Chrome diopside and gold vermeil necklace by Mim Best
14ct gold vermeil, chrome diopside
About the Maker
Mim graduated in 1998 with a degree in Applied Arts and shortly after she began working for award-winning designer Diana Porter. With over 20 years bench experience Mim has become a highly skilled jewellery designer in her own right, undertaking private commissions from her Bristol studio and developing her own Silver and fine jewellery collections.
Her inspiration comes from simple shapes, pattern, print and surface textures; always seeking to find and create interesting details. From a very young age she developed a fascination for jewellery, in particular ancient, ethnic and tribal jewellery from all over the world; captivated by the stories and the symbolism behind the pieces, the intricate details and the meticulous level of craftsmanship often involved.
Working primarily with recycled Silver and Gold, she uses traditional making techniques and often stamps the metal to create unique surface textures. Much of her work is then embellished with precious gemstones and intricate wire-wrapped beads. This collection demonstrates her meticulous attention to detail as well as a lifelong obsession with her craft, resulting in original, elegant and beautifully executed designs.