An anonymous jeweller is auctioning off an 18ct white gold rainbow gemmed ring to raise money to support frontline NHS staff during the pandemic.

Bids are already reaching hundreds of pounds. Phil Confue who's the Chief Executive at Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust said "we’ve never received a donation of this kind before. All over the country people have been getting creative to raise money and this is just one of the ways that Cornwall has shown unity."

Credit: Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

The jeweller has been in the business for more than three decades and moved to Cornwall five years ago to open his own shop in Wadebridge.

I wanted to give something back to the NHS. Seeing how the rainbow was becoming a symbol for the NHS I thought it would be nice to make a ring in the same theme,” the caring craftsman said. “I’ve never made anything for charity before, but I was thinking about how I could help locally and wanted to support the efforts of Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Anonymous jeweller

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust launched the auction Sunday 5 July, on the 72nd birthday of the NHS. The ring has seven individual gemstones – amethyst, tanzanite, blue sapphire, green sapphire, yellow sapphire, fire opal and ruby – all set in 18 carat white gold.