These earrings are named after Amma, a spiritual leader of India who is known for healing hugs. Though we can’t hug so many of our loved ones today, we can send them a symbolic hug. Made from apatite, brass beads and glass beads.
Founded in 2012 by Oakland native Laurel Gunnarson, The Didi Jewelry Project creates beautiful jewelry while helping women in India create beautiful lives for themselves. They work with women who are infected and affected by HIV/AIDS by teaching them jewelry making and then selling their products. The main goal of The Didi Jewelry Project is to provide these women with full time employment so that they are able to support themselves and their families and lead positive, confident lives.