Apple designer John Ive has created a one of ring made entirely off diamonds


After designing the likes of the iPod, iMac, MacBook Air, iPhone and iPad, Apple’s design chief has now set off to enterprise an exclusive diamond ring in close collaboration with revered industrial designer – Marc Newson. The two join forces to create the glittering wonder for the [RED] event, that endeavors to raise funds to eradicate HIV/AIDS in eight African countries.

Inspired by the unibody design of the MacBook, the diamond ring is cut out of a single diamond block with some of its facets measuring as small as several hundred micrometers. The interior portion of the ring is to be cut and smoothened using a micrometer thick water jet with a laser beam and in its final form, it will showcase between 2000-3000 facets, a feat never been seen before on a single piece. The premium diamond ring will be sold at the upcoming Sotheby’s auction and will custom be made to fit the buyer up to a size 5.

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In the past as well Ive and Newson have created several breathtaking pieces together such as an aluminum clad work desk, a retro-looking Leica camera and a one of its kind MacBook Pro in red, each of which were sold for millions of dollars. As for the Bespoke Diamond ring, it is expected to fetch anywhere between $150,000 to $250,000. It will be available for sale at the Sotheby’s Auction onward December 8.

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[Via:Highsnobiety]