HG Gives Back
With a deep commitment to social causes, Lauren Harwell Godfrey launched her Charity Heart series in 2020, donating 100% of proceeds to personally significant nonprofit organizations including NAACP, Futures Without Violence, Human Rights Campaign, Every Mother Counts and World Central Kitchen.
The first pendant, created in support of NAACP after the murder of George Floyd, was envisioned as a healing talisman and has an onyx heart at its core. As Godfrey sketched the design, she realized that her signature triangle motif placed over the heart in repetition created what looks like a broken heart that has been put back together. The choice of black onyx was twofold: its color not only represents the black lives it honors, but it is also said to be a stone of grounding and strength.
Each heart comes with a bail that opens and can clip on to the brand’s signature Foundation chain. The bail has two bars creating an equal symbol as a gesture of the unity we can achieve when we help each other. Charity Hearts are owned and worn by luminaries including Vice President Kamala Harris, Cynthia Erivo and Hilary Swank. Each additional heart in the collection features gemstones representative of the charity it supports.