Apple Design Chief Jony Ive and his design partner Marc Newson have often collaborated with charity designs in the past. Sometimes they hit the mark, as with this Leica camera; Other times, it's a turn and a miss like this spooky Christmas tree that would look at home at the White House. Their last collaboration, a ring made entirely of a single diamond, is over-the-top luxury and I love it. The ring will be up for a (RED) charity auction in Design Miami on December 5th, and Sotheby estimates that the ring will go for $ 150,000 to $ 250,000.
Ive, who loves minimalism so much that the idea of a perfect magazine cover is a shiny, has once again used that concept on a diamond ring and chose to replace the metal band with the diamond itself. There will be a lab-grown diamond created by Diamond Foundry, Leonardo DiCaprio-supported company that is certified carbon neutral.
Sotheby's description explains: "The diamond block will be faceted with several thousand facets, some of which are as small as several hundred microns. The inner ring will be cylindrical cut out for desired smoothness by means of a micrometer thick water jet within which a laser beam is thrown. "It will be specially designed for the winner of the auction and designed to fit an American size 5. A ring size of 5 is teeny-small (it's about a diameter of 1
Here's the matter: it's beautiful. I would be excited if this ring was hidden in my dessert during a botched proposal where I accidentally occupy the ring. I would be honored to eat this ring. But until I get to Cardi B, Rihanna, or someone, this ring will not look ridiculous. I want to take the poor woman's version of the Jony Ive diamond ring: Hold on an icebreak for a long time until it smelt enough for me to put your finger through it.