The social, fashion, music and media elite attended the Marie Curie Cancer Care Fundraising Dinner, hosted by Heather Kerzner at Claridges.
Marie Curie Cancer Care was founded in 1948 from the donation of a diamond engagement ring which raised £75 at auction. The Pragnell Daffodil ring designed in recognition of Marie Curie's outstanding work, far exceeded this amount last night, raising £50,000. Over £620,000 was raised in total.
The Daffodil Ring was handcrafted by Stratford -upon-Avon based family jewellers Pragnell, and designed by the founder's grandson Charlie Pragnell. A fabulous example of British craftsmanship, the ring is crafted in 18 carat yellow and white gold, the centre piece is a rare oval Fancy Vivid Orange Yellow diamond weighing 0.82 carats, its petals pave-set with near-colourless diamonds, with subtle green peridots to the stem and leaf.