LATEST: Rock matriarch Sharon Osbourne is devastated thieves stole her wedding ring last night (22NOV04) which her husband OZZY spent 25 years saving up for.

The X Factor judge is inconsolable after intruders broke into her Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire, mansion and escaped with gems worth more than $4 million (GBP2 million), including her 10-carat diamond Tiffany wedding ring and a sapphire "survival" jewel celebrating her successful battle with colon cancer.

She explains, "My wedding ring. I had to wait 25 years so that Ozzy could buy me that ring. It was a 10-carat round diamond from Tiffany to replace the one he'd bought me from H Samuel when we first met, when we didn't have two pennies to rub together.

"I had two gold wedding rings, one I wore above it, one below it, they took them all. They were on my bedside table."

23/11/2004 02:37