This time of the year, that glistening near your ear might be remnants of tinsel, or it might be a pair of sterling silver filigree teardrop earrings like these by Sandpiper Imports. Begun by friends Sara Davis and Erika Herrera whose travels lead them to Bali, Indonesia where they fell in love with the local culture, design and artisan jewelry, now they work with the artisans there on their jewelry line.
But also in the spirit of the season, it should be noted that Sandpiper Imports is also a model for social responsibility through promotion of fair trade principles. The owners’ primary goal is to establish long-term relationships with the artisans in support of Balinese culture and to create economic sustainability. In addition, these animal loving, fans of Bali also support two charitable organizations in Bali, The Bali Animal Welfare Association (bawabali.com) and the Bali Adoption and Rehabilitation Center (balidogrefuge.com).
Suggested retail: $58