Kifaru Rhino Gold Plated Necklace
The Rhino Gold Plated Necklace is minimalist yet ever so chic. It’s a beautiful piece to wear in order to commemorate these awe-inspiring animals. Their physical appearance alone leads them to be described as powerful, tough and resilient. Don’t be fooled by appearances alone though. These territorial creatures don’t tend to be aggressive unless provoked. Left alone, they are quite placid and prefer to live an independent life. Tap into their wisdom with this Rhino Necklace. Understand that you can also be strong and resilient, but also lead a peaceful existence when you respect others’ boundaries.
Rhino Mythology and Threats to the Species
In ancient Greece, the rhino was mistaken for being a unicorn after the Greek historian, Ctesias, described an encounter with the Indian rhino. His audience falsely assumed that he was describing the mythical unicorn. Thereafter, a rhino’s horn was often sold as the horn of a unicorn in Europe up until the 18th century.
Even today, rhinos are still highly coveted and are valued more than gold in some parts of the world. This is in spite of science making us fully aware that rhino horn is just made up of keratin, calcium and melanin. Keratin is the main ingredient in human hair and fingernails. Nonetheless, traditional Chinese medicine holds that the horns possess healing properties. They are also used as an aphrodisiac.
Similarly in Yemen, rhino horn has been prized as dagger hilts. This has led to prolific rhino poaching and a severe decline in their numbers.
May our rhino jewellery inspire you to spread awareness about the plight of these grand animals. Because collectively we can make a difference to conserve this species for future generations to come.
Rhino Conservation Wisdom
“The only way to save a rhinoceros is to save the environment in which it lives, because there’s a mutual dependency between it and millions of other species of both animals and plants.” – David Attenborough