Prince Bhandari, a Mumbai-based jeweller, has set a new Guinness World Record for the ‘Most Diamonds Set in One Ring’ in 2019.
Recreating the Lotus Temple in Delhi, in two-tone 18ct white and rose gold, the ring is studded with 7,777 pieces of round, brilliant-cut natural diamonds of EF colour with VVS/VS clarity, as certified by IGI, Mumbai.
The ‘Lotus Temple Ring’ was conceptualised and designed by Bhandari, founder of Lakshikaa Jewels. He said casting it in diamonds required keeping the ratio of each lotus petal to be the same, with “perfect angles and symmetry”.
The piece took 18 months to make, with a team of 12 artisans.
Bhandari said: “When I started designing the ring, the Guinness World Record was simply not on my mind. I wanted to explore the beauty of architecture in diamonds. Going forward, I’m going to continue to explore iconic landmarks, such as the Seven Wonders of the World, Antilla and Burj Khalifa and others, in the form of jewellery and models.”
The ring, weighing 70.42 gm, is set to be auctioned soon.