See The “Diamond Talisman” At De Beers’ Pop-Up Exhibition

Watches & Jewellery

June 16, 2017 | BY Hong Kong Tatler

Witness a diamond’s journey from rough stone to polished jewel

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De Beers' The Home of Diamonds Since 1888 exhibition at Landmark Atrium bring you on a diamond’s journey from rough to romance. (Photo: Courtesy of De Beers)

Legacy brand De Beers is currently hosting a one-week pop up exhibition at the Landmark Atrium. Entitled The Home of Diamonds since 1888, the exhibition will showcase the jeweller’s diamond crafting process, which has been refined over 125 years of experience.

De Beers is known for discovering some of the largest and most famous diamonds in the world, including the trio of “Legendary Diamonds”—–the Millennium Star, the Centenary Diamond and the Oppenheimer Blue. These breathtaking creations from Mother Nature continue to inspire jewellers all around the world.

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De Beers Diamond Expert Mr. Andrew Coxon’s notes to remind the diamond cutter to “make it beautiful”. (Photo: Courtesy of De Beers)

At the Landmark exhibition, you will witness the diamond’s transformational journey from rough stone to priceless, polished jewel. On display will be a remarkable 117 carat light brown rough diamond, a particularly rare find due to its large carat weight and appealing colour.

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 The extraordinary 117 carat rough diamond is a rare find, both for its exceptional carat weight and colour. (Photo: Courtesy of De Beers)

You’ll get to see the “Talisman Wonder,” a stunning oeuvre d’art that was crafted over 2,000 hours and holds 691 rough and polished diamonds (making a total of 271 carats). It took De Beers experts 10 years to find and collect the rough diamonds used.

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The “Talisman Wonder. (Photo: Courtesy of De Beers)

A 10 carat DB Classic diamond ring will also be on exhibit, demonstrating the perfect De Beers cut and showcasing their new standard for round brilliant diamonds.

See who you can spot at the exhibition's launch party on June 15 below:

 

Video: Tyrone Wu/Hong Kong Tatler

11am–7pm daily, June 14–20, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central

See also: Karen Mok Supports De Beers’ Moment in Light Campaign

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