They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend. If that’s the case, this ring ought to provide a lifetime of
Swiss jewelry company Shawish has created a diamond ring from one massive hunk of rock. To be precise, this is 150 carats of pure bling we’re talking about. According to the Daily Mail, the ring, which is valued around $70 million, took one year to create, using special laser equipment.
The company is claiming it to be “the world’s first diamond ring,” and while that assertion isn’t backed up, it’s clear that the ring is no doubt impressive. Just to give perspective, Elizabeth Taylor’s famed ring was 33.19 carats while Kim Kardashian’s clocked in at 20.5 carats.
Either way, some lucky lady will be set for life.
I – Word Understanding
Massive hunk of rock – a very large piece of rock
Bling – flashy jewelry
Assertion – declaration
II – Have your say
1.Tradition of giving fianc?e engagement ring was introduced by Maximilian of Austria in 1477. He gave his soon-to-be wife Mary of Burgundy masterfully crafted ring as a promise of marriage.
2.Depending on the culture and times jewellery may be appreciated as a status symbol, for its material properties, its patterns, or for meaningful symbols.
3.Cosmetic and eye surgeons rely on diamond blades and scalpels for their unparalleled cutting precision.