NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- When the stars of Country Music's biggest night hit the Red Carpet for the "50th Annual CMA Awards," Brad Paisley and his beautiful wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley will be sharing something very special this year, the "Heart of the South Diamond" designed by celebrity Jeweler Johnathon Arndt. "The 50th Annual CMA Awards" will be hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood and broadcast live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Wednesday, Nov. 2 ( 8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.
This one of a kind internally flawless yellow diamond weighs over 20 carat and is anchored in a setting with an additional 15 carats of brilliant white diamonds to complete the pendant. The "Heart of the South Diamond" will be worn close to Kimberly's heart on the CMA Red Carpet, featured in a special Johnathon Arndt designed necklace. The necklace consists of 42 carats of brilliant white diamonds ranging in marquise, round and pear shapes. Kimberly will be wearing a pair of matching Johnathon Arndt round diamond stud earrings and an exquisite diamond ring to complete her red carpet jewels. This remarkably designed necklace will then transform from the CMA Red Carpet to the stage where Brad will feature the "Heart of the South" flawless yellow diamond floating on his guitar strap for a special performance. Details for diamond stud earrings: 22.38 carats, D in color and internally flawless clarity.Details for diamond ring: featuring a 16.08 carat, internally flawless and D in color radiant cut diamond, paired with a matching 7.07 carats of internally flawless trillion cuts D in color diamonds. After Brad's performance the "Heart of the South Diamond" will then transform into a breathtaking ring which Kimberly will be wearing for the remainder of the 50th CMA Awards. This is the first time in history that such a special flawless diamond has been featured in three iconic designs and worn on the red carpet and on stage. Johnathon Arndt wanted to create something spectacular that could be enjoyed in three different designs, worn as a pendant, worn as a necklace and as a ring. The inspiration for the design came from the Paisleys and their philanthropic heart towards humanity and their love for all. What better place than the heart of America, Country Music and The CMA's to debut the "Heart of the South Diamond".