A girl’s 12,638 best friends.
Why have one diamond when you can bling out with more than 12,000 of them? An elaborate flower-shaped ring in India is now a Guinness World record holder for “Most Diamonds in a Single Ring,” as it sports a record 12,638 tiny diamonds.
The ring, designed by 25-year-old Harshit Bansal, is called “The Marigold–The Ring of Prosperity” and weighs just under 6 ounces. All of the diamonds in the ring add up to 38.08 carats.
The previous Guinness record-holding ring contained 7,801 diamonds and was also from India.
According to Agence France-Presse, Bansal said he got the idea while studying jewelry design. “My target was always more than 10,000 diamonds. I trashed many designs and concepts over the years to finally zero in on this,” he remarked.
The ring took almost two years to complete and is certified by the International Gemological Laboratory, which is one of the most prestigious labs for diamond jewelry certification in the world.
If you are interested in purchasing the ring, that may not be an option. “We have no plans of selling it right now. It’s a matter of pride for us. It’s priceless,” Bansal said.
While the designer claims he has no plan of selling it right now that may also be code for, “Make me an offer I can’t refuse.”