Black Onyx Mixed Metal Circle Pendant, by Anju. Fair Trade Polished Crystal Pendant Necklace
By directly partnering with artisan groups, Anju Jewelry is able to provide an economic opportunity for their artisans and families in an environment that supports cultural heritage, creative expression, and fair trade practices.
- 16″ brass chain with 2 inch extension.
- Lobster clasp
- Pendant size: 1" x .05"
- Mixed metals include: brass, copper, and stainless steel
- Polished Black Onyx stone
- Handmade by Fair Trade practices
Black onyx is thought by some to have protective qualities, making it advantageous to carry when traveling.Anju’s passion for jewelry and design started at a very early age. She was born in the beautiful and colorful state of Rajasthan in India, surrounded by a rich culture, natural beauty, and a creative environment. In 1993 Anju and Gaurav Agarwal invested in their future and moved to America. While Gaurav spent his days working on his Ph.D, Anju began using her eclectic eye for beauty and flare, to make jewelry and sell it at local craft fairs. As her jewelry sales began to take off, Gaurav quit his job so he could focus all of his attention on helping Anju grow her jewelry business.
On a trip back home Anju met a talented but struggling group of artisans that could not keep consistent work. It was then Anju decided to partner with this artisan group and move manufacturing back home to India where she knew she could provide these artisans with consistent work. This initiative empowers marginalized women to earn their own income and gives them the freedom to spend it as they see fit.