Counting Beads Necklace

These strands of hematite and agate beads are stylish statements you can count on - literally.

$52.00

Vital (De)sign

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.

US_NY

Made in New York

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
hematite, agate, gold, silver or gunmetal-plated ring chain
Measurements
20" L; 2" L adjustable clasp
Care
Do not use a polishing cloth or other cleaning agents. Always remove your jewelry before any contact with water.
Notes
Store your jewelry in a cool, dry place. For additional protection, wrap in a soft cloth to protect against scratching.
Item ID
42555

Still haven't found the details you're looking for? Check out our Product Q&A!

Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

you might also like

Related Products
Honey I'm Stylish When a beekeeper friend gave ...
Description:
Honey I'm Stylish When a beekeeper friend gave Nancy Nelson some extra fragments of honeycomb her creative eye was drawn to one heart-shaped piece. Noting its delicate beauty she cast the naturally geometric finding in brass to preserve its subtle ...
Set in Sand Whether sunset beach strolls are ...
Description:
Set in Sand Whether sunset beach strolls are a nightly ritual or you're missing a beloved vacation spot this custom necklace holds your treasured coastline close. Each sterling silver necklace is handcrafted with a charm featuring your state surrounded by ...
Tis The Season Every season brings its own ...
Description:
Tis The Season Every season brings its own unique beauty: summer sizzles with long sun-drenched days punctuated by beach trips and bonfires; autumn sets nature aflame with the fiery hues of foliage in flux; winter welcomes quiet evenings hushed under ...
Ancient Treasure Hundreds of years of jewelry history ...
Description:
Ancient Treasure Hundreds of years of jewelry history and innovation are strung together in this eye-catching necklace. The pebble-shaped pieces were inspired by Pre-Colombian beads brought to life centuries ago. The 24k gold-plated bronze nuggets were cast from actual artifacts ...
Lunar Love Celebrate the phases of the moon ...
Description:
Lunar Love Celebrate the phases of the moon in celestial style. Lauren Beacham's necklace features glass beads nestled into silver-toned brass bezels highlighting the tiny giclee prints of our waxing and waning moon. This lunar pendant hangs from a delicate ...