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 the prima line.
Since it is a training piece, each new Ava Necklace signifies the arrival of new women in our Sanctuaries. When you shop the Ava Necklace today, you are supporting their hopes, dreams and aspirations, as they work to rebuild their lives.
Included with your purchase of the Ava Necklace will be a polishing cloth and instructions on how to keep your jewelry clean, dry, and polished. We love working with brass because it can be polished to shine–due to the nature of brass being just itself. Brass, when polished, can be a beautiful replacement for 14k gold jewelry.
Sustainably handcrafted by artisans escaping human trafficking
100% of proceeds go to our non-profit, International Sanctuary, to provide each artisan with fair wages, education & holistic care
All our jewelry is handmade by girls and women escaping human trafficking. Slight irregularities and variations in craftsmanship or natural characteristics of the materials are unique and individual to each artisan jewelry item. These characteristics are considered a part of the beauty and charm of the handmade jewelry item and should not be considered a defect.
However, we want you to love your purchase! We stand behind our products and warrant that all items will be free from manufacturing defect. *If you are dissatisfied with your choice, please see the Returns & Exchanges page.
*General wear and tear, misuse and tarnishing are not covered under the warranty. Our warranty does not provide for replacements or refunds for lost or stolen items.
Our artisan jewelry is hand made with love and care. Following these steps will help keep your unique jewelry pieces looking their best year after year.
Use a polishing cloth to clean your brass jewelry. A polishing cloth will be included with most of our brass jewelry.
Apply perfume, hairspray or deodorant before wearing your jewelry as certain chemicals may damage the finish.
Always remove your jewelry before swimming, bathing, doing household chores or using abrasive cleaners.
If your jewelry requires further cleaning, use mild soap, water and a soft cloth. Rinse with clean water and pat dry.
Make sure your jewelry is completely dry before storing.
To avoid black markings either on your skin or the jewelry, be sure to regularly clean your jewelry.