In case you missed it: Pop-punk music artist Machine Gun Kelly showed up to the 2022 Billboard Awards with a manicure studded with 880 diamonds and valued at $30,000 (see the artist with the mani, below).
What’s since become known as “the $30,000 manicure” was a collaboration between nail brand Nails of LA and jewelry brand Marrow Fine. At the time, MGK told the media that the diamonds would be donated to a good cause. And recently, the details of that how that’s happening were announced.
Marrow Fine, the Los Angeles-based jewelry brand founded by Jillian Sassone, and Nails of LA, founded by Brittney Boyce, collaborated again—this time to create a capsule collection of rings dubbed the MGK Collection that uses the hundreds of diamonds that decorated punk-pop star’s nails. All profits from the sale of the rings will be donated to his alma mater, Shaker Heights High School, through the Shaker Schools Foundation, a charity based in Ohio.
The Shaker Schools Foundation was the first foundation in Ohio to support a public school system when it launched in 1981. It raises funds raised through individual donations, grants, and special events, and helps with projects beyond the school district’s budget, expanding opportunities for learning (Since its inception, SSF has raised and distributed over $10 million in support of Shaker schools).
The chic MGK Collection comprises four unique designs priced from $1,950-$5,000, in 14k white, yellow and rose gold; the diamonds feel like larger pave, and are sprinkled artfully on the tops of the classic designs. The rings (which are miles more tame looking than the superstar they’re named for—a good thing!) are on sale exclusively on Marrow’s website.
“Machine Gun Kelly’s red-carpet moment at the Billboard Awards was such a viral moment for Marrow Fine, and I’m so excited to share the final collection with the world,” says Marrow founder Sassone. “The collaboration…was an exciting opportunity and I am thrilled it’s supporting those in need.”
All photos courtesy of Marrow Fine