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Curtis founder Glenn Curtis is a Master Jeweller with over 45 years experience.
As a respected expert in his field, Glenn was invited to judge the highly prestigious Global Jewellery Design Competition organised by Rio Tinto in New York.
The only expert from outside the USA to be invited, Glenn modestly described this honour as complimenting the skills of Australian jewellers as well as himself personally.
The winning designs created by talented designers from around the globe were showcased at the glittering Academy Awards that year.
Curtis enjoys relationships with the world's most high profile brands, including Rolls Royce Motor Cars who asked Glenn Curtis to be the main speaker at the all important launch of their latest Cullinan SUV.
Always very selective in their partnerships, Rolls Royce recognise in Curtis a similar ethos and skills - evidenced in the way both brands go about creating extraordinarily beautiful things to the world's very highest standards.
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From Australia to Africa, beyond to the Asian rainforests and the oceans in between, the Wildlife Warriors support conservation projects defending the existence of some of our most threatened wildlife species and natural habitats. This remarkable solid gold, gem encrusted pen designed, made and donated by Curtis has helped raise funds for the organisation, started by the late Steve Irwin and proudly carried on today.
Their mission is straightforward - to be the most effective wildlife conservation organisation in the world, through the delivery of outstanding outcome-based programs and projects, inclusive of humanity.
Actor Rachael Taylor (left) at the Wildlife Warrior Gala
Terri & Bindi Irwin admire the Wildlife Warrior Pen at the New York event
Helping save wildlife - the taronga zoo centenary pen
Saving the lives of endangered animals is one of the Taronga Conservation Society's passions, and as a way of raising awareness of these efforts, Curtis Australia have created this unique hand made pen, the only one ever to be made, featuring five iconic Australian animals desperately in need of help.
Glenn Curtis and the Curtis Australia team have willingly devoted literally hundreds of hours of their time and precious materials to create this gem encrusted solid 9ct gold work of art, valued at $78,000 AU - so that others may be encouraged to help the dedicated team at Taronga save these unique animals.
The cap features the rare Corroboree frog, set with black diamonds that reflect its distinctive patterns while the nocturnal Bilby sits below the burnished clip; its attentive ears sculpted in rose gold.
The barrel depicts a marine turtle with champagne diamonds glistening on his shell, swimming up from the depths to meet the elusive platypus. Sitting above on a branch is a Regent Honeyeater surrounded by banksia flowers embellished with ruby and pink sapphire blooms.
This pen continues our tradition of aiding animal conservation, with a previous Curtis pen winning the international Robb Report magazine's 'Best of the Best' Award. As with our jewellery and watches the pen was made here in Australia drawing on five generations of hand skills and techniques.
“I have never beheld such an exquisite writing instrument – the fact that this extremely functional work of art exists to save the lives of endangered Australian animals makes it all the more precious.
The Curtis Taronga Centenary Pen is a rare object of singular beauty and noble purpose to be enjoyed and treasured" – Bradley Trevor Greive AM,
New York Times Bestselling Author