Mim Best is a contemporary jewellery designer who specialises in making unique one-off pieces. Mim graduated in 1998 with a degree in Applied Arts where she experimented with all aspects of 3D design and developed a broad knowledge, working with materials such as concrete, wood and perspex, alongside precious metals.
Mim takes much of her inspiration from simple shapes, pattern, print and surface textures. She is also fascinated with ancient and antique jewellery across all cultures from all over the world and finds this to be a continual source of inspiration. Working primarily with silver and gold, she uses traditional making techniques and often stamps the metal to create different surface textures. Much of her work is embellished with coloured gemstones and intricate wire-wrapped beads demonstrating her meticulous attention to detail resulting in original, elegant and beautifully executed designs.