A variety of jewelry brands have created beautiful rainbow-colored designs in honor of Pride, the annual celebration of LGBTQ community and individuals.
Every June is Pride month, with parades, festivals, parties, and other activities in cities across the country—from Provincetown, Mass., to San Francisco. Pride started out as single-day events honoring the Stonewall uprising, which occurred in June 1969 in New York City and is considered a turning point for the LGBTQ rights movement. Over time it grew into a monthlong commemoration.
The rings, bracelets, and earrings in the gender-neutral Peace (Pace in Italian) collection are designed in many colors—though all the stones in any one piece match—to reflect “the bright, bold beauty and diversity of the LGBTQ+ community,” Gismondi says.
“Love, like these precious stones, has countless facets that shine and sparkle differently for everyone,” he says. “With Gismondi, I design for emotions. When giving, receiving, or wearing this collection, I want people to feel hopeful, with a connection to their inner peace and joy.”
He adds: “In this collection, the colors are all represented in the flag of unity. Even in difficult times that can divide us, I wanted the connection of these linear stones to represent a bold feeling of closeness and unity, sending a bright message of the importance of love and togetherness in all its forms.”
Another jewelry brand, Pyrrha, has created rainbow braided bracelets “with the LGBTQ+ community in mind,” says Wade Papin, company founder and designer. To celebrate Pride month, Pyrrha is donating $100 from each purchase to Brave Trails, an organization supporting LGBTQ+ youth.
“We believe wholeheartedly in Brave Trails’ enduring influence on LGBTQ+ youth leadership and connection,” Papin says. “We’re thrilled to partner with Brave Trails for Pride this year. As a jewelry brand, expressing support through wearable pieces resonates with us, and we hope that it fosters stronger connections and support for both Brave Trails and those who proudly wear these bracelets.”
Here are styles that Pyrrha and other brands, including Fossil and KIL N.Y.C., are offering for Pride 2023.
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