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The world's first all-diamond ring

Shawish all-diamond ring

It took a year to create — the world’s first all-diamond ring. That’s all-diamond as in carved from a single large diamond. No precious metal band or setting. No surrounding sparklers. Just one big carved diamond.

The 150-carat ring was created by Mohamed Shawish, president and CEO of Switzerland’s Shawish Jewelry, using lasers and more traditional cutting and polishing techniques. It’s been copyrighted and is expected to sell for approximately $70 million. My guess is it sold as soon as it was announced. Probably to some rich Arab oil tycoon. A nice trinket for the lady in his life.

So, I wonder what size it is? I can wear a 4, 6, or 8. And I could always have my finger sized …


  1. An amusing thought just struck me about this all-diamond ring. It is so unusual that anyone seeing it, assuming its owner is not dressed to the nines or riding in a Rolls, is likely to think it came from a box of CrackerJacks. 😆

    Plus, it is necessarily thick on the sides such that it is probably uncomfortable. But then, some people might be willing to have surgery to accommodate it. Even that wouldn’t surprise me these days.

    • Have I not mentioned several times my willingness to have a finger (or fingers) sized to accommodate it? 😉
      As for the discomfort — surely you jest. Women have been wearing high heels and corsets for centuries!

      • A friend sent this to me by email after I had sent her a link to the Shawish website. “Interesting but very odd –looks like a copy of a ring out of a crackerjack box.” I hadn’t thought of it, but you and she are right!

        Knowing that I, myself, do not groove on diamonds, my daughter emailed, “OK, now I happen to like diamonds. However, the all-diamond ring is a bit much!!”

        • I live an extremely casual lifestyle and have always felt uncomfortable with anything more gaudy than a .5 carat wedding ring. (Actually, I’ve never had anything more than that.) I’m enough of a snob that I don’t wear zircons or rhinestones; for me it’s the real thing or nothing. Of course, owning a ring like this would imply I can live the lifestyle in which it would be entirely appropriate …

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