Charity Jewelry

Kat Florence and Sarah Jessica Parker Team Up for Jewelry Auction to Benefit Nepal

I’ve been following Kat Florence for a while on social media. I’ve been fascinated by her truly extraordinary jewelry designs and her passion for gems. When I found out about this project — an auction in Hong Kong to benefit victims of the…

Announcing…ANZA Gems

I have an exciting project I’m finally ready to announce officially–ANZA Gems! Many of you know that I have traveled to East Africa several times since 2014. You can read about my adventures going into a mine, buying rough gemstones, and why you need to pack toilet paper. I was struck by the passion and [...]

#idazzledesires: Robert Procop and Angelina Jolie Necklace

Have you read the recent Vanity Fair article about Angelina Jolie? According to the author, as the ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, she shows up early to UNHCR meetings, ready to take notes. She travels to some…

#idazzledesires: Anabel Higgins Bracelet for Breast Cancer Charities

Anabel Higgins began making jewelry while recovering from breast cancer. Her jewelry originally featured vintage sporting medals from Britain, and has evolved into a fully-realized collection incorporating vintage jewelry with 18kt gold and fine silver. This bracelet…

Contemporary Jewelry Design Group Members Shine in Sparkle for Sandy Relief Auction

The Sparkle for Sandy Relief Auction is a remarkable collaboration of over 90 jewelry designers and a New York jewelry retailer who pulled it all together. The designer jewelry is being auctioned to help Waves for Water

Greenwich Jewelers Sparkle for Sandy Relief Jewelry Auction

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…

Jacob & Co. Earrings Auctioned at Nomad’s Way Charity Gala

Last night, February 16th, 2012, these Jacob & Co. custom-designed earrings fetched $100,000 at the Nomad’s Way Charity Gala in NYC. These earrings…

Jewels for Japan: How Jewelry Designers Are Making a Difference

I don’t think I’m alone in having a sense of compassion and frustration while watching headlines from Japan. We all want to help, with at least some small human gesture, but it’s hard to know where to start…