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A jeweler in New Orleans is handing out custom pins to healthcare professionals and scientists working to stop the coronavirus, WWL-TV reports.

Franco Valobra of Valobra Jewelry plans to donate more than 1,000 of the pieces. They feeature the Caduceus piercing a coronavirus particle and are made of sterling silver with gold overlay, along with a garnet.

“[Garnet] is actually the stone of crisis resolutions and physical healing, which is exactly the stone we need for this particular occasion,” Valobra said.

He’s taking suggestions for people who deserve a pin. Email him at [email protected]

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