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Les Amis jewelry launches

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Dallas is ground zero for margaritas, ponytail poufs, and The Bachelor castings.

With Les Amis, we can add ethnic jewelry to the list.

Ami Doshi and Amisha Patel founded the online venture that sells statement necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings from around the globe. With family still in India and childhoods spent in Singapore and Kenya, respectively, their international ties inspired them to amass the artisan goods rich in vibrant stones, bold fabrics, and chunky beads.

Shop the site by style, country, price, or designer. Locally based Gaia — a company that pays refugee women in town a fair wage to produce jewelry and home accents from repurposed textiles — is one of four featured U.S. vendors.

Les Amis looks for socially responsible labels and donates 10 percent of proceeds to the Global Fund for Children, which supports community organizations helping vulnerable youth throughout the world.

In other words, it’s in touch with reality.

Available at shoplesamis.com, $40 and up.

Photo: Courtesy of Les Amis