Counting Beads Necklace

These strands of hematite and agate beads are stylish statements you can count on - literally.

$52.00 $ 29.99

Vital (De)sign

Modeled after counting beads that health workers use to take toddlers' vitals in remote parts of the world, these strands of hematite and agate are stylish statements with a purpose. In remote communities, International Rescue Committee (IRC)-trained health workers use counting beads to diagnose pneumonia, the leading cause of death in children under five. As a timer counts 60 seconds, the health worker counts one bead per breath. If more than 49 beads are counted, the child is breathing too fast—a red flag for pneumonia. The eye-catching beads can be worn as a wrap bracelet or necklace, and 25% of profits from their sale goes to the IRC to further their vital work around the world. Handmade in New York.


Made in New York

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
hematite, agate, gold, silver or gunmetal-plated ring chain
20" L; 2" L adjustable clasp
Do not use a polishing cloth or other cleaning agents. Always remove your jewelry before any contact with water.
Store your jewelry in a cool, dry place. For additional protection, wrap in a soft cloth to protect against scratching.
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