Now fight dengue and Zika virus with this new line of jewellery

It comes really handy at a time when hospitals are swarming with dengue patients.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:September 16, 2016 6:12 pm
Consisting of two necklaces and a bracelet, the pendants hold refillable citronella balls - a non-toxic essential oil - that can last up to a week. (Source: By Invite Only) Consisting of two necklaces and a bracelet, the pendants hold refillable citronella balls – a non-toxic essential oil – that can last up to a week. (Source: By Invite Only)

For most women, jewellery is an intrinsic part of their life. Not only does it help accentuate the best features but also add an element of glamour to your look. But what if we tell you that this new line of jade-inspired jewellery by a Singapore-based brand does a little more than that?

The jewellery brand ‘By Invite Only’ launched the ‘Yu Ahn’ collection that claims it help repel mosquitoes. Consisting of two necklaces and a bracelet, the pendants hold refillable citronella balls – a non-toxic essential oil – that can last up to a week. The best part about this oil is that it’s known to be effective against the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which spreads dengue fever and carries the Zika virus. It comes really handy at a time when hospitals are swarming with dengue patients.

According to Mashable, Trixie Khong, founder of By Invite Only said, “We realised that people don’t want to bring around mosquito repellent all the time, even though mosquito-borne diseases are a problem. So as a jewellery designer, we decided to combine the concept of safety with fashion.”

What a noble thought! We think the jewellery line is beautiful where pendants are being paired with Burmese jade and beaded charms strung along Rhodium-plated chains. Prices range between $48-$65 and the refillable balls cost $4.90. The product is already a hit and according to the brand’s website most of the products are already low on stock.

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