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Handmade elephant coin pendant. The coin is from Ceylon, 1808 and used to be worth 24 Stivers.
18K Gold on Brass
1.1" x 0.7"
Elephant herds have a matriarchal structure, which means their grandmother in charge! And her memory is the key to their survival. While the males run off once they reach sexual maturity, the females stick together. They’re lead by grandma, who remembers every child and every grandchild. All 30 of them.
Contrary to us, their amazing memory only improves with age and experience. So the tragedy is when grandma is killed by poachers before her time. The information dies with her, leaving the herd to fend for themselves.
The more we learn about elephants the more it appears that their impressive memory is only one aspect of an incredible intelligence that makes them one of the most social, creative and benevolent creatures on earth.
All our products are handmade using ancient lost-wax casting method by gifted artisans in Jaipur, India. Each piece is unique and made in limited quantities. Find our step-by-step process here.
Care for this piece like you would for your baby Elephant.
To avoid the wearing of your plating, remove when in contact with water, cleaning solutions, lotions and perfumes. All our pieces come with a Ziploc, silica gel pack and a handcrafted jewelry box for storage and longevity of plating.
This product will be shipped out in 1-3 business days from Calcutta, India. If you would like your order delivery expedited please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll try to accommodate your request. Also, we ship globally, you can find our shipping + return policies here.