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Giraffe Wine Drip Ring

Elegant, unmistakably African and perfectly adapted to its environment, the graceful giraffe epitomises the African savannah.

Sterling Silver drip ring: Diameter 4.5cm


The Definitive Luxury Brand From Africa

Giraffe Wine Drip Ring. Each visitor to Africa needs to see at least one group of giraffe, awkwardly drinking from a waterhole at dusk. To reach the water, an individual will either bend at the knees, or straddle with straight legs. There seems to be no reason, such as family behavior, why it might choose to do one or the other. The giraffe is mostly mute and is a mysterious, non-territorial wanderer. The elegant African giraffe is the tallest mammal in the world. Its name in Afrikaans (and Latin) is poetic – the ‘leopard camel’. Its English name is derived from the Arabic, ‘xirapha’, meaning ‘fast walker’. Giraffes are a perfect example to define habitat sharing. They eat the topmost layer of browse, leaving the rest for other antelope. Legends about this beautiful creature abound in traditional culture; the Bushmen, for example, credit a giraffe with the feat of stealing fire from the sun, which one day came close enough for the brave creature to reach up and catch. Both sexes carry tough, fibrous horns. They browse for up to 20 hours a day, using a 45cm tongue to strip the leaves off the treetops. One of the most memorable sights in Africa is the silhouette of the flat-topped Acacia tree against the horizon. Another is the giraffe, the most graceful animal on the savannah.

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Item code: 315-404

Complimentary gift wrapping

Ships from London flagship store

Complimentary Standard Shipping Worldwide on orders over £200. More about Shipping & Delivery
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£350 GBP

$456 USD

€391 EUR

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Most pieces can be made in 18 ct gold and in sterling silver. Engraving and the setting of semi-precious stones are also available.

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How and why it's made

Every Patrick Mavros silver sculpture is made using the ancient technique of lost wax casting. Obtaining a silver sculpture of the original wax model is a long and involved process. The wax model is encased in liquid rubber which, once set, is carefully cut away to provide a negative. Into this cavity... More about silver casting »

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Delivery

Complimentary Worldwide Delivery on all Orders Over £200

Delivery on orders less than £200:

Standard UK delivery 3-5 working days £5.00
Express UK delivery 1-2 working days £8.00
Standard International delivery 7-12 working days £12.00
Express International delivery 3-5 days working £30.00

Collection of your order can be arranged from our stores in London, Harare, Mauritius and Nairobi. If this item is in stock, United Kingdom customers can expect delivery within 2 business days. For other customers world-wide, expect delivery within 7 to 12 days. If your selection is not in stock, we will inform you within 24 hours and an order will be placed that will be dispatched to you within three weeks. Each piece is lovingly handmade and we promise it's worth the wait!

Gift wrapping

Gift wrap is complimentary. This and every piece ordered here will come with our signature wrapping paper featuring silver elephants and the classic red ribbon.

Most pieces come in black signature Mavros embossed boxes, and some smaller pieces are placed in black velvet pouches prior to wrapping. See more about our gift wrap with photos here.

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For the lifetime of your purchase, enjoy free silver cleaning service at our London flagship store. Deliver your pieces in person or by post and we'll clean them for you. Learn more about our silver cleaning service here. How do you clean sterling silver? Learn how you can clean silver yourself at home.

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