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Equestrian and country jewellery company, Hiho Silver, has been working with renowned British sculptor, Belinda Sillars, for its stand at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
The two businesses first collaborated at last year’s Burghley Horse Trials, where Belinda (who has a stand at Badminton and Burghley) produced some spectacular artwork on large boards that were seen around Hiho’s stand. When it came to planning this year’s Chelsea stand, Hiho’s Emma and Andrew knew they wanted to work with Belinda again.
“We had this idea of building our stand around the nursery rhyme one for sorrow, two for joy, because five is for silver and six is for gold,” said Emma Warren from Hiho Silver. “As Hiho Silver, five was an obvious number, but with our increasing range of gold plated pieces, six works too! We spoke to Belinda about our vision and we now have our very own mini flock of stunning magpie sculptures designed to hold jewellery in their beaks and claws. Belinda’s work is so detailed and beautiful; we’re beyond delighted with how this has turned out. We can not wait to see the magpies in place on the stand!”
The company is using the magpies as part of the overall stand theme that incorporates attractive backdrops and an array of different types of wood. In addition to Hiho Silver’s range of sterling silver and sterling silver with gold plating pieces, the Chelsea stand will also see some new designs featuring precious stones.
“We love the challenge that Chelsea presents as we like to get into the spirit of the creativity of the Chelsea gardens and change our stand each year,” said Emma. “Last year’s jewellery garden theme won a 3 Star Tradestand Award, so we have something to live up to!”