Birthstones of Peace Necklace

Handcrafted using reclaimed bomb metals from former battlefields in South Asia.
created by

Elizabeth Suda

$130.00

Elizabeth Suda created by

Elizabeth Suda

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Circle of Life

Elizabeth Suda's striking, geometric necklace is a beautiful tribute to the value of each individual. The outer circle of the petite pendant is made from unexploded ordnance, such as land mines and missile casings, scoured from former battlefields in South Asia. Shining in the center is a single gemstone that transforms everything around it with its beauty. Select the birthstone of someone special, or choose your own as a visual reminder of your value and impact. Handmade by craftspeople in Laos.

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Made in Lao People's Democratic Republic

Exclusively for UncommonGoods

Elizabeth Suda

created by

Elizabeth Suda

location

New York

“Jewelry has personal significance. We see [ours] as having that significance. It is a piece of history. It's a symbol of people turning something bad into something good.”

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.”

Learn more about how Elizabeth is using her jewelry to help reverse the negativity Laos faced during the Vietman War on the blog.

Only at UncommonGoods Handmade Recycled
Made from
Silver
Measurements
Pendant: .1" Chain: 18"
Ingredients
Item ID
49034

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