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Issues We Care About
Our values at Spinelli Kilcollin exist not only in theory, but also in practice. We consistently work to remain accountable to the communities who help bring our vision to life.
One aspect of this work is our affiliation with the Diamond Development Initiative. A division of the Kimberley Process, the Diamond Development Initiative utilizes educational engagement and policy dialogue to standardize and improve socio-economic conditions within the artisanal diamond mining sector. The DDI directly attends to the developmental impact of artisanal diamond mining, preventing conflict and encouraging infrastructural development. By working in accordance with the Kimberley Process and donating a portion of our annual sales to the Diamond Development Initiative, we actively advocate for laborers, both socially and economically.
We understand that our commitment to community needs to involve tangible contributions to produce tangible results. Therefore, we dedicate a sizable portion of our rings for charity, donating proceeds from our .925 Collection to organizations whose work we believe in. For the first month of a ring’s debut, 50% of proceeds from our .925 Silver rings for charity go directly to a social justice organization we support, and 20% of proceeds are donated in perpetuity. We are honored to use these proceeds in direct support of the Marsha P Johnson Institute, Sunrise Movement, Planned Parenthood, Common Cause, the ACLU, and Los Angeles’s Downtown Women’s Center.
We are deeply invested in promoting social justice at the global, national, and local levels, consistently extending resources to aid organizations creating longstanding social change. In support of breast cancer awareness, we created the Pink Collection. Each October ten percent of proceeds from the sales of these exclusive pieces go directly to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, supporting breast cancer patients and inspiring greater awareness. We are also proud contributors to the Art Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund, which offers financial backing to black students in the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Jewelry Design Program. Funded by a collective of jewelry industry brands, the Art Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund works to correct people of color’s historic underrepresentation in the jewelry industry, creating the conditions for greater diversity and inclusion.