March 10, 2014
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Internationally acclaimed supermodel and photographer Helena Christensen has customized a single edition Shamballa Jewels bracelet - all proceeds from the auction of this bracelet will benefit Operation Smile. Operation Smile provides free surgeries to repair cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities for over 200,000 children around the globe, allowing them healthy lives, and helping them smile.
Auction and Exhibition Details
The bracelet will be exhibited and introduced for auction at the Vs. Magazine “Better” exhibition at Dillon Gallery, New York City on March 11th 2014 along with selected artworks from the magazine’s current issue for which Helena Christensen is the guest editor. Online charity auctioneers Gavel & Grand will host the auction where the bracelet will auction along with Vs. artworks by selected photographers including Helena Christensen which will benefit Christy Turlington Burn’s Every Mother Counts, Chernobyl Children International and David Lynch Foundation.
Auction Dates: Starts March 11, 2014 and ends March 21, 2014
Bid starts at: $12,000 USD
The bracelet features Shamballa Jewels signature pavé of pink sapphires in the center, grey moonstones, blue sapphires, brown diamonds and Star of Shamballa beads in 18K rose gold. The bracelet has been set and braided by hand in Copenhagen, Denmark.
“At Shamballa Jewels, we make spiritually inspired fine jewelry with the aim to encourage people to find their inner Shamballa -- a mythical kingdom of peaceful and compassionate people. We believe that all humans emanate heat and light, and we can shine just like the stars in the universe. We believe that a beautiful thought or vision creates a genuine smile that shines like a star, which is why we support Operation Smile. Helena Christensen has a history of amazing philanthropic work, and we are honored that she accepted our request to customize the bracelet," said Mads Kornerup, Creative Director, Shamballa Jewels.
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About Shamballa Jewels
Shamballa Jewels is founded by the brothers Mads and Mikkel Kornerup. When Mads Kornerup originally designed the iconic Shamballa bracelet in 2001, he was inspired by Buddhist prayer beads. Today, the brothers continue to create fine jewelry that aims to encourage people to find their inner Shamballa – a mythical Himalayan kingdom said to be inhabited by enlightened, compassionate people. This unique mix of the spiritual and material has earned the brothers loyal patronage from royals, sportspersons, actors and masters of style such Karl Lagerfeld, Valentino, and Diane Von Furstenberg amongst others. Shamballa Jewels’ repertoire includes customizable jewelry that are set, braided and polished by hand in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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