Fashion designer Francisco Costa and jeweler Fred Leighton have linked with storied public sale home Phillips on a particular necklace design to learn an indigenous individuals in Brazil.
The lengthy assertion necklace was designed by Costa and created by Fred Leighton jewelers. It is comprised of breu tree resin and acai seeds sourced within the Amazon, mixed with extra conventional high-quality jewellery supplies like vintage minimize diamonds, yellow diamond briolettes, vintage gold chains and quartz crystal.
“The breu resin stones used in this necklace were harvested sustainably from the heart of the Amazon and wrapped in medicinal leaves, contrasting with the raw, upcycled diamonds and gold architectural elements of the necklace. I am so proud to have designed this unique piece with both skillful craftsmanship and the natural essence of the Brazilian Amazon,” mentioned Costa, the previous artistic director of Calvin Klein who launched his personal sustainable wellness model Costa Brazil in 2018, mentioned of the necklace’s natural design. Costa himself was born and raised in Guarani, Brazil, — an vital stronghold for indigenous individuals within the nation.
“It’s wonderful to be in the presence of kindness, with everyone that has come together to create this magical piece of jewelry. From the women of the Yawanawa tribe who are at the essence of this project, to Rebecca Selva at Fred Leighton who helped sublime my design with the finest old-mine diamonds, and the team at Phillips who believed in our mission, the community that has been created around the project is truly inspiring,” he added.
The necklace will likely be auctioned as a part of Phillips’ bigger on-line jewellery sale that may culminate on June 25 and is estimated to fetch between $20,000 and $40,000. Proceeds will likely be donated to Conservation International — a non-profit that brings consciousness and assets to indigenous communities in Brazil, lots of which have been particularly hard-hit in the course of the COVID-19 disaster. Brazil is believed to have among the many highest pandemic demise tolls worldwide and is at present seeing a surge in instances amid delayed vaccine rollouts.
Greg Kwiat, chief government officer for Fred Leighton added: “The indigenous communities of the Brazilian Amazon are the guardians of the rainforest’s vital ecosystems and biodiversity on which we all depend. We are proud to support them through Conservation International and to help them recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. It is our honor to collaborate with Francisco Costa, and we invite you to join us on June 25 for the Phillips auction of this extraordinary necklace.”