One 342-carat flawless diamond was converted by Chopard into a charming six-piece jewellery collection. Although it would have been possible to have the rough diamond cut into two large precious gems – each still weighing an impressive 80 carats each – Caroline Scheufele, Chopard co-president and creative director, imagined a full collection instead.
The impressive gem is named ‘The Queen of Kalahari’, referring to the vast desert in which the mine is situated as well as the woman who discovered the diamond.
23 diamonds were produced from the Queen of Kalahari by Antwerp cutters, with five of them weighing over an impressive 20 carats. These were then set into six separate pieces of jewellery to make up a collection that is undoubtedly Chopard’s finest and most significant to date.
In addition, the famed jewellery maker, respected for producing some of the world’s most desirable pieces, also offers a jewellery watch as part of the Garden of Kalahari collection.