As England celebrates Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee, some of the globes most prominent designers do as well. Amongst them is De Beers, who has designed a commemorative Talisman crown for HRH.
The crown, wrought in yellow gold and sapphire blue velvet, boasts 974 diamonds – 797 of which are polished. The rough diamonds, per a De Beers employee, symbolize “a unique power & brings luck. Napoleon carried one in his pocket every time he went into battle.”
The 73ct uncut stunner tops the crown, above a sphere studded with amber, yellow and brown diamonds. According to the Telegraph:
“The Hallmark setting (the pointillist textured metal that grips the diamonds) is based on the De Beers Talisman design, characterised by a mix of rough and polished diamonds. … the lower band features two more uncut whoppers of 28 and 26 carats respectively, meaning that every single setting has had to be hand-crafted.”
The crown debuted at the flagship Harrod’s store on Old Bond St. in London, but will embark on a world tour to Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and New York.
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