Mouawad officials displaying the Incomparable Diamond Necklace. (Qassim Rahmatullah)
DOHA: The world’s largest internally flawless diamond was unveiled yesterday by Mouawad, the luxury jewellery and timepieces company, at the 10th Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition (DJWE 2013) at the Doha Exhibition Centre.
Called the ‘Incomparable Diamond’, it serves as the pendant of Mouawad’s latest masterpiece creation the ‘Mouawad L’Incomparable Diamond Necklace’ featuring 91 diamonds totalling 635.40 carats in weight.
Incomparable Diamond is graded by the GIA weighing 407.48 carats. The necklace will be on display at the Mouawad booth throughout the show, which runs until Sunday.
In its rough state weighing 890 carats, the diamond made a long serendipitous journey before reaching Mouawad. It was in 1980 in the Democratic Republic of Congo that a little girl found it in a rubble pile of kimberlite that was sorted out because it was considered to be too bulky to possess any diamonds. The diamond exchanged hands and was made public in 1984 in its polished form. It was then put on display at several museums with the first one being the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC.
“Through creativity, patience and verve, the artisans at Mouawad have crafted an impressive and sublime diamond necklace — giving the famous diamond a permanent throne”, said Pascal Mouawad, Guardian of the Mouawad Retail Division.
“Befitting a royal court, L’Incomparable Diamond Necklace, leaves nothing to be desired except to grace the neck of a queen or a very special woman that absolutely deserves nothing less.”
The coloured shield step-cut diamond is now suspended gracefully from a striking diamond necklace featuring a cavalcade of pristine, radiant diamonds of various cuts sublimely intertwined by 18K rose gold.
“This is our fifth year at DJWE and for the third consecutive year we have chosen the show as the location for the global debut of our one-of-a-kind jewellery creations. The unveiling of our L’Incomparable Diamond Necklace is Mouawad’s special gift for the 10th anniversary of what we believe is the top event for the luxury market in the Middle East,” said Fred Mouawad, Guardian of the Mouawad Diamond Division.