Making a difference with the
‘ELEPHANT FOREVER’ collection
Artist Alexandre Charriol, son of Philippe Charriol, relationship to this mythical and symbolic animal was born from his many travels to Africa and Asia and inspired him to create a body of work where he pays tribute to the relationship of humans and elephants and hopes to remind the viewer how important it is to protects these animals.
Today at CHARRIOL, we care about our planet and protecting its species in danger or close to extinction. With this in mind, we have created two special editions of our Forever Bangle in partnership with the NGO Elephant Family, whose vital work is helping to save the Asian Elephant from extinction.
In the last 100 years the Asian elephant population has plummeted by 90%. Wild habitat is shrinking at a rapid pace leading to an increasingly fierce competition between people and elephants for living space and food.
Poaching for skin and elephant parts and demand for wild caught babies for tourism remain a constant threat. In recent years, Elephant Family has been involved in over 160 field projects in India, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Cambodia.
The organisation is committed to change government and corporate policy, delivering effective conservation projects and raising awareness about Asian Elephant conservation.
Coralie Charriol-Paul – CHARRIOL’s Creative Director for Jewellery : “Our family’s love of elephants and our company’s concern for the protection of endangered species inspired us to create two special editions of our Forever Bangle in partnership with Elephant Family, whose vital work is helping to save Asian elephants from extinction. We are delighted to be supporting the great work of Elephant Family through these new pieces”.
“Nothing is more important to elephants than family so this partnership between ourselves and Charriol, a luxury brand with a strong sense of family, is a perfect fit. With Asia’s elephants increasingly under threat, raising funds for their conservation has never been more important,” adds Hugh Lonsdale, Head of Corporate Partnerships at Elephant Family.
Visit www.elephant-family.org to find out more on conservation projects, campaign to “make homes for elephants and people” and how to help saving the most enormous, curious-looking, awe-inspiring, majestic and arguably the most intelligent animal on the planet today!
The ‘Elephant Forever” Bangle is offered in both rose gold and yellow gold versions.
Adorned with delicately crafted elephant and lotus flower motifs, set on CHARRIOL’s signature twisted steel cable, both designs are finished with a discreet hinge closure.