In homage to one of the greatest spy thriller franchises to ever have been created, sparkling jewellery brand Swarovski has unveiled its tribute to James Bond with an exclusive collection to mark the suave spy’s 50th anniversary. Modern and as timeless as Ian Fleming’s character has become, the collection references key imagery from the famous films.
Octopussy, starring Roger Moore’s Bond alongside Maud Adams, who plays the eponymous Bond girl has inspired a pendant and earrings set which features an octopus design based upon the character’s iconic logo. Staying with the underwater theme, a shell motif for a rhodium-plated pendant and charm plays on the famous scene of Ursula Andress emerging from the sea in Dr No with a shell in her hand. In sparkling clear crystal pave, the shell pendant dangles from a chain embellished with a light grey crystal pearl.
Men can wear Bond’s signature Aston Martin DB5 on their shirtsleeves as Swarovski transform the iconic motor into cufflinks, while their own leading ladies can adorn their handbags with an Aston Martin charm. Popular character Baron Samedi, fictional global terrorist organisation, Spectre and the 007 appendage of Bond himself have all been miniaturised into charms in line with the new collection. Moore’s weapon in The Man with the Golden Gun has also been recreated into a pair of cufflinks, beautiful jewellery and a bag charm, while the geometric ice palace which saw Pierce Brosnan’s 007 join forces with Halle Berry against a bejewelled villain in Die Another Day has been recreated in a striking pendant and bracelet.
The gun barrels that are so prevalent in the James Bond motif and artwork feature across the jewellery range, while the other vice for Bond is portrayed via the ‘All the Time in the World’ pendant, meant to convey the love for his wife played out between George Lazenby’s Bond and Bond girl Diana Rigg in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Take a look at the entire collection of Bond treasures online at www.swarovski.com.
The latest Bond movie, Skyfall is out in cinemas on 9 November.