Journey of the Force
of Nature Ring
In 2017, De Beers Forevermark inscribed its two millionth diamond – a 3.48 carat round brilliant diamond bearing the unique inscription of ‘2,000,000’. Unearth the incredible journey of discovery the two millionth diamond underwent from the moment it was sourced to becoming the central stone at the heart of De Beers Forevermark's stunning De Beers Forevermark diamond masterpiece: the Force of Nature ring.
The moment of discovery
De Beers Forevermark diamonds are sourced from a small number of carefully selected mines that are committed to strict business, social and environmental standards.
The two millionth diamond was discovered and mined in Namibia.
The beautiful and the rare
Becoming part of the selected 1%, the two millionth diamond was sorted in Namibia.
Ensuring the highest quality, only the most beautiful, rare and responsibly sourced diamonds are selected to be De Beers Forevermark, with less than 1% of the world’s diamonds qualifying.
Cut and polished:
The two millionth diamond was cut and polished in Windhoek, Namibia, reflecting the country's role in producing some of the world’s highest quality diamonds. In-country cutting and polishing supports beneficiation of local diamond industries, something that we are truly passionate about.
Master craftsmen cut and polish diamonds to exacting standards to unleash the brilliance, fire and scintillation of the diamond. Once the diamond has been polished precisely, it is evaluated against a set of stringent standards to determine whether it can become De Beers Forevermark.
Marking the milestone
Once a diamond is eligible to become a De Beers Forevermark diamond, it is inscribed with the De Beers Forevermark icon and a unique identification number.
A milestone event for a milestone diamond, the two millionth diamond was given a unique ‘2,000,000’ inscription at the De Beers Group Institute of Diamonds in Surat, India.
The unique inscription is an assurance that every De Beers Forevermark diamond meets the exceptional standards of beauty, rarity and is responsibly sourced.
The unique inscription reflects the quality and rarity of each De Beers Forevermark diamond, as well as the stringent standards it meets as it makes its journey from mine to wearer.
Investing in the future
Staying true to the theme of protecting nature’s beauty, and growing up in South Africa, with its rich and diverse natural environment, when designing Force of Nature at the De Beers Forevermark Design and Innovation Centre in Milan, Kriek was inspired by the Kudu. This African antelope is both strong and elegant, qualities that Kriek wanted to emulate in the design of Force of Nature.
The unique design of the Force of Nature ring and brooch honours the beauty of the natural world, and exemplifies the vision of the passionate woman who designed them.
Marking this incredible moment in De Beers Forevermark’s journey, Louise Kriek, the 2015/16 runner-up of the De Beers Group’s Shining Light Awards has designed Force of Nature, a striking red carpet design featuring a ring and brooch. The Force of Nature ring showcases De Beers Forevermark’s two millionth diamond. An amazing achievement, Kriek said:
I am honoured to have the opportunity to work with De Beers Forevermark on the design for this milestone two millionth diamond, in one of the leading fashion capitals of the world.
As part of our commitment to ensuring our diamonds make a positive impact and support the countries that they are mined from, The Shining Light Awards support aspiring jewellery design students from Namibia, South Africa and Botswana. The scheme supports and nurtures emerging talent, giving them an opportunity to showcase their expertise and creativity.
Force of Nature and the journey it’s been on reflects our ongoing passion and work in striving to preserve Forever. From our commitment to responsible sourcing to ensuring strict business, environmental and social standards are met at every step and to investing in the future by supporting young talent, we are proud to ensure that a diamond truly is Forever.