NEW YORK, Nov. 28, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Greenwich Jewelers has announced that it will partner with members of the jewelry industry to create an online charity auction benefitting Waves for Water's Hurricane Sandy Relief Initiative.
With a storefront in lower Manhattan and customers from all over the tri-state area, Greenwich Jewelers' owners felt compelled to help following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. "As a native New Yorker, seeing the destruction in neighborhoods like our home, the Financial District, and beachfront communities The Rockaways, Coney Island and the Jersey Shore was heartbreaking. I found Waves for Water, a grassroots organization that's done extensive work in disaster areas around the globe and I wanted to support their Hurricane Sandy Relief Initiative," Jennifer Gandia, owner of Greenwich Jewelers, said. Waves for Water has committed long term, hands on support, resources and funding for the rebuilding of the beach communities of NY & NJ via this initiative.
Gandia began by requesting donations from jewelers across the country to put together an online auction, from which 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Waves for Water. "I was pleasantly surprised by how quickly the jewelry industry came together for the cause of re-building our city and helping those in need," Gandia said. With over 90 donations from independent designers and international brands including Aaron Basha, Alexis Bittar, Baume et Mercier, Charriol, Gurhan, Jemma Wynne, Kara Ross, Melissa Joy Manning, Temple St. Clair & Todd Reed, Sparkle for Sandy Relief provides a vehicle for donors to get involved and jewelry lovers to bid on many one of a kind and specially chosen jewels for an important, timely cause.
Information on how to get involved in the Sparkle for Sandy Relief auction:
Bid for jewels online from November 27th to December 6th at http//:Biddingowl.com/Sparkle4SandyRelief
Attend Greenwich Jewelers' auction closing party at Greenwich Jewelers, 64 Trinity Place, New York on December 6th, from 5-8pm to view and bid on all of the jewels in person, plus enjoy champagne and other refreshments
Sparkle for Sandy Relief donors, complete list:
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, DeLatori, 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
Greenwich Jewelers is an independently owned jewelry store, epitomizing traditional services including repair, restoration and custom design with a modern sensibility and technical innovation. Our personally curated collection contains an extensive variety of designer fashion, fine and bridal jewelry with a focus on artisanal craftsmanship, sustainability and exceptional design.
CONTACT:Jennifer Gandia 212-964-7592
Source:Jewelers of America