SWA Diamonds (India) have broken a sparkling Guinness World Records title, achieving the record for the most diamonds set in one ring in Karathode on 5 May 2022.
The creation of the ring began with its design which the team decided to base on the pink oyster mushroom.
"The mushroom represents immortality and longevity," explained Abdul Gafur Anadiyan, Managing Director at SWA Diamonds.
SWA Diamonds paid homage to this by naming the finished ring 'Ami', Sanskrit for immortality.
The Indian retailer specializes in diamond jewellery with a mission of making it affordable for all.
The record-breaking ring was created to draw attention to their brand and raise visibility for their work.
To achieve the desired design, a prototype of the ring was first created using a plastic mold and then recreated digitally.
As the ring was one-of-a-kind in terms of filaments and design, it took SWA Diamonds almost three months to complete the computer-aided-design (CAD).
After 3D printing, liquid gold was then poured into the mold, cooled and filed into the overall shape of 41 unique mushroom petals.
With the base complete, each diamond was then meticulously placed by hand on each side of the mushroom petals. Natural diamonds were used.
In accordance with GWR's guidelines, the diamond had to be sourced from producers that are certified by the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS), which prevents "conflict" diamonds from entering the mainstream market.
The ornate mushroom shape was then supported by a circular band, also partially studded with diamonds.
Once the ring was finished, it had to be independently verified.
"A team of qualified independent diamond experts and jewellery experts evaluated the ring at IGI - International Gemological Institute Lab," said Abdul Gafur Anadiyan.
They used a microscope to count the diamonds set and evaluated and confirmed the clarity, carat, weight, cut type and the type of diamonds that were used.
A total of 24,679 diamonds were placed on the ring, beating the previous record set by Harshit Bansal in 2020.
There is no greater joy than to live your dreams the way you were meant to. Our team feel accomplished and satisfied after knowing we have earned a new Guinness World Records title. Abdul Gafur Anadiyan, Managing Director, SWA Diamonds
The end ring weighs 340 grams and according to SWA Diamonds has a value of £79,967 ($95,243).
This record has proved popular over the years with it also being broken by Hyderabad-based jeweller Hallmark Jewellers.
We can’t wait for even bigger and glitzier diamonds rings!