At a sparkling Friday night event, jewelry designer Lauren Harwell Godfrey was celebrated for being selected as a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalist. Godfrey took this moment to unveil her newest Charity Heart pendant from her eponymous jewelry brand Harwell Godfrey, which supports Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in America. 18 karat gold and set with a sustainably and ethically sourced De Beers Code of Origin diamond at its center, the pendant features a hand-engraved design around the stone to suggest the reverberations of a gunshot.
“Gun safety is a critical issue in America and firearms are now the leading cause of death for children in this country,” says the designer. “As a mother and an American citizen, I feel compelled to do what I can to help fight the gun lobby and be a part of this important fight, and that’s why I created this special diamond pendant as the sixth initiative in my Charity Heart Series to support the work of Everytown for Gun Safety.”
Godfrey launched her Charity Heart series in 2020, donating 100% of proceeds to personally significant nonprofit organizations, including NAACP, Futures Without Violence, Human Rights Campaign, Every Mother Counts and World Central Kitchen. The first pendant, created in support of World Central Kitchen at the onset of COVID-19, was envisioned as a healing talisman. As Godfrey sketched the design, she realized that her signature triangle motif placed over the heart in repetition created what looks like a broken heart that has been put back together. Each heart has a bail that opens and can clip onto any of the brand’s signature Foundation chains. The bail has two bars creating an equal symbol as a sign of the unity we can achieve when we help each other.
The diamonds are sustainably and ethically sourced as part of the DeBeers Code of Origin program. De Beers Code of Origin diamonds have customized codes unique to each diamond that assures it is natural, conflict-free and was discovered by De Beers, upholding their deep commitment to social and environmental responsibility.
Previous Charity Hearts are owned and worn by luminaries including Vice President Kamala Harris, Cynthia Erivo and Hilary Swank. The newly unveiled Charity Heart is already owned by stars like Blake Lively and Julianne Moore and was admired by jewelry lover Debra Messing at Friday’s event. We may not have needed another reason to wear beautiful diamond jewelry, but knowing you are giving back in so many ways is certainly the cherry on top.
The pendant retails for $3,500 and will be available exclusively at harwellgodfrey.com.