De Beers Group has partnered with international model Indira Scott, who is lending her natural beauty and passion for the environment and sustainability to reveal a collection of unique natural diamond pendants created for charity.
The ReSet Collective pendants have been designed by five leading US jewellery designers: Jade Trau, Jennie Kwon, Julez Bryant, Sara Weinstock and Zoë Chicco, to offer a fresh perspective on the positive impact that De Beers’ natural diamonds create for the people and places where they are discovered.
The five female designers, who share a passion for natural diamonds and sustainable sourcing, travelled to Botswana late last year to find out more about the partnership between De Beers and the people of Botswana, called Debswana, visiting its operations, alongside some of the community and conservation programmes it supports. Inspired by the people, wildlife, and beautiful landscapes of Botswana, as well as a shared commitment to help shape a better world, each member of the collective designed a unique diamond pendant, with four of the designs incorporating a rough diamond sourced directly from Botswana.
The collection of one-of-a-kind pendants will be auctioned by Sotheby’s in an online sale, open for bidding from 10th to 17th December, 2020. Estimates will range from $20,000 to $25,000, with 100% of the final hammer price from each piece split equally between two charities — Stepping Stones International in Botswana and the NAACP Legal Defence Fund in the US.
ReSet Collective is the first in an ongoing series of partnerships under De Beers Group’s new ReSet platform. The initiative aims to ‘reset’ perceptions and shine a light on the significant positive contribution that natural diamonds deliver for the people and places where they are found, by collaborating with established and up-and-coming jewelry designers who will set diamonds discovered by De Beers into a range of pieces, celebrating sustainability in the sector.
Caption: Indira Scott wearing the zebra-inspired pendant designed by Sara Weinstock.