responsibly handmade by artisans in India
drawing inspiration from the feminine form and the evolving maternal shape of the expected mama-to-be, bon bola was designed by mama Sez from her home near Byron Bay. Mindfully designed with sustainability & quality to guide the design and creation, bon bola is to be worn as a statement, heirloom piece of jewellery for the modern mama-to-be.
Sez collaborated with a jewellery designer/ & mama in India for their shared values on quality, sustainability and connection and mutual appreciation for the tradition of the 'bola' necklaces having both worn one themselves while pregnant.
The jewellery designer works closely with Karigars (Hindu word for craftsmen) in their workshops in Jaipur, India a city well known for its jewellery craft and use of recycled metals. bon bola is handmade by 3 karigars (who have signed each bon bola) in small batches using these skilled silversmiths. Using sterling silver for the necklace, for the metals robust and sturdy nature, ensures it can be handed down to future generations of mamas. bon bola's pendant uses 100% recycled sterling silver. The chain is also made from sterling silver & we are working with our suppliers in India for future batches to be made entirely from recycled sterling silver.
The chime in pendant, is supplied to our jewellery designer in India, direct from Indonesia - so the sound is similar to what the ancient Indonesian pregnant mamas would have heard when they wore them centuries ago.
The elegant, curved snake chain that slinks over the mama's neckline and blossoming belly is designed to be alluring in simplicity & beautiful alongside the boldly, elegant statement pendant.
Femininely formed, functionally worn to nurture your buba with calmness & connection.
Our handmade necklaces are sent to us in small batches direct from the artisans in India who have signed a tag to stamp their craftsmanship & quality. From our home in Jindabyne, we will pack each necklace by hand using minimal & sustainable packaging which are also a beautiful keepsake. Each necklace is delivered to our bon bola customers with a handwritten note. Every stage of the design journey to creation to delivery is guided by our brand ethos found here on our website.