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OUR VISION
We believe it's the little things that matter the most.
We believe every woman is a gem.
Most of all, we believe in love!

Because love creates miracles. It can change the world to make it a better place for everyone to live in.

OUR MISSION
TDN Creations creates sustainable jewelry pieces inspired by love. They are little tokens given to you to make you feel and look wonderful inside and out so you too can positively change your world!

Each order supports opportunities for female entrepreneurs around the world. Together, we can make a better world, a small step at a time.

OUR STORY
It was just after the Vietnam War
We were living in the country and my mom was selling water and juice on the side of the road. My brother was cutting coconuts off the trees and I was bringing them to our mom. I was 2 years old.

A couple of years later, life was getting harder. It was time for us to flee the country. Thanks to my grandfather who paid our transit fees, we were able to board a small boat and headed towards an unknown destination. After 6 days at sea, we finally reached the shore of Malaysia.

My mom was very resourceful and she was able to find a job at the refugee camp, which made our life a little better. But kids were dying every single day, so when the French government opened the doors to bring more refugees to France, my mom did not hesitate to put our names on the list, hoping for the best.

A new beginning
Our first months in France were the best and the hardest at the same time: we had a small flat to live in, food on our table, a small community who helped us settle in our new country, and my brother and I could go to school. But they were also the hardest because we didn’t speak the language, everything was so different, and my mom had to find a job and think about our future, when we would be on our own, after we had to move out of our temporary apartment. During the first 3-4 years, we changed places at least once a year, following our mom as she found work as a cleaner or a waitress.

I couldn’t remember the day when she decided to go back to school to become a nurse, but that decision changed our lives… again. After her graduation, she quickly found a job in a medical sanatorium and stayed there until she retired. We finally could afford a stable life and start giving back to the community.

Giving back
During all that time, my mom never forgot where she came from and the people who have helped us. She created and ran for more than 15 years an organization called “Les Enfants du Vietnam” that had 2 missions: help people in Vietnam get a better life and keep the Vietnamese culture alive in France for the younger generation.

Her life and journey has taught me so much about persistence, determination and courage. Volunteering in her organization for many years has showed me that little actions could make a difference in the lives of many people.

Everything came together when I heard about Kiva for the first time in December 2016. From their website: “Kiva is an international nonprofit, founded in 2005 and based in San Francisco, with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. We celebrate and support people looking to create a better future for themselves, their families and their communities.”

The second I read that statement I knew that I wanted to be part of it. I thought about my mom and everything she could have accomplished if Kiva had been around for her.

TDN Creations is a proud supporter of Kiva. For every order, we add US$1.00 to our Kiva account to create opportunities for female entrepreneurs around the world. Thank you for your support.

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Unique solid gold love knot engagement ring set with 2mm canadian diamond
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Unique solid gold love knot engagement ring set with 2mm canadian diamond

Unique engagement ring, 14k solid gold love knot ring set with a 2mm Canadian diamond Product URL: http://www.tdncreations.com/rings/77-unique-solid-gold-love-knot-engagement-ring-set-with-a-2mm-canadian-diamond.html

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Solid gold climbing knot ring, tied and dressed double figure 8 knot
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Solid gold climbing knot ring, tied and dressed double figure 8 knot

If you are looking for a nice alternative to the classic diamond engagement ring, This solid gold climbing knot ring is the perfect ring for you! Product URL: http://www.tdncreations.com/shop/66-solid-gold-climbing-knot-ring-tied-and-dressed-double-figure-8-knot.html

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Large sterling silver mobius ring, hand stamped with personalized message
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Large sterling silver mobius ring, hand stamped with personalized message

The Mobius strip or band is a surface with only one side and only one boundary component. It symbolizes unity and oneness and is perfect as a gift for couples. Product URL: http://www.tdncreations.com/rings/95-large-sterling-silver-mobius-ring-hand-stamped-with-personalized-message.html

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Sterling silver swirl spiral ring
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Sterling silver swirl spiral ring

This amazing sterling silver swirl ring has been hand forged from a 2mm round wire and keeps a nice organic feel to it. Product URL: http://www.tdncreations.com/rings/98-sterling-silver-swirl-spiral-ring.html

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Solid gold open circle karma ring
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Solid gold open circle karma ring

This solid gold karma ring features a simple open circle representing the circle of life. Product URL: http://www.tdncreations.com/rings/79-solid-gold-open-circle-karma-ring.html

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Small double strand nautical knot gold engagement ring
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Small double strand nautical knot gold engagement ring

This nautical knot engagement ring is a great alternative to the classic diamond engagement ring! Product URL: http://www.tdncreations.com/rings/81-small-double-strand-nautical-knot-gold-engagement-ring.html

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Solid gold heart knot promise ring
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Solid gold heart knot promise ring

This sweet solid gold heart knot ring will remind you of the love in your life. Product URL: http://www.tdncreations.com/rings/58-solid-gold-heart-knot-promise-ring.html

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Unique engagement ring – sterling silver and weaved gold ring with akoya pearl
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Unique engagement ring – sterling silver and weaved gold ring with akoya pearl

This unique engagement ring is entirely hand fabricated. The gold part is woven by hand and soldered to the outer silver part. The beautiful akoya pearl lies on a domed cup that protects its base. Product URL: http://www.tdncreations.com/rings/80-unique-engagement-ring-sterling-silver-and-weaved-gold-ring-with-akoya-pearl.html

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Forever brilliant moissanite double knot engagement ring
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Forever brilliant moissanite double knot engagement ring

This beautiful Forever Brilliant Moissanite double knot engagement ring will make any woman feel like a princess! Product URL: http://www.tdncreations.com/shop/181-forever-brilliant-moissanite-double-knot-engagement-ring.html

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Solid gold love knot commitment,  thick gauge
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Solid gold love knot commitment, thick gauge

This sweet solid gold love knot ring will remind you of the love in your life. Product URL: http://www.tdncreations.com/rings/60-solid-gold-love-knot-commitment-thick-gauge.html

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Solid gold heart knot promise ring, thick gauge
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Solid gold heart knot promise ring, thick gauge

This beautiful heart shaped knot ring will remind you of the love in your life. Product URL: http://www.tdncreations.com/rings/85-solid-gold-heart-knot-promise-ring-thick-gauge.html

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Small solid gold forget-me-knot ring
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Small solid gold forget-me-knot ring

This solid gold forget-me-knot ring is a perfect gift for her: sweet and meaningful! Product URL: http://www.tdncreations.com/rings/86-small-solid-gold-forget-me-knot-ring.html

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Unique engagement ring, double love knot gold wedding ring
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Unique engagement ring, double love knot gold wedding ring

This solid gold double love knot ring is very unique. The double love knot is a beautiful symbol of love! Product URL: http://www.tdncreations.com/shop/183-double-love-knot-gold-engagement-ring-thick-gauge.html

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Skinny hammered stack ring
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Skinny hammered stack ring

Wear this hammered stack ring alone or stack many together for a bold and beautiful sparkling effect. Product URL: http://www.tdncreations.com/rings/101-skinny-hammered-stack-ring.html

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Sterling silver wrapped rosette ring
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Sterling silver wrapped rosette ring

Roses have always been a special romantic messenger for love. This adorable sterling silver ring features a little rosette and is so sweet, you can wear it every day! Product URL: http://www.tdncreations.com/rings/96-sterling-silver-wrapped-rosette-ring.html

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Solid gold nautical knot, love knot ring, unique engagement ring
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Solid gold nautical knot, love knot ring, unique engagement ring

This adorable nautical knot ring is a great alternative to the classic diamond engagement ring! Product URL: http://www.tdncreations.com/rings/185-solid-gold-nautical-knot-love-knot-ring-unique-engagement-ring.html

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Sterling silver stack ring with a fern leaf texture
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Sterling silver stack ring with a fern leaf texture

Wear this fern leaf ring alone or stack many together for a bold and beautiful sparkling effect. Product URL: http://www.tdncreations.com/rings/68-sterling-silver-stack-ring-with-a-fern-leaf-texture.html

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Sterling silver open square ring
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Sterling silver open square ring

This sterling silver square ring is the perfect ring for those who love geometry and crisp lines. This ring is lightweight and very comfortable to wear every day. Product URL: http://www.tdncreations.com/rings/88-sterling-silver-open-square-ring.html

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Personalized sterling silver stackable feather ring
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Personalized sterling silver stackable feather ring

This small starling silver stack feather ring is so adorable and can now be personalized with your personal message. Product URL: http://www.tdncreations.com/rings/102-personalized-sterling-silver-stackable-feather-ring.html

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Solid gold smooth skinny stack ring
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Solid gold smooth skinny stack ring

Wear this smooth skinny ring alone or stack many together for a bold and beautiful sparkling effect. Product URL: http://www.tdncreations.com/rings/84-solid-gold-smooth-skinny-stack-ring.html

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Personalized double love knot engagement ring, 14K solid gold and silver ring
By October 27, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Personalized double love knot engagement ring, 14K solid gold and silver ring

This double love knot ring is a beautiful symbol of love! And the contrast between yellow gold and sterling silver is just so beautiful. Product URL: http://www.tdncreations.com/rings/188-personalized-double-love-knot-engagement-ring-14k-solid-gold-and-silver-ring.html

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Emerald and gold alternative engagement ring, climbing knot ring, tied and dressed double figure 8 knot
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Emerald and gold alternative engagement ring, climbing knot ring, tied and dressed double figure 8 knot

If you are looking for a nice alternative to the classic diamond engagement ring, here’s the perfect ring for you! Product URL: http://www.tdncreations.com/shop/190-solid-gold-climbing-knot-ring-tied-and-dressed-double-figure-8-knot.html

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Solid Gold Infinity Ribbon knot ring
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Solid Gold Infinity Ribbon knot ring

This double love knot ring is a beautiful symbol of love! And the contrast between yellow gold and sterling silver is just so beautiful. Product URL: http://www.tdncreations.com/rings/189-solid-gold-infinity-ribbon-knot-ring.html

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Set of 2 sterling silver mobius rings hand stamped with your personalized message
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Set of 2 sterling silver mobius rings hand stamped with your personalized message

This set of 2 personalized sterling silver Mobius rings is a perfect gift for couples! Product URL: http://www.tdncreations.com/rings/173-set-of-2-sterling-silver-mobius-rings-hand-stamped-with-your-personalized-message.html

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Men’s sterling silver matte wedding band 8mm wide
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Men’s sterling silver matte wedding band 8mm wide

This silver ring band is thick and sturdy, comfortable and easy to wear everyday. Product URL: http://www.tdncreations.com/rings/192-men-s-sterling-silver-matte-wedding-band-8mm.html

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Double heart knot unique engagement gold ring
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Double heart knot unique engagement gold ring

This solid 14k gold double love knot ring is a great alternative to the conventional diamond engagement ring. Product URL: http://www.tdncreations.com/rings/182-double-heart-knot-unique-engagement-gold-ring.html

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Solid gold classic wedding band
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Solid gold classic wedding band

This classic gold wedding band is very comfortable to wear. Product URL: http://www.tdncreations.com/shop/179-solid-gold-classic-wedding-band.html

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