Nashira Arnó is a finalist for the prestigious MJSA Design Challenge 2022 with her bespoke jewelry piece inspired by a fictional tale. The story follows an adopted woman who reconnects with her long-lost sister and learns about her heritage, featuring a collection of gems and a reimagined family heirloom. Nashira Arnó has brought this narrative to life with her stunning creation: The Heirloom Charm Bracelet, made from responsibly sourced gemstones sponsored by Columbia Gem House and crafted from Sterling Silver.
We are excited to announce that this submission will be included in a fundraising auction to benefit Nest's Maker United Program. As a cause close to our hearts, we will donate 100% of the auction's proceeds to support Nest's inspiring mission of fostering the growth and creativity of BIPOC jewelry designers and makers in the United States.
Reflecting on the personal significance of this project, Nashira Arnó shared, "This project felt incredibly personal because I’ve had experiences with adoption and passed down family heirlooms. I have an adopted daughter, and I’ve been fascinated with a fourth-generation charm bracelet she inherited. As I considered the right piece to create for Lorna, I returned to a charm bracelet. Symbolic beyond time, it felt like the most fitting piece to create."
We invite you to support Nest's Maker United Program by bidding on The Heirloom Charm Bracelet. The auction will close on November 8th, so don't delay! Discover more about the inspiration behind this breathtaking design and place your bid today.