As Ravenna the Evil Queen in Snow White and the Huntsman, in theaters tomorrow, Charlize Theron must consume Snow White’s heart in order to secure her “Fairest One of All” status for perpetuity. Naturally, being a medieval beauty icon, she wouldn’t just use her bare hands. So the filmmakers enlisted Solange Azagury-Partridge to design a “heart plucker” ring, a blackened sterling silver, dual-fingered number with sharp talons and a studded base decorated with cubic zirconia. As the British jewelry designer is more known for her bewitching, highly artistic pieces than those with malicious intent, the assignment proved a provocative challenge.
“Heart Plucker” ring, $15,500. Solange Azagury-Partridge, 809 Madison Avenue, 212.879.9100
“It was amazing to create a ring with a specific purpose, with an implicit undercurrent of violence. To make it look like a part of Ravenna’s armor and also beautiful at the same time,” says Azagury-Partridge.
Real life ladies looking to mimic the tough queen look can place a special order for the ring at the designer’s Madison Avenue boutique (it can also be custom made with precious stones). Young maiden’s heart not included.
Theron: © 2012 Universal Studios