Bling on Bond! 007 jewellery revealed

Take a look back at some of the most glittering moments from the 007 film franchise so far as No Time To Die finally hits our screens. These are the most dazzling Bond jewels

By Kim Parker

As No Time to Die, the Bond film we’ve all been awaiting, makes its long-anticipated debut on cinema screens, we look back at some of the most glittering moments from the film franchise so far – from Ana de Armas in Chopard’s Green Carpet Collection, photographed by Greg Williams, to Eva Green wearing an Algerian Love Knot and Leaf earrings by the jeweller Sophie Harley. Here they are:

Paris Carver’s diamond necklace and sapphire ring from Tomorrow Never Dies

Founded in 1962, David Morris became the go-to jeweller for many of the James Bond films, thanks to its founder’s friendships with both Roger Moore, a client, and Maurice Binder, the American designer who created 14 of the infamous opening title sequences, including for the very first in the series, Dr No.

Indeed, the Bond Street stalwart has provided the diamonds for more 007 films than any other jeweller to date, including Diamonds are Forever (1971), The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) and The World is Not Enough (1999). In Tomorrow Never Dies, Teri Hatcher’s character, Paris Carver, is seen wearing a 25-carat sapphire ring edged with white diamonds and a unique scalloped platinum necklace, featuring over 25 carats of white diamonds – a piece that proved so alluring, the jeweller was inundated with requests to make it available commercially. In 2012, David Morris was the only jeweller to be invited to participate in an exhibition at The Barbican, which celebrated 50 years of Bond’s impeccable on-screen style.

David Morris 25-carat sapphire ring edged with white diamonds featured

Vesper Lynd’s Algerian Love Knot pendant from Casino Royale

Symbolic of eternal love and care in a relationship, Vesper ‘I’m the money’ Lynd’s Algerian Love knot has perhaps the most enduring and iconic role of any jewel in the most recent Bond films.

Vesper Lynd’s Algerian Love Knot pendant from Casino Royale

It was specially designed for Eva Green to wear in 2006’s Casino Royale by the jeweller Sophie Harley and went on to have an integral part in the storyline (no spoilers here), as well as appearing in the 2008 sequel, Quantum of Solace, where it even features in the very last scene. Created in oxidised silver with gold plating, the necklace features granulated scrolls, multi-layered chains and engraving, giving it an ancient feel, and is still available to buy from the London-based jeweller’s website.

Sévérine’s snake ring and pendant from Skyfall

“Now you can afford to buy me a drink,” purrs Sévérine, as she sidles up to Daniel Craig’s James Bond for the first time in Skyfall, to which he replies, “Maybe I’ll even stretch to two.” Not that the character, played by Bérénice Marlohe, needs his help in this regard – the French actress looks a million dollars in a gown encrusted in thousands of black Swarovski crystals, accompanied by crystal earrings, a spiky pendant and double-finger ring created by Stephen Webster.

Queen Cobra ring

Known for his edgy, rock-and-roll designs, the British jeweller’s ‘Queen Cobra’ ring features a glittering serpent coiled around a large crystal, which symbolises forbidden fruit – a visual clue for audiences, perhaps, to Sévérine’s role in the plot to follow. The pieces went on to form part of a commercial collection sold by Swarovski to celebrate the film’s 2012 release.

Paloma’s sparkling diamond suite in No Time to Die

Ana de Armas, who portrays Cuban CIA agent Paloma in the 25th instalment of the Bond franchise, brings with her dash of sparkling dialogue (courtesy of Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the actress revealed last year) and a shimmering Haute Joaillerie set by Chopard, the film’s official jewellery partner. “My wardrobe was really elegant but at the same time very simple… we didn’t want anything that was too big, so that I might hurt someone with my diamonds. We had a lot of pieces to choose from, and we finally found these three pieces that were really simple but with the right amount of sparkle,” de Armas has said of her on-screen gems. In the film, she pairs a long black evening gown with a necklace set with 43-carats of pear-shaped gems, 14-carat hoop earrings and a fringed bracelet embellished with pear and brilliant-cut diamonds totalling 82-carats. The limited-edition pieces are from the maison’s Green Carpet Collection, a line of jewellery crafted entirely from sustainably mined materials; the white gold is ethical Fair-mined certified, and the diamonds are sourced from suppliers accredited by the Responsible Jewellery Council.

The Chopard necklace from Paloma’s sparkling diamond suite in No Time to Die

The Chopard bracelet from Paloma’s sparkling diamond suite in No Time to Die

The Chopard earrings from Paloma’s sparkling diamond suite in No Time to Die