A look at the limited edition jewellery collection envisaged by jewellery artists from across the world to save Africa’s gentle giants.
International conservation charity to protect Africa’s elephants, Space for Giants, in partnership with Gemfields, the world-leading supplier of responsibly sourced coloured gemstones, announced ‘Walk for Giants’, a fundraising and awareness-building campaign for African wildlife conservation.
The campaign kicked off with the release of two exclusive capsule collections: a 44-piece collection from Gemfields, and a series of 15 sustainable collections from Net-a-Porter, a leading online luxury fashion retailer.
Proceeds from these capsule collections will bring critical support to protect Africa’s elephants and their natural habitat.
What Walk for Giants so brilliantly amplifies is that conserving existing natural landscapes is not just critical for the future of humanity but is also the best economic deal around. Nature-based businesses bring jobs, buy from local suppliers, pay taxes, and build national economies. But the natural assets these enterprises rely on – including Africa’s last populations of mega-fauna – are under grave risk. We must protect them now, so they can continue to deliver their value, forever. We are excited that Gemfields and Net-a-Porter have chosen to use their influence to bring much-needed attention and funds to this cause,” said Dr. Max Graham, founder and CEO of Space for Giants.
Gemfields’ Walk for Giants capsule collection features the brand’s Zambian emeralds and Mozambican rubies set in 44 pieces by 12 brand partners including: AYA, Backes & Strauss, Bina Goenka, Fabergé, Fehmida Lakhany, Francis de Lara, GFG Jewelry by Nilufer, Margery Hirschey, Sandy Leong, VAK Fine Jewels, Valani Atelier and Zoe & Morgan. Profits will benefit Space for Giants. The collection will be available via gemfields.com.
“Africa’s natural resources, whether in the form of her minerals or her biodiversity, must play a greater role in supporting local communities and championing vast conservation spaces. We need everyone to walk the talk for these giant causes and we are honored to support the energetic team at Space for Giants in their intrepid cause,” said Sean Gilbertson, CEO of Gemfields.