OUR BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY
Silver Peace™ brand jewelry is made from
natural semi-precious gemstones and genuine sterling silver -
it is beautiful, affordable, worldly and has a conscience. Yes,
you read it correctly! And yes, we are different. Silver Peace
manufacturers and suppliers, as well as retailers that display
the Silver Peace brand, all work with the ethics of a socially
responsible business. Let’s
face it, we live in a global economy and there is a growing disconnect
between producers and consumers. In this paradigm you may never
know for certain where your products are made or what is in it,
not to mention how the workers who made it are treated.
We want you to know about every aspect of our products.
All the jewelry in this line is crafted with a goal of quality,
made without exploiting children or laborers. Additionally,
every Silver Peace retailer commits to donating a portion of
their sales to one of our approved charities.
OUR ARTISAN PARTNERS
Silver Peace jewelry is made by a handful of trusted artisan
partners in Nepal, India, and Poland. We have been working with
these partners for an average of about 6 years, some for 14 years.
The artists that make the jewelry are not day laborers – they
are skilled crafts-people and are treated as a valuable resource.
In Nepal and Poland, the artists work from the comfort of their
own homes – a ‘cottage industry’ of sorts. They
are supplied all the raw materials for their craft and work at
their own pace. They are paid a fair market wage within the local
context. In India the jewelry is made in a central workshop in
Jaipur. In all locations artists take time off for their cultural
festivals and are treated well – this is something we insist
Are the workers’ lives perfect? Absolutely not. Many of
the workers, especially those with families, barely get by. Even
with a decent job some cannot send their children to school.
A dilemma. Do we pay them more and become less competitive in
our market, and in turn decrease the demand for skilled artisans?
Or do we ignore the issue and go about our business, fooling our customers
along the way? Neither. We trade fairly and honestly and do what
we can do improve the lives of everyone we partner with.
Founded by a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer from Nepal with
an MBA, Silver Peace understands the concept of self-help as
well as what it takes to establish and maintain a successful
Silver Peace supports a number of charitable organizations and
also matches donations from our retailers*. Each Silver Peace retailer
commits a certain % of jewelry sale proceeds (of only Silver Peace
products) to one of our funds listed below, or a local pre-approved
charity of their choice. In addition, customers can make supplemental
donations to any of these charities through the retailer selling
Silver Peace jewelry.
HOST A SILVER PEACE PARTY!
you love this jewelry and you have ever dreamed of having your
own business, here is your chance. Have fun, make some extra
money and make a difference! Retailers sell our jewelry at stores,
craft shows, fundraisers, to co-workers and friends and at home-parties.
Unlike other home party companies, you keep ALL your profit!*
Most states require a sales tax certificate, which is easy to
obtain. Then, BOOM! You are in business!
* Re-sellers are responsible for following their state’s
regulations regarding sales tax collection. Silver Peace is a
wholesaler and does not conduct any retail business in any state.
LIFETIME QUALITY GUARANTEE
Being nice alone doesn’t get you by in business! That
is why Silver Peace unconditionally stands behind every piece
of jewelry we supply. If at any time during the life of your
jewelry the silver fails, or a stone falls out, return it to
your retailer for an equivalent exchange.*
*Allow 7-14 days for
exchanged merchandise to arrive. Silver Peace has discretion
to send piece of comparable value and reserves right to deny
claim if fraud or malice is suspected.