Harshit Bansal, founder of Renani Jewels in Meerut, India, has broken the dazzling Guinness World Records title for the most diamonds set in one ring.

Harshit was first inspired to break this diamond-studded record in 2018 while studying jewellery design in the western city of Surat, India. A few years later on November 30, 2020, Harshit’s company officially broke the record with 12 638 diamonds on one ring.

The ring is nicknamed “the Marigold” or “Ring of Prosperity” (Source: Supplied)

The Marigold, also known as “The Ring of Prosperity”, has a circular band with an ornate floral design bejewelled with thousands of 38.08 carat natural diamonds. The entire creation weighs a little over 165 grams and each petal in the ring’s eight-layer flower design is unique.

In Indian culture, it is believed that the Marigold flower brings prosperity and luck to people.

Twenty-five-year-old Harshit first started work on the 18-karat gold ring in 2018.

“My target was always more than 10 000 diamonds. I trashed many designs and concepts over the years to finally zero in on this,” Bansal said to Guiness World Records.

Harshit’s dream was finally realised in December of 2020, after receiving the Guinness World Records title and international recognition for the colossal diamond ring.

The previous record for the most diamonds set in a ring was also set in India by Hyderabad-based jeweller Hallmark Jewellers. They created a camellia design with 7801 diamonds.

Picture: Guinness World Records

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