BARNSTAPLE-based silver jeweller Kit Heath has produced two special pieces to mark two special anniversaries this year. He has designed a bracelet to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Girl Guides in September
BARNSTAPLE-based silver jeweller Kit Heath has produced two special pieces to mark two special anniversaries this year.He has designed a bracelet to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Girl Guides in September and a limited edition necklace to mark the 25th anniversary of his company.The centenary charm bracelet features different Promise Badges used within the Guide movement during the past 100 years. Kit delved into the Guiding archives and translated the badges into beautiful charms, including the oldest, the Guide Captain Warrant Badge, used from 1911-1966. The intricate company anniversary piece takes inspiration from its Pebbles collection and comes with a limited edition hallmark and personal certificate. It will also raise funds for the women's charity Refuge, which will receive five per cent of sales.The Kit Heath business employs 40 at its Roundswell headquarters and is a market leader in design and wholesale of classic and contemporary sterling silver jewellery collections, with a growing network of more than 2,000 stockists. It also has offices in the United States.It is a long way from when Kit, as a teenager, melted the family's silver candlesticks at metalwork classes. The Heath family live in Barnstaple and Kit has his brother Stevie and sister Katie working alongside him, while sister Francesca runs the Carol Anne jewellery shop in town, also selling their products.