TREASURES OF THE CAPE FLORAL KINGDOM IMMORTALISED IN PRECIOUS METALS AND GEMSTONES
The Kirstenbosch Centenary Jewellery Collection's unique provenance:
The Cape Floral Kingdom - South Africa’s exclusive gift from nature - the smallest, but richest in biodiversity of the world’s six floral kingdoms
The start of a new legacy focused on two of the most critical aspects of social responsibility in South Africa today - education and the environment
The intrinsic value of precious metals and gemstones mined in South Africa
The pride of establishing a corporate or personal association with one of South Africa’s best-loved national treasures
The imagination and skills of seven leading award winning jewellery designers and craftsmen
The prospect of seeing thousands of young lives being transformed by this initiative
The rarity value of a one-of-a-kind centenary collection that will never be reproduced
The long-term investment value of a truly unique collector’s item
The global appeal of Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, representing over 100 years of dedication to the environment and attracting almost a million visitors a year
The short-term funding target for the Kirstenbosch Environmental Education Appeal is US$ +/- 2.6 million (ZAR 35 million) to enable all the gardens
to get up and running with buses and other essential equipment, and funds to cover entrance fees and staff salaries for the first two years.
The five-year funding target is US$ +/-5.2 million (ZAR 70 million.)
Offers are invited from US$ +/-1.1 million (R15 million).
THE CLOSING DATE FOR OFFERS IS 30 SEPTEMBER 2016
INDIVIDUAL COLLECTION PIECES WILL BE DISPLAYED AT EACH JEWELLER’S PREMISES DURING THE OFFER PERIOD.
Tiara featuring platinum, diamonds, pink sapphires, pink tourmalines and tsavorites
PENDANT FEATURING PLATINUM, BLACK AND WHITE DIAMONDS,
TANZANITE, PINK SPINEL AND A STRAND OF SOUTH SEA PEARLS
Inspired by the Guinea Fowl
Designers: Rob Burton, Emile Pitout, Bazil van Gensen
CUFFLINKS FEATURING TEXTURED AND
POLISHED PLATINUM WITH ROUND BLACK DIAMONDS
Inspired by the Ladybird
Designers: Rob Burton, Emile Pitout
Crafted from nature’s most rare and precious resources – platinum, tanzanite or diamonds – each unique Platandia piece of jewellery reflects a fusion of traditional and modern manufacturing techniques combined with expertly selected gemstones for the highest grades of colour, cut, brilliance and clarity.
The distinctive Platandia brand is defined by award winning design and craftsmanship and is for people who wear their jewellery as an expression of individuality and indulgence.
PLATINUM ENAMELLED PENDANT SET WITH PAVÉ DIAMONDS
Inspired by the Pincushion Protea and Lesser Double Collared Sunbird
Designer: Johan Louw
Goldsmith: Wazir Hakim Enameller:
Valerie Twentyman Jones
Setter: Melvyn Erasmus
Manufacturer: Uwe Koetter Jewellers
Uwe Koetter was established in 1968 and today, after more than four decades as an elite jeweller continues to push the boundaries of excellence in innovation,
design, quality and service. The company’s rich heritage finds its way to
you through the hands of highly skilled designers and craftsmen, who work
meticulously to create your unique design. Uwe Koetter jewellery is
graceful, elegant and ageless, and has attracted numerous commissions from
world famous celebrities.
+2721 425 7770
RING FEATURING BESPOKE PLATINUM,
18CT YELLOW GOLD, RUBIES AND DIAMONDS
Inspired by the Red Disa
Designer: Anene van Staden
Wax carver: Jeff Doveton
Manufacturer: Peter Gilder Jewellers
Established over 30 years ago in Constantia Village, Peter Gilder Jewellery is renowned today as professional designers and craftsmen, able to interpret personal tastes and ideas, and turn them into beautiful individual jewellery creations. Under the ever watchful eye of Peter Gilder, and head designer
Anene van Staden (pictured), this reputation for exquisite design, and an uncompromising attitude towards craftsmanship and quality gemstones, is carried forward by the young and dynamic future team of Peter Gilder.
+27 (0)21 794 2116
NECKLACE COMBINING BESPOKE PLATINUM,
ENAMELLING AND FRESHWATER PEARLS
Inspired by the Moraea villosa
Manufacturer: Kirti Jewellers
Designer: Kirtikumar Devjee
Sixteen years in the jewellery industry has established the name Kirti Jewellers as synonymous with innovative design and exquisite craftsmanship. A dynamic team of award winning designers displays its flair in gold, platinum and diamonds, combining the latest fashion trends with your personal ideas. Offering eastern and western styled designs in 9ct, 18ct and 22ct gold, white gold and platinum, Kirti ranks among South Africa’s most awarded jewellery designers with PlatAfrica awards almost every year since 2004.
+27 (0)12 374 0873
BRACELET AND EARRING SET FEATURING PLATINUM,
ROSE GOLD, SAPPHIRES AND BLUE GLASS ENAMEL
Inspired by the Watsonia tabularis and the Dragonfly
Designer: Tasliem Omardien
Manufacturer: Prins & Prins
Founded in Cape Town in 1982, Prins and Prins is one of the few independent family businesses in the jewellery industry that still controls every facet of the
manufacturing process. Led by one of South Africa’s most distinguished
gemmologists, Dr Petre Prins, the sourcing, grading and valuation of precious
stones is handled in-house as well as design. The company recognises its
responsibility to add value to the country’s precious commodities and has
earned many industry awards and an enviable international reputation for its excellent work.
Dr Petre Prins
+2721 422 1090
HAIR CLASP FEATURING BLACK, BLUE AND WHITE DIAMONDS,
PLATINUM, YELLOW GOLD, SMOKEY QUARTZ AND SAPPHIRES
Inspired by the Table Mountain Beauty Butterfly
Designed and manufactured by Cari Mari Wilsenagh
Creativity has always been a part of Cari-Mari life. After studying jewellery design and manufacturing at Tshwane University of Technology, she quickly made a name for herself as a gifted jewellery designer and is now regarded as one of the brightest young talents in the South African jewellery industry.
Based in Pretoria, she has won major awards both at home and abroad.
One of her greatest triumphs was winning 1st prize in the Anglo Platinum PlatAfrica Awards in 2014.
+27 (0)12 3465761
SATIN-STRUNG NECKPIECE FEATURING PLATINUM
ENCRUSTED WITH GREEN AND ORANGE CUBIC ZIRCONIA
Inspired by the Strelitzia and the Chameleon
Designed and manufactured by Vijay Shah
Vijay Shah is one of South Africa’s most highly regarded jewellery designers and
goldsmiths having scooped awards in the country’s most prestigious jewellery
design competitions including De Beers’ Shining Light, Jewellex and Plat Africa
over many years. Drawing inspiration from nature, he has established himself as
Durban’s most innovative jewellery manufacturer and is a popular mentor to
students of the subject. His 1st place in the 2009 Anglo Plat Africa Awards was a clear endorsement of his exceptional talents.
+2731 564 2948