers first created a ring prototype using a plastic mould to achieve the desired design. A digital version then replaced the plastic mould.
As the ring was one of a kind in filaments and design, it took the designers almost three months to complete the computer-aided design (CAD).
After 3D printing, liquid gold was poured into the mould, cooled and filed into the overall shape of 41 unique mushroom petals.
With the base complete, each natural diamond was meticulously placed by hand on each side of the mushroom petals.
The ornate mushroom shape was then supported by a circular band and partially studded with diamonds.
Once the ring was finished, it had to be independently verified. The glitzy ring weighs 340 grams and, according to Swa Diamonds, has a value of $95 243 (more than R1,5 million).
The mushroom-inspired creation has almost double the number of diamonds as the previous 2020 record-holder, 'The Ring of Prosperity' by Renani Jewels, also based in India.