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About

Our  beautiful handmade bracelets are a creation initiated by Christin Kotthoff, a nature conservationist, and realized by Maike Valcarcel, a well renowned award winning goldsmith in Cape Town.

Maike designed and produced your piece of jewellery with love and care. The bracelet is made in one size, adjustable for every wrist. Its materials have been thoughtfully chosen, and originate as far as possible from Africa: the sterling silver, the leather thong and the little gemstone.

Garnet, turqouise, amethyst or peridot: all of them are powerful protective stones. They shall protect you, but also the elephants, to which they are connected by the bracelet.

The elephant is a symbol of patience, strength, wisdom, intelligence and compassion. It reminds you of what your driving force in life is all about, and gives you the desire to pursue it. Elephants are the gentle giants of the Earth, leaders amongst the animals, and roaming here for about 15 million years.

•  The elephant footprint is a tongue in cheek reminder to all of us to leave no trace on earth.

May the elephant be your protective companion from now on. May it make you smile each time you look at it and may you in return please send Africa’s beautiful elephant thoughts of hope and confidence.

For, unfortunately, elephants are on the verge of extinction due to extensive poaching and habitat loss. Their plight is desperate and their future survival is dependent on our help and support. (Please also check ‘The Crisis – Elephants’ and ‘How YOU can HELP elephants’.)

This is a completely non-profit initiative. We donate 100 % of our profit (currently 30 % of each elephant bracelet sale) to ‘Elephants Alive’ (www.elephantsalive.org). This NPO install e.g. bee-live fences throughout Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park. As elephants avoid bees, the beehives can reduce human-elephant conflict and generate income for local communities at the same time (www.elephantsalive.org).

Africa presents us with breathtakingly beautiful landscapes and a unique wildlife. With this bracelet we give back a bit to a continent that gives us so much. That is the least we can do.

Thank you so much for your support.