Living in a Rainbow (Jewelry) Land

The month of June—Pride Month—just came to a close, leaving in its wake a trail of rainbow color that seeks to unify all who see it.

The rainbow has become a symbol of the LGBTQ community, but it wasn’t always that way. It started when Harvey Milk encouraged Army draftee–turned–artist Gilbert Baker to design a symbol of pride for the gay community. What eventually became the rainbow flag we see today was designed to inspire, with each of its original eight colors—hot pink, red, orange, yellow, green, turquoise, indigo, and violet—holding a deeper meaning. I found this story from San Francisco Travel to be really interesting and encourage a read to find out the history of the flag and get more details on its development.

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The colors of the rainbow aren’t solely reserved for the flag, as they also represent happiness and positivity, a universally beautiful sight. (Remember the dude who lost his mind at the double rainbow? Only a sight like that could cause such sheer joy.) We’ve been featuring a ton of rainbow jewelry on JCK for the last couple of months, much of it stemming from our finds from JCK Las Vegas. Multicolor jewels are having a major moment, and it is coincidental—and fortunate—to see so many exemplify the spirit of Pride while also encouraging many to select a new treasure for their jewelry box.

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🌈🌈 Prepping for LA Pride 🌈🌈

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With these Instagram posts, we were treated to a good look at the vast array of rainbow jewels and how an individual designer’s perspective can really put a different spin on a familiar concept. Keep the wonderful colors coming.

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