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.
Courtesy Anzie Jewelry
Courtesy A. Jaron Studio
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.
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.
Courtesy Mary Margrill
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