Friday Fun One: Taylor & Hart’s Haribo diamond ring

The jewellery retailer Taylor & Hart has created a diamond-encrusted Haribo-inspired ring that you can actually propose with.The ruby red band includes 224 diamonds and is topped with an 18 carat yellow gold basket of 40 diamonds.
Taylor & Hart's new ring on the left, which was inspired by Haribo's friendship ring (right) that are found in packets of Starmix.

Jewellery retailer Taylor & Hart has created a diamond-encrusted Haribo-inspired ring that you can actually propose with.

The ring was created after Taylor & Hart said it was “inundated with requests” to do so, apparently.

However, the ring would set you back about £25,000, which is equivalent to the price of over 12.5 million of the sweet Haribo treats.

Taylor & Hart’s sweet ring

We’ve all used a jelly sweet ring from Haribo to jokingly ask our friends to marry us when we were kids. This is just the real deal.

The ring has a ruby red band that includes 224 diamonds topped with an 18 carat yellow gold basket of 40 diamonds and a 2.70 carat cabochon yellow sapphire to create the ultimate proposal ring for your childhood sweetheart.

“We’re delighted to be bringing this brand new design to life,” Taylor & Hart design director Kate Earlam-Charnley said.

“Combining custom cut rubies and a syrupy cabochon yellow sapphire, this ring is one of the most ambitious we’ve ever created and definitely one of the most original.”

The inspiration behind the ring

So why did Taylor & Hart choose to make this Haribo-inspired ring as its latest bespoke design?

Since its release in 1995, Haribo Starmix has been a firm favourite of Brits, and in 2019 was named the top sweet treat in the UK.

The friendship rings are often the first to go out of the packet and so this design was a perfect fit.

“Made for the daydreamers, the hopeless romantics, those in search of something a little more pure and innocent, this ring is the perfect expression of love,” Earlam-Charnley said.

“It’ll certainly make a great story while also saying ‘love is forever’. We can’t wait to hear ‘Yes’ stories from our customers across the world.”

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