34-year-old Delhi businessman, Rishabh Tongya of DIACOLOR has acquired the most expensive Zambian Emerald rough The Inkalamu (Lion) Emerald, recently at the Gemfields auction.
The beautiful stone was on display at the brand’s flagship store at Emporio Mall recently
Diacolor is a high luxury jewellery brand reputed worldwide as a design destination where choicest gems and precious metals come together to create exceptional jewellery under the expert craftsmanship of its artisans, The Zambian High Commissioner HE. Mrs. Judith K.K.Kan’gona Kapijimpanga unveiled the beautiful stone in the presence of the father and son duo Rajkumar and Rishab Tongya. Many of Delhi’s elite arrived at the Diacolor store at the Emporio mall. get a glimpse of this rare piece of nature’s fine art.
Designers Suneet Verma, Manav Gangwani, Leena Singh, Ambika Jain, entrepreneur Vickram Sharma, HE High Commissionaire of Mozambique to India to name a few gathered to catch a glimpse of the rare 5655-carat emerald,
The stone named The Inkalamu boasts of remarkable clarity and has a perfectly balanced golden green hue. The Tongyas have paid upwards of Rs 50 crores to add the beautiful emerald to their collection.. The rare gem was mined at the world’s largest emerald mine by Gemfields group Kagem Mine, this rarest of the rare rough has been dubbed Inkalamu or the Lion in Zambian language. Gemfields has also contributed a percentage of sale proceeds of the auction to its conservation partners, the Zambian Carnivore Programme and the Niassa Carnivore Project. Discovered in the eastern part of Kagem’s largest open pit mine, an area that has been particularly fertile in recent months in recovering several significant crystals, this emerald surpasses every other gem by its combined size, colour and clarity. It was auctioned in Singapore and acquired by Diacolor. Mr. Rajkumar Tongya, Founder & Chairman DIACOLOR stated, “The Inkalamu emerald is truly a unique and a rare find. At DIACOLOR, we believe in standing out and bringing the finest quality to our customers. And with this precious Emerald, we take a lot of pride in continuing the brand’s legacy of collecting one a kind rare gemstone that will go down in the history.” Speaking on the Emerald, Creative Director, Mr. Rishabh Tongya said, “We at DIACOLOR are working tirelessly to bring back focus on India’s heritage and legacy of unique and precious Gemstones. I consider these unique gemstones as nature’s artwork. Because of the sheer size and color of the Inkalamu, it’s acquisition is a matter of immense pride and prestige for everyone.”
the family’s rare gems collection now comprises of the finest Zambian emeralds in the world, breathtaking Mozambican rubies and flawless diamonds, which includes some of the largest and finest stones to have been mined in history which includes the 6,100-carat Insofu emerald discovered at the Kagem mine in Lufwanyama in 2010.
Spearheaded by the father and son duo, Mr. Raj Kumar Tongya Founder of the brand and Mr. Rishabh Tongya, Creative Director, the brand has risen to be one of the key players in the luxury jewellery market redefining styles and trends. It is the retail foray of a revered family of gemstone merchants, who have been in the business of gemstone trade and manufacturing for over three generations. With a vision of bringing together high-end artistry, finest workmanship through cutting edge technology and the grandeur of the most precious gemstones on the highest pedestal of luxury, the brand is an attempt to put India’s name on the world map of luxury jewellery retail.