as you do when in the same room as a 5ct bright diamond – you take a photo. (it was not in my room, i was visiting!)
By the time this ring is finished (made in platinum with other diamond minions) it will be worth about $100 000, quite a gross amount of money by anyone’s standards & really hard to get my head around for so many reasons.
But it was a truly magnificent thing & as a gemmological specimen, extraordinary. Diamonds are totally deserving of their grand Poo-Bah reputation (they win every race in terms of hardness & industrial applications) but the prices that they command are more to do with marketing than rarity.
did you know that the very property that allows a diamond to grow fist-size, like the Koh-i-Noor, also makes it ‘D’ colour & flawless??? how brilliant is that?!
so, i’d love to know, are diamonds your cup of tea or did you choose a different stone for your engagement ring? (me, i bought i diamond years ago, but it’s still in a draw but it’s the wonkiest thing you’ve ever seen, with HUGE carbon spots, lovely!)