Netball: Diamond earrings for gold-winning netballers Charmaine Soh, Micky Lin

Micky Lin (left) and Charmaine Soh with their earrings and their SEA Games medals.
Micky Lin (left) and Charmaine Soh with their earrings and their SEA Games medals.PHOTO: CARATERS

With the netball team clinching a historic gold medal at the recent SEA Games, Caraters Diamonds have surprised players Charmaine Soh and Micky Lin on Saturday with a pair of limited edition specially crafted one-carat diamond earrings, worth a total of S$10,000, at the Caraters flagship store in UE Square Shopping Mall.

The diamond sports earrings, which are designed to resemble a ball in a hoop, took an average of 420 hours to hand-craft, and are more hardy that traditional earrings.

Together with the earrings, both netballers also received a cash reward of $1,000 each.

James Syddall, chief executive officer of diamond retailer Caraters, said: "I am seriously looking to getting our brands, Syddall Diamonds and Caraters, to be more involved in local sports. Today is my first baby steps in doing this."

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