The World Of Diamonds Group (WOD) – one of the largest privately held diamond-mining corporations – recently paid homage to the Hollywood star Jane Seymour, OBE, by naming a 2.08 carat Fancy Vivid Blue cushion-cut diamond ring after her.
Seymour is best known for her role as Bond girl Solitaire opposite Roger Moore in ‘Live and Let Die.’ Over the years, the talented actress has won accolades for her work in films and television dramas. As an ode to the British-American actress’s legacy and her accomplishments in the film industry, WOD designed a ring in platinum, plated with rose gold. It was unveiled in late April at an art-for-charity gala evening held in support of the International Committee of the Red Cross. On this occasion, Seymour was also gifted her birthstone – a rare 21.61carat amethyst.
This unique ring is part of the Group’s private collection. “The invitation to behold this creation would rather you not compare The Jane Seymour to anything else in the high jewelry world,” says Karan Tilani, Director, World Of Diamonds Group. “It is a celebratory treat, more comparable to a mega-yacht or a ticket to the moon.”
A primary reason for using platinum as the material of choice is owing to its enduring quality, which, in many ways, embodies Seymour’s spirit. The floral motif is inspired by Erodium malacoides, commonly known as the Mediterranean stork’s bill.
In November last year, a 12.03 Blue Moon diamond, sold for $48,468,158 set a fancy new record at Sotheby’s Geneva branch. Industry insiders believe that such rare diamonds as The Jane Seymour are highly covetable. Moreover, fancy vivid blue diamonds and of that mesmerising saturation have been known to fetch over US $2,000,000 at auction houses like Christies and Sotheby’s.
The Jane Seymour ring is the only celebrity ring that isn’t pre-owned. The search is on for an owner for this exquisite jewel, which comes with an eye-watering price tag. But even if someone were happy to pay that kind of money; there is a catch. “The connoisseur must also fulfill certain criteria established at the discretion of WOD’s Chairman,” explains Karan.
Fitting into the shoes of someone as elegant, down-to-earth and talented like Seymour, for sure, is a tall order. Who will own The Jane Seymour blue diamond ring? We shall wait and watch.