Exquisite jewellery from designer David Morris,
as used in the James Bond films, is now part of the
Designing 007 exhibit...
David Morris 007 Jewellery
21st July 2012
1962 was the inception year of David
Morris, the esteemed London
Jeweller who quickly gained a high-profile following; across
town, EON Productions introduced James Bond the fictional, suave
British Secret Service agent to the world [on the silver screen]
for the first time. In 1971 the relationship between these two
borne out of David Morris' friendships with his client Roger
Moore and Maurice Binder, the famous American title designer
who worked on 14 James Bond films. It began a tradition of David
Morris jewels being featured in several Bond instalments.
Today, after decades of their symbolic
relationship 'dazzling' audiences globally, David Morris
are proud to announce the installation of their special
archive pieces at the 'Designing
007' Barbican exhibition commemorating the 50th anniversary
of the James Bond film franchise, from 1962's "Dr.
No" to this year's "Skyfall".
Amongst over 400 works comprising the
Designing 007 - Fifty Years of Bond Style exhibition, David
Morris were the only jeweller to be asked to share their
historical association with the longest continually-running
and second-highest grossing film franchise to date. Their
captivating creations appeared in "Diamonds are Forever" (1971), "The
Man with the Golden Gun" (1974), "Tomorrow Never
Dies" (1997) and "The World is not Enough" (1999).
The Diamond 'Bond' Scoop necklace in
particular was a roaring visual-turned-commercial success,
Hatcher was spotted in the film, wearing the unique piece
with over 25 carats of white diamonds. David Morris were
inundated with comments and enquires about the necklace,
causing it to be manufactured in different sizes and sold
commercially, retailing at £140,000.
From 6 July - 5 September 2012, James Bond enthusiasts from
around the world will be able to view the following David Morris
archive pieces for the first time at this exciting and highly
anticipated summer exhibition in London.
1. 75 carat jadeite pendant on 18 carat gold chain. As worn
by Maud Adams in The Man With The Golden Gun.
2. Diamond "bond "scoop necklace and diamond and Sapphire
ring. As worn by Teri Hatcher in Tomorrow Never Dies.
3. Pink and white diamond double dragonfly ear cuff. As worn
by Sophie Marceau in The World Is Not Enough.
4. Diamond rose-cut bangle bracelet, diamond micro pave bracelet
and rose-cut diamond hoop earrings. As worn by Denise Richards
in The World Is Not Enough.