Ian Fleming based the Bond novel title on an advertisement slogan "A Diamond is Forever" featured in the American edition of Vogue. In 1957, he read a story in The Sunday Times about diamond smuggling from Sierra Leone. He considered this story as the possible basis for a new novel and, through an old school friend, he engineered a meeting with Sir Percy Sillitoe the ex-head of MI5, then working in a security capacity for the diamond-trading company De Beers. The material Fleming gathered was used in both Diamonds Are Forever and The Diamond Smugglers, a non-fiction book published in 1957.
Diamond, the birthstone of April and the symbol of eternity, love and romance is coveted by the World for its exquisite beauty and long-lasting quality. As the hardest known mineral on Earth, Greek legend has it that diamonds were star splinters and crystallized lightning, representing loyalty, purity and love. Ancient scriptures and modern day writing refer to this brilliant gemstone as an emblem of strength and endurance.
An inspiring gemstone of choice for engagement and wedding jewellery, Sophie’s iconic winged heart displays precious heart-shaped diamond delicately surrounded by 18ct gold pave set wings.
Discover an edit of exquisite diamond engagement rings, designed by Sophie Harley and made and hand finished in our West London studio.
A rare beauty, the heart-shaped 2.5ct diamond is beautifully set in 18ct gold with diamond encrusted pave set wings. The showstopping design was designed and created to mark Sophie Harley’s 25th Anniversary. Handmade in London, the stunning Anniversary Ring is also available with ruby, emerald and aquamarine heart-shaped stones.
The 0.35ct brilliant cut diamond is set with beaded detail on an 18ct gold hammered band. Every ring is unique making this a very special, classic sparkling engagement ring.
A dazzling and magnificent diamond engagement ring, the stunning 18ct yellow gold ring is set with a 1.18 ct brilliant heart shaped white diamond with GI certification. Pave diamond set Venetian Wings are mounted on each side of the central stone and the double band with a gently hammered finish.
The slim cut 18ct gold ring is set with rare dove grey Indian briolette cut diamond. If you’re looking for something minimal yet distinctive, the dove grey hue will dazzle forever.
A beautiful vintage cushion cut diamond is set set into the fine hammered band with 5 tiny bobbles on either side in 18ct yellow gold. An incredibly elegant ring, this diamond engagement ring will sit perfectly with Sophie’s wedding rings.
The Indian multi-faceted briolette cut diamond is set in 18ct white gold. The gently hammered band pairs well with Sophie’s range of wedding bands. A slim profile makes the diamond engagement ring effortlessly chic for styling with every outfit.
The Esme Ring features a gently hammered 2mm 18ct white gold band with a baguette cut white diamond with beaded detail. The unusual design lends itself to become one of a collection of stacked statement rings.