This fantastic totally vintage stone necklace is quite something to look at. Delightfully retro, this design looks turn of the 20th century and yet is completely Gypsy. Adorned with a big and gorgeous semi-precious stone (e.g. Carnelian, Moon Stone, etc), this necklace is completely handmade in India and completely unique. Best of all, this necklace is fair trade.
What began as a small artisan group working from tiny, congested work spaces in Old Delhi, the Metal Jewelry Group is now a large community of over 100 artisans focusing on education and improvements in health and environmental impacts.Thanks to the application of fair trade standards the artisans have had an increase in wages and community growth and has allowed them to fulfill their basic requirements for a decent living.
Due to the sustainable growth of this community, the group has begun keeping their children to schools much longer. The group is very proud that the average literacy of the group has increased significantly. These actions clearly represent a cultural shift in attitude including the female role in a traditional community. The support of female education and the female artisan working openly in this community is fostering an educated and open society.
Just use cloth and water to clean up your necklace but it's up to you in the end. But don't worry about it too much, our products are really durable. If you do not decide to regularly clean it, the metal will gain a beautiful patina that will make your Vintage Stone Necklace get a vintage look.