THE ELEPHANT COLLECTION
THE ICONIC ELEPHANT
The elephant is a special symbol of courage, loyalty, and strength.
Discover the story of the exclusive good luck charm designed by brand founder Ole Lynggaard.
THE CREATION OF A GOOD LUCK CHARM
Traveling in Asia as a young and newly trained goldsmith in the early 1960s, Ole Lynggaard was instantly smitten with the elephant – admiring the kind appearance, gracious movements, and caring nature of the largest mammal on earth.
Over the years, he crafted hundreds of sketches of the elephant and started interpreting the majestic animal in expressive 18 karat gold designs.
In 1991, as the Lynggaard family went on safari in Tanzania to celebrate the 25th wedding anniversary of Ole and Karin Lynggaard, Ole gifted his wife and muse his very first elephant design. A changeable jewellery clasp crafted by hand. Since then, the brand founder has introduced a range of exclusive elephant designs to the world.
In celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary, Ole crafted the iconic gold elephant pendant set with 536 diamonds as a special gift for his wife. The following year, the year of his 80th birthday, Ole introduced the five elephant pendants to the world.
Today, the elephant is a special token of the brand and a treasured good luck charm worn by all three Lynggaard generations and people around the world.
A FAMILY OF FIVE ELEPHANTS
The Elephant Collection is a family of five elephants of various sizes and designs. From the small Elephant pendant set with one sparkling diamond to the large gold Elephant set with a radiant pavé of 536 diamonds. The collection also counts the Elephant brooch, the My Little World Elephant bracelet, and the Elephant key ring. Discover the collection and find your favourite lucky charm.
The Elephants are brought to life from 18 karat gold, diamonds, and gemstones. But before launching The Elephant Collection, Ole created hundreds of sketches perfecting his design. This brought out the unique sculptural touch and playful elegance of the Elephant.
The Elephants are composed of meticulous handcraft and charming details crafted by expert hands. Various techniques of craft are combined to enhance every detail of these precious pieces. Each and every gold elephant is handcrafted by master goldsmiths in OLE LYNGGAARD COPENHAGEN’s artisan workshop located in the brand’s headquarter just north of Copenhagen.
CHARITY: WATER PROJECT
Water is vital, however a scarce resource in several parts of the world. We support the nonprofit organization Charity: Water bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in need in Africa. By purchasing the Elephant brooch or a keychain, you contribute with 10% to a water project in Africa.
FOUNDER, DESIGNER & GOLDSMITH
In 1963, Ole Lynggaard followed his passion for craftsmanship and design and founded OLE LYNGGAARD COPENHAGEN. Over the past 60 years, he has created a wide range of unique fine jewellery designs, and the brand’s wondrous world of fine jewellery now spans generations across the globe.
BAD HOMBURG OPEN
As Premium Partner of the tennis tournament Bad Homburg Open, we present the exceptional Elephant Trophy inspired by Ole Lynggaard’s original design.
Playful designs to be carried on a silk string or a gold collier. Discover a wide range of fine jewellery inspired by nature.
All collections and special pieces are crafted by our team of master goldsmiths in our headquarter workshops and by close partners outside Copenhagen.