The largest Forevermark diamond in the world has been unveiled by long-standing Forevermark Diamantaire and Authorised Forevermark Jeweller Chow Tai Fook at a press event in Hong Kong on 3 September.
The spectacular 104-carat diamond was expertly cut and polished by master craftsmen at Chow Tai Fook, with the meticulous process taking three years to complete. It is a ‘D’ colour, internally flawless (DIF), round brilliant cut diamond with the highest possible cut grade of 3-Excellent.
The diamond was graded and inscribed with the Forevermark icon and identification number by some of the world’s most accomplished diamond graders and gemmologists at the Forevermark Diamond Institute in Antwerp.
They assessed the diamond no less than five times to ensure Forevermark’s strict beauty and symmetry requirements had been achieved. The diamond was given a bespoke inscription number, 20090950755, chosen to signify the recovery date (200909) and the carat weight (507.55) of the rough diamond discovered in Southern Africa.
Stephen Lussier, Forevermark CEO said: “This is a truly extraordinary Forevermark diamond and showcases just how magnificent these treasures of nature can be. Forevermark diamonds like this are the epitome of our promise and commitment to beautiful, responsibly sourced diamonds of the highest quality.”
The 104-carat Forevermark diamond has been set in a stunning masterpiece, ‘A Heritage in Bloom’ created by world renowned jewellery artist Wallace Chan. ‘A Heritage in Bloom’ embodies Chow Tai Fook’s commitment to Chinese culture, patronage of arts and status as a diamond expert. It can be worn in 27 different ways, a significance rooted in the Chinese concept of eternity.
Stephen Lussier adds, “We congratulate our esteemed partner, Chow Tai Fook, on the creation of such a one-of-a-kind, magnificent diamond art piece and are delighted that this beautiful 104-carat DIF Forevermark diamond is now part of their prestigious collection.”