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Ring with 12,638 Diamonds sets a Guinness World Record

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How many diamonds can fit in a single ring?
The answer, according to the new Guinness World Records book, is 12,638.
Harshit Bansal, founder of Renani Jewels in Meerut, India, set the record with his impressive design on December 21, 2020.
The ring, named the Marigold, or “The Ring of Prosperity,” has a circular band with an ornate floral design, complete with thousands of 38.08 carat natural diamonds, according to Guinness. The ring weighs a little over 165 grams or 5.8 ounces.
The previous record — 7,801 diamonds in a ring — was also set in India by the Hyderabad-based jeweler Hallmark Jewellers
Bansal told Guinness that he was first was inspired to break the diamond-studded record in 2018, while studying jewelry design in Surat, India. Two years later, his company completed the ring design on November 30, 2020.

 

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Diamond Industry Insider Update

Positive sentiment as US holiday season begins. Consumers show willingness to spend on spirit lifting gifts after challenging year.
Covid-19 continues to spread , with concerns over crowded shopping areas.
China recovery gaining momentum

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Another NYCWD Magnificent Proposal

NYCWD sends our congratulations to Jo on his magnificent proposal. We hope you both enjoy your spectacular Diamond Engagement Ring in happiness, success and good health together always

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THE BEST METHOD FOR CLEANING YOUR DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING AT HOME

I am thrilled to make our first NYCDiamondBlog.com post since Covid hit us all. It has been quite a challenge, but I am sure we will be stronger with an even more incredible appreciation for life when we soon get to the other side%Jeweler NYC %NYC Wholesale Diamonds

The best way to get things started again here is to reprint my most published article. Enjoy, and know I am always here for you all at KS@NYCWD.com and (212)719-2214 our direct line for 32 years!

The most effective method of keeping your diamond engagement ring sparkling clean may sound odd at first. Just place your ring, or other diamond jewelry in a boiling pot of water, adding 5 to 10% ammonia for five to ten minutes. Always let the water cool before removing the ring. Then place the ring in a cup of cool water for another ten to twenty minutes. This allows any remaining ammonia to diffuse off the ring eliminating the possibility of a film. Just wipe the base of your ring dry with a napkin, or paper towel and once again enjoy its beauty!

An alternative, although less effective method is to just drop your ring in an ammonia jewelry cleaning solution overnight. In the morning, take the ring from the solution and use a soft, clean toothbrush to brush it in order to remove leftover dirt accumulated over the week. One should be careful while scrubbing the fragile settings of the stones with a toothbrush; diamonds always love the soft touch. Afterwards, wash the stones with water (or let them sit in a cup of cool water for 20 minutes) and wipe with a soft, lint-free cloth.

Harsh cleaning solutions can damage your diamonds. Strictly avoid contact with chlorine or abrasives when cleaning diamonds, especially those that are set. The metals often used in diamond settings will be eroded by these harmful cleaning agents, and the prongs may come loose. Some of them are strong enough to even  dissolve the metal completely, and your jewelry is ruined.

Many scientifically advanced jewelers use ultrasonic cleaners to remove dirt and grime that have collected on diamonds. The machine sends high-frequency sonic waves through a detergent solution which causes the fluid to vibrate to remove the encrustations. Amateurs can buy these machines too, but its best used by a professional jeweler since the sound  waves can also shake the diamonds loose from their setting, especially if the work is delicate and fragile.

My Very Best,

Keith

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Our 3 Tennis Bracelet Settings up close.

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From Left to Right: Circle base, Standard, Half Bezel

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So many clients come into our office and really have no idea what their significant other’s dream ring is. Here at NYCWD, we have the perfect solution. Propose with our most basic solitaire setting with a promise to create her dream ring! NYCWD will give you back 100% the price of the basic solitaire ring to be applied toward her new, custom dream setting!

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