Empowering Women to Design Their Own Bright Futures.

Jewelry

Our unique fine jewelry is handmade by survivors of human trafficking and other human rights abuses at our Jewelry Centers in India, Nepal, and Thailand. Designers and jewelers from all over the world have designed necklaces, earrings, and bracelets for Made By Survivors. 

Our handmade fashion jewelry includes the elegant beauty of sterling silver displaying messages of freedom and hope, the bold colors of nature in our stone and pearl collections, and eco-friendly pieces using recycled and sustainable materials.   Womens empowerment and sustainable fair trade with fashion and style!

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  1. Tik Tiki Necklace

    Tik Tiki Necklace

    $44.00

    Charming and whimsical 1" tall sterling silver Gekko, designed by Dianna Badalament, was inspired by the many gekkos that share our Calcutta Jewelry Studio. It's linear shape is modern and subtle, a second glance reveals much more fine detail and personality. The Gekko is hung on 18" sterling silver rope chain with lobster claw clasp. Learn More
  2. The Rising Necklace

    The Rising Necklace

    $72.00

    This exquisite necklace has two separate pieces: the cupped Lotus flower is crafted from copper, and rests on a sterling silver disc with a leaf design cut-out.1" in diameter on 18" sterling silver chain. The necklace was designed by Amy Haieriet and won a design competition hosted by Sew Love, and originally custom made for our wonderful partner organization on the Central Coast of California - Rising International. Handmade in India by survivors at our Calcutta Jewelry studio. Learn More
  3. Happy Home

    Happy Home

    $60.00

    A whimsical home made out of sterling silver at the Made By Survivors Jewelry Centers in India. Pendant is strung on an 18" chain. Designed by Ginny Sanford. The Happy Home illustrates the importance of shelter in a loving place. MBS partners and helps builds "Happy Homes" for women all over the world. Learn More
  4. Sterling Silver & Brass Free Bird Necklace

    Sterling Silver & Brass Free Bird Necklace

    $75.00

    Our signature piece, the stunning sterling silver Free Bird necklace, on 16" sterling silver chain, was the very first design produced for sale by the pioneering survivor-silversmiths in our Jewelry programs in Calcutta and Mumbai. This ethically sourced necklace - along with the other pieces in our signature Free Bird collection - is truly a labor of love. Designed by our Jewelry Program Consultant Melissa Tyson, www.melissatysondesigns.com, the Free Bird pendant is hand-cut from sterling silver and hand-stamped with the word 'FREE'.

    • Sterling silver pendant - 1 1/4" x 5/8"
    • 16" sterling silver ball chain with lobster claw clasp.
    • Handcrafted in India
    • Ethical and Sustainable
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  5. Chrysanthemum Necklace handmade from Nepal

    Chrysanthemum Necklace

    $120.00

    Delicate and feminine design features 1" wide chrystanthemum flower with sixteen handcrafted petals in sterling silver, on 18" sterling silver rope chain with lobster clasp. 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 stud earrings. Learn More
  6. Handmade Bright Future Brass Hoop earrings

    Bright Future Brass Hoop earrings

    Regular Price: $30.00

    Special Price: $18.00

    Light and exuberant, these 2" long brass earrings are a new take on the classic hoop earring! These delicate fair trade earrings are hand-cut, hammer-textured, and mounted on sterling silver ear wires by survivors at the MBS Jewelry centers in Calcutta and Mumbai. Designed by Dianna Badalament.

    • Brass earrings on sterling silver earring wires
    • Handcrafted in India
    • 2" long, exclusive of ear wire
    • Ethical and sustainable

    Becky Bavinger, who sBoys growing up in Calcutta red light areapent three years living in India,helping to launch Made By Survivors' projects, including school sponsorship programs and the Destiny center, tells this incredible story about a nighttime visit to a project in a Calcutta red light area: "As it got darker, the older boys at the center told me that I should get going or I may have some problems walking to the bus stop. To get to the main road I have to walk through 3 long lanes of brothels, and the men in this area are violent and often drunk. One time I was even asked "how much?" So these boys offered to be my bodyguard and walk me to the bus stop. Five of these boys surrounded me, one holding my hand on each side, two in front leading the way, and one behind me. As we walked, many of the men made comments that I thankfully didn't understand and these boys just kept their eyes straight ahead, occasionally pausing to tell the men to show some respect. We got to the bus stop and they waited with me until my bus came. They even instructed the driver where to drop me off and to not overcharge me. On my way home I thought about how different these boys are from the ones they were protecting me from. I hope their background, and their exposure to women's suffering, will make them advocates for change instead of falling into the cycle of abuse. But I do have hope for them, and they have hope for their community. One of the more mature boys had assured me, "Becky di, we'll find you a good husband who will treat you like a queen."   We dedicate these Bright Futures earrings to Becky's bodyguards, and to all boys who care about the rights of girls and women.

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  7. Bamboo Earrings

    Bamboo Earrings

    $60.00

    NEW! 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
  8. Silver HOPE Word Necklace

    Silver HOPE Word Necklace

    $55.00

    NEW - the 'HOPE' word necklace, designed by UK metal sculptor Roger Weisman, now in luminous sterling silver, on 18" sterling silver  chain with lobster claw clasp. Made in India, by our pioneering survivor-artisans, some of India's first women goldsmiths! Learn More
  9. Paisley Pendant

    Mehindi Paisley Pendant

    $75.00

    The paisley is a major design element in India having religious and socio-economic meaning. Mehindi is the art of henna tattoo and paisleys are a large part of the design. Designed by Dianna Badalament, Jewelry Program Director. Dianna says, "Each time I leave India, on my last day, the survivors give me mehindi on my hands and or feet, an act that shows affection and trust. For me, the paisley represents that beautiful day of bonding that I never want to end. As the act of bonding with another human is one of the most primal, compelling and lasting processes humans can create, and the feelings emoted are uniquely special, I wanted to create a piece both beautiful, but, one with meaning which with we can all relate." Sterling silver on sterling silver chain. Learn More
  10. Sterling Silver Bird Earrings

    Sterling Silver Bird Earrings

    $35.00

    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.

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  11. Sterling Silver Peacock Earrings

    Sterling Silver Peacock Earrings

    $58.00

    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
    The design was inspired by peacocks which hold a special meaning for designer Dianna Badalament. On one occasion, she even spotted a peacock near the shelter home outside Mumbai as she was teaching the design to the survivors! This design is also available in gold plate. Dianna and our other jewelry trainer Nancy Edwards both run their own successful artisan jewelry businesses, and they love sharing their passion for precious metal jewelry with our survivors, who report that they are transformed by the experience of metalsmithing. Learn More
  12. Tears of Joy

    Silver Tears of Joy

    $56.00

    Bohemian style earrings in hammered sterling silver. Made in India. Learn More
  13. Bird in Flight

    Bird in Flight

    $85.00

    NEW design from Paromita at our Calcutta studio, features a bird cut out on sterling silver, hanging freely on top of solid silver backplate, 1" tall on 18" silver snake chain. Paromita says she loves bird because they are represent freedom for her. Made in India at our Artisan Jewelry Centers in Calcutta, Mumbai and Darjeeling. Learn More
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    Mukti Coin Pendant

    $80.00

    NEW - This reversible, unisex pendant was inspired by MBS's tireless Managing Director, Paul Suit. The pendant is an "ancient coin" representing the timelessness of slavery, and, the exploitation of people for profit. One side has "free" or "Mukti" in Bengali written on it, something the survivors we work with have fought so hard to achieve. The other side is a lucky elephant, inspired by an elephant in the wild Paul spotted on his way to scout our third jewelry studio. Designed by Dianna Badalament, fabricated at the Made By Survivors jewelry studios in Calcutta and Darjeeling, India. Learn More

  15. Silver Labyrinth Necklace

    Silver Labyrinth Necklace

    $75.00

    This delicate and mystical new necklace was designed by Nancy Edwards in collaboration with NY Times Bestselling author Kathleen McGowan. The six-petal rose design replicates the center of the world-famous labryrinth in Chartres Cathedral. 1.75" in diameter, sterling silver on 18" sterling silver chain. Made by Survivors at the MBS Jewelry Centers in India. Learn More
  16. MLK Necklace Free at Last

    MLK Free at Last Pendant

    $85.00

    NEW - This dramatic pendant, 1.2" tall in antiqued sterling silver features a stirring quote from Martin Luther King 'Free at last, free at last, Thank God Almighty I'm free at last!'. Designed by Melissa Tyson for Made by Survivors, and fabricated in the Calcutta jewelry studio, by women who truly understand and share in King's appreciation of freedom. Strung on 18" leather cord with sterling silver s-clasp, suitable for men or women. Learn More
  17. Brass Rupee Earrings

    Brass Rupee Earrings

    Regular Price: $30.00

    Special Price: $18.00

    New! Four dainty, brass hammered discs, arranged into a diamond shape with handmade jump rings, distinguish this beautiful, modern design by Dianna Badalament. 

    • Brass disc earrings
    • Sterling Silver earring wires
    • .75" tall, exclusive of ear wires
    • Made in India
    • Ethical and sustainable

    The survivors came Survivors hanging out with friendsup 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.

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  18. Silver Raindrops Earrings

    Silver Raindrops Earrings

    $60.00

    Gorgeous design features three, hammer texture, sterling silver teardrops accented with colored crystals, 2.5" long exclusive of ear wires. This piece was designed by Baby Begum, a member of our Mumbai jewelry team. Made by Survivors in India. Learn More
  19. Silver Leaf Long Necklace

    Silver Leaf Long Necklace

    $40.00

    Elegant and simple sterling silver leaf pendant, strung on extra long 30" silver filled chain for Boho-style. Designed by Theresa Kwong and Made by Survivors at the MBS Jewelry Studios in India. Theresa says of her modern and elegant design: "I use this leaf to depict healing and renewal from the tragic past of the survivors. May the leaf's wearer amend any past mistakes and welcomes changes for the better." Learn More
  20. Bamboo Leaf Necklace

    Bamboo Leaf Necklace

    $125.00

    NEW! Exquisite and generously weighted with fine sterling silver, this necklace features 2" long bamboo pendant and two delicate leaves on 18" snake chain, handcrafted by survivors at the Esther Benjamin Trust refuge in Nepal, This necklace is the centerpiece of the new Himalayan Collection designed by UK jewelry master Jinx McGrath. Made to match our Bamboo earrings and Bamboo Leaf Ring. Learn More
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