A diamond jeweller from India has entered the Guinness World Records after creating a ring that holds more than 24,000 diamonds.
The mushroom-shaped ring dubbed “The Touch Of Ami” holds 24,679 white diamonds and was made by Kerala-based SWA Diamonds.
The ring took 90 days to create and weighs 340 grams and is valued at $US95,243 ($AU141,576).
Abdul Gafur Anadiyan, managing director SWA Diamonds said, “It is our privilege and honour that this ring was made in India”
“[The ring] marks the triumph of entrepreneurship in the diamond sector of our state.”
The design was inspired by the pink oyster mushroom which symbolises immortality in Indian culture. It was modeled using 3D computer-aided design and the ring base was molded in gold before being encrusted in diamonds.
“A team of qualified independent diamond experts and jewellery experts evaluated the ring at IGI – International Gemological Institute Lab,” Anadiyan added.
The previous record was created in 2020 by another Indian jeweller – Harshit Bansal of Renani Jewels, with a ring featuring 12,638 diamonds.
SWA Diamonds is owned by jewellery manufacturer and distributor Capestone.