Created especially for the Born Free Foundation in 2012, the Shere Khan Necklace is a triumph of jewellery design.
Featuring 12cts of round diamonds, 7cts of emeralds and a single 27ct rubelllite tourmaline, this piece is truly mesmerizing. Inspired by the hard work of the Born Free Foundation and their struggle to help save wild tigers, the necklace, as Catherine herself describes it, is a “labour of love” that was hugely rewarding.
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.” With less than 3,500 tigers left in the wild, the Shere Khan necklace is a tribute to the Born Free Foundation's efforts and their mission to preserve natural habitats.