An Indian jeweller has made an elaborate floral shaped ring which has 12,638 diamonds in it, earning him a place in the Guinness World Record.
Called “The Marigold – The Ring of Prosperity”, the chunky circular band weighs a little over 165 grams.
“It’s wearable and comfortable,” said 25-year-old Harshit Bansal, who described his audacious creation as a dream project.
Bansal said he got the idea two years ago while studying jewellery design in Surat.
“My target was always more than 10,000 diamonds. I trashed many designs and concepts over the years to finally zero in on this,” Bansal said.
In a statement, his company said that each tiny petal in the ring’s eight-layer flower design was unique.
Bansal said he had already knocked back requests from prospective buyers.
“We have no plans of selling it right now,” he said. “It’s a matter of pride for us. It’s priceless.”
The previous record determined by Guinness, also set in India, was for a ring containing 7,801 diamonds.