Mercedes Rivera was born in Miami and resides in Decatur. Heart Mercedes is more than a jewelry collection, it’s a collective of wearable art created to promote uniqueness, kindness, and love. Every piece is carefully handcrafted in her home studio. Profits from sales are used to fund the #RAKBrigade (Random Acts of Kindness movement) started by Mercedes in hopes to show strangers that love and kindness exist and have no bounds. The heart grenade logo was designed to symbolize using love as a weapon.