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P.O. Box 672
Zionsville, IN
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469-515-1096

We specialize in unique handmade jewelry, created entirely from fruit and seeds found in the Amazon Rainforest by a small group of Colombian women artisans.  Our goal is to create an exotic, environmentally inspired look for you, while empowering these women artisans through sustainable work opportunities and added financial support, that goes beyond fair trade.

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IT'S INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY!!!

Carolina Locker

Today we are celebrating the face of the the real "Colombian Girl" behind the scenes, who makes every item, by hand!  She is the reason this jewelry exists, born out of socio-economic disadvantage as a means of survival.  But in the struggle, she has emerged beautiful, courageous, and ALIVE, and this jewelry echoes her story and inner beauty in a genuine and tangible manner. Indeed, it is the same struggle women all over the world endure, and yet emerge victorious, realizing dreams they never thought possible.  These women artisans, just like the jewelry they create, truly are fearfully and wonderfully made.  And we endeavor to help them in their plight, to reveal the incredible jewelry they produce to the rest of the world, allowing them to reap their due reward!  

Together we empower them!

 

 

Wharton Business School Furthers the Social Impact of Colombian Girl Jewelry

Carolina Locker

Four students from Wharton Business School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania partnered with Colombian Girl Jewelry in the spring of 2015 as part of "The Social Impact Consulting Group" (SIC) to further the mission of socially minded organizations.  From left to right, Emily Zhang, Teddy Guenin, Annie Wasserman, and Anderson Tien (project leader). 

Four students from Wharton Business School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania partnered with Colombian Girl Jewelry in the spring of 2015 as part of "The Social Impact Consulting Group" (SIC) to further the mission of socially minded organizations.  From left to right, Emily Zhang, Teddy Guenin, Annie Wasserman, and Anderson Tien (project leader). 

Colombian Girl Jewelry had the opportunity to partner with four of the brightest minds from The Wharton School earlier this year, in a collaborative effort to broaden Colombian Girl's social impact by revealing "jewelry made from fruit" to socially aware, eco-minded markets in the United States. 

The program, known as "The Social Impact Consulting Group" (SIC), is a non-profit group at the Wharton School, fully operated by undergraduate students who wieldcutting edge business knowledge to further the social mission of local organizations and businesses.  The students who choose to participate do so on a voluntary 100% pro-bono basis, representing the finest minds (and hearts) today's premiere business school has to offer!

The mission of SIC is two-fold:

1) To provide high-quality, high-impact, tangible, and sustainable deliverables to clients.

2) To offer undergraduate students at the University of Pennsylvania with real-world experiences in the field of non-profit consulting.

The  team who partnered with Colombian Girl Jewelry was made up of four uniquely experienced students representing a diverse spectrum of interdisciplinary academic majors, ranging from Finance and Management to International Studies and Engineering.  The four students were all seasoned professionals in the SIC program, having partnered with other socially minded organizations in the past, and all were especially drawn to Colombian Girl Jewelry for their unique jewelry product, handmade from fruit and seeds, and the social mission guiding the company's founders.

The SIC team shown above, pictured from left to right, was made up of:

Emily Zhang, a junior in the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology (M&T), a dual degree program between The Wharton School and the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Teddy Guenin, a senior, also in the M&T program.

Annie Wasserman, a sophomore in the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business, a dual degree program between The Wharton School and the School of Arts and Sciences.

Anderson Tien, project leader, a junior in the Life Science and Management (LSM) Program, a dual degree program between The Wharton School and the School of Arts and Sciences.

Over the course of a semester, the SIC team developed a two-pronged approach to refine Colombian Girl Jewelry's long-term e-commerce strategy, addressing both the needs and wants of the Colombian Girl Jewelry consumer while reaching new markets.  The culmination of the semester's work came in the form of a formal presentation delivered to company founders, providing key deliverables with practical applications that will enable Colombian Girl to become a leading e-commerce social enterprise in the forseeable future.

Colombian Girl Jewelry is proud and humbled to receive the expert attention of the SIC group, delivered in a professional and earnest manner, and extend sincerest gratitude to The Wharton School and their four SIC partners for their profound insights.   

To learn more about the SIC group and how they are helping other socially minded organizations click here.

Our Newest Storefront - Grand Opening Black Friday 2015

Carolina Locker

It's finally here, the grand opening of our newest storefront at the Tippecanoe Mall in Lafayette, Indiana ... just minutes from Purdue University.  And it's all happening just in time for Black Friday, with big BIG savings!  Originating in the Amazon Rainforest of Colombia, we're bringing "jewelry made from fruit" 100% handmade by Colombian women artisans to the Hoosier heartland of America.  Our orange peel jewelry collection smells like orange peel, and our coffee bean collection, just like coffee!  Look beautiful, and feel beautiful, knowing you are changing the lives of women half way across the globe, for the better ... one seed at a time!  Come and see our unique handmade collection of organic jewelry in person, now available at the Tippecanoe Mall!

Meet Our Newest Colombian Women Artisans!

Carolina Locker

Meet Janiris, Martha, Judy, and Nina, our newest Colombian women artisans!

Meet Janiris, Martha, Judy, and Nina, our newest Colombian women artisans!

It is with great honor that we introduce the newest members of our artisan team!  Meet Janiris, Judy, and Nina, three women living in Bogota, Colombia with a desire to step out of their comfort zone and master the craft of making handmade jewelry, entirely from fruit!  Lead by our lead artisan Martha (pictured in the blue necklace above), these talented artisans underwent months of hands-on instruction, perfecting our method of hand crocheted organic jewelry, spanning all items showcased in our store, across all 7 categories of fruit.  As the women progressed from larger fruit types and simple designs to our finer, more decadent line of cantaloupe seeds jewelry, they gained confidence and became illuminated by the daily challenge and end reward of their toil, literally reaping the "fruit" of their labor.  Through their endeavor, many of the women realized for the first time they can do something productive outside of the home, earn money, and provide for their family, all the while transforming fruit and seeds into wearable works of art.  The beauty inherent in our jewelry is plain to see, but our greater mission is to reveal the inner beauty of our Colombian women artisans and the lives they lead, as we share their story with the rest of the world. 

Colombian Girl Jewelry is devoted to creating economic opportunities for Colombian women artisans through sustainable work practices, and to empower them in their mission to bring "jewelry made from fruit" to women all across the globe, uniting women across cultural and geographic barriers.  Please help us to spread the word as we continue to support and empower more women like Janiris, Judy, and Nina.  YOUR PURCHASE MAKE A DIFFERENCE.