Crown jewel

Prestige Indonesia - - Agenda Jewellery -

Weigh­ing 342 carats (about the size of a ten­nis ball), the Queen of Kala­hari di­a­mond was among the largest ever dis­cov­ered when it was un­earthed in 2015 at Botswana’s Karowe mine. Cer­ti­fied as D colour, Type IIA (a cer­ti­fi­ca­tion given to less than 2 per­cent of gem-quality di­a­monds), the mas­sive stone was ac­quired by Chopard and cut into 23 pieces - five of which weigh more than 20 carats. The fruit of this process is the six-piece Gar­den of Kala­hari col­lec­tion, which com­prises a con­vert­ible neck­lace, ear­rings, a bracelet, two rings and a watch. The neck­lace is the crown jewel, boast­ing three di­a­mond drop pen­dants crafted in heart, pear and bril­liant cuts. The mis­matched ear­rings are an­other high­light, fea­tur­ing one pearand one heart-shaped di­a­mond.

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