De Beers Group today announced its Forevermark diamond brand has inscribed its two millionth diamond. The diamond is a 3.48-carat round brilliant and bears the unique inscription of ‘2,000,000’.
The diamond was mined, cut and polished in Namibia and inscribed at the Forevermark Diamond Institute in Surat, India. It will be set in a piece of jewelry at the Forevermark Design and Innovation Centre in Milan, Italy.
The design will be worked on by the 2015 runner-up of the De Beers Group’s Shining Light Awards, Louise Kriek, from South Africa, under the Forevermark design team, as part of a three-month internship at Forevermark in Milan.
The Shining Light Awards support aspiring jewelry design students across Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.
The diamond will ultimately become part of Forevermark’s exclusive red carpet collection, to be worn by celebrities at major events and award ceremonies around the world.
The 2,000,000 milestone follows the announcement in February of Forevermark being available in more than 2,000 retail outlets worldwide.