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Our Ling Heart Pendant highlights the beauty of restoration. The classic shape and interesting visual depth created by the cutouts make the Ling Heart Pendant perfect worn alone or layered with a statement piece.


Mae's Story behind the product: 
"As a child, I remember standing outside the gate of the school crying because I longed to learn like my brothers. My parents forbade me from going to school because they thought it was a waste of time and money for girls to be educated.  With no education and no options in my poor village, I was exploited into a brothel where I stayed until I met a Starfish Project Outreach Team. I remember the day they offered me a job making jewelry. I asked if my daughter could come too. She was working in the same brothel with me. Together, we had the opportunity to take the brave steps toward freedom.


"Now, my dream to study has actually come true! I never thought I would have the chance, especially at my age. Since joining Starfish Project, I have learned how to read and write through classes they provide.  Currently, I am studying English and computers. I am also responsible for making the prototypes and samples for all of our jewelry.  At Starfish Project, my daughter and I have been completely transformed. Today, my daughter is running her own business and providing for her family, while I am continuing to develop my career at Starfish Project. I play an important role in helping new women by training them in making jewelry designs."


This piece is equal to 1 month of life skills training at Starfish Project.

Ling Silver Heart Necklace

    • Materials: stainless steel necklace
    • Hypoallergenic; lead and cadmium free with nickel content less than 100 ppm.
    • Size: 16-18 inches
  • Handmade in China by sex trafficking survivors for Starfish Project

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