Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Royal Gift today includes 692 Diamonds! My kind of Polar Bear!

According to Harry Winston - the souvenir gifts given to Kate & William in Yellowknife today includes stones extracted from the Diavik Diamond Mine, a wide, circular geographic oddity situated on an island in the middle of a lake, just 140 miles south of the Arctic Circle. This year, the mine will produce nearly 7 million carats or $850 million in diamonds.

It took 250 hours to create the two intricate pieces of jewelry. There are more than 692 diamonds between the two pieces -- 302 in the brooch and 390 in the cuff links. The brooch stones are bigger than the ones in the cuff links.

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