Empowering Women to Design Their Own Bright Futures.

Silver Jewelry

Our innovative collection of handmade silver, brass, and copper jewelry is crafted by some of South Asia’s first women metalsmiths - because the profession is  traditionally practiced only by men.  Your purchase empowers artisans who once struggled with poverty, severe discrimination, or slavery.  

These courageous young women are no longer defined by the deprivation and exploitation of their pasts.  Today they are glowing with joy because they get to express their creativity in a respectful and supportive work environment, and earning more than anyone in their family every dreamed possible.

"You know those lucky people, who all their dreams come true?  Well, now I am one of them!"  Soma

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  1. Sterling Silver Bird Earrings

    Sterling Silver Bird Earrings


    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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  2. Handmade Ring

    Kathleen Ring

    Regular Price: $50.00

    Special Price: $35.00

    Modeled on the ring presented to Maureen in author Kathleen McGowan's bestselling novel, The Expected One. 100% sterling silver, circle is 3/4" wide. We are honored and excited to bring this long-expected ring into our collection.

    Kathleen has been a long-time supporter of Made By Survivors and her community of readers, friends and fans helped to raise the roof at a shelter construction project in Mumbai last year, and have contributed to many other projects.

    The design on this ring represents the possibility of transforming the world through our service to others.

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  3. Double Elephant Earrings

    Double Elephant Earrings


    Whimsical 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
  4. Lotus Flower and Garnet Earrings

    Lotus Flower and Garnet Earrings


    NEW - Delicate and detailed sterling silver lotus flower, accented with semiprecious garnet, on sterling silver ear wires. Made in Nepal. Learn More
  5. Petal Mosaic & Sterling Earrings

    Petal Mosaic & Sterling Earrings


    Sterling 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
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