Belarusian Vadim Kachan has created what is likely to be the smallest diamond ring in the world. We were eager to discover more and uncover the inspiration behind this amazing jewelled creation.
The smallest diamond ring in the world is an interesting subject as it goes directly against the ‘norm’.
Most people subscribe to the mantra; ‘the bigger the better’ when it comes to a gold ring with a diamond, set upon it.
Vadim Kachan’s creation is one of the most extraordinary pieces of jewellery to pass the Luxurious magazine editorial desks over this past decade. In a nutshell, it is a ring made of white and pink gold and contains a single diamond.
“So what”, some of might be saying? “I see gold and diamond rings every day!”.
Yes, you do, but not one with a diamond of just 0.002 carats set into a ring which weighs in at an incredible 0.01 grams. And, aside from its minuscule size, the ring is perfectly to scale.
Although the miniature ring has not yet been submitted to the Guinness Book of Records for an official confirmation of the record, Vadim is confident, based upon his own research that his ring is smaller.
The current holder of the record is the Indian jeweller Ashish Verma who according to the Indian edition of the Book of Records created a 2mm diameter ring in 2007 which weighed 10mg.
Vadim appears to enjoy his research and reminded us that we in Britain are no stranger to small rings. He told us, Scotland’s Queen Mary Stuart was the recipient of the smallest ring in the world. She received it when aged just two, making a member of British Royalty a one-time record holder.
The miniaturisation of objects is a booming sector, but most are miniatures seem confined to sculpture and it is very rare to hear of someone attempting it with high-end jewellery.
With Valentine’s day approaching, we were eager to discover more about Vadim Kachan and gain an understanding of the process and inspiration behind the world’s smallest diamond ring. We contacted Vadim and asked him the following questions:
Luxurious Magazine: Tell us what inspired you to start creating items in miniature detail?
Vadim Kachan: I have always loved to create small things. As a child, I was making knives from thin aluminium wire, was glueing books 1 cm in size from paper etc.
Maybe that is the reason why I have become a jeweller. Fifteen years ago, I made a gold ring that could pass through the eye of a needle. But, unfortunately, I sneezed and lost it.
LM: How difficult was it to make the ring?
VK: Making a ring without a gemstone is not difficult. It is much more challenging to make a gem setting. The hardest part was soldering the frame to the ring.
LM: Did the ring take long to make?
VK: I made the ring itself relatively quickly. It took about three days of work. But the preparation for this whole process took several months. There was a lot of drawing up of plans and the preparation of tools.
LM: What inspired you to make the smallest diamond ring in the world?
VK: I didn’t make the ring for commercial reasons, making the ring was just my hobby. After the ring had been created, I wanted to find out which ring is the smallest and I believe that mine is probably the smallest ring in the world.
LM: Do you undertake commissions? If so, what can you miniaturise?
VK: At this current time, I do not make such things to order.
Contacting Vadim Kachan, creator of the word’s smallest diamond ring
If you would like to know more about Vadim’s creations, you find more information along with ways to contact him on his website www.stylegold.by.
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