Seattle—At more than 30 Ben Bridge Jeweler stores, it’s the “Summer of Love” all over again.
The Seattle-based chain has partnered with local artist Aramis Hamer
to create colorful window displays that showcase gemstone jewelry while celebrating inclusion and, ultimately, benefit the Black in Jewelry Coalition (BIJC)
Hamer created a 24” x 36” piece for the windows that takes inspiration from the Black Lives Matter mural painted on East Pine Street in Seattle’s Capitol Hill area. Hamer was one of the artists who worked on that mural.
The painting features a goddess wearing a pair of Ben Bridge “Toscano Italian Gold” earrings, a yellow gold chain and a strand of pearls. The colorful goddess is both a reminder to break free and a symbol of human connection.
She stands against a backdrop of Art Deco-style rainbows celebrating Pride—a celebration of the LGBTQ+ community—as well as love and community, all of which Ben Bridge Jeweler is celebrating in what it has dubbed the “Summer of Love & Unity.”
Hamer said she loves vivid colors and is delighted to partner with Ben Bridge Jeweler to “showcase the full rainbow spectrum of color that makes up humanity.”
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She also said she is inspired by the work Ben Bridge is doing to promote inclusivity through its partnership with BIJC and is honored to be a part of it.
The Art Deco-inspired window displays will be installed all summer, from June through August, at more than 30 Ben Bridge stores, while the retailer will share Hamer’s artwork on its website
and across its social media channels.
Ben Bridge Jeweler President and CEO Lisa Bridge said the collaboration highlights the retailer’s ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion.
“We are honored to partner with the incredibly talented Aramis Hamer and are inspired by her artwork,” she said.
“It is wonderful that our collaboration will also help raise awareness and funds to benefit the meaningful work of the Black in Jewelry Coalition.”