Ancient Viking, Slavic and Roman women wore lunitsa pendants, the shape representing the crescent moon, as amulets serving as protection from evil spirits. These earrings, articulated in brass and rhodium plated silver, are a modern take on an eons-old theme.
Silver, Italian vermeil and turquoise enamel chain, and sterling silver ear hooks
What makes this special?:
Artem was founded by Boston-based architect turned jeweler Sadhna Gupta Brown in 2018. Sadhna's unique, architectural designs are ethically handcrafted in the Kolkata jewelry studios of Her Future Coalition, a nonprofit creating powerful and positive change in the lives of Indian and Nepali survivors of gender violence and girls at the highest risk, providing education, vocational training, safe shelter and supportive community.
The organization's jewelry program gives women the opportunity to learn a profession and support themselves independently. Her Future jewelers are breaking gender barriers, becoming some of South Asia’s first women goldsmiths, and earning wages comparable to a college graduate.
10% of all Artem purchases benefit Her Future Coalition.