All The Brilliants

Philanthropy

Discover a collection of special jewels, created by extraordinary women, who are committed to worthy causes. As you will read below, each jewel relays her personal journey or connection to a mission, with proceeds benefitting that charity. 


Jewelry and Philanthropy
 

Discover a collection of special jewels, created by extraordinary women, who are committed to worthy causes. As you will read below, each jewel relays her personal journey or connection to a mission, with proceeds benefitting that charity. 

 

MARGHERITA BURGENER   X   WOMEN'S CANCER CENTER (IEO)

"Ribbon for Hope" brooch is a jewel of hope and a symbol that represents a global community in the fight against cancer: doctors, researchers, volunteers and patients. Emanuela created Ribbon for Hope following her personal fight and recovery from breast cancer in 2017. Like many Margherita Burgener jewels, it is handmade of titanium and diamonds - but all the more beautiful, as it is also a fundraising tool supporting the Women's Cancer Center at the European Institute of Oncology (IEO) in Milan. All proceeds of Ribbon for Hope sales are donated to the center's integrated clinical and research programs of the Senology and Gynecology. The aim is 360 degree patient care in one place for prevention, early diagnosis, treatment and therapeutic follow-up. Through the program, patients have access to innovative therapies, early clinical trials and the SHARP research program.

The strategy behind SHARP is to be a "GPS" guide in metastatic breast cancer. Just as GPS locates you and identifies the best route to your destination, SHARP aims to identify 'breakdowns' (genetic mutations) and maps the routes cancer cells take to invade other organs and create metastases. Once the cancer cell map is known, doctors can more effectively strategize the best ways to block and kill cancer cells. The clinical data and biological samples are collected from the patients participating in the program and the DNA is studied using molecular screening techniques. Through this, cancer is characterized on the genetic level, informing how to proceed with treatment.

One can DONATE any amount directly to the Women's Cancer Center. 

Margherita Burgener would be delighted to create custom ribbons for individuals or charities, with proceeds benefiting your charity and the Women's Cancer Center at IEO. 

To learn more detail on Ribbon for Hope jewels, kindly contact us with interest.

 
 

KRISTIN HANSON   X   MOUNT KENYA TRUST

This spectacular Pop Art inspired jewel is infused with an important purpose: to draw attention to the illegal ivory trade. Kristin Hanson's one-of-a-kind doughnut leather choker, "an ode to Wayne Thiebaud", is made of a hand-carved Tagua Nut frosted with 100% recycled platinum and lab-grown diamonds “sprinkled” with sapphires. It is a tribute to the godfather of  Pop Art, while brilliantly combining Avant Garde design and environmental sustainability.

A percentage of proceeds benefit Mount Kenya Trust, an organization established to preserve and protect the forests of Mount Kenya from illegal human-induced activities that threaten its very existence.

Given the recent tragic shifts in the regulation and transport of "trophies", supporting conservation efforts is more important than ever.

One can DONATE any amount to Mount Kenya Trust from anywhere in the world.

Kindly contact us with interest.

 
Kristin Hanson