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Jewelry Designer Alex Woo Designs "African Cats" Pendants to Benefit the African Wildlife Foundation - FashionWindows

NEW YORK, Apr 13, 2011/ — Inspired by Disneynature’s new film, “African Cats,” jewelry designer Alex Woo created a special pendant that captures the true love and beauty of the majestic kings of the savanna.

Inspired by a story set against the backdrop of one of the wildest places on earth, the design spotlights the enduring relationships between a mother and her young.

And, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), the New York jeweler is donating 20% of the proceeds from the pendant to the AWF.

“As a new mother myself, I was really touched by the story of the mother and the cubs in the film,” Woo said. “All mothers share a common bond of wanting to protect and nurture their child as best they can. So that was the story I wanted to tell through my design.”

The exceptional pendant, featuring a baby cub and its mother, depicts both the theme of wildlife in the movie and the protective bond all mothers have for their children. This premise is one that is particularly close to Woo’s heart and she volunteered the design to continue her support for conservation in Africa.

Designed in Sterling Silver and 14kt Yellow Gold, the different styles retail between $138 – $2,298 and is available at and other fine specialty stores.