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. 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. Silver Bright Futures Earrings

    Silver Bright Futures Earrings

    $54.00

    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
  3. Deepa Silver Hoop Earrings

    Deepa Silver Hoop Earrings

    $52.00

    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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  4. Sterling Silver Rupee Earrings

    Sterling Silver Rupee Earrings

    $48.00

    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 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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  5. Bell Flower Necklace

    Bell Flower Necklace

    $55.00

    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
  6. Riveted Sterling Silver Bangle

    Riveted Sterling Silver Bangle

    $56.00

    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
  7. 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
  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. 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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  10. Silver Flame Pendant Necklace

    Silver Flame Pendant Necklace

    $50.00

    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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  11. 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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  12. Monsoon Earrings

    Monsoon Earrings

    $52.00

    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
  13. Chrysanthemum Stud Earrings Handmade in Nepal

    Chrysanthemum Stud Earrings

    $40.00

    Charming 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
  14. Jaifal Flower Hoop earrings

    Jaifal Flower Hoop earrings

    $45.00

    Unique 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
  15. Double Elephant Earrings

    Double Elephant Earrings

    $32.00

    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
  16. 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
  17. Mondrian Mixed Metal Earrings

    Mondrian Mixed Metal Earrings

    $40.00

    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
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  18. Sunkosi Red Mosaic Earrings

    Sunkosi Red Mosaic Earrings

    $44.00

    The 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
  19. Indrawati Mosaic Earrings

    Indrawati Mosaic Earrings

    $44.00

    The 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
  20. Petal Mosaic & Sterling Earrings

    Petal Mosaic & Sterling Earrings

    $36.00

    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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