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The Jewelry Insider

June 23, 2010

In honor of USA’s brilliant World Cup win today, I thought I’d post this little diamond ditty to tickle your football fancy.

South African jeweler, Yair Shimansky, created the world’s most brilliant soccer ball to draw attention to his brand during the World Cup festivities, and the result is a black and white dazzler worth a whopping $2.6 million.

The five-pound ball is covered in 6,620 white and 2,640 black round brilliant cut diamonds, all sourced in South Africa, for a grand total of 3,500 carats.

Replicas rendered in crystals will be in Shimansky’s seven national stores for the duration of the World Cup and will be auctioned after the festivities, with proceeds going to charity.

In the meantime, that’s not the only World Cup winner that’s easy on the eyes. I’ll be glued to the TV as Team USA enters the next round – the first time we’ve made it this far since 1930!