Mon. Feb 24th, 2020

Spectacular ‘Desert Rose’ ring with 798 diamonds now on display in Cape Town

Capetonians and visitors of the Mother City can experience the beauty of the ‘Desert Rose’ ring at the Cape Town Diamond Museum.

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The spectacular ‘Desert Rose’ ring from Shimansky is now on display at the Cape Town Diamond Museum!

As of recently, the ‘Desert Rose’ ring, featuring 798 diamonds, was a showstopper at The Protagonist, an exhibition curated by Vogue Italia for the prestigious Salon Art + Design Fair in New York City in November.

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On Display

Shimansky was selected to join a line-up of international fine jewellery design houses to celebrate the best in mindful and sustainable fine jewellery. This ring has been on display at Shimansky’s showroom on New York’s iconic 5th Avenue post the event and now, as part of the Cape Town Diamond Museum’s 8th birthday, Capetonians and visitors of the Mother City will be able to experience the beauty of the Desert Rose Ring too.

Shimansky Jewellers Founder and CEO, Yair Shimansky, is proud that the Cape Town Diamond Museum continues to showcase the story of the world’s most beloved treasure, a diamond.

“It’s our privilege to continue to share this journey from mine to finger with visitors from far and wide and continue to inspire and excite our guests with unique displays that offer true insight into these glittering gems.”

About the ‘Desert Rose’ ring

According to a press release, the ring was created by the Shimansky jewellery manufacturing workshop in Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront and features ethically sourced South African diamonds, totaling 24.13 carats, complemented by 42 tsavorite gems and the centerpiece, a desert rose crystal from Namibia, set in 58.80g 18 carat gold.

The design was inspired by South African Fynbos, in particular, the Pincushion and King Protea, while the ring gets its name from the Desert Rose crystals which are the central focus, enclosed by “petals” of gold and diamond with “stamens” of gold and tsavorite. Desert Rose crystals are found in arid regions across the world including Southern Africa – often in clusters resembling bunches of roses shaped by nature through the action of wind and water.

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