FOREVERMARK ULTIMATE DIAMOND EXPERIENCE
Forevermark and Maria Canale, designer of the Maria Canale for Forevermark collection at Neiman Marcus, are proud to appear in
the 2013 Neiman Marcus Christmas Book. We invite you to click through the carousel below to follow the suggested itinerary.
FOREVERMARK ULTIMATE DIAMOND EXPERIENCE
All diamonds travel an extraordinary journey, starting with their conception in the earth billions of years ago. Forevermark diamonds are the world’s most carefully selected diamonds, which makes each Forevermark diamond’s journey even more exceptional.
With the purchase of this stunning 25.83 carat rough Forevermark diamond, you will have a chance to follow its remarkable voyage, from its place of discovery to its setting in your bespoke jewelry by Maria Canale.
Following your first-class flight to London and a stay at a five star hotel, take a helicopter tour to the De Beers group of companies headquarters. Here, receive your 25.83 carat rough diamond, hand-selected by Forevermark experts. Meet with a master diamond craftsman to discuss how he will unleash its hidden brilliance, resulting in a polished gem of approximately 11-13 carats in the shape of your choice. Learn about the unique number to be invisibly inscribed on your diamond, and bestow upon your diamond the name that it will carry forever.
In the evening, receive a private tour of the British Crown Jewels at the Tower of London, followed by dinner in the private Queen’s House with CEO of the De Beers group of companies Philippe Mellier, Forevermark CEO Stephen Lussier, and designer Maria Canale.
Your first class journey continues to South Africa, a country that has benefitted tremendously from the discovery of diamonds.
Enjoy a stay at a historic boutique hotel in Johannesburg, then take a private charter to Kimberley, the historic home of diamonds in South Africa. Step back into history and take in the town at the heart of the diamond rush of the 19th century. Explore an underground mine tunnel and view extraordinary rough diamonds.
Depart for Oranjemund – the birthplace of your exceptional treasure – situated in southwest Namibia. In this country, diamonds are mined on land and at sea; the Orange River carried diamonds from the center of South Africa to the Atlantic coast millions of years ago, depositing them across the ocean floor.
Tour the ship where your diamond was mined and witness how diamonds from the seabed at depths of 300 to 450 feet are discovered.
Following their discovery, experience how diamonds are sorted and selected in the rough before being supplied to diamond craftsmen for manufacturing in Namibia.
In Windhoek, visit a children’s education development project, supported by De Beers group of companies’ Namdeb Foundation, and see first-hand the benefits your diamond has brought to the local community.
The next stop on this incredible journey is Tswalu, a stunning luxury lodge in South Africa which actively conducts conservation work and is owned by the Oppenheimer family, historic owners of the De Beers group of companies. Enjoy the endless African skies while taking in breathtaking landscapes and indigenous fauna.
Following two luxurious nights at Tswalu, fly first class from Johannesburg to New York City.
Returning to the US, meet with world-renowned diamond jewelry designer Maria Canale at her showroom in New York City, designing together your bespoke jewelry to feature this truly exceptional Forevermark diamond.
Forevermark is part of the De Beers group of companies. Each Forevermark diamond is inscribed with a promise that it is beautiful, rare and responsibly sourced. Less than one percent of the world’s diamonds are eligible to become Forevermark; they are the world’s most carefully selected diamonds. Forevermark diamonds come from sources committed to strict business, social and environmental standards. Forevermark diamonds are cut and polished by a select group of master craftsmen and are exclusively available from Authorized Forevermark Jewelers, including select Neiman Marcus locations.
Maria Canale is an award-winning designer known in the industry for her exacting and distinguished work. Her design career began at age 13 when she was selected to apprentice with an Armenian master jeweler. Over the last 25 years, Maria has gone on to create signature collections for the world’s top luxury brands. Along with 30 international and National Design Awards, Maria Canale won the De Beers’ Diamond International Award in 1998.
The Maria Canale for Forevermark collection is exclusively available at Neiman Marcus.
Learn more about Maria Canale.
- The Forevermark Ultimate Diamond Experience is for two adults
- Travel is available February-May and October-November
- Suggested 11-day itinerary may be condensed or altered within reason and based on availability
- The 25.83 carat rough diamond is expected to yield a polished diamond of approximately 11-13 carats in a cushion, oval or round shape. If an alternate shape is chosen, the carat weight may vary
- The polished diamond is estimated to be F color and VVS1 clarity; however, the final parameters may vary slightly during the production process
- Each Forevermark diamond is inscribed with the Forevermark icon and a unique identification number. The inscription on your diamond will be particularly special because it will capture several of your diamond’s key identifying elements: the year it was discovered, its rough carat weight, and its polished weight. Entirely unique, it is what makes this diamond your own
- The polished diamond will be certified by the Forevermark Diamond Institute
- A hardcover book documenting the highlights of the diamond’s journey and your Forevermark Ultimate Diamond Experience will commemorate the experience