The late Cindy Edelstein, a beloved advocate for and mentor to countless jewelry designers, passed away in January 2016—but her memory looms large in the industry.
The Women’s Jewelry Association launched the Cindy Edelstein Scholarship Fund, and now the Contemporary Jewelry Design Group (CJDG)—in association with the Couture trade show—has announced the inaugural Cindy Edelstein Memorial Charity Auction.
The online auction, which will go live online beginning May 15, will feature jewelry donated by CJDG members.
Proceeds from the auction will be donated to Jewelers for Children and to the Women’s Jewelry Association’s Cindy Edelstein Scholarship Fund. For many years, Cindy ran a similar auction in Las Vegas.
The auction will be open for bids until 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 3, 2017. At 6:30 p.m. on June 3, the winning bids will be announced during a cocktail hour at the Wynn Resort in Las Vegas.
The auction site is currently in preview mode, but offers more info on the sale.