Personalized Single Diamond Bangle

A shimmering symbol of resilience, this diamond-studded bangle is made from the remains of war.
created by

Elizabeth Suda

$250.00

Elizabeth Suda created by

Elizabeth Suda

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Radiant Resilience

A true diamond in the rough, this gem-studded bangle is made from metal salvaged from bombs dropped on Laos during the Vietnam War. Local artisans repurpose scrap aluminum into a sleek band that features a single ethically sourced diamond twinkling at the center. Add a phrase (up to 26 characters) to the inside for a unique, personalized touch. The creation of each piece supports the Laotian people's efforts to clear unwanted wartime waste from their homeland while providing them with a sustainable income. A dynamic mix of flowing curves and modern lines, this powerful bracelet displays the brilliant facets of fortitude. Comes in a drawstring pouch with a story card. Handmade in Laos and finished by Elizabeth Suda in Brooklyn, New York.

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

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Made in Lao People's Democratic Republic

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.

Handmade Recycled
Made from
aluminum, diamond
Measurements
2.63" diam.; Fits 7" - 8" Wrist
Care
Wipe clean with cold water.
Item ID
44412

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