James Bond’s Wedding Ring Can Be Yours

As seen in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service"

Ring
Designed by Charles de Temple.
Sotheby's
By Tobias Carroll / June 2, 2019 1:30 pm

James Bond: great at espionage, not nearly as successful at married life. In the 1969 film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, the famed super-spy (played by George Lazeby) married Tracy di Vicenzo (played by future Queen of Thorns Diana Rigg), only to have their romance end in tragedy when Tracy was murdered at film’s end.

As part of an auction on June 5, the ring he gave her — one of two created for the film — will be available through Sotheby’s.

The ring’s design, by jeweler Charles de Temple, incorporates the phrase “All the Time in the World.” This echoes the title of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’s theme song, “We Have All the Time in the World,” sung by the great Louis Armstrong, and covered decades later by My Bloody Valentine.

This wasn’t de Temple’s only foray into James Bond’s world: he also created jewelry for 1965’s Goldfinger. A short news clip from the time provides some detail into his working methods.

The popularity of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service led to demand for the de Temple-designed ring. An edition of fifty rings similar to the ones appearing in the film but using the phrase “All the Love in the World” was produced. And while it may not be quite as thrilling as the world of international espionage, de Temple’s life offers plenty of excitement as well: there are not many other acclaimed jewelers who can say that they grew up touring with the Ringling Brothers Circus.

For those looking to bolster their collections of James Bond memorabilia, Sotheby’s estimates that the ring will sell for between £6,000 and £8,000.

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