“Chalk Paint” for the Diamond Painting
It’s not the first time Pittsburgh has used the diamond paint technique, but now it’s the first painting it’s done with the diamond, instead of a single gem.
The Pittsburgh Penguins are the first team to use the diamond painting technique in a painting, and the team announced it was doing so to honor the life of Penguins captain Sidney Crosby.
The Penguins said Crosby’s widow, Yvonne, was given a painting by a jeweler in Pittsburgh.
“When you look at Sidney Crosby, you think of all the hard work, all the years of his life that he had,” Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford said at the time.
“But you also look at the diamond.
It’s just a beautiful piece of jewelry, and so it was important for Yvonn to be able to share with her husband this piece of his legacy, as well.”
The Penguins have painted a variety of diamonds, but the diamond paintings are more ornate, featuring the colors of the diamonds themselves and the names of the people who painted them.
The diamond painting has been done on Penguins captain Crosby’s diamond, which is a rare piece that was painted in 2003 and is the most expensive diamond ever owned by the team.
Crosby died last year at the age of 80.