The Diamond Jubilee celebrations are ongoing in the Untied Kingdom and around the world this week, and what is a diamond jubilee without a few exceptional diamonds.
Celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s 60th anniversary at the throne, a fancy pink-brown color, 35.60-carat cushion cut Forevermark diamond went on display Friday in the Tower of London to mark the special occasion.
The Steinmetz Forevermark Jubilee Pink Diamond features a unique inscription number on the table, 19522012. It marks the year the Queen came to the throne, 1952, and the 60th year of her reign, 2012.
Invisible to the naked eye, the inscription is only 1/5000th of a human hair deep, and can only be seen using a special viewer. Special photography has been used in the display to reveal the inscription for visitors.
The diamond will form the centerpiece of a new display, charting its journey from the mine, through to cutting and polishing, and finally to the Martin Tower in the Tower of London.
Specialist tools and rough and polished diamonds, will be used to illustrate the master craftsmanship necessary to unleash the beauty of this remarkable gem.
It took Steinmetz six months to polish the diamond from the 179.96-carat rough diamond it started with.
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