One of our favorite designers, Bez Ambar, has introduced another beautiful mounting style using their patented Blaze Cut diamonds. Named the Bouquet of Lights, the ring pictured shows a heart shaped center diamond with a ring of Blaze Cut diamonds on the underbezel and a three-row split-shank with bright bead set diamonds.
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One of our favorite designers, Bez Ambar, has introduced another beautiful mounting style using their patented Blaze Cut diamonds. Named the Dahila Ring, this style has two rows of Blaze Cut diamonds around the center round diamond and triple row pave on the shank and on the beautiful underbezel.
The type IIa stone, pictured at right, measures 65 mm by 56 mm by 40 mm and is considered the second- largest diamond ever found, behind the 3,106 ct. Cullinan, discovered in 1905. It is also the largest diamond ever found in Botswana.
The remarkable find overshadowed another amazing discovery this week by Lucara: An 813 ct. stone, discovered at the same mine. That is considered the sixth-largest piece of rough ever found.
Lucara president and CEO William Lamb tells JCK that the 1,111 ct. stone will likely have top color. But he did not wish to speculate whether it could produce a group of stones, like the Cullinan did.
“I have not seen the stone, so I do not know what the internal features look like,” he says.
He declined to speculate on a potential price for the stone, which will likely be tendered during the first half of 2016. He did say that it will not be affected by the diamond market’s current woes.
“The price reduction people are seeing is for smaller, lower-quality goods,” he says. “The demand for these large, high-quality stones is still very strong. This is a special stone. I do not think current markets will affect the valuation.”
In a statement, Lamb described himself as “truly at a loss for words” at these twin finds.
The diamond was also renamed 'Blue Moon Of Josephine'. This comes just a day after the tycoon, affectionately known as Big Liu, spent a whopping $40.4 million (Nearly Rs 268 crores) over a 16.08 carat pink diamond for his daughter that he also renamed 'Sweet Josephine'.
Six years back, he bought then 1-year-old Josephine her first major diamond; a 7.03-carat blue diamond for US$9.48 million (Nearly Rs 63 crores). This diamond was renamed by him as the 'Star of Josephine'.
While you marvel at the luck that follows the young josephine, let us tell you that she is not the only lucky daughter of Joseph. Her elder half-sister, 14-year-old Zoe also got two amazing gifts last year. She was gifted with a 9.75-carat 'Zoe Diamond'(US$32.6 million), and a 'Zoe Red' ruby (S$11.9 million).
Big Liu surely knows his way into his daughters' hearts and he knows the one universal truth that"Diamonds are a girl's best friend".