Stringing together beauty, one precious stone at a time, comes naturally to diamantaire Nirav Modi. This time, he has created sheer magnificence with the ‘Flawless Diamond Riviere,’ an exquisite necklace studded with meticulously chosen specimens of a girl’s best friend. The richly white, glittering hue of the diamonds lend the stately neckpiece a morning dew-like sheen that contrasts with its muted platinum base. The heart of the necklace is a gorgeous 10 and a half carat diamond classified as a coveted D (colourless and signifying a high degree of purity). Tear your eyes away from its brilliance only to appreciate the Type II A flawless diamonds taper into marquise-shaped diamonds, totalling 86 carats. Type II A diamonds are the gifted offspring of the diamond universe, having practically no measurable nitrogen impurities. With this incredible crystal structure, it doesn’t come as a surprise that the diamond is valued at 50 crore. The price may rise, so hold your breath until this beauty goes under the hammer at Sotheby’s Hong Kong in April.
ROHIT CHAWLA/ www.indiatoday.com