The Genuine Gemstone Company founder Steve Bennett has launched traceable engagement rings, incorporating sophisticated GPS tracking hidden discretely in high-value pieces.
Bennett comments: ““The idea came to me as I was thinking of ways to ensure the safe-keeping of jewellery. Our collections include some highly valuable pieces and some added insurance is of course always welcome.
“However, the more important factor was witnessing the devastation of people who have misplaced their jewellery or had it stolen. In many cases the sentimental value of treasured pieces far outweighs any monetary worth and I wanted to do anything and everything I could to prevent this.
“One thing lead to another and the concept of an un-loseable ring was born. However, after speaking to our customers we saw there was an appetite for his and her versions which sparked the idea of a traceable ring for couples.”
TGGC is now said to be working on similar jewellery for children, safeguarding them against getting lost .