Great Barrier Reef
Handmade with tempered glass
This handmade bracelet is crafted by artisans using tempered glass and 24K gold plated beads, and is available in two styles, stretch elastic or adjustable cotton.
The stretch bracelet measures 17cm / 6.5 inches in length. The adjustable bracelet uses toughened cotton and fits any size of wrist between 13 cm (5.2 inches) and 24 cm (9.5 inches).
Your band, the 10 trees planted, your personalized tree planting certificate, and your endangered animal gift card make for a gift that truly gives back, all wrapped up in a drawstring fabric pouch.
Every Band plants 10 Trees - Personalize your Tree Planting Certificate
Every band plants 10 Mangrove Trees recycling 220 Kgs of CO2 every year for your lifetime and beyond. Included with your band is a tree planting certificate which you can address personally if you are giving a gift. The certificate tells you all about your trees, CO2 recycling and jobs you are creating!
Your Endangered Animal Gift Card & Packaging
Every Band also comes in its own drawstring fabric pouch and a gift card telling you about your endangered animal and on which you can write a personal message. The text below about The Great Barrier Reef appears on the back of your personalized gift card and comes with your Band and tree planting certificate.
Your bracelet & care
The tempered glass beads will hold their colours in water although they should not be exposed to perfumes, chemicals, cosmetics and the like. The 24K gold plated beads should be treated like all gold jewellery.
Your order will be processed within 2 business days of receipt. Shipments are tracked and details for the delivery service you choose are shown on checkout.
Population: In the 2021 / 2022 Australian summer season a low flying aircraft surveyed a total of 719 reefs on the Great Barrier Reef and found that 654 reefs of them, 91%, “exhibited some bleaching.” The Reef is not classified formally as "endangered' although it is widely reckoned to have this animal status. Estimates quote 50% of the reef as still living.
Coral reefs are the rainforests of the seas and Australia's Great Barrier Reef is the Amazon of the Seas. Over 2,300 kms long, it is the largest living thing on earth and home to 600 species of coral, 6 species of turtles, 215 species of birds, 17 species of sea snakes and more than 1,500 species of fish. Like the Amazon it is being destroyed by a combination of of human beings and global warming with over a third of it's coral now destroyed.
Three-quarters of the world’s coral species can be found on the Reef thriving on a massive colony of tiny polyps, trillions of living creatures we collectively call coral which also absorb CO2 from the atmosphere. Rising sea temperatures are bleaching (killing the coral) rather like cutting down trees, and destroying this marine habitat and the animals with it including the Phytoplankton, the small animals which absorb more than half the world's carbon dioxide and produce more than half its oxygen. Humans are as dependent on Reef as the animals that live there, so the Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest marine rainforest.
Our aquamarine and white bracelet with its gold and pink bands reminds us of what its like to look into the waters around the reef and see this marine continent of colour, life and beauty.
Planting Trees to highlight the WWF's Report published today that wildlife populations have dropped by 69% since 1970!