Award-winning jewellery brand Alyssa Smith Jewellery has collaborated with historic motorsport company Retro GP to create a small collection of sterling silver jewels, featuring the iconic Hesketh Bear.
The bear was adopted as team mascot for the infamous 1974 rock ‘n’ roll Formula 1 Hesketh Racing, which launched the racing career of future F1 World Champion, James Hunt.
Market leaders in historic Formula 1 merchandise, RetroGP.com rekindles the memory of illustrious racing teams still held so dear by the motor racing enthusiast. When jewellery designer Alyssa Smith was approached by RetroGP.com in 2016 with the proposed collaboration, she was delighted to work with such a iconic and respected brand, and welcomed the challenge of turning Hesketh Bear into wearable, three dimensional pieces of jewellery.
Hesketh Bear has been perfectly scaled down to no bigger than a thumb nail, and recreated in sterling silver by the brand, which is well known for its motorsport jewellery partnerships with companies and individuals including TV presenter Suzi Perry, Silverstone and Brands Hatch circuits.
‘’It has been an absolute pleasure to team up with RetroGP.com to bring our collective fans around the world such an important slice of motorsport history in the form of wearable pieces of craftsmanship like you’ve never seen before,” explains Smith.
The signature Hesketh Bear collection features a unisex necklace, charm and cufflinks. Prices start at £95.