Catherine Best & Born Free Foundation

Catherine has a close working relationship with the Born Free Foundation. Her most notable work was the creation of the Shere Khan Necklace back in 2012; holding a staggering 12cts of round diamonds, over 7cts of emeralds and one truly mesmerising 27ct rubellite tourmaline, this truly exceptional piece sold at auction for triple figure sums. Jewellery expert Geoffrey Munn says of the necklace, “the beauty of the tiger is made permanent with the use of incorruptible precious stones and gold, subtly combined with Catherine’s artistry and skill. Yes, this is a necklace, a jewel, but it is also an heirloom which, unlike the tiger, is beyond the reach of extinction.” Modelled by Joanna Lumley OBE, the auction took place at the Savoy in London during Born Free founder Virginia Mckenna’s 80th birthday celebration.

"I was inspired to create the Shere Khan Necklace after meeting the Born Free Foundation and hearing first-hand of their work around the world, including their desperate struggle to save wild tigers. They are such beautiful animals facing so many hardships, with an estimated only 3,500 left in the wild. To be able to help the foundation with this labour of love was hugely rewarding."

Catherine also collaborates with Astrologer Sharon Ward on a range of Moon Signs Jewellery, profits from which go towards helping the Born Free Foundation in their efforts to end the plight of animals in captivity and preserve natural habitats.

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Shere Khan Necklace & Moon Signs for Born Free Foundation

Catherine Best & Teenage Cancer Trust

Catherine is an ambassador for the Teenage Cancer Trust in Guernsey, and created an entire range of jewellery to help the trust achieve its goal of building a specialised unit in Southampton. The range, of which each piece incorporates the Teenage Cancer Trust logo, was launched at a party at the Old Mill, Guernsey in February 2012, raising £10,000 for this truly wonderful cause. 

Teenage Cancer Trust Necklace

Catherine Best & Les Bourgs Hospice, Guernsey

Providing palliative care for patients with life limiting illnesses and their families, Les Bourgs Hospice is a truly extraordinary local charity who do an extraordinary amount of good in Guernsey. Catherine designed a range of jewellery based on their logo, and currently sells the Labyrinth Range in aid of the charity. The Labyrinth is an ancient symbol relating to wholeness, representing a journey to our own centre and back out again into the world.

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Les Bourgs Hospice & Diamond Labyrinth Pendant