The Marigold Ring Featuring 12,638 Diamonds Broke a Guinness World Record

That's a lot of diamonds

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How many diamonds can you fit on a single ring? This man found out.
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The only thing better than diamonds is more diamonds, or so seems to be the opinion of one Harshit Bansal, the India-based jeweler who just broke the world record for most diamonds set in a single ring. Bansal’s elaborate creation features 12,638 individual diamonds, besting the previous record of 7,801 stones by more than 4,000, according to Guinness World Records.

Dubbed the “Marigold” or the “Ring of Prosperity,” the record-breaking piece of bling is a massive floral affair, featuring eight-layers of diamond-adorned petals, none of which are identical. The marigold-inspired ring — reportedly named and designed for the flower’s role as a symbol of prosperity in Indian culture — boasts 38.08-carat diamonds that are all conflict free, E-F color and VVS clarity. The ring weighs a total of 5.8 ounces, but its creator maintains the extravagant piece of jewelry is wearable.

“The ring is human wearable and the design is very comfortable,” Renani Jewels, the Meerut jeweler owned by Bansal, wrote in a recent Instagram post showcasing the ring.

The ring, completed in November 2020, was three years in the making, according to the Instagram caption. Bansal said he was first inspired to break the record for most diamonds on a single ring while studying jewelry design in Surat, India, and he began work on the lavish project in 2018.

“My target was always more than 10,000 diamonds. I trashed many designs and concepts over the years to finally zero in on this,” Bansal told Guinness World Records. The 25-year-old jeweler ultimately surpassed his own goal by more than 2,000 diamonds.

For the time being, however, the saucer-sized accessory is not for sale, so anyone hoping to pop the question with a record-breaking amount of diamonds is out of luck.

“We have no plans of selling it right now,” Bansal told NDTV News. “It’s a matter of pride for us. It’s priceless.”

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