A Meerut-based jeweler, Renani Jewels, has been awarded the Guinness World Record title for the most diamonds set in a watch. The watch has 17,512 white diamonds and 12 black diamonds. This beat the previous record set by Aaron Shum Jewelry Ltd of Hong Kong with 15,858 diamonds in December 2018.
The diamonds set in the watch are sourced through the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS), which ensures that all the diamonds are conflict-free, said Harshit Bansal, the CEO and Founder, Renani Jewels.
“We tried a lot of conceptual designs initially. But our idea was clear — to make it a classy and elegant piece that is 100 per cent wearable. Also, making a watch was a whole new experience for us, we accepted all the challenges and loved the whole journey,” Bansal said in an interview.
The record, verified on December 29, 2022, features the watch named Srinkia or “the watch of good fortunes.” It is inspired by ancient Indian mythology wherein Srinkia means flower. It also signifies Goddess Lakshmi. The watch weighs 373.030 gram and contains 54.70 carats of natural hand-cut diamonds. It took almost 11 months to make this beautiful watch. Guinness authenticated the diamonds with International Gemological Institute Lab (IGI) certificate to determine that actual diamonds were used.