Composed of more than 24,000 diamonds, this ring broke a new world record

How many diamonds are too many? That’s the question an Indian jeweler decided to answer, breaking the Guinness World Record for the most diamonds set in a single ring.

This mushroom-shaped jewel named “Friend” contains a total of 24,679 diamonds, described by SWA Diamonds Managing Director, Abdul Gafur Anadiyan, as the ring that “represents immortality and longevity”.

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Digitally designed in three months with a mold 3D printed and formed from liquid gold, carefully placing each petal, for a total of 41 unique mushroom petals. The carat count on the ring has not been specified, but the impressive creation weighs around three-quarters of a pound and has a price tag of around $95,243.

The company also explained that “a team of qualified independent diamond experts and jewelry experts evaluated the ring” at the International Gemological Institute laboratory. Each diamond has been counted under a microscope and individually graded to determine and confirm weight, carat, clarity and stone type.

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The unique ring holds the coveted title, previously held by Harshit Bansal of Renani Jewels in India, with the ‘Ring of Prosperity’, which contains 12,638 diamonds. Now, two years later, after breaking the record, a new contender with double the number of diamonds has reclaimed the title.

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Sarah C. Figueiredo