Callia Jewelry’s Aja Convertible Y Necklace and Wrap Bracelet features hand-carved seashell sequins and a hand-cast recycled brass « Rising Sun » charm. Its lobster clasp closure can attach to 4 built-in jump rings. It wears as a wrap bracelet or regular necklace (58cm, 23in). It also wears as a Y necklace with 3 different lengths (drop 9, 16 or 23cm; 3.5, 6.3 or 9in). Callia’s clever y cord adjusts to 4 different lengths to compliment any body type or neckline. In addition, it wears as a wrap bracelet! Get inspired, watch our « How to Wear It » video below.
The Aja convertible y necklace and bracelet takes its name from Yoruba mythology in Nigeria. Aja is the goddess of the forest. Callia is an ethical jewelry brand that applies fair trade principals to empower low-income women in the Ivory Coast, West Africa. Callia Jewelry trains rural women’s associations to produce and supply organic beads. It then trains urban women artisans to design and craft these beads into high-end, handmade beaded jewelry. These women also participate in technical training on production and design, to develop their professional skills. Callia’s jewelry is empowering a new generation of African women artisans to drive social and economic change. Each piece of Callia Jewelry that you buy generates income that enables Callia’s women suppliers and artisans to support their families.