For years, we’ve been covering the beautiful work of Peggy Li. I mean, we’re talking years and years. I just adore her affordable jewelry, which always makes its way onto the arms of the rich, famous, and highly televised. I mean, who wouldn’t take a second look at the earrings Audra McDonald sports in Private Practice, right?

So when Peggy wrote to me about a new collection — with 100% of the proceeds going to fight AAPI hate — I was so excited to help her get the word out.

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As an Asian-American designer herself, Peggy explained that she couldn’t stand by as she read report after report about the horrific increases in hate crimes against Asian-American and Pacific Islanders in the US. So she she was inspired to design two necklaces, with 100% of the profits going to incredible fundraising efforts.


Peggy Li's sterling Year of the Ox necklace is raising money to help combat AAPI racism and hate crimes

Her Year of the Ox Necklace not only honors what we hope will be a fantastic year (rooting for you 202!) but donates 100% to a trusted GoFundMe campaign for #StopAsianHate from the Support AAPI Community Funds.

I think this would be such a fantastic new mom gift for anyone welcoming a new Ox baby this year — or even a unique keepsake for the baby. Hey, Mother’s Day is coming up right?


Peggy Li's sterling fortune cookie necklace, with 100% of profits supporting hard-hit Chinatown businesses

I also love her dainty sterling Fortune Cookie Necklace, especially because of how personal it is to her; she designed it to raise money for Save Our Chinatowns, a grassroots effort to provide direct contributions to artists and hard-hit restaurants in the Chinatown neighborhoods of Oakland and San Francisco, where Peggy’s own parents found comfort and support as new immigrants.

I mean, we could all use a fortune cookie necklace to bring us a little extra luck this year. But the AAPI communities can use more than that right now, and this is a lovely way to show solidarity.

San Francisco Jewelry designer Peggi LiPeggy in her studio.Photo: Emily Kim

Check out the entire Giving Back collection of jewelry from Peggy Li, that supports some outstanding causes.