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World’s first all-diamond, 150-carat ring created by Swiss jeweler; worth $70 million
Yahoo via Sideshow ^ | 23 Mar 2012 | Eric Pfeiffer

Posted on 03/23/2012 9:14:20 PM PDT by shove_it

Switzerland's Shawish Jewelry has created the world's first diamond ring.

Not impressed? Well, consider that the entire ring is carved from a diamond, whereas most other diamond rings are composed of a precious-metal band with a diamond centerpiece. Styleite writes that the 150-carat ring runs laps around some other famous diamond competitors, including Beyoncé's 18-carat engagement ring from Jay-Z and the even better known 30-carat ring given to the late Elizabeth Taylor by Richard Burton.

The ring was created by Shawish's president and CEO Mohamed Shawesh using lasers (yes, lasers!) along with traditional diamond cutting and polishing techniques. It took a full year to carve the ring, which has been copyrighted and is expected to sell for $70 million.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ring
Size matters.
1 posted on 03/23/2012 9:14:32 PM PDT by shove_it
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To: shove_it

Looks like a mood ring.


2 posted on 03/23/2012 9:20:28 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: shove_it

Somebody will get some good action over that thing. Then they’ll get screwed by the lawyers too.


3 posted on 03/23/2012 9:22:24 PM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: shove_it

And if it does not fit, resizing will cost a fortune!


4 posted on 03/23/2012 9:25:35 PM PDT by Loyal Sedition
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To: MarineBrat

It’s downright ugly.


5 posted on 03/23/2012 9:25:35 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: MestaMachine

Looks like a glass prop. Not impressed with the beauty. The tech yes, the style, no.


6 posted on 03/23/2012 9:27:43 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: shove_it

I work on Jewelry....that’s quite the ring though rather bulky in it’s appearance...I could think of better places to park 70 million.

A woman was simply shopping the mall a few months ago and then sported her ring front and center....18 carat..to wear “shopping”?????


7 posted on 03/23/2012 9:27:59 PM PDT by caww
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To: Loyal Sedition
Surgery on the lady's finger would be cheaper.
8 posted on 03/23/2012 9:30:51 PM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: shove_it

What was it cut from? It wasn’t some kind of grown crystal or something, was it?


9 posted on 03/23/2012 9:32:45 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: shove_it

What if it doesn’t fit? At that price I guess you get another fiance.


10 posted on 03/23/2012 9:34:30 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: shove_it

Here’s a better photo ...

http://shawish-jewellery.com/


11 posted on 03/23/2012 9:39:08 PM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: shove_it

Whack it on the wrong sharp edge just right, and it’ll shatter, too...


12 posted on 03/23/2012 9:50:17 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: MarineBrat

“Somebody will get some good action over that thing. Then they’ll get screwed by the lawyers too.”

It must be stipulated in the contract that the “action” must continue without falter or failure, BS excuses like “headaches” are NOT acceptable!;))


13 posted on 03/23/2012 9:55:52 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: shove_it

Yup, that’s one ring you can’t get resized.


14 posted on 03/23/2012 10:01:16 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: shove_it
Looks great but personally a ruby, emeral, or garnet would look prettier...IMO
15 posted on 03/23/2012 10:21:18 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Grammar & spelling maybe wrong, get over it, the world will not come to an end!)
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To: Smokin' Joe

It could break if you simply dropped it on the sidewalk.


16 posted on 03/23/2012 10:24:25 PM PDT by djf (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2801220/posts)
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To: shove_it

that should go well with cinderella’s glass slippers


17 posted on 03/23/2012 10:51:56 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: MestaMachine
It’s downright ugly.

LOL! Yes...it actually IS ugly!!

Diamonds are my FAVORITE...but that thing is wrong. Just wrong.

18 posted on 03/23/2012 10:59:42 PM PDT by Brad’s Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Like diamonds also, but it would have been better as a solitare diamond. Of course you’d have to keep your arm in a sling because of the weight....LOL


19 posted on 03/23/2012 11:25:14 PM PDT by goat granny
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Why doesn’t Moochelle own it yet?


20 posted on 03/23/2012 11:42:13 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: djf

In the nineties I was shopping at a jewelry supply store in San Diego. Standing next to me, a well dressed middle aged woman noticed my bracelet, a heavy 14K solid link chain weighing a few ounces.

She lightly put her finger on the bracelet, looked me in the eye, and said, “You know, some places around here they would chop off your hand to steal that bracelet.”

Yike!


21 posted on 03/24/2012 1:19:23 AM PDT by 867V309
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To: 867V309

If you still have the bracelet, I can drive half way to SD to meet you, you GIVE me the bracelet...and I will save your hand.

How’s THAT?

LOL!!


22 posted on 03/24/2012 1:28:07 AM PDT by Brad’s Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: djf
It could break if you simply dropped it on the sidewalk.

Yep.

23 posted on 03/24/2012 1:58:10 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Geez, it took like 2 hours for my last post to show up, so if I don’t respond to you in a timely manner, it’s not my fault.

I’m in Florida, so it might make a drive! Still have the bracelet and the hand :) but thanks for the offer.

My new news aggregator site is http://www.regretcard.com/
Come visit (Conservatives only!)


24 posted on 03/24/2012 2:57:59 AM PDT by 867V309
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To: MarineBrat
Somebody will get some good action over that thing.

Good action? Is that your cutesy way of making a reference to sex?

25 posted on 03/24/2012 4:11:44 AM PDT by Isabel C.
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To: shove_it

Did you notice the crescent in the mermaid logo?


26 posted on 03/24/2012 5:43:55 AM PDT by ryderann
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To: shove_it

,,,,, MOOCHELL gotta have that one .


27 posted on 03/24/2012 7:30:22 AM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: ryderann
No I didn't. The Muslim population is growing rapidly in Switzerland according to this source ...

http://switzerland.isyours.com/e/guide/religion/islam.html

28 posted on 03/24/2012 7:54:59 AM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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