If you tuned into the opening performance of the 53rd Country Music Awards Wednesday night, you may have been blown away by the collective star power of Carrie Underwood, Reba McIntyre, and Dolly Parton. But if you looked a little closer, you may have noticed another star shining in the spotlight. Right there, center stage, BC Clark’s ‘The Heart of Oklahoma’ diamond in a Harry Kotlar masterpiece sparkled on Carrie Underwood’s finger.
It was a special moment for all of us at BC Clark to see this diamond that means so much to us worn by one of Oklahoma’s most accomplished and talented stars.
Carrie Underwood, who hosted and performed at the CMA’s, wore the diamond set in a magnificent ring design by the Harry Kotlar company while performing. ‘The Heart of Oklahoma’ sparkled in the spotlight, framed by colorless baguette diamonds.
‘The Heart of Oklahoma’ is an extremely rare 18.92-carat diamond graded Internally Flawless, Fancy Intense Yellow, valued at $1.2 million.
Seven years ago, Coleman and Mitchell Clark set out to find a diamond not only worthy of celebrating BC Clark’s legacy in Oklahoma but worthy of honoring the state itself and its people. Last year, we finally found a once in a generation diamond that was a perfect match. Cut from a 38.05-carat rough diamond that was mined off-shore Namibia, Africa, it was polished to 18.92 carats to celebrate our founding year, 1892. Then we worked with jewelry design house Harry Kotlar to design and craft the one-of-a-kind ring.
Considering that the diamond is a tribute to Oklahoma, we couldn’t have asked for anybody better to wear the ring than our fellow Oklahoman. The singer, songwriter, fashion designer, and actress was raised in Checotah, OK. Seeing a diamond dedicated to our home state worn by one of Oklahoma’s most successful music stars was thrilling for everyone at BC Clark.
The diamond ring will promptly return from Nashville to Oklahoma City to be on display at the BC Clark store in Downtown Oklahoma City on Friday, Nov. 15, and at the Penn Square Mall location on Saturday, Nov. 16, during regular store hours.
For more information, visit TheHeartOfOklahoma.com.