American Gem Society (AGS) member, Harry Kotlar, has a lot to celebrate as 2019 comes to a close.
Harry Kotlar was honored to have award-winning, country-western superstar and Oklahoma native, Carrie Underwood, debut their Heart of Oklahoma ring at the 2019 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards in Nashville, Tennessee.
The 18.92 carat Heart of Oklahoma, a flawless, fancy intense yellow diamond, was commissioned by BC Clark Jewelers, located in Oklahoma City, to showcase the heritage of Oklahoma. The yellow diamond symbolizes the intense and colorful sunsets that stretch for miles over the Oklahoma plains.
Next, the Heart of Oklahoma ring made its way from the CMA Awards to BC Clark Jewelers for the official, invitation-only unveiling. Guests were given a behind-the-scenes look at the design process of the stunning ring, as well as the chance to create their own Harry Kotlar pieces with a Harry Kotlar illustrator on site.
A three-minute film highlighting the romance of creating the masterpiece accompanied the unveiling. The film shows the closely-guarded techniques of Harry Kotlar’s master artisans as well as Oklahoma’s history and BC Clark’s journey.
If you’d like to see some of Harry Kotlar’s hand-crafted designs, contact an AGS jeweler. Visit ags.org/findajeweler to find one near you.