A distraught couple are offering a £2,500 reward to recover a stolen engagement ring made from a meteorite, a Siberian mammoth tusk and 30,000 year old wood.

Emma and Oli Hyatt from Northfields were at a family funeral when their house in Radbourne Avenue, was broken into on Friday .

Oli and Emma Hyatt

Mrs Hyatt’s wedding band, an antique ring and her bespoke engagement ring designed by her husband of two years, were the only items stolen.

The irreplaceable ring took a year to design and make, with the ancient materials coming from Arizona, Siberia and New Zealand.

Mr Hyatt, who is the creative director of an animation production company Blue Zoo and was this year awarded an MBE for services to animation, said: “This was a real labour of love. Emma is a very special person and so I wanted to make her a truly unusual and unique ring. It took a year to design and have it made and it is utterly irreplaceable. I took the design to jewellers in Bond street but they all said it couldn’t be made so I was lucky to find a company in Cardiff to make it for me. We desperately want to recover it and would be happy to reward who ever brings it back with £2,500. I don’t hate the thief. I don’t know what struggles they maybe going through to warrant breaking into someone’s house, but I just beg them to return that ring.

Emma Hyatt with her engagement ring

“The sentimental value is priceless. It cost over £2,000 to make but because of the unusual design it won’t be everyones’ taste. It’s not going to be worth much to anyone else and the fact that we were sadly at a funeral on the day of the burglary was very upsetting. We want to appeal to any pawn shops that may be offered the ring or to anyone that may have seen it.”


Oli 35, proposed to Emma 39, three years ago by taking her on a helicopter ride above Warwick castle where he had asked her friends to spell out ‘marry me’ using wall paper on the grass below before presenting her with the unusual ring. The couple, who met whilst playing Hockey in Richmond ten years ago, are now expecting their first child together and preparing for their 13 week scan.

Head of Race for Life for Cancer Research UK, Mrs Hyatt said: “When I first saw the ring (when Oli proposed) I must admit I did have to look twice but the more I looked at it the more I loved it and even more so when I was told about all the elements within it and the amount of history they represent. What’s so sad for me is that I think very few people will like it – it’s so specific and personal. I feel upset that it will probably just be pulled apart and the platinum melted, with no regard for what it means or what it stands for. The burglary took place when Oli and I were at my cousins funeral so that has helped me keep things in perspective but I would just like it back.”

The hand crafted bespoke ring was designed by Oli Hyatt and made by a company in Cardiff called Advanced Jewel Craft. It is made from New Zealand sourced 30,000 year old Kiri wood, 10,000 year old mammoth tusk from Siberia and a 50,000 year old iron meteorite from Arizona, along with copper and platinum.

If you can help in recovering the ring please email oli@blue-zoo.co.uk or phone www.getwestlondon.com on 02032803218.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.