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Bentley Yellow Diamond Marks 100-Year Anniversary

By Paul Joseph

In the year of their 100th birthday, British luxury car makers Bentley have teamed up with jewellery house Heinz Mayer to create a stunning diamond pendant to mark the centenary.

Featuring an awe-inspiring stone sourced from Africa, the jewellery piece was unveiled at the 2019 Jewellery Arabia Show in Bahrain, which came to a close last weekend.

Conceptualised by Bentley designer Chris Cooke, the pendant features a gold and platinum setting along with the 20.08 carat pear-shaped fancy yellow diamond which gets its unusual colour from the nitrogen molecules in its composition.

It’s design has been inspired by the Bentley ‘Wings’ and the stone itself is affixed in a cradle made of 18-karat yellow gold, further encrusted with 56 natural diamonds and a laser engraved insignia.

Speaking about the celebratory pendant, Mr Cooke said: “The collaboration between Heinz Mayer and Bentley Motors showcases the pinnacle in handcrafted quality and design.

“For our centenary, we created a one of a kind jewellery piece pulling inspiration from the heart of the EXP 100 GT.

“The centre piece in our concept car is an elegant visualisation of the users contact point with the vehicle. With this jewellery piece we wanted to echo that.”

Bentley was founded by W. O. Bentley in Cricklewood, north London in 1919.

By Paul Joseph