Indiana State Shaped Necklace with a Cardinal from Anju
A fun, Indiana state-shaped, 2" charm, that features an etched cardinal, which is the Indiana state bird. State shape is "doubled" and the back separates from the front piece.
Handcrafted. On a 16" chain. Materials are a brass base with silver plating. Entire piece is nickel, cadmium and lead free.
Anju’s passion for jewelry and design started at a very early age. She was born in the beautiful and colorful state of Rajasthan in India, surrounded by a rich culture, natural beauty and a creative environment. In 1993 Anju and Gaurav Agarwal invested in their future and moved to America. While Gaurav spent his days working on his Ph.D, Anju began using her eclectic eye for beauty and flare, to make jewelry and sell it at local craft fairs. As her jewelry sales began to take off, Gaurav quit his job so he could focus all of his attention on helping Anju grow her jewelry business. On a trip back home Anju met a talented but struggling group of artisans that could not keep consistent work. It was then Anju decided to partner with this artisan group and move manufacturing back home to India where she knew she could provide these artisans with consistent work. We are happy to say that more than 12 years later we are still working with this very same artisan group + many more, and over the years their quality of life has improved significantly. Each piece of jewelry is hand-crafted by artisans and hand packed with care in our Atlanta, GA showroom. Anju’s exposure to different cultures has been a lasting source of inspiration which springs to life in her unique design concepts. Our mission at Anju is to create unique, hand-crafted products that blend traditional craftsmanship with modern trends. By partnering with artisan groups we are able to provide an economic opportunity for our artisans and their families in an environment that supports cultural heritage, creative expression, and fair trade practices.