What is the largest ring one has seen so far? A jeweller in Mumbai has a ring that is big enough to cover the entire hand.
The ring by H.K. Designs and Hari Krishna Exports Pvt. Ltd has set the world record for the ‘most diamonds set in a ring’, with over 50,000 diamonds. The ‘whopping diamond-encrusted creation has achieved the feat on March 11 this year, as per the Guinness World Records (GWR).
Ghanshyam Dholakia, Founder & Managing Director of Hari Krishna Exports Pvt. Ltd., said, “I am deeply grateful for the recognition from Guinness World Records. It is a testament to our team’s hard work and dedication at Hari Krishna Exports and H.K. Designs. We are proud to showcase our commitment to sustainability and artistic excellence through the Eutierria Ring, and we hope to continue pushing the boundaries of innovation in the jewelry industry.”
Hasu Dholakiya, Managing Director, H.K. Designs said, “The HK Group believes that dreams don’t ‘come true’, they are ‘made true’ It starts with a dream. Add faith, and it becomes a belief. Add action, and it becomes a part of life. Add perseverance, and it becomes a goal in sight. Add patience and time, and it ends with a dream ‘made true’. It was our dream to create a rare piece of art that is in a class by itself, which I believe we have achieved by creating this ring.”
The ring is named Eutierria, which means ‘becoming one with nature,’ and features a sunflower with a butterfly perched on top. According to H.K Designs, the finished ring weighs 460.55 grams and has a value of Rs. 6.4 crore (USD 800,000).
As per GWR, the stunning piece is made entirely out of recycled materials. The recycled gold was mixed with repurposed diamonds from returns received from customers to create the jewellery piece. The ring, which has 50,907 diamonds, took almost nine months to complete, i.e., from ideation to crafting.
A total of eight parts, which include four layers of petals, the shank, two diamond discs, and the butterfly, make up this glistening ring.
H.K Designs is a manufacturer and exporter of diamond studded jewellery which has been supplying diamonds to major retailers and wholesalers around the world since 2005.
The entire process from ideation to crafting took almost nine months to complete. Given the daunting goal of being able to hold over 50,000 diamonds, importance was put on the design itself with many possible ideas discussed by the team.
The computer aided design (CAD) itself took almost four months to perfect before the team were satisfied with the output. Once the CAD was finalized, the ring was created using the lost wax casting method, where each part was cast in 18 carat gold.
With the design assembled, each diamond was carefully placed by experienced artisans and then the ring underwent further polishing. For the final step of the manufacturing process, rhodium was applied to the petals and butterfly wings. A team of qualified diamond and jewellery experts from the International Gemological Institute (IGI) certified the ring.
To further support the CSR efforts and sustainability commitments of the company, they’ve pledged to donate a tree for every diamond placed on the ring.