Nicholas James Jack the Ripper rings worn by film lead Adam Sinclair.
London-based jeweller Nick Fitch, owner of Nicholas James in Hatton Garden, has had his Slag Savage Sovereign ring worn at the premiere of Irvine Welsh’s new film Ecstasy.
The ring was worn by the film’s lead actor Adam Sinclair, who showed it off on the event’s yellow carpet.
Sinclair said of the Slag ring: “The sovereign’s a bit of a statement isn’t it? I absolutely had to wear it when I saw it in the jewellers.
“We actually went to Nicholas James to select something beautiful and understated for my wife. So I think I won that one! The craftsmanship is phenomenal, it’s so rock and roll; the ideal accessory for a movie premiere about club scene.”
The Slag ring is part of a collection created last year by Nick Fitch, based on the tale of Jack the Ripper. At their launch in October the rings caused an amount of controversy on professionaljeweller.com, with some observers arguing that the rings glorified rape and murder.
The other two rings in the collection, which are made in 18ct gold and diamonds and retail from just shy of £17,000, are called Tom and Ripper.
Fitch said: “The Savage Sovereigns have caused quite a stir. People are really drawn to these dramatic pieces.
“They are just so opulent, intriguing and tactile so I’m delighted that an extremely talented British actor has had the conviction, self confidence and sense of style to wear the ring so overtly. I hope that more guys pick up the mantle.”
In the new film Sinclair plays Lloyd, an ageing clubber, who smuggles drugs for a local gangster in this dark romantic comedy. Irvine Welsh, writer of Trainspotting and Filth, was also at the premiere, while took place at London’s Ministry of Sound nightclub.