In past centuries, tribal elephant hunters made an expandablebraceletfrom the tail hairs of an elephant following a successful hunt. Thought to possess magical powers, these highly-prized adornments were said to bring health and prosperity.
Traditionally, elephant hairbraceletswere worn on the right wrist by a hunter. Receiving one as a gift was an especially auspicious honor, typically indicated by placement of thebraceleton the left wrist.
With elephant populations in decline across the world, we render our elephant hairbraceletsin precious metals to honor their cultural significance and contribute to the fight against poaching. Sourced from artisans building a vibrant cottage industry in Botswana, 10% of your purchase will also go actual wildlife conservation efforts on the ground. So you can enjoy a piece of tradition while helping to ensure the survival of the magnificent creatures that inspired it.
Choose from a “two strand”bracelet—traditionally wrought from a two tail hairs, coiled and joined with two knots—or a “four strand” with four strands and four ornamental knots.
Each expandablebraceletis personally hand-crafted by using quality sterling silver and 14 k gold-filled wire. The legendary good fortune promised by the wearing of thesebraceletsis second only to the pleasure of owning this fine piece of jewelry.