Dame Shirley Bassey wore Chopard’s Garden of Kalahari transformable necklace as she sang “Diamonds are Forever” on 21st January 2017 at Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris.
Chopard was so enamoured by the discovery of the 342-carat Queen of Kalahari rough diamond they decided to make a 55-minute documentary about it.
The film’s Paris premiere was a star-studded affair followed by a performance of ‘Diamonds are Forever’ by none other than Dame Shirley Bassey.
The Queen of Kalahari gave rise to a set of 23 diamonds – The Garden of Kalahari – five of which weigh over 20 carats.
Of the main stone cuts, cushion, brilliant, heart, emerald and pear are represented. All representing a different flower.
“I immediately sensed that this was an incredibly rare gem of exceptional beauty and purity”, says Chopard co-president Caroline Scheufele.
“The energy and emotional charge emanating from this gem are truly incomparable.”
Some short video clips of Dame Shirley performing below, plus some further instagram photos from the event: