Artisan Origins: Kathmandu, Nepal
A timeless take on the coveted chain necklace. The Pari Chain Necklace features two elegant charms of the crescent moon – and is crafted in 24K gold-plated brass. Handmade by Artisan Sharmila in the historic city of Kathmandu.
While each piece of jewellery is made to last, brass naturally tarnishes with oxidation and exposure to weather. To refresh your artisan's craft to its original shine, simply use a wedge of lemon, and polish along the tarnished surface with a small cotton towel. Keep in a cool and dry place.
ABOUT THE ARTISAN
Sharmila is a 26-year-old Nepali artisan. Originally from Makwanpur, she now lives in Kathmandu with her two-year-old child. She was encouraged by friends to take up jewellery classes, and has been working as a jewellery maker and designer since 2016. She is inspired by the cultural values of Nepal, and dreams of pushing the boundaries of her craft by coming up with new designs.
ABOUT THE BRAND
Artisan & Fox is an ethical marketplace seeking to connect you to extraordinary craftsmanship sourced from across the Majority World. They empower artisans - silversmiths, weavers, and other makers alike - who are cut off from international markets; be it due to infrastructural barriers, political and societal unrest, or rural conditions.
They only collaborate with independent artisans, artisan cooperatives, and certified non-profits, and work to ensure that artisans receive 50% of the profits from your purchase. Their remaining profits are reinvested into their social programmes, such as zero-interest micro-credit (Thrive Transfers), and their pro-bono outreach with Syrian refugees (Threads of Syria).
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