Second to oil, the clothing and textile industry is the largest polluter in the world. Suzanna Dai produces in small quantities. We only purchase the materials needed, and we produce our pieces as they are ordered. The result is less waste and a product you can feel good about wearing.
India is the epicenter of couture embroidery and beadwork. Most European haute couture design houses have the intricate embellishment work for their garments completed in Mumbai. Each piece of Suzanna Dai Jewelry is painstakingly created by hand at a Mumbai embroidery house that's been in existence for almost a century. We aim to preserve traditional forms of couture embroidery and bead work, which is why we pay a premium to have some of the most talented artisians in India producing our collection. Each artisian, many of whom have been employed at the embroidery house for years, is paid a fair wage, works in a safe and comfortable environment, and is given overtime pay.
Most Suzanna Dai styles are beaded on a fabric base and are backed in leather, eliminating the need for heavy metal castings found in most jewelry. This makes the pieces exceptionally lightweight and easy to wear. The collection features a mélange of elements traditionally used to embellish garments, such as metallic threads, 3-cut beads, silk cording, paillette sequins, raffia, and feathers, all of which contribute to the lightness of the designs.
At Suzanna Dai, all of our earrings use American-made hypoallergenic sterling silver posts and oversized ear nuts that provide added stability. Because of the way our jewelry is constructed, beads are securely attached and rarely fall off. Only A-grade cut beads, sequins, semi-precious stones, rhinestones, and leather are used. Once we receive a shipment from India, we quality check everything in detail to make sure it is perfect before leaving our studio. We understand how valuable these uniquely handmade pieces are, and we want our customers to enjoy them forever. Click here to find out about our repair policy.
The majority of Suzanna Dai designs are customized in that they are made-to-order, but we offer two ways to further personalize a piece and make it uniquely your own:
Tailored Design allows you to change the colors of any of the styles currently available on our website.
Couture Design allows you to fully customize an original piece of jewelry that will be just for you.