Handmade Earrings that Transform Lives
Our earrings are made by women around the world rebuilding their lives after surviving slavery or other human rights abuses. Your purchase directly helps them to support themselves, rejoin society, and raise their children in freedom and safety. Womens empowerment and sutainable fair trade with fashion and style!
When you buy a pair of our sterling silver, brass, pearl, or beaded earrings, you contribute to employment and education programs for women and children, such as Anisha, freed at age 18 with her infant son Ramesh and now living in safety and wellness. Anisha used to be afraid to dream, but now dreams of a career as a master jeweler, and also wants to share her expertise by becoming a trainer for other poor and vulnerable women.
$54.00Light and exuberant, these 2" long (exclusive of earwire) sterling silver earrings are hand-cut, hammer-textured, and mounted on sterling silver ear wires. Made by survivors at the MBS Jewelry centers in Calcutta and Mumbai, and contribute to a very bright futures for the survivors that make them, and for their families. Designed by Dianna Badalament. Learn More
$45.00Unique sterling silver earrings, handcrafted in Nepal, feature delicate.5" Jaifal flowers, which grow wild in high altitudes throughout Nepal, hung on 7/8" hoops. Designed by Jinx McGrath, and hand-crafted by survivors at the new Esther Benjamin Trust Jewelry Workshop in Nepal. Made to match our Jaifal Flower bracelet and Jaifal Flower necklace. Learn More
$60.00NEW! Exquisite and generously weighted with fine sterling silver, these earrings feature 1" long bamboo stalks on handmade ear wires, handcrafted by survivors at Freedom Matters in Nepal. These earrings, and the matching Bamboo Leaf necklace are the centerpieces of the new Himalayan Collection designed by UK jewelry master Jinx McGrath. Made to match Bamboo Leaf Ring is also part of the collection. Learn More
These earrings are a fan favorite - our most popular earrings, and they were designed by one of our survivors! The beautiful hammered texture and domed shape of these ethically made earrings create a simple and exquisite classic that are sure to become your go-to earrings for work or play (unless you are playing rugby, in which case, don't wear earrings at all)
- Sterling silver hoop earrings
- Sterling silver ear wires
- Handmade in India
- Socially and environmentally responsible
- 1" tall
Lovely and deeply personal design by Dianna Badalament, these hammer textured earrings are hand-cut from the finest sterling silver
- Sterling silver earrings
- Sterling silver earring wires
- 2" long, exclusive of ear wires
- Handmade in India
- Ethical and Sustainable Jewelry
$36.00Sterling silver and mosaic petal earrings, .5" exclusive of sterling silver ear wires, in colors to match the necklaces in our new mosaic collection. Our new range of mosaic jewelry from Nepal is made from up-cycled formica kitchen tile scraps, and set in sterling silver, with silver plated brass back-plate, on 16" silver chain. Made by Survivors at Freedom Matters Nepal. Learn More
$44.00The exuberant orange and yellow Indrawati earrings, .5" exclusive of ear wires. Made to match our Indrawati Mosaic Necklace. Our new range of mosaic jewelry from Nepal is made from up-cycled formica kitchen tile scraps, and set in sterling silver, with silver plated brass back-plate, on 16" silver chain. Made by Survivors at Freedom Matters Nepal. Learn More
$44.00The uplifting Sunkosi earrings inspired by the brilliant Nepali sunrises over the Himalayan mountains, and also by the fact that each sunrise brings a new day and new opportunities for survivors to rebuild their lives. Made to match our Sunkosi pendant necklace, Designed by Jinx McGrath, an internationally renowned jewelry designer who spent 4 months training and designing survivors at Freedom Matters. Our new range of mosaic jewelry from Nepal is made from up-cycled formica kitchen tile scraps, and set in sterling silver, with silver plated brass back-plate, on 16" silver chain. Made by Survivors at Freedom Matters Nepal. Learn More
$60.00Kali Gandaki earrings, 1' tall exclusive of ear wire, recollect the paintings of Mondrian and Picasso They also reflect the colorful design traditions of Nepal. Designed by Jinx McGrath, an internationally renowned jewelry designer who spent 4 months training and designing survivors at Freedom Matters. Our new range of mosaic jewelry from Nepal is made from up-cycled formica kitchen tile scraps, and set in sterling silver, with silver plated brass back-plate, on 16" silver chain. Made by Survivors at Freedom Matters Nepal. Learn More
$40.00Charming new post earrings feature 5/8" chrystanthemum flowers with ten delicate petals handcrafted in sterling silver. Designed by world-famous UK jewelry designer Jinx McGrath for her Himalayan Collection, made by our newest silver artisans at Esther Benjamin Trust, Nepal. Made to match our Chrsyanthemum Necklace and Chrysanthemum Ring. Learn More
The striking Mondrian earrings in mixed metals – sterling silver, brass and copper - evoke the colorful geometric images of the modernist painter Mondrian, 2’5” long exclusive of ear wires. Earrings wires are hand hammered in 100% sterling silver. Each tiny rectangle has been hand-cut, hammer-textured and riveted to it's neighbor using the jewelry technique known as 'cold-connected'.Design by Dianna Badalament, our International Jewelry Program Director and fearless trainer.
- Fair trade earrings
- Sterling Silver, copper and brass on sterling silver ear wires
- 2.5" long
- Handcrafted in India
New! Four dainty, hammered discs in 100% sterling silver, arranged in a diamond shape with handmade jump rings, distinguish this beautiful, modern design by Dianna Badalament.
- Sterling Silver disc earrings
- Sterling Silver earring wires
- .75" tall, exclusive of ear wires
- Made in India
- Ethical and sustainable
The survivors came up with the name 'Rupee earrings' for this design because "Everyone can use a few more rupees!" Working in our jewelry programs has provided many survivors with the income they need to move out of shelters and live independently for the first time in their lives. As Rani describes her new life 'Now that I earn my own living, my brothers and father no longer tell me what to do. I decide when to work, when to go out, when to watch a movie or when to do housework'. Watching movies and doing housework may not seem like monumental decisions to us, but for survivors of slavery or severe domestic violence, these simple choices are a gift which they never take for granted.
Sterling silver earrings depict a dove, .6" tall, hand cut and hammered into a slightly domed shape. Handmade by survivors in our Mumbai and Calcutta Jewelry Centers, made to match our Free Bird necklaces and bracelet. Sterling silver ear wires.
- Sterling silver bird earrings
- Sterling silver handmade ear wires
- Made in India
- Fair trade silver jewelry product
The Free Bird collection was designed by acclaimed North Carolina jeweler and designer Melissa Tyson for Made by Survivors. Birds are the perfect metaphor for our survivors because they are at once so vulnerable and delicate, and incredibly strong. Tiny birds fly thousands of miles in migration. Our survivors too have a long journey ahead of them, as they rebuild shattered lives and gain the tools to rejoin society as strong, independent, capable women. Our commitment is to walk beside them every step of the journey, and our job is not finished until they are permanently slavery-proofed, with education, economic empowerment, a strong identity and sense of self-worth, and knowledge of human rights and laws regarding slavery and the laws surrounding it.Learn More
$80.00A series of graduating sterling silver discs, hammered by hand, evokes memories of stones crossing a mountain stream, on sterling silver ear wires. 2" long exclusive of ear wires. Designed by Dianna Badalament for our talented and courageous jewelers in India. Learn More
$52.00Intriguing and modern sterling silver earrings with an ethnic influence, 2.2" long (exclusive of ear wire) with lavender crystal accent bead, designed by Dianna Badalament for the MBS Jewelry Program in India. These earrings showcase several techniques which the survivors master as part of their extensive training, including hammer texturing and wire-bending. Made at the MBS Jewelry Centers in Calcutta and Mumbai. Learn More
$32.00Whimsical earrings feature two elephants fixed to 1.25" post, hung from handmade silver ear wires. In Nepal the elephant symbolizes overcoming obstacles so it is the perfect image to represent the courage of our survivors. Designed by Jinx McGrath, and hand-crafted by survivors at the new Esther Benjamin Trust Jewelry Workshop in Nepal. Made to match our Elephant Bangle and Elephant Ring. Learn More