The following article is published courtesy of Diamond World
Christie’s, recent sale included a jewellery piece dubbed as ‘White Light’ and designed by Shaun Leane, crafted by Forevermark Diamantaire Steinmetz for the Forevermark Precious Collection™. ‘White Light’ is made of 13 exquisite D-colour, IF (internally flawless) pear-shaped Forevermark diamonds, each set in icicle-styled 18k white gold and diamond collets, surrounded by a mount of branches and flowing pavé set enamelled leaves. The piece weighs over 40 carats in total with nearly 2,500 diamonds.
‘White Light’ was created for the Forevermark Precious Collection™ which showcased the works of 11 internationally renowned designers in 2009. “We are absolutely delighted with this successful sale. It shows that interest in beautiful diamond jewellery has sustained, and peoples’ love affair with diamonds, even after a difficult time is enduring,” Stephen Lussier, CEO, Forevermark.
Shaun Leane, Designer, commented on the auction saying, “White Light encapsulates, “the first snow of winter (which) falls reducing everything to zero, man eclipsed by a quiet cover of pure white. Snow crystals settled on leaves, an ethereal light so pure and still that it cuts to the essence of what is natural, pure and precious. Only the brilliant purity of the most precious natural diamonds can equal that luminous wonder.”
Every Forevermark diamond is handpicked – with less than 1 percent of the world’s diamonds eligible to become a Forevermark diamond. The same is explained with every Forevermark diamond being inscribed with the Forevermark icon and a unique identification number, which is known only to the owner and those they choose to share it with.