Miss World Botswana to Adorn Messika's Akh-Ba-Ka Necklace

The Diamond Queen to Adorn a Priceless Masterpiece

In what promises to be a mesmerizing display of glamour and sophistication, Miss World Botswana Lesego Chombo will grace the 71st Miss World pageant in India adorned in Messika's iconic Akh-Ba-Ka necklace.

The exquisite piece, featured as the centerpiece of the house's 2022 Collection, will add a touch of ethereal beauty to the glamorous event.

According to Instore, “It was Ilan Messika who found the rough diamond that was cut and resulted in this winged scarab necklace. The 33-carat cushion diamond dangles in the center of single mine origin white gold. All 15 of the stones of the pedant were also cut from the 110-carat Botswanan diamond. The size and beauty of the diamond are rare, and so is the way the many different cuts were laid out in order to form the scarab body and the wings.”

Miss World Botswana Lesego Chombo Ranked No. 1 for Day 1 of the 71st Miss World pageant according to the leading beauty pageants analyst Alvin Sebetero. This is an extraordinary feat by our Diamond Queen and it is befitting that she adorns the iconic Akh-Ba-Ka necklace.

Messika's Akh-Ba-Ka Necklace

Lucara Botswana's Pursuit of Rare Gems

Unearthing the Crown Jewels

In the mystical landscapes of Botswana, where the earth holds secrets millions of years old, a tale of grandeur unfolds—the story of Lucara Botswana and its relentless quest for giants beneath the Karowe Mine.

The Karowe Chronicles:

Deep within the womb of Karowe, Lucara Botswana has unraveled a saga of unparalleled magnificence. With each plunge into the earth, they unveil stones that transcend the ordinary, bearing the weight of history and the brilliance of stars.

A Symphony of Carats:

The Lucara Botswana orchestration of diamond recovery isn't confined to a singular act. With finesse and mastery, they continue to extract stones that defy expectations. An 813-carat wonder emerged, joining the grand symphony of diamonds from Karowe.

Lucara Botswana announced the recovery of 320-carat, 111-carat, and two +50-carat stones from its 100% owned Karowe Diamond Mine located in Botswana. These diamonds were recovered from the direct milling of EM/PK(S) kimberlite ore from the South Lobe during a recent production run that saw additional recoveries of numerous, smaller +10.8 carat diamonds of high value.

Lucara Botswana

A Rarity in Every Carat:

Lucara Botswana doesn't just recover diamonds; they retrieve rarity. A rare 470-carat gem, sparkling in its uniqueness, added another chapter to the story of Botswana's mineral abundance.

2024's Diamond Marvel:

As the world entered 2024, Lucara Botswana continued its dance with destiny. The recovery of a 166-carat diamond from Karowe echoed their unwavering commitment to excellence and the ceaseless pursuit of beauty.

Lucara Botswana

The Lucara Botswana journey is not just about extracting stones; it is an odyssey of discovering the extraordinary, unearthing diamonds that defy conventions and stand as testaments to the majesty hidden beneath the earth's surface. These are not just diamonds; they are the crown jewels of Lucara Botswana, each one a lumine.

The 1,111-Carat Marvel:

Imagine holding in your hands a gem that tips the scales at a staggering 1,111 carats. Lucara Botswana did just that in a moment that echoed through time, as the Mega Diamond Recovery system cradled this mammoth gem, making it a symbol of Botswana's mineral wealth.

Lesedi La Rona's Legacy:

In 2015, Lucara unearthed the second-largest diamond in history—the legendary Lesedi La Rona, a mesmerizing giant that spoke of the earth's hidden treasures and the audacity of human ambition.

Lesedi La Rona

A Majestic High Jewelry Showcase

Lesego Chombo will captivate onlookers as she dazzles in Messika's High Jewelry Akh-Ba-Ka necklace, showcasing the brand's commitment to exceptional craftsmanship and design. The intricate details of the necklace, inspired by Egyptian revival aesthetics, will perfectly complement Lesego’s ensemble, turning heads and setting a new standard for opulence in the Miss World pageant.

A Miss World First Spectacle

The Miss World pageant, renowned for its celebration of beauty and high fashion, provides the perfect stage for Messika's iconic creation. Miss World Botswana’s choice to wear the Akh-Ba-Ka necklace elevates her ensemble and emphasizes Messika's position as a leader in the “haute joaillerie”.

Miss World Botswana

Social Media Buzz

The necklace garnered widespread admiration, with social media posts capturing the essence of the moment when adorned by Irina Shayk at the Cannes Film Festival in 2023. Messika's Instagram post celebrating Shayk's red carpet-appearance highlighted the public's fascination with the masterpiece, accumulating thousands of likes and comments.

Irina Shayk's radiant presence in Messika's Akh-Ba-Ka necklace at the Cannes Film Festival stands as a testament to the brand's ability to create timeless, awe-inspiring pieces that transcend fashion and become true works of art.

Botswana, a nation synonymous with dazzling gem diamonds, is set to make waves at the 71st Miss World pageant in India as Miss Botswana adorns the spectacular Messika's Akh-Ba-Ka diamond necklace. This exceptional piece is poised to captivate the world, echoing the beauty and brilliance of Botswana itself.

Messika's Ak-Ba-Ka Necklace

The Sparkle on the Global Stage

As Miss World Botswana graces the stage with this iconic necklace, the world will witness the fusion of Botswana's natural wonders and the artistry of fine jewelry. The necklace, created by renowned jewelers, mirrors the brilliance showcased by Irina Shayk at the Cannes Film Festival, further solidifying Botswana's position as a global leader in the diamond industry.

A Fragrant Success Story

The collaboration with Graff, renowned for their diamond expertise, adds an extra layer of prestige. Graff's commitment to excellence, as seen in their fragrance line, mirrors Botswana's dedication to producing the finest diamonds, creating a harmonious partnership that elevates both brands on the global stage.

In the grandeur of the Miss World pageant, the Ak-Ba-Ka diamond necklace becomes more than just an accessory; it becomes a symbol of Botswana's natural beauty, cultural richness, and unmatched prowess in the diamond industry by Lucara Botswana.

Miss World Botswana


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