Seattle-based fine jewelry retailer Ben Bridge Jeweler has debuted vividly colorful window displays for the summer season that promote inclusivity and diversity—in the industry and beyond.
The rainbow-hued window displays, which went up in approximately 30 Ben Bridge Jeweler stores this week, were designed to support the Black in Jewelry Coalition (BIJC), which formed in 2020 to support the advancement of BIPOC professionals within the gem, jewelry, and watch industries.
The windows’ centerpiece is a vibrant piece of original art created by local Seattle artist Aramis Hamer. The 24-by-36-inch art piece depicts a goddess wearing a pair of Ben Bridge Toscano Italian Gold earrings, a yellow gold chain, and a strand of pearls, and pulls inspiration from a Black Lives Matter mural Hamer contributed to that’s located in Seattle’s Capitol Hill area.
The artwork is surrounded by equally upbeat visuals, including art deco–style rainbows meant to honor Pride Month.
Hamer, in collaboration with Ben Bridge Jeweler, is offering limited-edition 12-by-18-inch prints of the painting on her website for $70 each, with 100% of profits benefiting BIJC. And at summer’s end, Ben Bridge will donate the original art piece “with the intent to further support BIJC,” according to a company statement.
Lisa Bridge, president and CEO of Ben Bridge Jeweler, said in the statement, “We’re celebrating both Love and Unity this summer. We’re honored to partner with the incredibly talented Aramis Hamer and are inspired by her artwork. It’s wonderful that our collaboration will also help raise awareness and funds to benefit the meaningful work of the Black in Jewelry Coalition.”
Hamer noted in the same statement, “I love vivid colors and am delighted to partner with Ben Bridge Jeweler to showcase the full rainbow spectrum of color that makes up humanity. The work Ben Bridge is doing to promote inclusivity and their partnership with the Black in Jewelry Coalition is inspiring to me. I’m honored to be a part of it.”
To purchase a limited-edition print of Hamer’s painting, visit the artist’s website here.
Top: Perspectives from the final window display featuring Hamer’s original work (all photos courtesy of Ben Bridge Jeweler)
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