Jewelry Fit for International Women’s Day

5 pieces that celebrate women, family, and equality

Happy International Women’s Day! Originally called International Working Women’s Day, it’s celebrated March 8 every year to commemorate the women’s rights movement.

The United Nations began celebrating International Women’s Day in 1975, which the organization marked as the International Women’s Year. And in 1977, the U.N. General Assembly invited member states to proclaim March 8 as the U.N. Day for women’s rights and world peace, according to Wikipedia.

In homage to the pro-female day, we’ve corralled a few of our favorite equality-minded jewelry designs:

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Mom & Two Kids Necklace in gold and silver hammered wire by Freshie & Zero

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Kismet My Milka‘s dainty female symbol pull-through earring in hammered 14k yellow gold

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Knuckle Kiss female symbol brass earrings with choice of moonstone, garnet, or turquoise

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Artisans group Rajana teaches young Cambodian women how to shape recycled brass bomb casings (war in Cambodia littered the landscape with unexploded bombs) into these pins, sold through Ten Thousand Villages.

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Arkansas jewelry company Bangup Betty makes this adorable hammer-and-plaque necklace to “smash the patriarchy.”