Hurricane Harvey, the devastating storm that’s claimed 38 lives and displaced upwards of 32,000 people in Houston (according to The New York Times), has prompted a growing number of jewelry brands and industry entities to garner donations to help relief efforts.
Jewelers of America, the Diamond Council of America, and National Jeweler
The trio of jewelry organizations has created a GoFundMe page to collect donations for independent jewelers within the Houston area that are hardest hit by Hurricane Harvey. “We are asking the jewelry community to band together and help fellow jewelers in their recovery efforts,” reads the page. “All funds raised will be dispersed equally and directly to independent jewelry stores, regardless of affiliation.”
Texas map charm by Rembrandt Charms
From Sept. 1–30, 100 percent of the proceeds from all 10 of Rembrandt Charms’ Texas-themed charms, in all metals, will be donated to the Hurricane Harvey Jewelers Support Fund (retailers, take note: complimentary marketing graphics highlighting the 10 charms, and the relief fund, are available for your websites, email campaigns, and social media channels). Furthermore, Eric Lux, vice president of Rembrandt Charms, said in a statement that the company is prepared to offer “several temporary housing options in Colorado and Buffalo, N.Y. to retail jewelers and their families who have lost their homes,” in addition to “temporary work/income to those that are in need.” And the company will be offering flexible terms, insurance quotes for charm displays, and other options to support the retail jewelers whose locations were damaged in the storm.
Top and above: Golden Thread’s necklaces that benefit local Houston shelters
The Houston-based jewelry brand is selling two $65 pendant necklaces—a Texas state cutout and a softly sloping heart—with 100 percent of the profits going to the city’s overflowing local shelters that are in dire need of supplies.
Ariel Gordon Jewelry ring
Ariel Gordon Jewelry
From now through Sept. 3, Ariel Gordon Jewelry will donate $100 from every order to the American Red Cross to aid hurricane victims.
Texas rings by Austin designer Daniela Rivkah on Eliza Page
Austin, Texas–based Eliza Page is donating 20 percent of its online sales to the American Red Cross for a limited time.
Lulu & Shay Fine Jewelry
The brand announced on Instagram today that an (unspecified) portion of all sales will go to the Houston Food Bank and the ASPCA (aspca.org/Harvey) to help the thousands of animals that are being rescued.
Mustard Seed Jewelry’s Pray for Texas charitable necklace
Mustard Seed Jewelry
The brand announced on Instagram yesterday that 50 percent of the profits from its $95 Texas-themed Pray For Texas necklace will go to “rebuilding efforts through various church groups.”
Photo of a dog being rescued (courtesy of Dallas DogRRR)
Fallon Jewelry is looking out for the thousands of animals impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The brand is donating a portion of its proceeds to the Dallas DogRRR rescue organization, which is actively working to rescue animals affected by the disaster.
Wave ear cuffs by Graziela Gems
For the month of September, Graziela Gems will donate 100 percent of all profits generated from the sales of its Wave Collection to the Humane Society for Hurricane Harvey Relief.
Fifteen percent of every sale Bounkit makes over Labor Day Weekend will go to help kids through the Hurricane Relief Fund.
*If you know of other brands or retailers in the industry donating to the relief effort, send info to firstname.lastname@example.org.