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Thursday, December 1, 2011

New York Jeweler Offers Customers the Chance to Make Three Wishes Come True

Todd Reed’s 36-ct. diamond necklace.

Greenwich Jewelers launched of a special holiday program intended to make three wishes come true for jewelry lovers and their favorite charities. The New York-based jeweler is offering three inspired pieces of statement jewelry for the holiday season. A portion of the sell price for each piece will go to the qualifying charity of the buyer’s choice.

“We were inspired by each of the pieces of jewelry in our ‘3 Wishes campaign,’” said Jennifer Gandia, co-owner of Greenwich Jewelers. “Receiving any of these extraordinary pieces as a gift would make anyone’s dream come true, and so we thought it was a great opportunity to make some dreams come true for worthwhile, charitable organizations that are close to our customer’s hearts.”

The pieces represent the work of some of the most respected jewelry designers today. The designer and pieces are as follows:

* Todd Reed’s 36-ct. diamond necklace (top picture) combines the concept of the grand necklace as created by the finest jewelry houses with ceremonial breastplates used in ancient Mayan rituals. The diamonds originate from the Diavik mine in Canada. The near colorless crystals are cut in half then set into the 18k gold and sterling silver necklace in their natural state. The suite of diamond crystals is so rare the designer says that creating the necklace was a “once in a lifetime opportunity.” It combines dramatic design, rarity of materials and wearability. Priced at $190,000, $10,000 will be donated to a charity of the buyer’s choice.

* Gurhan, jeweler to stars like Angelina Jolie, Sandra Bullock and Jennifer Lopez, created a 24k gold and rose cut sapphire necklace. Totaling 167 carats of midnight blue sapphires, the play on symmetry in this statement-making necklace gives this piece an unpredictable beauty. Each gold frame was hand hammered by the artist, creating a blend of ancient technique and modern design. Priced at $75,000, $7,500 will be donated to a charity of the buyer’s choice.

* Greenwich Jeweler decided to get into the act of giving by creating the Cashmere diamond cuff bracelet for the special sale. A total of 27 cts. of well-matched pale-brown, black and near-colorless diamonds are set in 18k white gold mesh that creates the look and feel of the fabric that provided the name and inspiration for the piece. The bracelet molds to the shape of the wrist, allowing for a truly unique fit in a piece of statement jewelry. The palette of diamond colors gives the bracelet equal parts uptown elegance and downtown attitude. With a retail price of $50,000, $5,000 will be given to a charity of the buyer’s choice.

Greenwich Jewelers, located in downtown Manhattan, is an independently owned jewelry store that specializes in designer, fashion, fine and bridal jewelry.