Part 1 of 3: How 5 Jewelers Are Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The month of October brings to mind images of Halloween and autumn leaves falling from trees, but for many, it also means being cognizant of the struggle of those afflicted with breast cancer. Most know that October is recognized nationwide as Breast Cancer Awareness month, during which there are more promotions about breast cancer awareness, as well as conversations about early diagnosis and getting annual mammograms.

As an industry, jewelers do their part to donate to many causes, breast cancer research and treatment among them. Jewelry with breast cancer themes (often shown as pink ribbons or pieces with pink hues) help keep mammograms and self-checks in the forefront of women’s minds and can benefit research when manufacturers and retailers donate portions of sales to favorite charities.

For the next three weeks on this blog, I’ll share a list of industry members—manufacturers, designers, and retailers—who are donating sale proceeds to a breast cancer charity, and what specific pieces, if any, they are featuring.

Want to be included in my next post? Email me at JHeebner@jckonline.com with Breast Cancer Awareness Jewelry in the subject line.

Anzie Jewelry is donating 10 percent of all sales in the month of October to the Cure Foundation.

Anzie Jewelry's silver Micro Aztec Starburst studs with pink topaz benefit breast cancer research

Courtesy Anzie Jewelry

Micro Aztec Starburst studs in silver with salmon-sorbet-color faceted topaz; $150

Retailer A. Jaron Studio donates 15 percent of year-round sales from a pink Lucite bow bracelet and a pink floral Lucite boutonniere to the Breast Cancer Fund.

A. Jaron Studio lucite boutonniere benefits breast cancer research

Courtesy A. Jaron Studio

Pink Floral boutonniere in Lucite, $20

A. Jaron Studio lucite bow bracelet benefits breast cancer research

Courtesy A. Jaron Studio

Pink Bow cuff in Lucite, $25

Twenty-five dollars from year-round sales of Pyrrha’s $260 Cherub of Hope talisman necklace in silver with a pink tourmaline accent benefit Susan G. Komen. The necklace reads L’espoir Me Reste Dans L’orage (Hope Remains, Even in the Storm) and is cast from an original wax seal dating from the 1800s.

Pyrrha's silver Cherub of Hope necklace with pink tourmaline accent benefits breast cancer research

Courtesy Pyrrha

Cherub of Hope necklace in silver with a pink tourmaline accent, $260

Some 20 percent of year-round sales from Mary Margrill’s I Am Healed necklaces will be donated to the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center. Available pieces include sterling or 14k gold vermeil pendant necklaces with pink sapphire accents for $160 or 14k gold pieces with pink sapphire accents for $1,200 apiece.

Mary Margrill's 14k gold I Am Healed pendant necklace benefits breast cancer research

Courtesy Mary Margrill

I Am Healed pendant necklace in 14k gold, $1,200

Oscar Heyman is donating 4 percent of the wholesale cost of sales of pink sapphire jewelry in October to the American Cancer Society.

 

Oscar Heyman pink sapphire and colorless diamond earrings in platinum benefit breast cancer research

Courtesy Oscar Heyman

Earrings in platinum with 4.66 cts. t.w. oval-shape pink sapphires and 2.51 cts. t.w. oval-shape diamonds, $42,000

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