Female Symbol Necklace

A powerful reminder of the vision that women around the world share for peace and equality.
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Elizabeth Suda


Elizabeth Suda created by

Elizabeth Suda

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Girl Power

More than just a symbol of female empowerment, this charm also represents the hope for peace people around the world share. Each pendant is made from silver salvaged by local artisans from bombs dropped on Laos during the Vietnam War. The creation of this necklace not only provides the modern woman with an uplifting accessory, it also continues to clear unwanted wartime waste from Laos, while providing craftspeople with a sustainable income. Handmade in Laos and finished by Elizabeth Suda in Brooklyn, New York.


Made in Lao People's Democratic Republic

Elizabeth Suda

created by

Elizabeth Suda


New York

Elizabeth Suda originally traveled to Laos to research the country’s colorful textiles. But once there, another local craft caught her attention instead: spoons made by Lao artisans, using scrap metal salvaged from some 270 million bombs that were dropped on the country during the Vietnam War. Believing there was a broader market opportunity to be explored, Elizabeth challenged local artisans to expand beyond kitchen utensils and use the bomb metal to make jewelry instead.

“Jewelry has a personal significance–from an engagement ring to a men’s watch that might be a gift for graduation,” Elizabeth says. “We see [our] jewelry as having that significance. It is a piece of history. It’s a symbol of people turning something bad into something good.”

Handmade Recycled
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Pendant: 0.5" diam. Chain: 18" L
Clean silver as usual
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