The Canadian jewelry company, which is owned and operated by sisters Chau Lui and Trang Wong, will be releasing earrings and a necklace with 100 per cent of the net proceeds being donated and split equally between the Canadian Asian Solidarity Fund and Stop AAPI Hate.
Both the necklace and the earrings are handcrafted in sterling silver plated with 10kt rose gold and set with hexagon cut genuine rose quartz. The equal lengths of the hexagon are meant to reflect that all people are equal and the rose quartz is meant to represent unconditional love and promote deep inner healing.
For Chau and Trang, who both immigrated from Vietnam to Canada at a young age, sharing their origin stories have been a form of empowerment. Though they were initially hesitant to share photos of themselves or the history of the brand publicly, especially having experienced racism throughout their lives, they soon realized the impact, strength and change that could happen from doing so.
“We have learned this year how important it is to share stories, even if it’s hard to share, to connect with others, and create awareness,” Chau and Trang told The RepresentASIAN Project. “As a family that immigrated from Vietnam to Canada, we are so grateful for the opportunities that we have been blessed with. We also have to acknowledge the challenges we have faced growing up and building a business, because of the colour of our skin.”
They continued, “It is so important to us now, as mothers with young children, that we are a part of the solution that we seek. It is our sincere hope that through sharing our stories, and raising more awareness, we have the chance to perhaps change just one person. And that one person may impact another; and together we can make a difference and create a world without racism.”
The Hexagon Hope earrings and Hexagon Hope pendant retail for $99 and $129, respectively. They’re available for pre-order now and will officially launch on May 4th.