The world’s largest gold ring is located at the Deira Gold Souk
Dubai. Everyone in Bulgaria knows how, during the time of socialism, people waited for hours in queues for bananas in the days around the New Year. As incredible as it sounds, in the 21st century Dubai also has queues. Only for gold. And with this difference that the precious metal is available for everyone who is able to pay.
Business boils and boils every day on the ‘Street of Gold’, as Dubai’s Deira Gold Souk is known. When you get there, you feel like you are in Ali Baba’s cave, where treasures from all over the world are collected. On both sides of the Tarov passage, showcases are glittering, piled high with gold jewelry, rings with precious stones, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, watches…
Stretched like strings, energetic boys and girls tirelessly shine the already crystal-polished shop windows. They invite passers-by inside and are fully prepared to serve them in several different languages. And there is no shortage of customers! In front of most of the large jewelry complexes, dozens of buyers are patiently waiting for their turn.
Most of them are rich and pretentious, but on Dubai’s “Street of Gold” they can’t help but find what they’re looking for.
There are, of course, many tourists who have come just to soak up the atmosphere of one of the many attractions in the Arab emirate.
They also don’t leave without a “souvenir”, because they can freely take a photo with a landmark recorded in the “Guinness Book of Records”. It is at Deira Gold Souq that the largest gold ring in the world is located.
The giant jewel weighs 63.85 kg, is made of 21 carat gold and is called the “Star of Taib”.
5.17 kg of precious stones, 615 Swarovski crystals are woven into the ring, the gold weighs 58.7 kg. It was made in 2000 and cost $547,000 back then. Now the value of the jewel exceeds 3 million dollars, but the “Star of Taib” is not for sale. Miniature replicas of the ring can be purchased for between $350 and $450. Deira Gold Souk has something for everyone. And, yes, all that glitters is gold there! The visit was included in the information tour of the Bulgarian tour operator Premio Travelwhich offers attractive offers for visiting Dubai.
In the next report, read about the modern wonders of Dubai.