Rebel at heart: David Garrett and Thomas Sabo collaborate again

David Garrett and Thomas Sabo team up again in the fall/winter 2020 season: As of September 1, 2020, the international violinist presents himself as the image of Rebel at heart and bringing to the scene the unmistakable DNA of the collection. As a friend for years of the brand, the musician represents like no other the individual look of the Rebel at heart collection.

My connection to Thomas Sabois something from another world that over the years has been growing. That’s why I’m so glad to work with him again. Rebel at heart jewelry accompanies me every day and perfectly matches my taste.

David Garrett.

The soul of the new Rebel Kingdom collection is a kingdom of rebel jewels inspired by the modern fantasy genre, marked by the deepest symbolism and strength.

Fantasy-inspired blackened 925 sterling silver ring with a yellow-gold plated skull and protective symbolism: The knight’s helmet’s impressively opulent design is reminiscent of a chain mail’s look. This piece of jewellery is elaborately crafted by a master hand with a precise, faceted diamond structure and fine details. The individually hand-set black zirconia stones underline the skull ring’s legendary effect. Crown and cross complete this majestic design.

This silver ring is available in ladies’ and men’s sizes from 48 to 68 and can be worn as an extraordinary partner ring as well. The skull in combination with the knight’s helmet is a symbol of protection, strength and dignity. Therefore, this ring is a powerful talisman accompanying you in everyday life or on special occasions.

Jewelry from the Thomas Sabo x David Garrett Collection is now available exclusively in Thomas Sabo stores as well as online. Come into the beautiful world of Thomas Sabo.

David Garrett’s new crossover album ‘Alive – My Soundtrack’ will be released in October.

Jane Fonda, Laura Dern And Tiffany Haddish Join Cate Blanchett To Celebrate Women In New ‘Pomellato For Women’ Video

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Pomellato and an impressive cast of Hollywood artists, fashion headliners, and diversity activists collaborate for the 3rd annual ‘Pomellato For Women’ video, promoting inclusivity, environmentalism, equality, and our need to act now.

Starring actress and political activist Jane Fonda for the third year in a row, as well as award-winning actress and humanitarian Cate Blanchett, the  2020 Pomellato For Women Godmother.

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The video also features 2020’s Academy Awards-winning and outspoken actress Laura Dern, comedic actress and philanthropist Tiffany Haddish, lauded French actress Isabelle Huppert, LGBTQ+ activist and social media sensation Max Emerson, French founder of the Maison des Femmes and sexual violence activist Dr. Ghada Hatem, Irish writer, broadcaster and activist Sinéad Burke, acclaimed Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg, Chinese actress Huang Xiang Yi, Italian actress Alba Rohrwacher, Canadian transgender model Krow Kian, and Pomellato Group CEO Sabina Belli, as they announce themselves hopeful and united in the belief that we can effect change.

Speaking in a choral message on their hope for equality and inclusivity, they prompt us to ask ourselves, ‘Who is not in the room?’ Understanding the power of luxury brand visibility, Pomellato uses the Pomellato For Women platform to ignite and promote change, underscoring the Maison’s values of empowerment, environmentalism and inclusivity, as it projects a message of hope.

Laura Dern

The Pomellato For Women initiative was first developed in 2017 to highlight the importance of female leadership and a more authentic idea of natural beauty. Founded by a cross-section of women from various disciplines, ages and arts, these ambassadors act as the bearers of Pomellato values. A true woman’s affair, most of Pomellato’s clients are women buying jewels for themselves, thus Pomellato’s workforce is 74% female, and has been headed by CEO Sabina Belli since 2015.

Pomellato was founded by Pino Rabolini in 1967 under the concept of prêt-à-porter jewelry for the liberated woman during an important era for women’s emancipation. Pomellato recognized that the independent woman would need a more functional jewel to wear from workday to evening, and the ready-to-wear jewelry concept was born.

Max Emerson

Huang-Xiang-Yi & Alba Rohrwacher

Tiffany Haddish

David Cronenberg & Isabelle Huppert

Dr. Ghada Hatem

Krow Kian & Sinéad Burke

Since, Pomellato has been known as the brand that designs for women, promoting the unity, strength and equality of womenkind. The mission of Pomellato For Women and its ambassadors is to listen, to empower, to promote inclusiveness, and to achieve equality.

In today’s tumultuous social climate, we have a responsibility to do what we can. As head of a luxury brand company designed for women, of course Pomellato will use its forum to call for change and promote inclusivity. We stand in defiance to gender inequality, bigotry, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, to any fear of ‘the other. We  raise our voices loud and our spirits high. We are hopeful for a healthier, more unified, more inclusive future. Pomellato For Women, in the spirit of International Women’s Day, celebrates the achievements of womenkind in its proud pursuit for a better tomorrow.

Sabina Belli

Watch the new ‘Pomellato For Women’ video below:

Pomelatto jewellery is available at Pomelatto Boutiques and selected stores worldwide.

Come into the beautuful world of Pomellato.

Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia on the incredible family jewels featured in his new book

‘Once Upon a Diamond: A Family Tradition of Royal Jewels’ is a new coffee table book written by Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, a jewellery designer, gemologist and former senior vice president of the jewellery department of auction house Sotheby’s, whose heritage links him to great royal jewels of the past, and by Lavinia Branca Snyder.

‘Once Upon a Diamond: A Family Tradition of Royal Jewels’ is essentially divided in two sections: one of the grand jewels worn by the Prince Dimitri’s ancestors, and another one on the jewels he has designed himself. The cover emphasizes this, with an Indian inspired jewel of his own design juxtaposed over a photograph of Princess Olga, his grandmother.

Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia traces his ancestor’s history in Once Upon a Diamond: A Family Tradition of Royal Jewels. Published by Rizzoli with a foreword by fashion designer Carolina Herrera, the richly illustrated tome gave Prince Dimitri the impetus to further research the provenance of rare treasures, illustrating his family’s love for jewellery through generations and across European royal courts.

Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark photographed by Cecil Beaton in 1940 (collection of Prince Dimitri)

Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia recounts the enthralling exploits of his beloved family members and describes their extraordinary jewelry collections. Among the many royals whose stories are richly illustrated in this volume are his paternal grandparents Prince Regent Paul and Princess Olga of Yugoslavia; Grand Duke Vladimir and Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia (better known as Grand Duchess Vladimir); his great-grandparents Prince Nicolas and Princess Helen of Greece as well as his maternal grandparents King Umberto II and Queen Marie-José of Italy. Prince Dimitri uncovered surprising revelations about his family’s finery while researching his publication.

On the cover of the book, my grandmother wears an amazing tiara that we always thought to be from Cartier. After further research they discovered that when Grand Duchess Vladimir was in Paris on one of her visits to Cartier to order things she had the tiara with her and asked them if they could repair it as it was damaged. According to the Cartier Archives they did repair it but it was actually a Chaumet tiara!

Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia

Examples include the Vladimir tiara. Finished by Romanov court jeweller House of Bolin in 1874 for the Grand Duchess Vladimir – the wife of Emperor Alexander II’s son – the pearl and diamond design today forms part of The Queen’s collection of jewels, and is among the personal favourites of Prince Dimitri, and a hoard of Harry Winston diamond gems embellishing a triple-chignon updo his mother Princess Maria Pia sported for a 1960s photoshoot.

Princess Maria Pia wearing Harry Winston diamond gems in her hair (collection of H.R.H. Princess Maria Pia of Bourbon-Parma)

The exquisite photography and family albums of Grand Duchess Elena of Russia (later Princess of Greece and Prince Dimitri’s great-grandmother) present remarkable never-before-seen images of prerevolutionary life of the Russian imperial family, their court, and their many European royal family members and friends.

This luxurious tome also includes exclusive and previously unpublished designs by Prince Dimitri, which juxtapose uncommon materials and color in imaginative yet timeless forms.

Written by Lavinia Branca Snyder and Prince Dimitri, Photographed by New York based Mark Roskams. With a foreword by fashion designer Carolina Herrera, and an introduction by Francois Curiel, who is chairman of Christie’s Europe and Asia and head of its global luxury division.

  • Hardcover : 288 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0847866912
  • ISBN-13 : 978-08478-66915
  • Product Dimensions : 10.25 x 1.15 x 13.38 inches
  • Publisher : Rizzoli (September 8, 2020)
  • Language: : English

If you love jewels with a royal lineage – breathtaking tiaras and a noble family that spans across Yugoslavia, Italy, Greece, Belgium and Russia, then you are sure to get lost in jewelry designer Prince Dimitri’s history… Come into the beautiful world of Rizzoli.

The Magic of Jewellery: Thomas Sabo and Rita Ora present glamorous new collection

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Thomas Sabo and Rita Ora, the German brand’s international ambassador, invite us to discover the new fall/winter 2020 campaign. The undisputed protagonist is the ‘magic of jewels’, a theme that is embodied in many new proposals. They are creations that stand out for their glamour and craftsmanship and that are accompanied by a point of seduction. With their design, they pay tribute to nature, its fascinating myths and wonderful symbolism.

Forbidden fruits: With the snake and the apple, the Magic Garden line enchants us by betting on a contrast between black and red of rabid topicality. A plating of radiant 18-karat yellow gold envelops other proposals of sophisticated airs. Embossed in the shape of a ring, the snake curls around the finger with an elegance that attracts all eyes. On the other hand, with the vividness of their green color, the malachites of great quality bring us real unique pieces that splurge charisma.

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The expansion of the Magic Stones line gives us elegance with magical facets. The lavish cognac tone, a new color typical of the gems, exudes a fascinating charm. Meticulously carved and hand-set in exquisite open, gold-plated crimps, these stones display a captivating glow.

The Magic Garden and Magic Stones lines from the Thomas Sabo x Rita Ora collection are released on September 1, 2020 exclusively in Thomas Sabo Boutiques and online. Come into the beautiful world of Thomas Sabo.

 

 

 

Kat Florence Announces Rare Collection of Neon Titanium Tourmaline from Botswana

With an extraordinary luminous glow, Tourmalines from around the world are widely considered to be one of the most beautiful colored gemstones. Jeweler Kat Florence knows about the magical attraction of Tourmalines. Recognized as one of the most famous designers for Paraiba Tourmalines she has made a name for herself among collectors.

Currently the jeweler holds the world record for the largest gem quality Neon Paraiba ever sold at auction in 2016, a Top Blue 91.43 carat flawless gem. Now Kat Florence makes collectors hearts beat faster again with a collection of exclusive Titanium Neon Tourmalines from Botswana.

When Gem Hunter Don Kogen showed up at the Kat Florence studio in 2018 with his latest discovery, the jeweler was amazed at the quality of the Tourmalines: “Even in their uncut form the stones sparkled and glowed. I have never seen anything like it. The uncut stones were so completely different from what I have experienced with Tourmalines in the past”.

Don Kogen explains that Paraiba Tourmalines have always been renowned for their fine neon colors. It is the trace element Copper that makes Paraiba sparkle like no other Tourmaline and what actually makes metallic bearing Tourmalines so special. When Don Kogen discovered a small pocket of Titanium bearing Tourmaline in Botswana he immediately realized that he was looking at a very rare phenomenon that has never been unearthed before.

Kat Florence says demand for fine grade color gemstones are on the rise, with new records being broken regularly. The most recent auction record set at Christie’s for Tourmaline was in May 2018 for a 14.27 carat matching pair of Neon Paraiba Tourmaline earrings selling at $2,778,000 ($194,000 per carat). With less than 200 of these rare Neon Titanium Tourmalines ever discovered, it will be interesting to see what price the rare Tourmalines will fetch at auction. Kat Florence explains: “A selection of my Neon Tourmaline pieces have been on display in museums throughout Europe, Asia and the US since 2019”.

Come into the beautiful world of Kate Florance.

Iranian-American Jeweler Mona Assemi Featured in Beyonce’s ‘Black Is King’

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Mona Assemi founded her namesake line combining inspiration from old Persian culture and modern American lifestyle. The New York based designer combines sculptural clean lines, sumptuous crystals, and elegant metals to create a liquid dripping aesthetic for her signature collection.

Mona Assemi has been featured in Vogue, InStyle, Forbes, Modern Luxury, Allure, New York Magazine, and Marie Claire for her eccentric line of luxury jewelry. Her jewels have been adorned by the likes of Katie HolmesTaylor MomsenGiuliana RancicKelly Ripa, Solange Knowles, and now Beyonce Knowles-Carter.

Her most current collections include unusual shapes and sculptural protruding elements. Now Mona Assemi’s earrings were featured in the music video for ‘Brown Skin Girl’ premiering in Beyonce’s visual film, ‘Black is King’.

In light of everything happening with Black Lives Matter, COVID, and more in the world, Beyonce’s new visual album has been something positive that we have all been yearning for to enrich our lives. An artful gift that has been musically and visually a true masterpiece. For Beyonce and her stylist Zerina Alers (and team) to choose people of color and emerging designers to empower and support is the kindest gesture. I’m so grateful for the opportunity.

Mona Assemi

The earrings are black resin and onyx with white matte Swarvoski, tied together with Swarovski crystal posts. Beyonce is seen wearing these earrings paired with a Tongoro Studio dress. Earrings from the same line are available on the Mona Assemi website.

All Mona’s pieces are handmade in New York city. Come into the beautiful world of  Mona Assemi for more information.

 

 

 

 

Tiffany & Co Gives Its Iconic Bone Cuffs A Fresh Coat Of Colour

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Elsa Peretti’s designs for American jeweller Tiffany & Co. are rightfully iconic. But none, in this writer’s opinion, more so than the Bone cuff, first introduced in the early 70’s. This year, Tiffany & Co. is celebrating its 50th anniversary, the house’s Elsa Peretti Bone Cuffs – originally available in yellow gold, rose gold, and sterling silver – are now available in a special edition collection reimagined in vibrant red, blue and green finishes over copper, a nod towards the now 80-year-old designer’s love of colour.

The day Elsa Peretti became a part of Tiffany & Co was the day we entered a new era in our history of design innovation. describes

Michael J. Kowalski, former chairman and CEO of Tiffany & Co.

If you are not familiar with the Elsa and Tiffany story, here’s how it goes: in the ’70s, America’s leading fashion designer Roy Halston Frowick introduced his long-time friend and frequent collaborator Elsa Peretti to the jewellery house. She already had a number of accolades to her name, including the 1971 Coty American Fashion Critics’ Award for Jewellery. In 1974, the two began a formal working relationship, her debut collection sold out on the day it was launched, elevating sterling silver to luxury status overnight. The pieces Peretti designed for them, like the Bone, Bean, Mesh, Diamonds by the Yard, among many others, have since gone on to become iconic and legendary – not light words to be sure, but totally apt.

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Elsa Peretti modelling in a Halston fashion show in the 1970s, wearing her own jewellery designs.

The Bone cuff is perhaps chief among them. When it was first released, it completely bucked the convention of jewellery design. Instead of architectural lines and flashy gemstones, Peretti looked towards biomorphism and a sleek sensuality inspired by organic forms. Peretti credits the inspiration to a recurring childhood story of symptomatic curiosity. As a young girl, she would repeatedly pocket a human bone from the 17th-century Capuchin Crypt in Rome, only to be told off by her mother and told to return it.

Some designs are instant classics that will never age; others are provocative and positively ahead of their time. Elsa Peretti’s ergonomic Bone cuff, designed for Tiffany & Co. in the 1970s, manages to straddle both categories.

That’s perhaps indicative of Peretti’s penchant for being inspired by the curious, the unexamined and the unexpected. One of the earliest wearers of the Bone cuff was Liza Minelli, who was urged by Halston to try the style in place of flashy jewellery. Minelli describes her attraction to the cuff as immediate, being drawn almost innately to the feminine sensuality of the design.

 

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The Bone cuff is also one of the finest examples of Elsa Peretti’s design philosophy. A believer in the purity of line, purpose and essential elegance, the cuff strips away the glitz and glamour for understated sculptural beauty. What might seem offhandedly simple is actually a carefully researched and designed piece of work – to wit, the cuffs are shaped and designed differently and specifically for the left and right wrists. They sit comfortably on the arm, almost an extension of the wearer’s own form – a hidden ergonomic element to the artfulness of the design.

Peretti also noted the influence that Casa Milà, Antoni Gaudí’s striking 1912 building in Barcelona with an undulating façade and surrealist sculptural roof, had on the design. Compare the two, and the curves seem synonymous.

There’s also, of course, all the attractive associations with Elsa Peretti that come with the Bone cuff. In times when creativity seems challenging, it’s comforting to recall an alleged Peretti quote: “If the work is not coming clearly and somewhat quickly, you must stop. You must rest so that you can fulfill the vision correctly”. Couple that with the artistry of her life’s work (her designs for Tiffany & Co. are in the permanent collections of numerous art museums), and you’ve got a totemic objet d’art with a dazzling history around it.

 

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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Tiffany & Co. Bone cuff designed by Peretti, the jewel has been given a modern update through colour. In a nod to Peretti’s love of bright colours, these new editions of the copper Bone cuffs have been been lavished with electric reds, blues and greens. Each of these special edition cuffs features a celebratory inscription on the inside of the design. Worn on both wrists, of course.

Jewellery should be personal, dear and cherished, and these are the kinds of energies I want close to me. Worn on both wrists, of course.

Elsa Peretti

The 50th anniversary celebrations will continue throughout the year, with new additions to the Bone cuff collection being launched in the coming months. In September, Tiffany & Co will launch an 18ct yellow gold Bone cuff with green jade accents. Silver editions with black jade or turquoise details will follow in October.

Elso Peretti’s iconic Bone Cuffs are available at Tiffany & Co’s boutiques worldwide, and online. Come into the beautiful world of Tiffany & Co.

 

 

 

 

Rune: The Most Versatile Wedding Band Ever Made, Launching on Kickstarter

Rune Labs is launching a Kickstarter campaign for RUNE bands, wedding bands created with a newly invented material called EPU. Using novel manufacturing methods called ‘digital light synthesis’, Rune bands are literally made by combining light and air. This allows for wedding bands that are flexible, but also exceptionally durable – while retaining the capability for dimensional open-air designs that keep the finger feeling cool and comfortable.

I was tired of the pruning and irritation, Silicone bands feel cheap and rubbery – just generally hot and uncomfortable. I also don’t feel comfortable wearing a metal ring when I’m being active, as they are bulky and have a risk of injury. My wife is a nurse and practices yoga, so she was in the same boat. In our never-ending quest for the perfect ring, I found out about this completely new material – and that started a 2-year development period that eventually became Rune.

John Wells, creator of Rune Labs

Manufactured in the USA, Rune is made with EPU – a newly created material. Its combination of tear strength, energy return, and elongation makes EPU perfect for cushioning, impact absorption, and comfort. EPU is certified biocompatible and produces less waste than comparable silicone manufacturing.

Rune Labs is taking advantage of a brand-new kind of manufacturing process called digital light synthesis, as pioneered by additive manufacturing giant Carbon. The growth process allows for endless possibilities in design and dimension. When combined with the high durability of EPU, the rings can be made with large openings, ensuring to avoid the moisture pitfalls of silicone bands. Another benefit of precision manufacturing is that they can be made in half sizes, unlike almost all major silicone bands on the market.

We call it ‘the band that breathes. You can immediately tell the difference when it’s on your finger.

John Wells

Launching July 14th on Kickstarter, John Wells and Rune Labs are looking to raise a portion of the funds necessary for a large-scale production run. They will be available for pre-order starting at the early bird price of $59.

Come into the beautiful world of Rune Bands.

Millie Bobby Brown co-designs new Pandora Me jewelry

Britich actress Millie Bobby Brown (born 19 February 2004) rose to prominence for her role as Eleven in the Netflix science fiction horror series ‘Stranger Things’ (2016–present), for which she received Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress is a Drama Serie. At age 13, she became one of the youngest nominees in Emmy history. Her film debut came in 2019 with the monster film ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’. 

Millie Bobby Brown is the youngest person to be featured on the Time 100 list of the world’s most influential people and is the youngest person to be appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. Last year, she became the ambassador of UEFA’s Together #WePlayStrong campaign.

Now Millie Bobby Brown can add jewelry co-designer to an already impressive list of titles, which includes being the face of and ambassador for Pandora Me, when the latest range of jewelry launches globally on July 2.

All of the symbols I chose are my absolute favorite parts of summer and each charm holds a fun memory or meaning to me.

Millie Bobby Brown

Millie Bobby Brown’s co-created charms and earring are limited edition and only available for six months. Pandora designers and VP Creative Directors Francesco Terzo and A. Filippo Ficarelli worked closely with Brown to transform a mood board of her summer vision to the Pandora Me jewelry collection.

To be a Pandora Me ambassador means the world. From a very young age, I’ve always been a very big fan of Pandora, so it’s a dream come true to continue to work with a brand that’s all about self-expression through style.

Millie Bobby Brown

Each Pandora Me charm, hand-finished in sterling silver with colorful cubic zirconia, can be added to Pandora Me bracelets, safety pin brooch and a new Pandora Me necklace. Earrings in this collection are sold as single studs, allowing for dynamic styling and self-expression.

Pandora x Millie Bobby Brown’s charms and earring are limited edition and only available for six months, from July 2 until December 2020. So don’t wait to long! Come into the beautiful world of Pandora.

Jared® Celebrates Pride Month with Limited-Edition Ring to Commemorate Five-Year Anniversary of Marriage Equality

Jared ®, a specialty retail jewelry chain in the U.S., announced today to help celbrate Pride Month by creating a limited-edition ring to commemorate the five-year anniversary of marriage equality. The brand also announced that, through sales of the ring, it has committed to raising $400,000 to support the six charitable partners involved in iHeartMedia and Procter & Gamble’s ‘Can’t Cancel Pride’: A COVID-19 Relief Benefit for the LGBTQ+ Community virtual celebration.

Love Proudly Multi-Color Rainbow Ring

Whoever you love, complete the look with this 14K gold masterpiece, featuring 9 natural semi-precious gemstones including black spinel, smoky quartz, garnet, citrine, peridot, blue topaz, amethyst and white sapphire to pay tribute to the Pride rainbow and engraved with the date in which the Supreme Court passed the Marriage Equality Act.​

The 4mm Love Proudly Ring Multi-Color Rainbow is available in 14K Yellow or white gold for $499.99

Profits from sales of the ring, for sale through July 5, 2020, will go to the Can’t Cancel Pride Fund at the Greater Cincinnati Foundation with a minimum contribution of $400,000. The ‘Can’t Cancel Pride Fund’ supports organizations that have a track record for creating positive change within the LGBTQ+ communities, including GLAAD, SAGE, The Trevor Project, the National Black Justice Coalition, CenterLink and OutRight Action International.

While Pride month certainly looks different this year, Jared remains passionate about showing its support for the LGBTQ+ community and more importantly, helping those in need during this difficult time. As a brand that believes in celebrating life and expressing love, we can think of no better way to extend our #LoveCantWait campaign than by partnering with P&G and iHeartMedia for this celebration.

Bill Brace, Chief Marketing Officer and Jared Executive General Manager

Jared joins iHeartMedia and P&G to inspire and uplift people through this virtual benefit, which aims to raise awareness and funds for LGBTQ+ communities most impacted by COVID-19. As part of the event, Jared will support a special in-broadcast segment and is asking people to share their Pride by posting stories of spectacular displays of love on their own social media platforms using the hashtag #CantCancelPride

Leading iHeartMedia on-air personality Elvis Duran and actress and LGBTQ+ advocate Laverne Cox will host the upcoming event, bringing together allies of the community and today’s biggest names in both culture and entertainment through powerful programming. The event will stream on iHeartRadio’s Facebook and Instagram pages, iHeartRadio’s PrideRadio.com, on the iHeartRadio app, and will air on iHeartMedia stations nationwide on June 25 at 9 p.m. ET local time.

Come into the beautiful worlds of Jared and Can’t Cancel Pride.