Manama, Bahrain: The world’s most valuable guitar will make its Middle East debut at Jewellery Arabia 2015 as part of a global tour. The CORONET® Gibson guitar has an estimated value of US$ 2 million and will be unveiled on 24 November 2015 at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre.
The fully functional musical instrument is adorned with 11,441 diamonds (401.15 carats) set in 1.6 kg of 18k white gold. It took a team of 68 artisans up to 700 man-days to complete the showpiece.
Brought together by legendary guitar maker Gibson Brands, Hong Kong-based founder of the CORONET® brand Aaron Shum Jewelry, and musician / artist Mark Lui, the diamond encrusted masterpiece named “Eden of CORONET®” is the most valuable guitar ever as certified by Guinness World Records in March 2015.
The guitar’s unveiling at Jewellery Arabia 2015 follows appearances in Hong Kong, Switzerland and the USA.
Jewellery Arabia, now in its 24th successful year, is the largest and most prestigious jewellery exhibition in the Middle East, showcasing world famous brands and unique designers from across the globe. It takes place from 24 – 28 November 2015 under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain.