A ring made from a single diamond, conceived by the designer father of the iPhone, John Ive ♦ ︎
A ring made from a single diamond, even if artificial. It is designed by the designer father of iPhone, iMac, iPad … This exceptional creation will be on sale on December 5 in Miami, in an auction organized by Sotheby’s. The proceeds will go to charity, for an organization, Red, which deals with AIDS patients.
The ring was designed by Apple’s chief design officer, Sir Jony Ive, in collaboration with industrial designer Marc Newsom.
The artificial diamond, on the other hand, was produced by Diamond Foundry. The ring has no metallic part. Diamond Foundry is the leading American producer of stone produced in the laboratory and aims to present itself as a sustainable company. It boasts the star of Blood Diamond and among the shareholders there is Leonardo DiCaprio, who was the protagonist of a film about the extraction of illegal diamonds.
The diamond used for the ring is about 45 carats, one of the largest laboratory stones in the world.
The ring, however, does not yet exist: if a buyer is found, the rough diamond created in the laboratories of the Bay Area of Diamond Foundry will be sent to master cutters in Antwerp to be customized to the extent of the finger of the new owner.
To realize the ring’s design, which has 2-3,000 almost microscopic facets, Ive and Newsom have also designed special tools, including a device that will project a laser beam through a micrometric water jet to create the cylindrical cut of the interior ring. The price? Among 150000 and 250000 dollars. Cosimo Muzzano