In a heartwarming collaboration set to make a powerful statement, Greenwich St. Jewelers proudly partners with celebrated jeweler Lorraine West to launch her Nipple Collection just in time for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This exclusive collection, which debuts on September 23rd at G.St, features exquisite 14K gold jewelry pieces, including hoops, a bangle, and a ring, all handcrafted with precision and passion by Brooklyn-based artist Lorraine West.
West's inspiration for this unique collection lies in celebrating the strength and resilience of women. She stumbled upon the nipple design organically while hammering gold wire at her jeweler's bench, and it has since become a symbol of self-love and acceptance. She remarks, "The nipple shape correlates to women nurturing themselves and their dreams."
Jennifer Gandia, Co-owner of Greenwich St. Jewelers, also recognized the power of this design, noting that "Part of Lorraine's genius is taking powerful symbols and creating timeless silhouettes that feel both in your face and subversive." This collection is not just about jewelry; it's about empowerment and support.
What sets this collaboration apart is the philanthropic initiative. Greenwich St. Jewelers commits to donating 20% of the proceeds from the Nipple Collection to Living Beyond Breast Cancer, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing resources, empowerment, and connection to women affected by breast cancer, particularly those in marginalized communities.
Both Lorraine West and Jennifer Gandia have personal connections to breast cancer, further fueling their commitment to this cause. West's mother was a caregiver for breast cancer survivors, while Gandia's family has also been touched by the disease. "Knowing that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime means we all have a personal connection to this disease," Gandia shares.
The choice of Living Beyond Breast Cancer as the beneficiary aligns perfectly with their mission to support breast cancer survivors from all walks of life, with a strong emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion. West highlights, "Breast cancer can be an isolating experience, especially in marginalized groups. Living Beyond Breast Cancer provides resources for support, inspiration, and connection for people of all ages and stages."
Metropolitan Opera Singer and breast cancer survivor, Krysty Swann, is the face of their campaign, adding a personal touch to this meaningful project, photographed by Alain Simic.
"It feels like a wink to other survivors,” says Swann. "I survived and I have this beautiful piece to show for it. If I see other people walking around wearing these pieces too, we're winking at each other. It's a way to say I'm here, look what we did, look what we got through."
The Nipple Collection is available for purchase in-store or online at GreenwichStJewelers.com, offering a tangible way for individuals to show their support.
This collection is more than just jewelry; it's a symbol of nurturing, strength, and resilience. Each piece is crafted with love and personality, infused with the emotions that embody the essence of this cause. West's design serves as a reminder to celebrate prevention, honor survivors, and pay tribute to those who have battled breast cancer.
The long-term impact of this breast cancer awareness jewelry line is to create awareness, raise funds, and encourage people to prioritize their health and well-being. By wearing these timeless pieces, you not only make a fashion statement but also support a noble cause, rooting for a cure and celebrating the power of the human spirit.
In a world where we often forget to prioritize our health, this collaboration reminds us to nurture ourselves, manage stress, and enjoy life. After all, we only have one life to live in this body, so let's make the best of it.
To shop the Nipple Collection and be a part of this inspiring initiative, visit Greenwich St. Jewelers at GreenwichStJewelers.com. Wear the symbol of nurturing resilience and make a difference in the fight against breast cancer.
We invite you to join us for an exciting in-person event featuring the talented jewelry designer, Lorraine West, at Greenwich St. Jewelers! Get ready to meet Lorraine and discover her stunning Nipple collection firsthand, with 20% of proceeds continuously donated to Living Beyond Breast Cancer. This is a unique opportunity to chat with the artist, learn about her creative process, and gain insight into her unique designs.