Callia Jewelry’s Nzinga Pendant features an extra large blue druzy agate slice with electroplated gold-finish edge. It hangs on a hand-carved seashell sequin woven cord. The Nzinga Pendant takes its name from the 17th century Central African Warrior Queen. She was a clever and fearless woman who fought for her country’s freedom. 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.