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. All Silver Free Bird Necklace

    All Silver Free Bird Necklace

    $85.00

    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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  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Eternal Flame Necklace

    Eternal Flame Necklace

    $90.00

    NEW! Delicate, beautifully formed three dimensional sterling silver flame pendant with a fantastic linear texture. 1" tall, floats on 18" sterling silver rope chain. Designed by Jenny Reeves, made in India. Pictured on actress Sarah Hyland (Modern Family). Learn More
  9. Stepping Stones Earrings

    Stepping Stones Earrings

    $80.00

    A series of graduating sterling silver discs, hammered by hand, evokes memories of stones crossing a mountain stream, on sterling silver ear wires. 2" long exclusive of ear wires. Designed by Dianna Badalament for our talented and courageous jewelers in India. Learn More
  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Brass Bird Earrings

    Brass Bird Earrings

    $25.00

    Brass earrings depicting 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.. Sterling silver ear wires. Learn More
  13. 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
  14. Blackened Silver Mukti Coin Pendant

    Blackened Silver Mukti Coin Pendant

    $80.00

    NEW - This reversible, blackened, 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, the other side is a lucky elephant. The elephant is also meant to bring good luck to the wearer. Coin is .8" in diameter. Designed by Dianna Badalament, fabricated at the Made By Survivors jewelry studios in Calcutta and Darjeeling, India. Learn More

  15. 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
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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

  17. Blackened Sterling Silver Free Key Necklace

    Blackened Sterling Silver Free Key Necklace

    $80.00

    The tines on this 1.75" long blackened sterling silver key cleverly spell out the word FREE, hung on 18" sterling silver ball chain. Employment and education unlocks the key to our survivors' future, giving them wings to truly fly. Design by Dianna Badalament. Made by Survivors in India. Pictured below on actress and activist Patricia Arquette (Medium, Boardwalk Empire) and boxing icon Sugar Ray Leonard. Learn More
  18. 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
  19. Elements Collection - Fire Necklace

    Elements Collection - Fire Necklace

    $98.00

    The exquisite Fire Necklace is part of the new Elements Necklace Collection by internationally renowned Goldsmith, Jewelry Designer and Educator, Michael David Sturlin. The handmade necklaces are fabricated in the ancient metalsmithing technique, chasing and repousse, and is generously weighted in sterling silver, 2" tall on 18" sterling silver chain. Handcrafted at the MBS Jewelry Centers in India. Learn More
  20. Elements Collection - Water Necklace

    Elements Collection - Water Necklace

    $98.00

    Express yourself with the unique and elegant Fire Necklace is part of the new Elements Necklace Collection by internationally renowned Goldsmith, Jewelry Designer and Educator, Michael David Sturlin. The handmade necklaces are fabricated in the ancient metalsmithing technique, chasing and repousse, and is generously weighted in sterling silver, 2" tall on 18" sterling silver chain. Handcrafted at the MBS Jewelry Centers in India. Learn More
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