35-carat stone on display in the Tower of London to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

Steinmetz Diamond, a diamond brand from the De Beers group, put a 35.60 carat pink-brown diamond on display in the Tower of London on Monday, as part of the celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee.

In a press release, the diamond company said the Jubilee pink rock, features a unique inscription number on the table. “For this very special date however, the diamond has been given a bespoke number, the year the Queen came to the throne, 1952, and the 60th year of her reign, 2012. From this point, this diamond, inscribed with 19522012, will forever be associated with this historic occasion,” said the company.

Invisible to the naked eye, the inscription is only 1/5000th of a human hair deep, and can only be seen using a special viewer. Special photography has been used in the display to reveal the inscription for visitors.

According to Steinmetz, the diamond, a “Forevermark”, is one of the world’s most carefully selected gems and less than 1% of the world’s diamonds meet the brand’s quality and responsible sourcing standards.

Image courtesy of Forevermark.