Manama: A Saudi company has produced a 24-carat gold set weighing 33 kilogrammes worth six million Saudi Riyals (Dh5.88 million).
The set made by the Jeddah-based Taiba for Gold and Jewels Company is believed to be the heaviest in the world.
According to reports in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, 100 jewellery makers needed around one year to complete work on the set that included a necklace, a ring, earrings, and a bangle.
Essam Al Ashrafi, the company’s executive general manager, said that the gold designers wanted to pay tribute to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through an outstandingly creative work in their field.
In 2000, the company made the world’s heaviest gold ring — the Najmat Taiba or Star of Taiba.
According to reports, the 58.686kg ornament is studded with 5.17kg of Swarovski stones.
The ring has a perimeter of 2,200mm, 700mm outer perimeter, 490mm inside diameter, 500mm width at the back of the ring, 250mm width at its bottom.
It took 55 workers 45 days of continuous work at an average of 10 hours a day to make the ring that has created a huge buzz wherever it was exhibited, turning into the centre of attraction for jewellers and jewellery lovers.