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Memorable Graduation Gifts

Comparison of silver vs gold knotsA few years ago a polite, elderly lady, who was struggling a bit with her English, called me to order a new bracelet for her son. I loved it when she said, “He is now a full time practicing hot-shot lawyer. And he is still wearing that old silver elephant hair knot bracelet I gave him when he went off to college.”

Muttering mostly to herself, she went on to say, “It just won’t do. He has to look more respectable now.” So I was very happy to help this proud mother select a new gold one for the first lawyer in the family.

Every year about this time we hear from parents like this lovely lady. They are rewarding their recent graduating children with a gift they can wear for a very long time. So much more heartfelt than a gift that just sits on a dusty mantel somewhere.

Elephants are famous for having very long memories so modern elephant hair knot style bracelets are very appropriate for occasions like college graduation – or even for using as send off gifts when you release your teenagers to go off to college and flee the home nest. Plus they are suitable for men or women, big or small, rich or poor, since they come in a variety of sizes, are very adjustable so they can’t accidentally fall off, and can be ordered in copper, artificial elephant hair, silver or gold – or many different combinations thereof.

Solid gold bracelet bangle

Cute little Meerkat collection makes its debut

Meerkat pendant in silverWhen you think Safari and Africa, you usually think big and wild animals. But as the Nature Channel, Disney and National Geographic have show the world, there are also cute little critters like the Meerkats of Namibia and South Africa to amuse and entertain us. Found only in these South West parts of Africa, some have called them the weasels of Africa.

Well they are a bit bigger than you think, often standing up to 2ft tall when they come out to hunt and get some sun. They stand up on their hind legs and use their tails for balance, just like kangaroos do.

MeerkatBigHiveEarrings7301BSee our collection and select a simple pendant or earrings set for that person in your circle of friends who like cuteness. One lady even told me that seeing the meerkats was the highlight of her trip to the Seattle zoo many years ago.

These animals are very communal which makes us think of making a wider piece with a whole family or collection of them in different poses?  What do you think? Any ideas or suggestions?

Also, would you like to see these in gold too?

Zoos have their place in conservation too

Cheetah Babies image

Credit: CBS and Petr David Josek/AP

While some of us are privileged to see wildlife in their natural habitat, that is not a blessing for all. But who can forget all those trips to the zoo as a child, or as a parent / grandparent with small kids in tow.

My parents even had to spell out the word to each other when they were preparing to set out, or us kids would jump around and go crazy if we heard the word zoo. I still remember the lions from our local zoo – and that was when I was barely of school age!

Anyway, CBS news has done us all a great favor by showing a collection of fine photos of zoo animal babies up close and in person. Something almost no one experiences out in the wild. And don’t worry, all these animals are well cared for day and night and are the best of the best educational resource – since people react so differently to live animals.

See http://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/zoo-babies/

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