Black Sweetheart Necklace
Black tagua heart pendant combined with high quality 14k gold plated paperclip chain. Modern black and gold necklace that helps stop human trafficking by providing safe, living wage jobs in Southeast Asia.
Tagua nuts are ethically harvested, sliced and dyed from the Amazon Rainforest providing safe jobs to artisans.
- Pendant drop: 1.25" long (including chain & heart). Necklace is pictured 16" long.
- Hardware is high quality, 14k gold plated.
100% of the profit from the sale of Sela Designs Jewelry is donated to charity.
Store leather jewelry flat or hanging in a dry place (avoid the bathroom). Allow all liquids to dry before wearing. Wipe leather clean with a damp microfiber cloth if needed.
TAGUA & FOREST SEED JEWELRY
Tagua & forest seeds are very durable, but not waterproof. Water can cause the beads to crack or warp. Do not submerse in water. Allow liquids to dry before putting on your tagua jewelry.
You can use beeswax to hand polish and buff tagua beads to a beautiful shine if you feel it is needed.
Brass will naturally oxidize and darken over time. To slow this process you can store your jewelry in a clear plastic bag with an anti tarnish strip. Avoid getting your jewelry wet & allow all liquids to dry before putting your jewelry on.
Polish brass with a jewelry polishing cloth, such as a Sunshine Cloth (available to purchase on Amazon.com).
STERLING SILVER AND 14K GOLD FILL JEWELRY
Store sterling silver in an air tight container with an anti tarnish strip. Avoid moisture, harsh chemicals and liquids on your jewelry. Clean with a soft cloth after wearing.
14k Gold Filled (GF) jewelry is hypoallergenic, non-tarnishing and can get wet. It’s perfect for those with sensitivities and can be worn for days. 14k GF jewelry is easy to care for and has 100x more real gold than plated metals. It is the best alternative to real gold.Polish sterling silver & 14k gold jewelry with a jewelry polishing cloth, such as a Sunshine Cloth (available to purchase on Amazon.com).
At Sela Designs, our giving model is much different than many other give-back brands. We are a non-profit organization that works to care for orphans, stop human trafficking and break the cycles of generational poverty through ethical job creation. We know this giving is big, bold and outrageous. Why? Because that's the way God gives to us.
Here are the organizations we are currently partnering with:
Mercy House Global
Mercy House exists to engage, empower and disciple women around the globe in Jesus' name. Engage those with resources to say yes to the plight of women in poverty. Empower women and teenage mothers around the world through partnerships and sustainable fair trade product development. Disciple women to be lifelong followers of Jesus Christ. You can learn more about Mercy House Global here.
International Justice MissionIJM is a global organization with a plan to eliminate the slave trade everywhere. They have rescued more than 45,000 people from slavery and other forms of violence. They work with local police and have assisted in the arrest of more than 3,500 slave owners and other criminals. IJM is working to put slave owners out of business for good. Read more about their work here.
Ebenezer Grace Children's Home
EGCH provides housing, food, education, spiritual encouragement and love for orphans and vulnerable children and establishes sustainable programs to assist poverty stricken families enabling them to become self sustainable. They purpose to raise children in a family environment, establishing sibling like relationships among the kids and "Mommas" as caretakers. You can learn more about EGCH here.
Ethical Job Creation
Many of the components, chains and hardware used in Sela Designs Jewelry is sourced ethically in Southeast Asia, providing living wage jobs for survivors of human trafficking.
We also partner with artisans in Kenya to provide living wage jobs in safe working conditions.
*Sela Designs is a division of Mercy In Deed, Inc., a 501(c)3 organization.