Friday, April 15, 2011

New Eco-Friendly Jewelry Coming Soon: Mukwano Earrings

Awava has new eco-friendly jewelry making its US debut in D.C. this Sunday and will soon be available on our website!

Made from 100% recycled sterling silver and adorned with various stones, our Mukwano Earrings are sure to be a hit! In fact people in Kampala have been eating them up since International Women's Day!

Mukwano is the Luganda word for friend. We chose this name because Awava had many friends lend a hand in the evolution of these amazing new gems. Kylie Grater of Early Jewelry worked with founder Kate von Achen over the holiday season on jewelry design and technique, and even helped her figure out what to buy to get this new program started. The various stones used on the Mukwano earrings were given to Kate by Glenna Gordon two years ago before leaving Uganda. Glenna actually also gave Awava its name!

Since the various gem stones we have for the Mukwano earrings are hard to find in Uganda, the earrings will all be limited edition. And since so many friends lent a helping hand in this jewelry revolution we are now embarking on, we have decided to give "sub-names" to differentiate between the stones using names of Awava's friends.

Please stay tunned to the website for these items to be available, but in the meantime, here's a sneak preview!









More stones and friends coming soon...

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