Los Angeles, CA--In a world of uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be hard not to focus on the hardships many are having in health, work, and more. To bring inspiration and community through colored gemstone jewelry, Omi Privé in May announced a special COVID-19 Superhero Giveaway to honor our nation’s healthcare workers and give one random winner a sapphire and diamond pendant.
Entries poured in from around the country. Click here to read some of the nominations. The winner is Jesica M., a nurse practitioner at the largest hospital in her state of Mississippi. She's shown here holding her new pendant.
Nominated by her mom, Angela, she has continued to go into work and care for her patients throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, while also being involved in COVID-19 screening for the public and in helping to coordinate testing throughout the state. While she works, her husband has been caring for their two-year-old at home.
Niveet Nagpal, president and head designer of Omi Privé was honored to present the sapphire and diamond pendant, and expressed thanks for all of our essential workers during this time.
“Thank you, Jesica, and all of the healthcare workers for your hard work and bravery as you serve to keep us safe and keep your communities healthy,” he said.
Above, Jesica with her mom, Angela, who nominated her for the contest. Below top, the pendant she received. Below bottom, Jesica with her two-year-old son, whom she calls her superhero.