Our NMJ Community
Natalie Marie Jewellery has, at its heart, the essence of community and family guiding us.
We harness unimaginable strength when we move together. Determined to affect social and environmental change, we collaborate with organisations, charities and artists that enrich and nourish lives; bringing hope and opportunity.
We continually adjust our focus, paying close attention to the existing and arising challenges that are facing many across the world. When the devastating bushfires swept through Australia in 2019, we designed the Golden Wattle Pendant to raise funds for WIRES and Red Cross Australia. Our tangible symbol of hope continues to devote a percentage of proceeds to a number of charities, chosen by each customer. You can read about the Golden Wattle’s journey below.
Driven by the intention to address areas of concern specific to our industry, we are proud to be a contributing partner of global organisation IMPACT, who work to transform how natural resources are managed in areas where security and human rights are at risk. Read our interview with Joanne Lebert, Executive Director of IMPACT to learn more about their important work.
Our collaboration with artist Niah McLeod, culminated in the Walawaani Collection, a limited edition capsule designed to raise awareness of NAIDOC week. Funds raised through sales of the collection were donated directly to Yalari, who’s founder’s Waverley and Liew work with great heart to educate and empower Indigenous kids across Australia and the Torres Strait.
2022 has already seen our collaboration with Barkindji woman, Lily Bennett come to life. This partnership saw a custom artwork by Lily hand-engraved onto an exclusive pendant as an abstract interpretation of the 2022 National Reconciliation Week theme, “Be Brave, Make Change”, with 25% of sale proceeds donated to Lily’s charity of choice, Gunawirra; a community-led not-for-profit that works closely with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, families, children, and communities to reach their full potential.
We are dedicated to transforming our good intentions into action: moving to become a culturally safe and welcoming family to First Nations people, exploring collaborations with artisans and supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander led organisations across Australia. In 2021 we worked with Reconciliation Australia, creating our first Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).
Here’s to what we can transform when we engage our hearts and hands.