Watch this: Jony Ive designed a crazy all-diamond ring
It's been almost a year since the auction and Diamond Foundry released images of the finished ring, which had to be grown in a lab, painstakingly cut and then polished. The raw stone started out as a 45-carat behemoth.
"Thanks to their team of master cutters, the rough diamond was cylindrically cut into an all-diamond ring, using a micrometer-sized water jet, inside which a laser beam is cast," Diamond Foundry said in a release.
The finished ring has somewhere between 2,000 and 3,000 facets. The photos do a good job highlighting these facets, but the ring is a true glitter-fest when light bounces off the cuts.
"A project of this size and quality would not have been possible using a mined diamond," said Diamond Foundry CEO Martin Roscheisen.