The Guiness Book of World Records has just declared the Mouawad L’Incomparable Diamond Necklace as the mot valuable necklace in the world – coming in at $55 million USD.
The necklace in all it’s glory features a total carat weight of 637 carats. It includes a 407.48-carat modified, shield step-cut, IF natural fancy deep yellow diamond, 35 round diamonds, 27 pear-shaped diamonds, 9 heart-shaped diamonds, 5 emerald-cut diamonds, 5 cushion-shaped diamonds, 4 oval diamonds, 3 Asscher-cut diamonds and 2 radiant diamonds.
In its rough state weighing 890 carats, the Incomparable Diamond made a long serendipitous journey before reaching Mouawad. It was in 1980 in the Democratic Republic of Congo that a little girl found the diamond in a rubble pile of kimberlite that was sorted out because it was considered to be too bulky to possess any diamonds. The diamond eventually made its way into the hands of renowned diamond expert Marvin Samuels who spent four years supervising the cutting the stone into its present flawless form. It was then put on display at several museums with the first one being the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC.
The Mouawad L’ Incomparable Diamond Necklace Guinness World Record follows the records achieved by the US$3.8 million Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse – the most valuable handbag in the world – in 2010; the US$11 million Very Sexy Fantasy Bra – the world’s most expensive bra – in 2003; and by the Mouawad Splendor a 11 sided pear-shaped mixed cut D flawless diamond weighing 101.84 carats – at the time, the most expensive diamond sold at auction for US $12.76 million – in 1990.
This magnificent necklace stole the show in February 2013 at the Doha Jewellery & Watch Exhibition where it made its global debut.
L’Incomparable Diamond Necklace, will be on show at the Mouawad boutique, at The Dubai Mall, until April 6.