June 09 2011
Making its debut at Christie’s in London on Sunday June 12, the covetable jewellery brand Kirsten Goss will be auctioning a one-of-a-kind ring designed specially for The Wildlands Conservation Trust.
The sculptural, three-tiered ring will accompany a host of donated lots (think wilderness trails and safaris at the Umfolozi and Thanda Private Game Reserves in KwaZulu-Natal), all to be sold in aid of the Trust’s new initiative, Project Rhino, which aims to tackle poaching in South Africa by fitting and monitoring rhinos with GSM transmitters.
Made in 18ct yellow gold and embellished with hand-carved slits (“to evoke a bird’s-eye view of tree branches”), along with black, cognac and white diamonds, and a discreet white gold rhino nestled under the tiers, the ring has a guide price of £12,000. And non-London based philanthropists and Kirsten Goss enthusiasts alike will be pleased to hear that bids can also be placed remotely via an absentee form available on the Trust’s website.