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Steinmetz Forevermark Pink Diamond on Display in London

Jun 1, 2012 5:45 AM   By Forevermark
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Press Release: A unique, fancy pink-brown color, 35.60-carat cushion cut Forevermark diamond went on display today in the Tower of London to mark the very special occasion of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee.

As with all Forevermark diamonds, The Steinmetz Forevermark Jubilee Pink Diamond, features a unique inscription number on the table. For this very special date however, the diamond has been given a bespoke number, the year the Queen came to the throne, 1952, and the 60th year of her reign, 2012. From this point, this diamond, inscribed with 19522012, will forever be associated with this historic occasion.

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. Forevermark diamonds are the world’s most carefully selected diamonds with less than 1 percent of the world’s diamonds meeting the brand’s quality and responsible sourcing standards. Once these standards have been met, the diamond is eligible to bear the brand’s inscription that represents Forevermark’s promise that it is beautiful, rare and has been responsibly sourced.

Whilst all Forevermark diamonds are rare, the Steinmetz Forevermark Jubilee Pink Diamond is exceptionally so, thanks to its fancy pink-brown color and remarkable size. As is fitting for such a unique diamond, it will form the centre piece 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 also be used to illustrate the master craftsmanship necessary to unleash the beauty of this remarkable gem. The experts at Steinmetz Diamonds took six months to perfect the cut of the diamond, crafting the beautiful cushion cut from the original 179.96 carat rough diamond.

The Martin Tower, within the Tower of London, is a fitting host to this exciting new exhibition as it was home to the Crown Jewels for nearly 200 years, from 1669 to 1841. The Crown Jewels are now displayed in the neighboring Waterloo Barracks, and have recently undergone a major re-presentation to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen, made possible thanks to the generosity of the De Beers Family of Companies.

About Forevermark:
Forevermark is a diamond brand from the De Beers group of companies and as such, benefits from over 120 years of diamond expertise. Forevermark diamonds are carefully selected and come from sources committed to high standards; are beautifully crafted by a select group of diamantaires; and are exclusively available from select jewellers. Every Forevermark diamond is inscribed with a promise; a promise that it is beautiful, rare and responsibly sourced. Less than one per cent of the world’s diamonds are eligible to become a Forevermark diamond and be inscribed with the Forevermark icon and individual number.

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