Coming to this years Art Basil Miami will be a ring made entirely of a single diamond. No prongs, nothing. Just carbon and pressure.
The dazzler is designed by Apples Chief Design Officer, Sir Jony Ive, and industrial designer Marc Newson for the 3rd annual (RED) auction. (RED) pairs with global brands to raise money and awareness for HIV/AIDS in Africa.
Consistent with their mutual obsession with transforming raw material into objects of value, Ive & Newson’s design is singular, clear and uncompromised by the traditional metal settings and bands that have previously been required to create diamond rings. Their creation will be formed by removing material rather than adding – an ambition made possible by the extraordinary scale of the stone which will enable the ring to be made completely of diamond.
Sotheby’s will host. The estimated price is currently between $150,000 – $250,000.