A ring inspired by a classic Russian fable about a swan that transforms into a princess has set a Guinness World Record for boasting the most set diamonds.
Studded with 2,525 cut stones set in 18k white gold, the Tsarevna Swan ring was designed by Lobortas Classic Jewelry House, a manufacturer based in Kiev.
According to Guinness World Records, the ring was presented and photographed in Kiev on July 21, 2011.
Gene Davidov, the American distributor for Lobortas, says the ring, which was valued at $1.3 million, was designed three years ago and took about a year to complete.
“It was intended as a showpiece,” Davidov says, adding that he believed the ring was sold to a Ukrainian collector last year.
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