Friday 29 March 2013

Mouawad's L'Incomparable Necklace Scores a World Record

Mouawad's L'Incomparable Necklace Scores a World Record

(Rapaport) Luxury jeweler Mouawad is showcasing its L'Incomparable Diamond necklace from March 22 to April 6 at its boutique in the Dubai Mall. The Guinness World Records in London told Rapaport News that this piece was recorded as the ''Most Valuable Necklace'' in the world on January 9 and priced at $55 million or GBP 36,361,323.

Mouawad said the centerpiece of this necklace began a ''serendipitous journey'' on the way to becoming the world's largest, internally flawless colored diamond, with origins in the Democratic Republic of the Congo more than 30 years ago when it was discovered by a young girl from a discarded pile of kimberlite.

The necklace features a total carat weight of 637, and includes a 407.48-carat modified, shield step-cut, IF natural fancy deep yellow diamond, 35 round diamonds, 27 pear-shaped diamonds, nine heart-shaped diamonds, five emerald-cut diamonds, five cushion-shaped diamonds, four oval diamonds, three Asscher-cut diamonds and two radiant diamonds.

The necklace made its debut at the Doha Jewellery & Watch Exhibition in February.