It may not be the most attractive piece of jewellery in the box, but it sure is the biggest.
Najmat Taiba (Star of Taiba), the world’s largest gold ring recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records, is on display at Sahara Centre, Sharjah, until June.
The 21-carat behemoth weighs 64 kilograms, and is studded with more 5kg of diamonds and other precious stones, as well as 615 Swarovski crystals. It’s valued at about US$3 million (Dh11m).
The ring cost $547,000 to make back in 2000, when gold was priced at about $250 an ounce. Gold prices has since soared and are now trading at about $1,497.
The piece is owned by Dubai-based Taiba, and will be displayed by Rossella Jewellery. It has been shown previously at the Gold Souq in Dubai and at the Sharjah Jewellery Show.
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