Charmaine Taylor now has created the Strength Collection for both men and women. This new range exposes the raw Robben Island Prison Fence. And sealed with a liquid laminate to prevent further rusting.
The inspiration behind The Strength Series:
The square shape is formed with the intention to symbolise the 4 walls of confinement and mindsets that people face globally. It mainly symbolises the confinement of the political prisoners on Robben Island. But through resistance and struggle strength and freedom are gained. Charmaine and her team seek out 3 unique colour pieces of fence to place into the square frame. These colours symbolise all the tribes and languages of the South African people, which is fondly called The Rainbow Nation.
Each piece gets a unique serial number engraved on the back with a certificate of authenticity. Legacy Collection is proudly made in Cape Town, South Africa.
Each Legacy Collection piece is named in honor of South Africa’s struggle to democracy.
Definition of Strength: The ability to resist being moved or broken by a force.
The Strength Menswear Rings are crafted from pieces of the Robben Island prison fence.
Legacy Collection is an emotionally rich collection and will always attract attention and conversation. Wearing Legacy Collection Jewellery is a way of showing solidarity in the struggle for freedom both in South Africa and globally, where people are still downtrodden.
- Made from the original fence from Robben Island prison.
- Each piece of raw fence is tagged with a unique serial number and is supplied with a corresponding certificate of authenticity. All pieces are catalogued to ensure the authenticity of each piece.
- A percentage of profits are donated to sustainable employment projects in South Africa.