July 8, 2020—The way Cynthia Erivo wore jewelry during the course of the last Awards Season you could just tell how much she loved it. Few actresses have ever displayed as much individuality and style as she did—repeatedly.
Erivo, who was on the red carpet circuit as a nominee for her role as the abolitionist Harriet Tubman in Harriet, decorated her signature multiple ear piercings with stunning jewels in an effortless way that expressed her sense of jewelry joy. One of my favorite moments was the Critics’ Choice Awards when she wore David Webb tassel earrings with all kinds of other cool diamond jewels.
“Jewelry has always spoken to me as one of the sincerest mediums of artistic expression,” explains Cynthia. “The ability to bring together my passion and love for it coupled with a philanthropic cause, which is so important to me, gravitated me to being a Have a Heart ambassador.”
A portion of the proceeds of sales from Cynthia’s curated collection of 20 charms from 14 designers in the Have a Heart collection will be donated to The Loveland Foundation. It is available now exclusively on Moda Operandi. Other retail outlets will be added in the future. (This post will be updated as retailers sign on to the program.)
“The Loveland Foundation run by Rachel Cargle is one of the most incredible organizations out there empowering communities of color, with emphasis on Black women and children,” explains Erivo. “In this current time, where the Black community is particularly vulnerable to emotional challenge and upheaval, Rachel’s work speaks even greater. It is an honor and privilege to represent this tremendous organization.”
Have A Heart was launched by Muse Showroom in the fall of 2019. The initiative was conceived by co-founder Jennifer Shanker and her talented team to raise money for various charities with heart and love-themed charms from designers Muse represents and admires.
“I was in fund raising prior to fine jewelry,” explains Jennifer. “Since I have had my own business and two kids, it has been difficult to find time to do volunteer work. Have A Heart has been a way to once again give back to communities not to mention work with incredible women who are our ambassadors and extend our circle of talented jewelry designers. We are beyond thrilled and honored to be working with Cynthia Erivo now.”