About Peace Maker Gems
PEACE MAKER GEMS believes what we need to create a peaceful world and peace of mind are:
- Willingness to change.
- Perseverance in problem solving.
- Shifting point of view.
- Release of guilt.
- Trust in others.
- Ending the need for revenge.
- Ending victim hood.
- Taking action from new ideas.
- Accept responsibility to others.
- No abuse of power.
- Settling differences by listening.
After spending over 20 years on creating racial equity in the film and TV content industries, I have learned some of the things that it takes to make change which is going to be necessary if we are going to create a peaceful world.
Our jewelry helps make a better world with raw, rough, irregular, smooth, and round stones, curated semi-precious gemstones, reflecting the diversity of our humanity and supporting the work of making peace inside and out: peace of mind, peace to the planet. Our jewelry is hand-crafted with carefully selected natural crystal semi-precious gemstones, designed into wearable art bracelets, earrings and necklaces.
Getting a Peace Maker Gem means you are joining our tribe as a Peacemaker and getting the wearer's peace of mind. The Peace Maker you wear is one of a kind, because natural stones are unique. But I hope that the designs I have created are distinctive enough to be recognizable so that when we see each other wearing them we feel a sense of community - surrounded by others who value peace.
The designs so far are hand made from natural irregular gemstones and round beads. I use sterling silver, gold filled earrings and surgical steel which is the best choice for sensitive ears.
This is the Earring Peacemaker where each side of the pair is different from the other. This is the perfect manifestation of diversity. Both earrings are beautiful, but each is different. If you see someone else wearing Upside earrings, you have found a kindred spirit. Or you can show your team you value their diversity by gifting your team members Upside Earring Peacemakers.
Some of the Neck Peacemakers have one larger stone that you can wear over your heart or over your throat when you double up the necklace as a choker and long necklace.
Some of the Neck Peacemakers have been made in a specific numerical pattern that is incredibly powerful in turning your thoughts into reality.
These are tools for manifestation and meditation. They come with sterling silver, crystal round beads, raw crystal nuggets, gemstone slabs and semi-precious pebbles acting as the meditation bead or as the separators, some have 4 separators, 7 separators, and 10 separators. You choose the one you prefer:
- One version has 3,6,9,repeated twice.
- One version has 369,repeated three times.
- One version has each number repeated three times to manifest thought into reality.
These are elegant malas for everyday wear and special occassions made from semi-precious stones made by the Creator.
Some of the Neck Peacemakers are in lengths of 48" - 76" long so you can double and triple or cross body these Neck Peacemakers the way you want.
As a woman of 5'8" the designer is most excited about providing her clientele with extra long necklace Peacemakers that can be doubled and tripled for impact.
If you are interested in getting any Peacemaker in a different stone, I am happy to make a custom order for you.
Corporate or non profit team building
If you are interested in bonding your team by all sharing the same unisex Wrist Peacemaker, by ordering 10 or more Peacemakers we will provide you with a discounted price. Call us early to get your gifts in time. Remember they are hand made by me.
Making peace at home
If you are in the doghouse, I invite you to find a Peacemaker that will visually thrill your partner and energetically help improve your relationship or get a Gift Card so they can choose their own Peacemaker.
If you want to honor the peacemaker in your family who takes on that exhausting role, fortify them with a Peace Maker Gem. Maybe that person is you, own it and get the support you need with a Peacemaker today.
Get big and bold Peace Maker Gems knowing that they look great, and are helping you achieve your goals to create peace. Everything has to do double duty.
These Peacemakers are natural semi-precious stones which increase in value, but don’t have to cost as much as a car. You can treat yourself knowing you are wearing quality jewelry hand made with love and peace.
We are doing our best for you so you can know that you deserve the best the earth has to offer you and you deserve the support it provides.
I use every special occasion to build my jewelry collection. Whenever I want to feel great and confident I wear gemstones, and if they are big enough to make me feel their weight, I really feel powerful. I love a big stone.
I also love to wear gemstones every day and prefer the lighter pieces for everyday wear.
Karen King-Chigbo is the first Black woman in Canada to produce a movie, & with a Cannes premiere. She's the first two time winner of the Canadian Academy’s award for diversity, & the winner of numerous awards working with diverse talent. Then clinical depression resulted from frustrations with diverse talent, white producers, sabotaging managers & micro aggressions.Karen King-Chigbo is not a diversity trainer working in scripted content. She is an award winning diversity content producer, training the industry based on her 25 years of experience off and on camera. Diversity has been the hallmark of Karen’s career. While many of the BIPOC talent she worked with served on boards of diversity organizations, they never understood the importance of hiring BIPOC, besides themselves, of course. King has seen the difference it makes to have BIPOC workers in various roles in the trenches of the film and TV industry.
INCLUSIVE SECRET is the culmination of her 25 year career of ups and downs working with BIPOC talent in various off camera roles. INCLUSIVE SECRET helps BIPOC scripted content workers access & embrace their cultural expertise. King shows the industry how to work with BIPOC to enhance the content, augment audiences and help end systemic racism at work.
Her illustrious career as a producer and production exec working for a-list public and private sector organizations saw her solely responsible for developing policy and initiatives to encourage the employment of racially diverse people on and off screen everywhere she worked – commercials, movies, docs and scripted series. Some roles were formal and some were informal, but Karen’s commitment and leadership remained steadfast. And it was not easy. In fact, sometimes it was impossible.
Lots of lip service, tokenism thwarting of efforts and all out backstabbing. Much of it done by other racialized people. The very people we are working so hard to help were the ones stabbing us in the back or in our chest. They didn’t really care. As long as they got what they wanted. Despite all the roadblocks, Karen persevered and excelled.
First two time winner of the Academy’s diversity award. First Black woman in Canada to produce a movie. First Black woman in Canada to have a world premiere at the official Cannes Film Festival, Un Certain Regards. King is a seasoned veteran responsible for launching the careers of A-List BIPOC talent off screen. Commissioning scripted series like ”da kink in my hair” and “Shattered” with high percentages of diversity on and off screen. Most of the production companies struggled to hire more than one or two people of colour behind the scenes as though only white people had the right to work in the industry. The problem King sees is that white people are simply not equipped to do the best job serving today’s market.
King knew that she faced a challenge to train everyone from executives to carpenters so she became certified as a trainer. She developed these online courses to help BIPOC people and their white colleagues understand the value of having BIPOC workers throughout the content creation process to serve the appetites of today’s diverse populations which are over 50% of all the major markets in North America.
Once certified by completing the Inclusive Secret Course, you will join the graduate community that will allow you to continue working in this collaborative way with others who understand the process. You will be able to move easily and effortlessly from one production to another with the the peace of mind that you are not going to say or do the wrong thing while working to engage today’s market.
Hiring is just the Beginning
If you want to serve the market, you have to hire the market, but that is just the beginning when dealing with a racialized market. You can easily hire a BIPOC team without getting any closer to serving your BIPOC audience. In fact, after a few years of watching content credits become more inclusive, King realized that the content itself had not changed as much as it could have if people actually understood how to work together for the greatest advantage.
The goal is to have every union member and non-union member in the industry from script to distribution learning this system of working together.
If we are the ones who want the change, it behooves us to make it happen. It is not something we can do alone. We all have to work together in the same way to ensure that the lies are replaced with stories that resonate with the audiences that have continuously been vilified in scripted content.
I created this process initially for the industry, and then I realized that I had to get BIPOC people trained as well because this is a whole new ball game. This is a new way of working that we all need to learn so that we can create a better world for future generations.
I am confident that the industry will embrace this process because we saw the world take to the streets when George Floyd was murdered. Content kills. We have trained the world to be afraid of Black men. We believed that they must have done something terribly wrong if they have been killed, especially by a cop.
Racialized lives are seen as disposable. Look at the difference between the world’s response to Rwanda’s genocide and the war in Ukraine.
We can change that from every job in the industry with this process. I know you will love it.