Daya
Daya
Daya

Daya

Regular price $ 85.00 $ 85.00 Sale

Laura Elizabeth's brother lived in Varanasi, India and his friends there nicknamed him, Daya, which translates to "compassionate one." Drew, my brother is a very gentle soul.  He embodies tranquility and authenticity.  I named this necklace after him, because he inspires me.  Drew translated the words, "love" and "freedom" into Sanskrit (the oldest language).  

The length is approximately 16 inches long with 2 inch extenders.  The circular disc is cast in 100% recycled brass and silver or gold plated.  The chain and the rest of the findings are either sterling silver or gold-filled.


Laura Elizabeth Jewelry versus Jewelry Made in China



Is it healthy?

No toxins
Pure metal - 100% brass = copper and zinc only.
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Toxic metals
Nickel and (high levels) of lead


Is it ethical?

Ethically Made
Healthy environment for workers, fair wages, reasonable hours, and no toxic fumes.
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Sweatshops
Potentially dangerous working conditions, harmful fumes from chemicals, unethical treatment of workers.


Where is it manufactured?

MADE in America
From start to finish (some pieces cast in India by fair trade manufacturer)
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Unknown Origin
Pieces are potentially assembled in the US but manufactured overseas


How is it manufactured?

Handmade
Made in small batches at a female owned studio in downtown LA.
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Mass Produced


Where is your money going?

Supporting the local economy
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Supporting China's ethics


Is it durable?

Created to live in
Sweat, swim or shower in LEJ. No tarnishing, breaking or discoloration. LEJ was created to live in.
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Not made for real life
Not created to withstand wear and tear, prone to discoloration and tarnishing.


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