Chow Tai Fook presented A Heritage in Bloom, an extraordinary necklace featuring a 104 ct. Forevermark diamond cut from the Cullinan Heritage rough, at a press event in Hong Kong on Sept. 3.
The necklace, designed by Wallace Chan, features 24 D-color internally flawless diamonds, all cut from the Cullinan Heritage, a 507.55 ct. type IIA rough diamond that Chow Tai Fook acquired in 2010.
The centerpiece diamond, the 104 ct. brilliant round, also cut from the Cullinan, is the largest Forevermark diamond in the world and one of the largest of its kind ever cut and polished, according to Chow Tai Fook.
The diamond was assessed by the Forevermark Diamond Institute in Antwerp, Belgium, five times and given a bespoke inscription number.
“This is a truly extraordinary Forevermark diamond and showcases just how magnificent these treasures of nature can be,” said Stephen Lussier, Forevermark CEO.
In total, the necklace features 383.4 cts. of white and pink diamonds, plus jadeite and mutton fat white jade. The piece required 47,000 hours of craftsmanship and can be worn 27 different ways, a nod to the Chinese concept of eternity.
“Today we complete a journey we began five years ago, and we could not be more proud of the exceptional and historic creation that has emerged,” said Henry Cheng, chairman of Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group. “A Heritage in Bloom embodies Chow Tai Fook’s commitment to Chinese culture, patronage of the arts, and status as a diamond expert. We consider it to be a work of art that will last the ages as the crown jewel of the Chow Tai Fook brand.”
Courtesy Chow Tai Fook