Rio Tinto showcased its inaugural diamond jewelry collection from the Bunder diamond project on the red carpet at Mumbai’s Liberty Cinema.
Indian actress Pallavi Sharda wore the diamond jewelry earrings and
necklace, known as Courageous Spirit, to the premiere of ''Fearless
Nadia,'' in celebration of 100 years of Indian cinema, the company
Tinto said that the Courageous Spirit jewelry, which was designed by
Reena Ahluwalia of Toronto, incorporates more than 25 carats of polished
Bunder diamonds, including a 5.04- carat, round brilliant-cut white
diamond and a 5.02-carat, round brilliant-cut cognac diamond.
am honored to wear Rio Tinto’s beautiful diamond jewels, dedicated to
the pioneering spirit of the women of Madhya Pradesh, who are so much a
part of the Bunder project’s development,” Sharda said. She was joined
by Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan and Jay Weatherill, the premier of
Discovered in 2004, in India’s central state
of Madhya Pradesh, Rio Tinto’s Bunder diamond mine is likely to come
into commercial production in 2017. The company has budgeted to invest
$500 million to fully develop the mine.