Nature’s Treasury: Jewelry with an Eco-Conscious Appeal

Buying these limited-edition creations helps to fund ongoing nature conservation efforts in Cambodia.

The Bamboo collection by Nature’s Treasury took its design cues from the art deco style, bamboo trunks, and the shades of the rain forest around Shinta Mani Wild. (Photo: Nature’s Treasury)

It’s not just gemstones and diamonds that make these beautiful pieces sparkle: this is jewelry with a purpose. Following a visit to Shinta Mani Wild in southern Cambodia, Australian jewelry designer Kate McCoy teamed up with the luxury tented camp’s creator, Bill Bensley, to produce a range of limited-edition pendants, earrings, and bracelets that support conservation efforts in the resort’s 350-hectare swath of wilderness. Called Nature’s Treasury, the 20-piece collection features motifs inspired by the lush surrounds, ethically sourced gems, 18-karat gold, and, more precious still, the assurance that each purchase directly funds the forest rangers who protect this fragile habitat from illegal logging and poaching.

This article originally appeared in the December 2020/February 2021 print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“Call of the Wild”).

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