Antwerp: A high-light of the upcoming eighth edition of BrilliANT, the Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair, will be Aaron Shum’s “Eden of Coronet,” a Gibson Guitar adorned with over 400 carats of Coronet® diamonds, set in approximately 1.6 kg of 18-karat white gold. The masterpiece was awarded a Guinness World Records™ title for the Most Valuable Guitar in 2015 and has been valued at US$ two million.
One of Aaron Shum Jewellery’s flagship diamond products is the Coronet Solitaire ring. In the Coronet Solitaire design, seven diamonds of 30 points create the look of a much larger single stone, but with their 399 facets, the Coronet Solitaire reaches optimum radiance, at approximately one tenth of the retail price of a solitaire one-carat diamond ring.
Since its debut at Baselword 2015, the “Eden of Coronet” Gibson guitar, featuring the motifs of Coronet-flora and a variety of nature-inspired themes, has been exhibited – and played – at numerous, leading international jewellery fairs and exhibitions in Hong Kong, China and elsewhere.
The CORONET® Diamond Gibson Guitar was crafted by sixty-two artisans, three product development specialists, and two project managers. Chow Tai Fook, the world’s largest retail jewelleer sponsored the production of the guitar, providing high quality diamonds. The Gibson Guitar company also was sponsor. The diamond-studded guitar has an estimated value of US$ two million and is adorned with a whopping 11,441 pieces of diamond (401.15 carats) set in 1.6 kg of 18-karat white gold and holds a Guinness World Records™ title for the Most Valuable Guitar.
“The Coronet Gibson Guitar will surely be a centre show piece at our upcoming fair, ” said Michel Nasielski, a member of the BrilliAnt-ADTf Organising Committee. “It promises to draw a lot of attention, from the fair’s visitors, exhibitors and the media alike. We are honoured to be hosting Mr. Shum, his team and this masterpiece at BrillAnt this year.”
The Fair is a joint initiative of the Bourse, Club and the Antwerp Diamond Kring, and is powered by the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC).