AJA Runway Show Raises $100,000 for Charity

Armenian Jewelers Association, a charitable organization comprised of leading Armenian-American jewelry designers, has raised more than $100,000 for various charitable causes with its debut jewelry runway show.

Held March 11, at the Biltmore hotel in Los Angeles, the event was attended by the the elite jewelry community and celebrities such as actress Bai Ling, recording star Blu Cantrell, ND FOX “24’s” Roger Cross. The black tie banquet affair featured a runway show with jewelry from 10 Armenian Designers including Giantto Designer Jewelry, Haytayan Jewelers, Inc., Varna Platinum, Media Imports, Kirkara, Von Dutch Watches, Luxiriator/Franco, Inc., Simon G. Jewelry, Oro Diamante, and Siera Jewelry.

The AJA was created in order to develop a stronger network of jewelers in the U.S. and to help further develop and promote education initiatives and programs for those youths interested in excelling in the jewelry industry. The purpose of AJA is to draw on the heritage and the diverse entrepreneurial and business strengths and experience of its members in order to increase communication and cooperation between U.S. jewelers, to enhance the professional image, promote the interests and assist in the development and expansion of educational initiatives of the future generations of the jewelry industry.

Part of the proceeds from the event will go to an educational relief fund set up to help encourage youth and to provide them with the valued support they need to get through school and to get a start in a more than successful profession.

For more information on the AJA, visit www.ajaglobal.com.