Henry Johnston's wild bird cover crop. Armagh, Northern Ireland.

Alex Monroe joins RSPB to help save nature

United by a love of nature, the RSPB and jewellery designer Alex Monroe have joined forces to create a limited edition collection celebrating UK birds and wildlife and raising money for the RSPB.

Working with Alex

Launching autumn 2016, Alex’s new range features three important British species: the curlew, harvest mouse and turtle dove, all of which are currently endangered in the UK. These are depicted in sterling silver and 22ct gold vermeil necklaces, and one brooch.

“I was a crazy keen birdwatcher when I was a boy,” says Alex. “My Young Ornithologist badge was my most prized possession.”

Growing up in the Suffolk countryside, Alex forged a strong connection to nature at an early age. His continued love of birds, animals and the beauty of the Great British outdoors is key to his work, including his iconic bee pendant, which is beloved by many – including several discerning A-list stars.

Sadly, we have many ‘Priority Species’ here in Britain which have been identified as being threatened and in need of conservation. It’s hoped that Alex’s collection will draw attention to some of these critical species whilst helping raise money to help support our vital conservation work and inspiring people to find out more.

Prices range from £126 - £195 and Alex Monroe will donate £35 from the sale of every piece to the RSPB to support with vital conservation work. The range launches in October and will be available on his website and from his boutique in London Bridge.

Harry Wade, Corporate Partnerships Manager at the RSPB said:

“We are really excited about our partnership with Alex Monroe. Alex’s jewellery is stunning and this is fantastic opportunity to showcase some of our British wildlife which is not only beautiful but in urgent need of protection. Working with Alex, we can raise awareness of the threat faced by so many species, like the turtle dove, harvest mouse and curlew, whilst raising vital funds to protect them.”