Gardens of Gold Fundraiser and Event
Ethical Metalsmiths members and supporters are making ethical jewelry the norm!
Ethical Metalsmiths 10th Anniversary Celebratory Reception and Fundraiser was a resounding success. Thank you to each and every person that helped to make Gardens of Gold a meaningful and joyful experience.
Ethical Metalsmiths’ 10th Anniversary - Celebratory Fundraiser, Reception & Auction was a resounding success! Thank you Linhardt Design for hosting and to the event's lead sponsor, CSARITE.
Together we raised over $17,800 for Ethical Metalsmiths programs.
Gardens of Gold was a festive and elegant evening at Linhardt Design (THANK YOU LIsa Linhardt and Cidy King - you are amazing!) in New York City’s Nolita district celebrating the first ten years of Ethical Metalsmiths. As well as our plans to:
- Build an Innovative Curriculum for Educating Emerging Jewelers to work ethically from Day One.
- Advocate for Ethical Jewelry as the norm, rather than the exception.
- Develop Life-Changing Opportunities for Artisanal Miners to Access Markets with their Traceable Gemstones, Diamonds and Precious Metals.
The event included wonderful music, lovely guests, silent auction, donated jewelry by top artisans for viewing & purchase, raffle & door prizes were drawn, while delicious Peruvian amuse-bouches & complimentary wines & Peruvian cocktails were served.
Thank you to our generous sponosors, auction item donors and generous bidders!
Linhardt Design, Richline Group, W. Edward Senn Rio Grande, Taber Studios, Closed Loop Fund , Graphic Lime.
Dawes Design, Clay Pot, Metalliferous, Marcia Moore,
Peggy Jo Donahue, Judi Powers Jewelry, Peter Calvert, 92Y,
Auction Jewelry Donors:
Linhardt Design (NY), Judi Powers Jewelry (NY), Blair Lauren Brown (NY), Barbara Heinrich (NY), Merzatta (NJ), Boris Bally (RI), Bario Neal (PA) , Taber Studios (CA), Dawes Design (CA), Alexandra Hart (CA), Marilyn Brogan (CA), Toby Pomeroy (CA), East Fourth Street (MN), Viszu (CA), Reflective Images (NM), Lucile Martin (MD), Steve Stamas (MA), Catherine Marche' (UK), Jen Townsend (NY), In Bloom (MD).
From Radical Jewelry Makover past projects: Paul Gross / Designer Gold - Earrings (RJM Dartmouth, NH), Jay Sharpe - Ring (RJM Richmond, VA), Jessica Benzaquen - brooch (RJM Dartmouth, NH), Jane Barton-Dautaunt - ring (RJM Richmond, VA), Kristen Powers - ring (RJM Richmond, VA), Daniel Eaves - ring (RJM Richmond, VA), Daniel DiCaprio - brooch (RJM Richmond, VA), Marion DiCaprio - earrings (RJM Richmond, VA), Robin Kranitzky and Kim Overstreet - brooch (RJM Richmond, VA), Brian Fleetwood - brooch (RJM Santa Fe, NM), Tom Hill - Phoenix sculpture (RJM San Francisco, CA), Andy Cooperman - necklace (RJM Dartmouth, NH).
CSARITE - 8.36 natural stone, Jessica Hans - Vase, Fife and Drum Inn, Parker Brown - Colonial Williamsburg passes, Peter Calvert - Print, Suzanne Fortin - stained glass jewelry box, Jennifer Dawes - NH Cabin Rental, Michele Chaboudy - Sea Ranch Vacation, Annonymous - Catskills Luxury Home Rental, Lawrence Noble - Star Wars Posters, Cultural Tour of London - Cock Pit Arts, Platform 53 - Co-working memberships, Brooklyn Metal Works - jewelry class, 92nd St Y - 1/2 off Matthieu Cheminee workshop, Barbara Carleton - Bejeweled software package, Two Chix Catering - partial catering donation.
Raffle / Door Prize Item Donations:
VMV Hypoallergenics - personal care products for men, Boris Bally - key chains, Emiko Oye - Lego bracelet, Rio Grande - gift certificate, Steve Stamas - earrings, Bario-Neal - bracelet, Cindy and Steve King.
Additonal Jewelry Donations: ArtSilver, John Crutchfield, Nature's Creations, Silver Spoon and Simply Elegant Gemstones.
Thank you to our dedicated volunteers:
Angely Martinez, Lisa Tzu Kuo and Jonathan Calvert
The event capped off our annual board meeting and in many ways set the sustainability tone of the Fifth Annual Gold Conference by Initiatives in Art & Culture—Gold: Transparency, Trend & Techniques. On Saturday April 11, the EM team and members particiapted in the Fairmined Information Session hosted by the Alliance for Responsible Mining.