Empowering Women to Design Their Own Bright Futures.


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. Silver Flame Pendant Necklace

    Silver Flame Pendant Necklace


    NEW - The flame pendant represents the human spirit - the flame which can never be extinguished. Designed by Dianna Badalament, our fearless Jewelry Program Director and trainer, this delicate and sustainable piece is hand-cut and hammered in fine sterling silver, and was originally designed for Amnesty International, in honor of their 50 years of outstanding work advocating for human rights worldwide.

    • 1" tall
    • Sterling silver pendant on 18" sterling silver chain with lobster claw clasp
    • Made in India
    • Ethically and sustainably manufactured by survivors at the MBS Jewelry centers in Calcutta and Mumbai
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  2. Silver HOPE Word Necklace

    Silver HOPE Word Necklace


    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
  3. Silver Bright Futures Earrings

    Silver Bright Futures Earrings


    Light 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
  4. Riveted Sterling Silver Bangle

    Riveted Sterling Silver Bangle


    Sterling silver bangle is hand-formed, hammer-textured, then riveted closed in a design that marries the feminine and the industrial. 8" width. Designed By Dianna Badalament and made at the MBS Jewelry Centers in India. Learn More
  5. Deepa Silver Hoop Earrings

    Deepa Silver Hoop Earrings


    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
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  6. Bell Flower Necklace

    Bell Flower Necklace


    NEW - this exquisite 1.5" long sterling silver pendant, is modeled on a flower that grows on vines near our Jalpaiguri jewelry studio in Northeast India. 18" sterling silver rope chain with lobster claw clasp. Designed by Nancy Edwards, who explains her inspiration, "I carved this hanging blossom with wonderful memories of my time spent teaching the Jalpaiguri jewelry team. The shelter housemother and I would regularly walk the students from the shelter home to the jewelry studio three blocks away. So, four times daily we passed this flowering tree leaning over a wall on the side of the road. If Housemother was not paying attention, (she didn't approve of bringing the dirty roadside flowers into the home), the girls would run to gather up as many flowers as they could before being noticed. One day, to everyone's surprise, Housemother started leaping at the high branches of the tree to grab fresh flowers, which she then distributed to anyone. We all giggled the rest of the way home". Learn More
  7. Sterling Silver Peacock Earrings

    Sterling Silver Peacock Earrings


    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
  8. Tears of Joy

    Silver Tears of Joy


    Bohemian style earrings in hammered sterling silver. Made in India. Learn More
  9. Monsoon Earrings

    Monsoon Earrings


    Intriguing 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
  10. Jaifal Flower Bracelet

    Jaifal Flower Bracelet

    Regular Price: $95.00

    Special Price: $55.00

    Intricate sterling silver bracelet, handcrafted in Nepal, depicts six delicate.5" Jaifal flowers, which grow wild in high altitudes throughout Nepal, 7.5" long with handmade S-clasp. 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 necklace, Flower Garnet earrings, and Jaifal Flower Hoop Earrings. Learn More
  11. Lotus Mosaic Necklace

    Lotus Mosaic Necklace


    This glorious mosaic pendant depicts the lotus flower, a flower full of meaning in Asia.The lotus flower represents good fortune, purity and overcoming. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower’s first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment. Our new range of mosaic jewelry from Nepal is made from upcycled formica kitchen tile scraps, and set in sterling silver, with silver plated brass backplates, on 16" silver chain. Made by Survivors at Freedom Matters Nepal. White flower on Light blue or Yellow background, Red flower on white background. Learn More
  12. Floating Pearl Necklace

    Floating Pearl Necklace

    Regular Price: $95.00

    Special Price: $57.00

    As seen in Traditional Home Magazine - this magical freshwater pearl and faceted crystal necklace appears to float on your neck, and shines with natural beauty and hope for a brighter future for survivors in Bangkok. 18" with lobster claw clasp, and 2" sterling extender

    • Freshwater pearl necklace on 'invisible' cord
    • Made in Thailand
    • 18" with 2" extender, and sterling silver lobster claw clasp
    • Ethical and sustainable
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