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Promise Not to Buy- Elephants and Jewelry

I wrote this article in defense of the defenseless animal- The Elephant-
What is  'Promise not to buy' is what this article all about. The Elephant beauty, strength and intelligence have been compromised by materialistic values. Reading this article will make you aware of the sadness behind owning a genuine piece of ivory, whether is a jewelry or an ornament. Promise "Not to buy" will open your eyes.

elephant tusk

Every women loves jewelry and how they make them feel. A simple shinny metal like sterling silver, a turquoise stone or a precious or semi precious stone  are  jewelry materials to use in the making of jewelry ornaments that will please the desire of any women. 

Even though, jewelry is precious not every piece of jewelry is fit for every person. Careful selection is made each time anyone is purchasing a piece of  jewelry for an specific occasion or dress outfit. At times, price means nothing if you find that special piece! 

While thinking about selection for that special piece you want to wear, we have to make sure that our decision to have a precious jewelry don't go beyond our convictions. I am referring  about purchasing Ivory jewelry or ornaments.

Here you find the reasons for  Ivory  to be on the prohibited jewelry to own. Promise not to buy is the promise that the most beautiful, sophisticated, precious design on a real ivory jewelry will not be worth it to buy  if is at the sake of an animal sacrifice.

There are many articles and organization out there motivating the consumer to make a promise of 'not to buy' ivory.  Why?


Elephant Pendant  in Sterling Silver


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Reasons Not to Buy Ivory Jewelry:

  • Ivory is prohibited, it is against the law and you can be persecuted, even though in many Asian and African countries still selling ornaments of all sort made out of Ivory. Mostly in the black market.


  • As we know elephants  tusks are used for obtaining ivory and according to the wildlife organization yearly 8% of the elephant population is poached.  


  • They have stated that elephants have slow rates of reproduction because they have longer pregnancies than almost any other mammal, approx. 22 months.  This findings indicates that  their reproduction rates are not sufficient to sustain population numbers at the current poaching rates. This is why elephants are at higher risk of becoming endangered species according to the Wildlife Foundation and many other organizations pro wildlife.

 elephant tusk

  • Elephant are dying for the sake of materialism. Let's save the Elephants. Stop buying Ivory. Behind every ivory is a dead elephant. 

I have created various link in this article to demonstrate the  importance of saving our elephants and  to make that promise of not buying ivory jewelry or ornaments. Knowledge in this subject is important to make wise decision when purchasing your jewelry or ornaments. Article: The Anti-poaching Project Article: What is ivory and why does it belong on elephants?

See JOHN FREDERICK WALKER article on THE DARK SIDE OF IVORY PROHIBITION. John is the author of A Certain Curve of Horn and Ivory’s Ghosts. His work has appeared in the New York TimesWashington PostNational Geographic NewsWorld Policy Journal, and other publications. 

Sally said on her comments of Mr. Frederick article:

Don’t forget the terrible human rights abuses that are committed in the name of conservation: Article title: Exclusive: OECD opens investigation into WWF in world first. Sally 9:47 AM 08/08/2017

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