Twin Towers Commemorated in Diamonds
While the size of this picture is a little unusual for Luxist, there is no other way to showcase the tremendous amount of detail that went into the construction of this piece. The Twin Towers was designed by Nayna Mehta in memory of those who died in 9/11 and to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the JA New York Show, which began this week. The Towers has an 18K gold base and 14,080 diamonds decorating it, for a total weight 255 carats. Overall, 38 designers and technicians were involved in putting the piece together, all after trying to find diamonds of the proper quality and weight demanded by the designer. Eventually, Mehta intends to sell the piece and will donate a portion of the proceeds to victims from the collapse of the World Trade Center.