Forevermark diamond, part of the De Beers Group, announced it had inscribed its two millionth diamond, a 3.48 carat round brilliant which now bears the unique inscription of ‘2,000,000’. The diamond was mined, cut and polished in Namibia, then inscribed in the Forevermark Diamond Institute in Surat and will be set in a piece of jewelry at the Forevermark Design innovation Centre in Milan, Italy.
The design will be worked on by the 2015 runner-up of De Beers Group’s Shining Light Awards, Louise Kriek, from South Africa, under the Forevermark design team, as part of a three-month internship at Forevermark in Milan. The Shining Light Awards support aspiring jewelry design students across Botswana, South Africa and Namibia. Ultimately the diamond will be part of Forevermark’s exclusive red carpet collection, worn exclusively by celebrities at major events and award ceremonies around the world.
Stephen Lussier, CEO of Forevermark, said: “The two millionth inscription reflects the continued growth of the Forevermark brand, which has gone from strength-to-strength since launching nine years ago.” The journey of each diamond reflects Forevermark’s commitment to responsible sourcing, which involves tracing each diamond along its journey, ensuring that strict business, environmental and social standards are met at every step. All Forevermark diamonds are inscribed with their icon and a unique identification number. Invisible to the naked eye, the inscription is the Forevermark promise of beauty, rarity and responsible sourcing.