Jennifer Gandia, co-owner of Greenwich Jewelers in downtown Manhattan, watched the path of destruction through lower Manhattan and coastal communities with a heavy heart. Jennifer and the Greenwich Jewelers team felt compelled to do something meaningful, and have mobilized a large portion of the jewelry industry to take action.
The result of these efforts is the Sparkle for Sandy Relief online auction, November 27th through December 6th, of beautiful jewelry from the biggest names in jewelry design, with 100% of the proceeds going to Waves for Water’s Hurricane Sandy Relief Initiative.
This is huge! 100% of proceeds means that every cent from the sale of the jewelry goes directly to the Waves for Water organization to help the people still damp and dislocated from the storm. Waves for Water has pledged ongoing, hands-on support for rebuilding the beach communities of New York and New Jersey. Greenwich Jewelers is one of my favorite retailers in the country, specializing in artisan independent jewelry designers and high touch customer service for repairs and custom creations.
Given that the holidays are right around the corner, please consider buying one of the 90+ items offered for auction: not only will the jewelry purchase make you a hero to the recipient, the dollars you spend will be used to make the holidays a little more comfortable for someone in need. Many of my favorite designers have contributed, with items that are special or one-of-a-kind. There are many price ranges represented among the jewelry offerings, so there is something for everyone!
How to Help
Bid for jewels online from November 27th to December 6th at Bidding Owl Sparkle for Sandy Relief.
Attend Greenwich Jewelers’ auction closing party.
WHERE: Greenwich Jewelers, 64 Trinity Place, New York.
WHEN: December 6th, 5-8pm – the last hours of the auction
WHY: View and bid on all of the jewels in person, plus enjoy champagne and other refreshments.
Here is a list of donors to the Sparkle for Sandy Relief Auction:
Aaron Basha, Adel Chefridi, Alberian & Aulde, Alex Soldier, Alex Woo Inc., Alexis Bittar, Allia, Anne Sportun, Anzie Jewelry, Arik Kastan, Baume et Mercier, Belle Brooke Designs, Beny Sofer, Beverley K, Borgioi, Carla Caruso, Catherine Weitzman, Charriol, Dana Kellin, Dana Rebecca Designs, David Alan Jewelry, Defense Jewelers, Delphine Leymarie, DiLatori, Donald M Jewelry Designs, Elena Kreigner, Emily Keifer, Estate of Grace, Gerard Yosca, GK Designs, Goshwara, Gumuchian, Gurhan, Hera, Hot Caliber, Ista Jewelry, Jamie Joseph, Jane Taylor Jewelry, Jeanine Payer, Jemma Wynne, Jude Frances Jewelry, Kamari, Kamofie, Kara Ross, Katie Diamond Jewelry, KC Designs, Laura J Designs, Lika Behar Collection, Margery Hirschey, Marie Todd Jewelry, Mark Schneider Design, Megan Thorne Fine Jewelry, Melissa Joy Manning, Mercury Ring, Meus Designs, Miguel Ases, Miriam Salat, Nina Nyguen Designs, Omi Gems, Pamela Froman, Paula Crevoshay, Pyrrha Design Inc., Rony Tennenbaum, Rotenier, Royal Asscher, Saundra Messinger, Shaesby, Sholdt, Single Stone, Susan Wheeler Design, Suzanne Kalan, Sylvie Collection, Syna, Temple St. Clair, Tiffany Chou, Todd Reed, Zaiken Jewelry.
Ready, set, BID!