Jewellers create unique designs to help save Orangutans
March 18, 2015 – Forum Jewellers of Broadstone in Dorset have commissioned British jewellery designer Harriet Bedford to create a unique piece for the Sumatran Orangutan Society (SOS) charity.
The one-of-a-kind collar featuring a young orangutan swinging on a branch, will be auctioned by the charity to raise finds to help the conservation of orangutans in the wild.
Using a photograph taken by Suzi Eszterhas as her inspiration, Harriet designed and crafted the silver collar, as well as a range of elegant silver pendants with chains, available on their website www.orangutans-sos.org/shop or in store at Forum Jewellers, RRP £119.95.
Sumatran orangutans are critically endangered and without urgent action could be the first Great Ape species to become extinct. The SOS charity is dedicated to turning this situation around.
Helen Buckland, the Director of Sumatran Orangutan Society, said: “We are delighted to be working with Forum Jewellers and Harriet Bedford to raise awareness and funds for our work to secure a future for Sumatran orangutans and their forests. These beautiful and elegant pieces capture the unique spirit of the orangutan.”
Helen Molloy of Forum Jewellers said: “This project started with a passing comment to Harriet of how an Orangutan would look amazing with one her designs, and the idea has now come to fruition. It’s wonderful to be able to donate this commission and items to the Sumatran Orangutan Society and know that the charity will benefit, we hope they sell fast and SOS will be asking Harriet for more. ”