The past few weeks have been devastating for the people of Afghanistan, particularly women, who are having to come to terms with the fact that their freedoms and way of life is under threat. Their basic rights to work and access to education will likely be impacted, as will their safety in general.
It is for this reason that an important charity jewellery auction has been put together to help to support Afghan women and children. Jewellers for Afghanistan will raise money for Women For Afghan Women, which is a grassroots women’s organisation that helps to evacuate and provide urgent resources, shelter and care to vulnerable women and children during the current crisis.
The auction — which will take place between Monday 27 September and Monday 4 October — will see items from 25 British independent jewellers offered up for bids online via London’s fine art auction house Roseberrys.
The pieces have come from some of the most iconic and recognisable indie jewellery names of the moment. These include the likes of Otiumberg, Tada & Toy, Theodora Warre, Rosa de la Cruz, Rachel Boston and Bear Brooksbank. Each designer has donated a piece worth between £270 and £1,750 and all proceeds from final sales will go towards the charity.
Otiumberg 9ct solid recycled gold name bracelet
Some of the star pieces include a gorgeous Otiumberg 9ct solid recycled gold name bracelet (above), which is worth £550 and can be personalised. Then there’s Tada & Toy 18ct Gold Plated Brass Baguette Hoops worth £220, Theodora Warre’s Gold plated sterling silver Emerald pendant worth £350 (both below) and Bear Brooksbank’s vintage 9ct Rose Gold Curb Link Bracelet with padlock clasp worth £645.
Tada & Toy 18ct Gold Plated Brass Baguette Hoops
Theodora Warre’s Gold plated sterling silver Emerald pendant
As mentioned, the charity auction to raise money for Afghan women and children goes live on 27 September, and can be accessed at Roseberrys.