We've been asked many times to help customers find fairly traded jewelry for both bride and bridesmaids. We are happy to have found this gorgeous freshwater pearl necklace and it's matching bracelet, the Elizabeth Bracelet. The necklace mixes 54 pearls and 26 crystal beads which are strung and tied together with extra strength white cord, for a perfect, understated wedding look. This piece is handmade by women artisans working with The Starfish Project in Asia. These women are using the art of jewelry making to leave the escort and sex industries. Your purchase of this necklace gives young women with few options the opportunity to make a living in a way that brings respect and independence. The length adjusts from 17" to 20" with a silver tone lobster claw clasp.