2014 March 8th

A jewel worth a thousand words

The communicative power of jewelry is nothing new, but artists and designers are constantly developing the social role of adornments. The radical possibilities of jewelry has a strong pull on anyone who want to make a statement and a different in society, both creators and wearers.


A clear example of wearable impact is THE WORLD collection by Kali Arulpragasam. In this series of necklaces statistics of oppression and injustice are visualized by different colored stones set in gold plated bronze.

Neckpiece “The world – female & male inequality in education and employment”

Rebel Nell  is a Detroit-based jewelry brand that make a difference in society by the way they manufacture their products. The founders Amy Peterson and Diana Russell started the company in 2013. As part of its mission, the company is dedicated to hiring disadvantaged women to help them move from a life of dependence to one of self-reliance, overcoming barriers to employment through the fruits of their own labor. The duo teach the women how to create earrings, necklaces, rings and cufflinks. “We want to provide them resources to eventually start their own businesses.”


Rebel Nell cufflinks

Cufflinks – sterling silver & graffiti ,The Alley Project, Detroit, MI.


In Sweden we have the jewelry brand  Johanna N that just recently launched a new series of jewelry in support of the FATTA-campaign. FATTA is solution oriented campaign striving to change the view on sex, rape, assault and legislation. The larger pin is only 350 SEK and all profit is donated to FATTA. Make a difference!


FATTA pin www.fatta.nu

FATTA pin and necklace in brass