A jeweler in India holds the new Guinness World Records title for the most diamonds set in a watch.
Renani Jewels in Meerut dazzled the counters with 17,524 diamonds – 17,512 white and 12 black – on December 29, 2022, GWR announced on Tuesday.
The construction of the watch is just as unique as the number of diamonds that make it up. After the hand-drawn sketch of the watch design was finalized, it was recreated in 3D as a computer-aided design and then printed.
The diamonds were then placed one by one on the watch. GWR said it took five different forms of polishing to give the watch the look it wanted.
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The jeweler named the watch Srinkia – the watch of good fortune.
Inspired by ancient Indian mythology, Srinkia means flower and signifies Lakshmi, the Indian goddess of wealth and good fortune, according to Renani Jewels founder and CEO Harshit Bansal.
“We and the whole team have worked very hard for months and this watch has been created with so much passion and greatness. You always have to look for new challenges in life. I look forward to the new technologies that we can merge with traditional jewelry making methods. . I believe this technology will make the impossible possible,” Bansal said.
The diamonds have been authenticated by a laboratory certificate from the International Gemological Institute to determine that real diamonds have been used. To verify the record number, each individual diamond had to be counted in the presence of a jewelry and diamond expert.
According to GWR guidelines, the diamond had to come from producers certified under the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS), which prevents “conflict” diamonds from entering the mainstream market.
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Renani Jewels said the main challenge he faced when creating the record-breaking watch was finding a huge amount of diamonds of the same color, cut, shape and clarity.
The finished watch weighs 373.30 grams (0.823 lb) and is completely wearable, the jeweler said.
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This watch broke the previous record set in December 2018 by Aaron Shum Jewelry Ltd. in Hong Kong with 15,858 diamonds.