Owner rewards her much-loved cat with £3000 gift.
“When I spotted some super new earrings at the London ‘Treasure’ Jewellery Show,” said hairdresser Odette Jones, 37, of Bedford, “I thought – why not splash out on something beautiful for my adorable best friend? Yes it was extravagant, but Tilly is so perfect she’s worth it.”
Odette’s best friend Tilly is a two year old Chinchilla Persian British shorthair cross cat and her ‘extravagant’ gift is ‘Dragon Arts’ – a set of Hetian jade and sapphires costing almost £3,000 and said to be a talisman for its powers of happiness and healing.
AiJade Jewellery’s UK President James Wang, whose designers made the piece, said: “I’m so glad Miss Jones and Tilly are happy. Their jewellery is made from very special black agate and white Hetian jade – the same as the royal jade chosen 8,000 years ago by the Imperial Emperors in the Forbidden City Palace, and comes from Xinjiang’s Hetian region, around the Kunlun Mountains. During volcanic eruptions, streams of lava would have mixed with minerals when they flowed from the volcano, affecting the colour. So while many people traditionally think of jade as being green, we have designs with rare white and black stones too.“
Tilly now wears her ‘Dragon Arts’ with apparent pride – a shining red circle agate decorated in dragon design with 18ct white gold & yellow sapphires, suspended on a silk ribbon. Clearly the Poshest Puss in Town!