Photo: Lorraine Schwartz/Paul Morigi
Lorraine Schwartz‘s jewels have adorned A-listers for years, and now she’s given us another reason to fall in love with her gorgeous pieces all over again. For her latest collection, she collaborated with some extra special little ones: the pediatric patients at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
In memory of her late mother, who lost her brave battle with lung cancer, Schwartz teamed up with Gabrielle’s Angels to teach the young patients (ranging from 6 to 15 years old), how to make jewelry as a form of therapy. Each piece is inspired by the childrens’ favorite celebrities, and it turns out their favorite stars are also fans of their work, too! As an awesome surprise, each star has worn the pieces that were crafted with them specifically in mind. Pictured above, Beyoncé wore flower earrings created by 12 year old Jozlyn, who designed the blue earrings with Blue Ivy in mind. Schwartz told PEOPLE that Bey was touched by the sweet gesture:
“She’s the biggest star in the world to her … and [Jozlyn] was beyond excited to find out she wore her jewelry.”
Katy Perry and Taylor Swift have also all rocked the custom jewels with incredible heart. Pharrell Williams recently wore a bracelet engraved with the word “Hope” at the Grammy Awards.
StyleBlazers, how inspiring are these special patients?