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!
$35.00New and fabulous sterling silver ring, suitable for men and women, depicts two layered bamboo leaves. Ring is .25" tall, ring size 9. Designed by Jinx McGrath, and hand-crafted by survivors at the new Esther Benjamin Trust Jewelry Workshop in Nepal. Made to match our Bamboo Leaf Necklace and Bamboo Earrings. Learn More
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
$38.00New and fabulous sterling silver ring, suitable for men and women, features two elephants with trunks entwined. In Nepal the elephant symbolizes overcoming obstacles so it is the perfect image to represent the courage of our survivors. Ring is .25" tall, ring size 9. 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 Earrings. Learn More
This intricate handwoven brass pendant with copper wire and crystal bead chips strung on leather cord was designed by our Jewelry Program Director and intrepid trainer Dianna Badalament.
- Woven wire brass and copper pendant with glass bead chips
- 20" leather cord with gold-plated S-clasp
- Handcrafted in India
- Sustainable for people and planet
$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
$35.00NEW, Adjustable length necklace features intriguing white crackle beads, accented with a variety of wooden beads and translucent beads, strung on black cord with adjustable closure, 17"-25". Made by survivors at Princess Home, Nepal from handmade beads which provide livelihood for nomadic Tibetans in Nepal. Learn More
$36.00Turquoise crackle beads, natural wood beads and white and black striped zebra stone beads, handmade in Tibet and strung on brown cotton cord by survivors in Nepal. Adjustable closure from 18-24". Made to match our Turquoise and Wood Bead Earrings and Bracelet. Learn More
$36.00Enchanting long statement necklace features bright green glass beads, bias-carved wood beads, and sand-colored beads, hand painted with images reminiscent of cave art, on three strands of knotted brown cotton cord, adjustable from 24"-36". Made to match our Cave Art Bracelet and earrings, by survivors at Princess Home in Kathmandu, from handmade Tibetan beads which provide a means of livelihood for nomadic Tibetans. Learn More
Made of three chrysocholla stones - believed to bring harmony to the wearer - this necklace helps support a new and empowered life for the survivors who make it. 19" on knotted cord with silver hook and eye closure. Rahab, Thailand
- Semi-precious stone necklace with three chrysacolla stones
- 19" on knotted cord with sterling silver hook and eye closure
- Fair trade necklace
- Made in Thailand
Most of the survivors in our programs are young women or older teens who were trafficked and rescued early in life. However, older women who have been exploited for many years also yearn for a different way of life, and sometimes find it through our economic empowerment programs and partner programs such as Rahab, where this necklace is made. Fon was trafficked at 14 and spent a lifetime in the brothels of Patpong Thailand. "I came to the bars of Patpong when I was 14 years old. My parents separated and me and my 4 siblings were split between my parents. I went with my father to Rayong. When I was 14, I came to Bangkok looking for my mother. My mother was not interested in caring for my or looking after me so I got a job in a massage parlor in Patpong on the advice of a friend".
"When I was young and beautiful, I had a number of foreign “boyfriends” who cared for me and sent me money when they left Thailand. As I got older, and was not seen as beautiful any longer, the only place I could work was in the sex shows. I was about 50 when I went there. I then married a Thai man who did not like my working in the bars so arranged for me to be a tout on the street where I would entice men into the bars. I had known about Rahab for many years, but never visited. Many of them at Rahab made friends with me. Koi and Maniwan would talk to me on the street and were able to pray with me for my ill health. After a frightening experience where I was almost hit by a bullet, I came by myself to Rahab the next day. At that time I was living with family, who were not interested in me apart from the money I put towards my rent, so when Prai told me about living at Rahab House for free and rice being provided for me, I chose to do so. Iam now 58 and had been in Patpong for 44 years. I love making jewelry and have helped sevearl other women get out of the red light area".Learn More
Absolutely gorgeous combination of amethyst, jade and black onyx in circular, barrel and natural stone shapes. This 7.5" bracelet features four strands of stones on black cord. For a truly exquisite set, we suggest pairing this bracelet with our matching jade and amethyst Silver Spiral necklace.
- Amethyst, jade and black onyz bracelet
- 7.5" on four strands of waxed cord with sterling silver hook and eye closure
- Made in Thailand
- Fair trade
This unique necklace, adjustable from 22" to 36", is elaborately strung with scores of tiny glossy silver and black ombre beads, with tiny knots between each bead. The time-intensive technique used to create this piece demonstrates the great care and skill of our Nepali jewelers of The Princess Home. Pictured on Janise Burrafato who modeled and wrote about the piece in her blog, Mama in Heels. Says Janice "I'm a firm believer that it's never too late for a new beginning, no matter how old you are or what economic status you're in".
- Glass beaded long necklace
- 22"-36" adjustable cotton cord
- Made in Nepal
- Socially and environmentally responsible