Modeled after counting beads that health workers use to take toddlers' vitals in remote parts of the world, these strands of hematite and agate are stylish statements with a purpose. In remote communities, International Rescue Committee (IRC)-trained health workers use counting beads to diagnose pneumonia, the leading cause of death in children under five. As a timer counts 60 seconds, the health worker counts one bead per breath. If more than 49 beads are counted, the child is breathing too fast—a red flag for pneumonia. The eye-catching beads can be worn as a wrap bracelet or necklace, and 25% of profits from their sale goes to the IRC to further their vital work around the world. Handmade in New York.