From Friday (8) at the Stones’ flagship store at 9 Carnaby Street, London, W1, fans can buy jewellery pieces inspired by the original artwork from the band’s classic 1968 LP Beggars Banquet. With references to the album graphics, the range features high quality, hand-made, statement items including the Beggars Banquet Defaced Skull Ring. With a skull design with engraved details from the original cover, it retails at £350.
The Rolling Stones Tongue Signet Ring, at £310, features a golden twist on the world-famous tongue and lips design, while the Rolling Stones I.D. Bracelet, at £675, is a chunky chain featuring engravings from the artwork, including a unique clasp mechanism with the tongue logo, which opens by pressing on the tongue. Each of the items in the range is made from Hallmarked British 925 sterling silver and embellished with a solid 9ct yellow gold tongue logo.
The jewellery company’s Reino Lehtonen-Riley says: “The Great Frog and the Rolling Stones were born from the epicentre of London’s first youth culture movement, Carnaby Street, and are entwined by the ground swell of the era-defining rock and roll movement of the 1960s. Both intrinsically linked with the zeitgeist of the first rock and roll generation, this collaboration is 60 years in the making, so we are incredibly proud to work with the biggest and best band of all time.”
Adds David Boyne, managing director of Bravado, which jointly curates RS No.9 Carnaby with the Rolling Stones: “We are excited to be collaborating with iconic London rock’n’roll heritage brand The Great Frog. This exclusive collection is inspired by the Beggars Banquet album, which will appeal to generations of Rolling Stones fans and will be a special purchase in the band’s 60th year.”