Once the exclusive domain of royalty, rough diamonds were said to protect and bring good luck and prosperity to the wearer. De Beers pioneered the introduction of rough diamonds into contemporary jewellery with the launch of its Talisman collection. Celebrating more than a decade of life, a fresh new Talisman collection has been launched, marked by striking new designs that showcase the wonderful energy of rough diamonds in contrast to their dazzling cut and polished counterparts. This De Beers Talisman open bangle in yellow gold features a round gold disc with a brilliant white rose-cut diamond in its centre on one end and a warm brown rough diamond set into a rhomboid at the other. The juxtaposition of the different textures and radiance is fascinating and will make you feel like a Byzantine empress.