La Petite Great Barrier Reef
Handmade with tempered glass & 18K Gold Plated
This little cutie is hand made crafted by skilled artisans using tempered glass beads with 18K gold plated findings and lobster clasp.
The bracelet measures 15cm / 6 inches with extensions to 19cm / 7.5 inches. in length. The adjustable bracelet
Gift packaging - A Gift that gives back
Every band comes in its own drawstring fabric pouch with a personalized planting certificate for your 10 trees and gift card on which you can write a message. Your planting certificate can addressed personally (by hand), and explains how your trees combat global warming to help people and animals alike. The back of your gift card tells you all about Black Jaguars and why and how they are endangered.
Your bracelet & care
The tempered glass beads will hold their colors 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 jewelry (see care guide).
Your order will be processed within 2 business days of receipt. Shipments are tracked and details for the delivery service you choose are shown at checkout.
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!