Leviev launches Empresses Diamonds – WWD

As the coronation of England’s new monarch nears, Leviev, one of the world’s largest private diamond companies, made famous after the ‘Tinder Swindler’ impersonated his heir, unveiled ‘Empresss’ – two rare and dazzling diamonds cut to honor Her Royal Highness Camilla, Queen Consort, and Her Royal Highness Catherine, Princess of Wales.

” Camilla and Katherine captivated the world’s attention with their disposition, their respect for the crown and their hopes for the future,” said Chagit Leviev, President and CEO of Leviev Group USA. “We see hundreds of diamonds a day, but honoring these resplendent women required special affection and discernment. Our “Empresses” diamonds form a rare pair that radiates history, admiration and aspiration. These are “our” crown jewels.

The first is The Camilla, priced at $440,000, a 6.4 carat emerald shape, depicting the relationship between King Charles III and Queen Camilla. “The emerald-cut diamond symbolizes strength of will, courage and independence,” says Greg Leviev.

Second is The Catherine, priced at $328,000, an 8-carat marquis-cut stone of exceptional clarity, with diamonds encircling the shank, in an eternity style. “This marquis-cut diamond is the epitome of romance, reflecting William and Catherine’s storybook relationship,” he said.

Although each ring exists as a stand-alone piece, Leviev explores the possibility of creating a suite of necklaces and earrings to match.

Sarah C. Figueiredo