Charity Necklace to Support Artisans in Bethlehem

As a jeweller, I strive to find ways to create collections with consideration for the impact and the livelihoods of the artisans we work with. At Pippa Small, this has been our mission since day one. 


For over thirty years, we have worked in areas impacted by conflict, Afghanistan, the Levant, Myanmar, and Colombia. During moments of particular unrest, providing steady employment to artisans on the ground has been one of the most effective ways for us to help.  For example, after the fall of Kabul in 2021, we launched a fundraising project giving 100% of profits from the sale of our Zindagi Necklace to our artisans in Afghanistan. The continued outpouring of support from the Pippa Small community has impacted the livelihoods of more than 100 artisans in Kabul to date. 


A year and a half ago, I travelled to Bethlehem to embark on a new project. There, I had the pleasure of meeting the artisans of the workshop 'Golden Zaytouna’ through Turquoise Mountain Levant, a registered charity founded by King Charles that aims to empower and create sustainable livelihoods through its work with artisans worldwide. Sitting in their Ottoman period workshop, we began designing our first collection. We felt the theme of the olive leaf ––an ancient symbol of peace, wisdom and a source of life and livelihood for so many in the region––was a fitting place to begin. 

Together, we created a silver olive branch necklace using traditional techniques.


I have been deeply saddened by the horrific events that have taken place in Israel and Palestine beginning on October 7th. It’s more necessary than ever to continue our work in the region. 


We are launching our silver olive branch necklace, the sales of which will directly support the artisans who handcrafted the piece. 100% of profits will also support the charity World Central Kitchen led by chef José Andrés which fed Israelis after Oct 7th and is providing urgent meals to those who are starving in Gaza.


“a nourishing meal in a time of crisis is so much more than a plate of food—it's hope, it's dignity, and it's a sign that someone cares” - World Central Kitchen