Inspired by the Eighty-Eight butterfly this necklace is made longer in length so that it can easily be worn looped one, two even three times. Midnight glass contrasts against pearl white and red to create a necklace that can be worn day and night. Silver tone toggle clasp and Emerge lotus complete the look. Wear as a single loop or double it up for added effect.
All jewellery is handmade by young women in Sri Lanka, the sale of which helps them to develop a life outside of the abuse and poverty that they have come from. Attached to every bead, is an emotion of its maker - and at the end, the jewellery produced through the Emerge Programmes, shine not only because of the light that hits the facets of the beads, but also because of the resilience of the girl who made it.
Made in: Sri Lanka
Materials: Glass beads, metal toggle clasp and flower
Size: 153cm (60in) total length. 73cm (29in) as single loop
Emerge Global works with girls in Sri Lanka who have survived abuse, often in their own families, and have had the courage to speak out, to work to protect their younger sisters, and to create a safe reality for their own children. Through the Emerge Beads-to-Business Program these young women are enabled to make jewellery and through this, learn critical business and financial literacy skills. It is a symbol of her self-confidence and independence which endures in spite of abuse, poverty, and social stigmatisation. 50% of Emerge Global’s jewellery selling prices goes directly into the designer’s savings account. With this money, our program alumni have started businesses, financed education, and even built homes. The remaining 50% covers the cost of materials and product distribution, so that Emerge Global can support the healing of more survivors.
Your support gives her a voice through creative expression and economic autonomy through savings generation, enabling her to truly emerge into her own