India Today - - HOTSHEET - Com­piled by Anindita Sat­pathi

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/­di­a­to­

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