Aya Necklace

Looking to liven up your little black dress? Then this bold statement piece is for you. Featuring multi-color beads and a glimmer of gold, take on the world with this necklace completing your look.

Certified Fair Trade by the Fair Trade Federation & handcrafted by an Iraqi artisan seeking to build a better life for her or his family.

The necklace measures 18" (46 cm) and features dyed bamboo coral beads, dyed lapis lazuli beads, glass seed beads, and gold-plated beads.


Fatima was born in Bashiqa, a village in the Ninewa Plains. She was forced to marry her cousin when she was just 17. After her husband died in a car accident, family custom dictated that she marry his brother. Her family refused to let her complete college studies because she had three children. She joined Prosperity Catalyst to learn a new skill and loves how much confidence it has given her.

"Work has shown me the blessings I have. I have so much confidence and am so happy. My husband is proud of me and even offers to watch the children so I can go to work. My partner loves, respects, and supports me in this project, which has helped me grow." - Fatima Abbas

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