Nicholas James for Battersea Dogs and Cats Home


Jeweller fashions unique pin for the charity’s commemorative auction

Leading contemporary jeweller Nicholas James has designed and created an exclusive 150th anniversary pin for Battersea Dogs and Cats home which will be auctioned this Thursday (November 25).

The pin combines solid 18 ct white gold, flint and 150 diamonds. The commemorative piece of jewellery will be auctioned at this year’s Battersea Dogs & Cats Home (BD&CH) charity Collars and Coats Ball.

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The piece features a circular face depicting the BD&CH logo which has been carved from a piece of polished flint excavated from the site of the Home’s original premises. The outer edge of the pin is adorned with 150 pavé set diamonds in two complete rows. Each of these precious gems represents one year of hard work from a team of dedicated people, responsible for rehousing ten of thousands of dogs and cats over the past century and a half. The pin has been given an estimated retail value of £8,495.

Nick Fitch, designer and proprietor of Nicholas James, is a dedicated dog owner with special reason to be involved in the anniversary celebrations; “My 4 year old border terrier, Archie, was recently dog napped. With BD&CH’s help I was able to stake out the property where I thought Archie been taken and managed to secure his safe return. The charitable work this organisation performs has brought joy to so many animal lovers, so it’s an absolute privilege to be able to give something back in return.”

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