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The Leakey Collection Review and Giveaway

Leakey Collections

Based in The Rift Valley Kenya, East Africa, The Leakey Collection founders Katy and Philip Leakey, combine their talents in interior design and the arts with their love of nature to develop stunning handcrafted products for an international market.

Using natural elements such as fallen wood, grass and porcelain, these renowned designers create unique products while protecting the environment and providing economic opportunity to the local communities. Zulugrass and Zuluwood beads, bracelets and necklaces are sold in stores worldwide. The entire collection is now available on LeakeyLife.com, their online retail site.

From high fashion jewelry to home interior design accessories, The Leakey Collection’s natural elegance distinguishes this high end product line as one of the world’s premier offerings.

What I Thought:

Recently, I had the opportunity to check out some pieces from the Leakey Collection. When I first got it and pulled, it out I was stunned with its beauty. I think what makes this jewelry even more stunning is the story behind how it came about. Not only is this jewelry made of all natural products, it also gives over 1200 Kenyans jobs.

I received four strands to review, and I wear them as a bracelet, I like the look and the feel. However, you can wear them as a necklace or even hair ties. The Leakey Collection is not just single strands of beads though; they also have earrings, bracelets, sunglass holders and more.

I love companies that use natural products to make more products, and that give back. The Leakey Collection does just that, they use natural products to make beautiful jewelry and they give back to their community and to women in general.

These strands would make a great gift for that special woman in your life, whether it’s your mom, wife, sister, teacher, or even your best friend.

More about The Leakey Collection:

Zulugrass concept was born out of need. A devastating drought in Kenya in 2001 forced the men to leave behind the women and children, so they could take the surviving cattle far up country in search of grazing land. As a result, the Leakey’s found themselves supporting as many as 100 Maasai families by giving them money for food, school fees, medical expenses and housing. This was not sustainable for either party and the Leakeys knew they had to find another way.

What transpired has become a successful business and philanthropic endeavor for the Leakeys and the Massai people. Distributed to over 1200 retail outlets and available for purchase online (www.leakeycollection.com), the Leakey Collection’s Zulugrass jewelry provides beautiful, handmade accessories to brighten a woman’s look and offers a sustainable way of life for the nomadic people of Kenya. Not only are the Massai women paid for their work and given the flexibility they need to maintain their jobs, 5% of profits go back to supporting infrastructure in the Rift Valley of Kenya.

However, that is not all, I have 4 extra strands to giveaway to one lucky reader. These strands retail for $12.95 each.

The Leakey COllection

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Giveaway is open to US residents 18+. Giveaway will close on November 19th @ 11:59 pm CST. Winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be drawn

Disclaimer: I received a four strands of The Leakey Collection as stated above, I received no other form of payment, everything in this post is 100% my honest opinion.

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Comments

  1. I like the Zulugrass Earring – 3 inch

  2. I think these are beautiful and love the colors- I love how the colors all go together and are beautifully made

  3. I really like the Zuluwood Romantic Bracelet!

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  11. Shannon Baas says:

    I like the maji bangles.

  12. I really like the Zulugrass Bangles-especially the black and gold.

  13. I like the Zulugrass Earring 3 inch Agama Esoit & Green Mix.

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  15. Courtney S says:

    I love the Breast Cancer Awareness Zulugrass Multi-Strand Bracelet.

  16. i love this…….Maasai Grass with 2 Interchangeable Pendants
    Color: Yellow

  17. I like the Amani Necklace in Cobalt.

  18. The Breast Cancer Awareness jewelry is named, Kuponya-“To Heal” in Swahili 10% Donated To Women’s Health Research. The Breast Cancer Awareness Zulugrass Multistrand Necklace is lovely and sells for .$39.95.

  19. Many of our products evolve from natures colors and textures that surround us in the East Rift Valley :)

  20. I like the Pomegranate Zulugrass Bangle.

  21. I like the Tiana

  22. Sarah Matos says:

    I love the Dusty Pink Bangle

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  27. heidi donahue says:

    i like the zulowood earrings

  28. Dolores Olsen says:

    I really like the Zulu grass necklaces, but I saw the Rose heart shaped earrings out of porcelain and I immediately chose those

  29. I love the Zulugrass Bangles suelee1998 @ gmail.com

  30. I learned the the Leakey collection has been featured in many places including recenting the Northern Hemispheres publication, along with USA Today ( and lots of others!)

  31. Salleefur/Jesslyn says:

    I learned a lot about The Leakey Collection several years ago when I received one of their Necklaces and Bracelets and they were just SO beautiful and unusual! So I did a a little research and discovered that their Mission (Statement) is as beautiful as their jewelry.

    First their commitment to using natural resources and promoting understanding, investment and employment for rural Kenyans (in College I spent a semester studying in Kenya at the then called University of East Africa.

    And finally making The Leakey Collection even MORE dear to my heart is their committment to Breast Cancer Awareness. As a three time Breast Cancer survivor – this means the world to me.

    Top it off – their unique handmade jewelry is genuinely exquisite. The colors are amazing!. Just now I was admiring how lovely and delicate their earrings are. And how much I just LOVE the Multi Strand Necklaces (again dreamy colors) and I totally fell in love with the “Purple Purple” and the “Young at Heart”.

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  41. Teegan Briggs says:

    I love the Zulugrass Bangles in Pomegranate

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    learned they used over 600 million beads!
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  53. I learned that The Leakey Collection founders Katy and Philip Leakey are based in The Rift Valley, Kenya, East Africa, where they have combined their talents in interior design and the arts with their love of nature to develop stunning handcrafted products for an international market.

  54. Charlene Kuser says:

    I like the Maji Zulugrass Bangle

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  59. Veronica Garrett says:

    I like the Maasai Inspired Long Twist Necklace.

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  66. I like the ZuluWood Earrings in Heart Blonde

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