Hyderabad: Kotti Srikanth has made it to the Guinness Book of World Records for curating a diamond ring with the most number of natural diamonds (7801).
Called ‘The Divine — 7801 Brahma Vajra Kamalam’, the flower-shaped ring design process started in September 2018, inspired by Indian culture.
It took Srikanth, owner of The Diamond Store by Chandubhai (a unit of Hallmark Jewellers) in Hyderabad, around 11 months to complete the ring.
“In India we have a tradition of respecting our Gods with garlands of flowers and individual flowers are used as an offering. The flowers signify the essence of purity,” Kotti said, as reported by the guinnessworldrecord.com.
“We worked with many flower-based designs. Of these [the] Camellia design allowed an amalgamation of traditional and contemporary thought and had most visual appeal.”
Once the design was finalized, the Hallmark Jewellers team then used computer-aided design (CAD) to figure out how many diamonds they would need to create the ring they had designed.
This initial planning process took about 45 days. By March 2019, the ring base was created. After procuring the diamond, the final work started and in August 2019, the final ring was given finishing touches at their facility in Hyderabad.