The Kazanjian Foundation’s Jewels for Charity Hollywood Collection will be hosted by the Jewelers for Children at the upcoming American Gem Trade Association GemFair Tucson to be held Jan. 31 – Feb. 5, at the Tucson Convention Center. Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company is sponsoring JFC’s hosting of the collection. JM also will be the official insurance provider for the exquisite collection.
Jewelers for Children, the industry’s charity, is partnering with The Kazanjian Foundation and its Jewels for Charity program, the 501c (3) non-profit charitable organization established by the founders of Kazanjian Bros., Inc. The Kazanjian Foundation, established in 1957 to support scientific, artistic, cultural and other worthy causes, collects donated jewelry from celebrities and other notable individuals as charitable gifts. To benefit Jewels for Charity, the Kazanjian Foundation sponsors a tour of the Jewels for Charity Hollywood Collection to fine jewelry stores, galleries and museums worldwide. The Beverly Hills, Calif.,-based foundation emphasizes programs for disadvantaged and underprivileged youth, and provides scholarships for promising inner-city youths.
Visitors to the GemFair will have a chance to peruse jewelry previously owned by the likes of Clark Gabel, Carol Lombard, Howard Hughes, Eva Gabor. Notable pieces include the 78-ct. diamond tiara worn by Madonna during her wedding to Guy Ritchie.
Qualified retail jewelers can learn how they can host the collection in their own stores as part of a special event to build traffic and sales. Many pieces in the collection are for sale and the proceeds are all donated to charities. Thirty percent will go to JFC and the remaining 70 percent goes to a charity that the jeweler chooses, which can include JFC. Details on hosting the collection will be available at GemFair.
JFC also will host a raffle during the show for items of Hollywood memorabilia that tie-in with the pieces on display in the collection.