Visitors at the upcoming MidEast Watch and Jewellery Show at Expo Centre Sharjah can witness the world’s heaviest gold ring on display from 6th – 10th October, 2015. Fashioned and crafted by Taiba Gold & Jewellery of Saudi Arabia, the Najmat Taiba – as it is called – is embedded with 5.17kg of Swarovski stones. While you may wonder how heavy a gold ring could cost, let us tell you at 58.686 kg, this is indeed quite weighty.
Although valued at $3 million, the ornament is not for sale. Fittingly so, it has achieved a certificate from the Guinness Book of World Records and is endorsed by the World Gold Council. Indeed, a smaller version of the gold ring is on sale with a price range of $320 to $410 in three stunning colours – white, rose, gold. Najmat Taiba is nearly 87 inches in circumference and 55 workers clocked in around 45 days to complete.
Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah, said: “The ring was created in 2000, and cost nearly $550,000 when gold price was $250 per ounce. Its value has multiplied several times by now, with gold trading near $1,150. I am sure the ring will generate tremendous buzz among visitors to the show.”
[ Via : Moroccoworldnews ]