SI Swimsuit Is Ringing in Their 60th Anniversary Dripping in Diamonds

Katie Austin, Christen Harper and other brand stars dazzled in conflict-free jewelry at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla.
Katie Austin and Christen Harper

Katie Austin and Christen Harper.


Camille KostekKatie AustinChristen HarperBrooks Nader and Nicole Williams English attended a launch party celebrating sports betting in the Sunshine State at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla., on Thursday, Dec. 7. And in true SI Swimsuit model fashion, each of the five women showed up in incredible style.

While the brand stars hit the red carpet in outfits that spoke to their personal aesthetics, there was a common theme woven throughout their chosen ensembles for the evening: their accessories. Kostek, Austin, Harper, Nader and Williams English all opted for conflict-free diamonds from Peace Jewelers, and were dripping in shimmery jewels all night.

SI Swimsuit turns 60

The 2024 SI Swimsuit Issue will be released next May, and marks the brand’s 60th anniversary. If you’re aware of traditional wedding anniversary gifts, you know that the 60th is the diamond year, and we’re taking that quite literally—by celebrating with lab-grown diamonds that are cultivated free from conflict and with much less environmental harm

We’re kicking the celebration off early by partnering with an incredible diamond alternative on the market: Peace Jewelers. MJ Day, SI Swimsuit editor in chief, is a huge proponent of cultivated diamonds over mined ones these days. 

“Choices are so important and I love having a choice to purchase conflict-free diamonds,” she says. “If given a choice when I’m purchasing something I am drawn to, I will always strive to choose a more environmentally friendly, more sustainable, more socially responsible option.”

Accecssorize like an SI Swimsuit model

While enjoying casino events, a red carpet and an invite-only pool party in Hollywood, Fla., last Thursday, SI Swimsuit models were no doubt dressed to impress. And if you’ve always wanted to accessorize like an A-lister, now is your chance, as you can purchase the exact diamonds Kostek, Austin, Harper, Nader and Williams English wore to the event.

Not only are these pieces absolutely stunning, they’re affordable gems that you’ll continue to reach for in your jewelry box again and again for years to come.

Peace Jewelers 14K Gold Choice of Carat Weight Cultured Diamond Tennis Bracelet, $ 3,099 to $ 9,999 (shophq.com)

Katie Austin and Christen Harper

Katie Austin and Christen Harper.

As pictured on Austin, above, this 14K yellow gold tennis bracelet is available in four carat weight choices, and no matter whether you prefer white or yellow gold, this one is an absolute stunner.

Williams English, 2023 Rookie of the Year, and Nader, one of this year’s cover girls, also rocked the same conflict-free accessory around their wrists. 

Nicole Williams English

Nicole Williams English.

Brooks Nader

Brooks Nader.

Peace Jewelers 14K Gold 15.00ctw Cultured Diamond Tennis Necklace, $ 12,499 (shophq.com)

Christen Harper

Christen Harper.

Whether you’re looking for a thoughtful (and eco-friendly) gift to celebrate the holidays, an anniversary or any other special occasion with a loved one, this diamond tennis necklace from Peace Jewelers is a winner. It features a tongue-and-groove clasp and is also available in white and yellow gold.

Christen Harper

Christen Harper.

Peace Jewelers 14K Gold Choice of Carat Weight Cultured Diamond Stud Earrings, $ 499 to $ 5,399 (shophq.com)

Camille Kostek

You already know that these are the perfect affordable diamond stud earrings for holiday gifting this year—so why not gift them to yourself? The earrings, which are available from 0.5 to 4 carats, are beloved by Kostek, a former SI Swimsuit cover girl, so they’re good enough for you, too.

Shop the complete Peace Jewelers collection here for eco-friendly diamond bracelets, rings, earrings and pendants. We look forward to celebrating the 60th anniversary of the SI Swimsuit Issue with you!

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Cara O’Bleness

CARA O’BLENESS

Cara is a trending news writer/editor for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. A passionate writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience in print and online media, she loves storytelling and believes that words have the power to change the world. Prior to joining the team, Cara worked as a writer and editor across a number of content verticals, including food, lifestyle, health and wellness, and small business and entrepreneurship. In her free time, Cara loves reading, spending time with her family and making her way through Michigan’s many microbreweries. She is a graduate of Michigan State University's School of Journalism.