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Artillery Pearl Necklace

$48.00

Small beads made of upcycled metal and artillery are strung together to create this gorgeous dainty single. It's your new everyday staple.


WARNING: This product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. As a company that does business in California, we are required by California Proposition 65 to inform the public when a Prop 65 listed chemical is present above a very low threshold. As of June 1, 2020, the state of California updated the law and further reduced the chemical limits. This piece is not currently compliant with the new limits. We are actively working with Artisan Business Partners to meet these new demands. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Noonday Collection follows the highest standards for maximum lead content traces in the U.S. You can be sure that the majority of our jewelry contains no more than 0.05% lead and 0.03% cadmium.

Artillery pieces will naturally oxidize over time. For greatest longevity, wipe down pieces with a dry, soft cloth after wearing. To restore shine, dip metal pieces in a lemon juice and water bath or clean with mild soap and water. Thoroughly dry with a soft cloth.

How It's Made

As they move through fields of coffee, wheat, and sorghum, Ethiopian farmers scan the ground for a very different harvest—artillery shells from former conflicts. Local craftsmen melt the shells down to create beautiful beads, then transport the beads to women in Addis Ababa who string them into beautiful accessories. Additionally, handmade leather styles empower marginalized and vulnerable youth living in the city by creating dignified employment opportunities. Their Artisans include former street youth who have been able to transform their lives through intensive training and education. The business harnesses locally sourced materials to create beautiful, high-quality products.

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