After making a few charitable donations to historically black colleges last month, Beyoncé has remained in the spirit of giving and donated one of her rings to a London Museum.
According to The Guardian, Queen Bey has presented a Papillon ring to London’s Victoria & Albert Museum. The ring, which was initially a gift from her husband Jay-Z, will be displayed alongside jewels worn by Elizabeth I, Catherine the Great and Empress Joséphine (Napoleon’s first wife) in an exhibition described as “one of the most spectacular jewelry collections in the world.”
The Papillon ring is returning back to its London roots, as it was originally designed by London-based jeweler Glenn Spiro (aka G) four years ago. Beyoncé’s butterfly ring boasts titanium wings and is encrusted with green tsavorites, which are reportedly more rare than emeralds, and is surrounded by diamonds.
Watch V&G jewelry curator, Clare Phillips, excitedly discuss the beauty of Beyoncé’s Papillon ring below.
.@Beyonce has gifted this 'Papillon' ring by G (Glenn Spiro) to the V&A!
In this video he explains the craftmanship behind the sparkling butterfly ring.
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