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A Completely Solid Diamond Ring, created by Apple's Chief Designer


We've all seen rings with a brilliant diamonds sitting as the center-stone, but it's quite rare to witness an entire ring carved purely out of solid diamond. This one-of-a-kind piece is being created by Jonathan Ive (Design head at Apple) and Marc Newson, for a charity auction on Dec. 5, at Design Miami.


The lack of a metal or gold band makes this ring the complete opposite of traditionally crafted counterparts. It obviously won't be resizable after the final form is cut, as diamond is not malleable like gold.

The actual cutting will be done using very high-pressured jets of water, guided by precise laser systems. The piece is predicted to have somewhere between 2,000 to 3,000 facets according to Sotheby's. This is the most number of facets counted on a single diamond.

When asked for comments on its price, the opinion was that the ring would eventually reach about 150,000 to 250,000 USD.


Be aware however that the raw diamond stone used for this ring was grown artificially in a laboratory belonging to San Francisco-based company; Diamond Foundry. Martin Roscheinsen, its founder, explained that they had to grow a rough piece that was about 45 carats in weight in order to properly create the solid-diamond ring. This was no easy feat, but to-date the largest lab grown diamond ever created was 155 carats, so it was not impossible.

While it's not a natural diamond, the ring does indeed showcase a beautiful appeal, being a product of inventive design and innovation. This collaboration between industry-leading designers will surely be something to remember over the next few decades.
Gemologist.ph
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