‘Diamonds are Forever’ with David Morris & James Bond at The Barbican’s ‘Designing 007 – Fifty Years of Bond Style’ Summer Exhibition
LONDON, July 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
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 for the first time. In 1971 the
relationship between these two iconic brands was 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
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) The World is not Enough
(1999) and the Diamond ‘Bond’ Scoop necklace in particular was a roaring
visual-turned-commercial success, after Teri 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 GBP140,000.
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. Installation images can be viewed via
1. 75 carat jadeite pendant on 18 carat gold chain. As worn by Maud Adams in ManWith
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.
Notes to Editors:
Official David Morris Website: http://www.davidmorris.com
Official Twitter: @DavidMorrisLdn
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