The Ava Necklace tells a powerful story of fresh beginnings. This ethically handmade necklace was designed to teach young women introductory jewelry-making skills, as they begin their path to true freedom. Part of our Hammered collection, we love this necklace paired with our Prima cuffand our Horizon or Prima earrings. We also love using our layering clasp to pair it with the Prima necklace or layered with the Frolic and Swing Necklaces.
Since it is a training piece, each new Ava Necklace signifies the arrival of new women in our Sanctuaries. When youshop the Ava Necklace today, you are supporting their hopes, dreams, and aspirations, as they work to rebuild their lives.
Every item you purchase from Purpose is handmade by women and girls escaping human trafficking. Through your purchase, You help them gain economic freedom, access to education, quality healthcare, and a place to belong.
Each piece of Jewelery is handmade with love by an artisan from one of our sanctuaries in India, Uganda, Mexico, or the Philippines
“I’m laughing because look at us…we’re making jewelry… I never believed this would happen!”– Seema*, India
There is nothing more powerful than the laughter and smile from a rescued girl. It’s a long journey before it emerges, but when it does, expect dignity and transformation to follow. JOIN US as we continue to make a significant impact in the lives of the girls and women we serve.
There are millions more victims like Seema waiting for freedom across our Sanctuary Cities: Mumbai, Cebu, Kampala, and Tijauna. For 15 years, International Sanctuary has been there, ready to provide sustainable income, hope, and dignity to victims of human trafficking.
I have had this piece for years & have also gifted it to friends. It’s such a beautiful necklace with simplicity but character! Love it!
I love the Ava necklace! It has a beautiful yet minimalist design that can be paired with any outfit. I also like that it has different options to shorten or extend the drop, so you can adjust accordingly.
I have both the silver and brass version of this necklace - minimal yet it stands out! BUT the best part is knowing that it is made by a survivor or trafficking. That is so awesome!!!