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This undated handout photograph provided by the Renani Jewels on Friday shows 'The Marigold - The Ring of Prosperity' in Meerut. AFP
An elaborate floral-shaped ring sporting 12,638 tiny diamonds has earned a place in the Guinness World Records — but its Indian creator has no plans to sell his priceless design just yet.
Called "The Marigold — The Ring of Prosperity," the chunky circular band weighs a little over 165 grams (5.8 ounces).
"It's wearable and comfortable," said 25-year-old Harish Bansal, who described his audacious creation as a dream project.
Bansal said he got the idea two years ago while studying jewellery design in western city of Surat, India's diamond hub.
"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 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.
The world's largest known cut diamond went on public display for the first time on Monday ahead of its sale, when it is expected to reach $5 million.
The 11.15 carat flawless pink diamond started its roadshow in Dubai, one of the world’s leading diamond trade hubs, and will travel to Singapore and Taipei, before being offered by Sotheby’s at a single-lot auction in Hong Kong in October.
Backed by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce, the event played host to 500 specialised companies, unveiling the latest and most sought-after designs in watches, jewellery, and gold ornaments from around the world.
The 228.31-carat pear-shaped gem, which was mined and polished in South Africa more than 20 years ago, is the largest white diamond ever to come to auction, said auction house Christie's.
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The star-studded show was attended by actress Olivia Coleman, U.S. Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour, model Jourdan Dunn, and Irish actor Barry Keoghan among others.
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