Policies & Issues

NYC Permanent Jewelry Party Raises Thousands for Animal Rescue

Policies & IssuesFeb 17, 2023

NYC Permanent Jewelry Party Raises Thousands for Animal Rescue

The Seven West Village literally went to the dogs in mid-December, hosting a charity event benefiting WeACT.

20230217_Aurelie G Permanent for Paws header.jpg
A selection of the permanent bracelets Aurelie G offered at “Permanent for Paws,” the fundraiser held at The Seven West Village to benefit the WeACT dog rescue charity. “I’ve always had a big place in my heart for dogs and for jewelry,” said The Seven’s owner, Camille Zarsky. “Combining these two passions made this event a joy for me to be a part of.”
New York—What do you get when you combine a charmed collection of permanent jewelry, champagne, and a couple of cute pups at a chic New York City boutique? 
A fun day that raises thousands of dollars for dogs in need.  
“Permanent for Paws” took place in mid-December at new jewelry store The Seven West Village in Greenwich Village, hosted by National Jeweler Senior Editor Ashley Davis—an avowed jewelry and animal lover—Gesswein and Aurelie Gi, Chic Pistachio’s bridge jewelry brand. 
Attendees selected and purchased 14-karat gold permanent bracelets from Aurelie Gi’s “For Keeps” collection, which was making its New York City debut, and then sat down to get “zapped” by a master jeweler. 
Veteran bench jeweler Ramon Andino used the PUK 6 Welder with SM6 Microscope and Flow Regulator, loaned by Gesswein for the evening, to clasp and seal the tiny jump ring on each bracelet, creating a permanent piece of jewelry. 

“I’m a dog lover and support the health and safety of all animals,” said Gesswein Vice President Roger Gesswein. 

“Our PUK6 gives jewelers not only the power to handle larger welding jobs and the accuracy required for delicate tasks, but also the technology and ergonomics to make welding easy and comfortable.” 

The evening raised more than $3,500 for WeACT, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit, 100 percent volunteer-run organization that is dedicated to rescuing, treating, rehabilitating, and rehoming abused dogs in Korea.  

The money funded six flights from Seoul, South Korea and covered U.S. customs clearance fees, to rescue and rehome six at-risk dogs.
“I have never encountered a group of people as generous as the ones I’ve met in the jewelry industry,” Davis said. “The teams at Aurelie Gi, The Seven West Village, and Gesswein created life-changing impact through this event, giving dogs rescued from horrific circumstances the opportunity to find loving homes. 
“That gift cannot be understated. I’m so proud to have played a part in this to support WeACT, which saved my two precious dogs from the Korean meat trade.”
Aurelie G National Sales Manager Katherine Whitacre said, “Aurelie Gi is honored to have been part of such a meaningful mission. Not only did sales of our permanent bracelets generate over $3,500 in dog rescue funds, but we also created a beautiful and lasting experience for all the women and men who got zapped in the store that day. 
“We are incredibly grateful to Ashley Davis, the team at The Seven West Village, [Gesswein President] Greg Gesswein, Roger Gesswein, and Ramon Andino for helping us create such an emotional, tangible, and lasting impact.”

 Related stories will be right here …

The Latest

Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo modeling Jacquie Aiche’s Rebel Heart collection
CollectionsApr 22, 2024
Jacquie Aiche’s New Campaign Stars Adam Levine, Behati Prinsloo

The “Rebel Heart” campaign embodies rebellion, romance, and sensuality, the brand said.

American Gem Society Conclave logo 2024
EditorsApr 22, 2024
The 22 Best Quotes from AGS Conclave 2024

Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff shares the standout moments from the education sessions she attended in Austin last week.

Virtual Diamond Boutique
SourcingApr 22, 2024
Virtual Diamond Boutique Rebrands as ‘VDB’

The overhaul includes a new logo and enhanced digital marketplace.

Brought to you by
The Blueprint for Success in Scalable, Personalized Jewelry Retail

With Ho Brothers, you can unlock your brand's true potential and offer customers the personalized jewelry experiences they desire.

Signet Jewelers employees and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
MajorsApr 22, 2024
Signet Raises Nearly $9M for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

The money will go toward supporting ongoing research and aftercare programs for childhood cancer survivors.

Weekly QuizApr 19, 2024
This Week’s Quiz
Test your jewelry news knowledge by answering these seven questions.
Take the Quiz
Retrouvaí’s Treasure Necklace
CollectionsApr 19, 2024
Piece of the Week: Retrouvaí’s Treasure Necklace

A new addition to the “Heirloom” collection, this one-of-a-kind piece features 32 custom-cut gemstones.

Stock image crime handcuffs
CrimeApr 19, 2024
Grand Jury to Hear Case Against Jeweler Charged in Fatal Shove Following IJO Show

Last month in Dallas, David Walton pushed another jeweler, David Ettinger, who later died.

Jewelers of America Fly In Washington, D.C.
Brought to you by
How Jewelers of America Represents Your Business

For over 30 years, JA has advocated for the industry, fought against harmful legislation and backed measures that help jewelry businesses.

China Pearl collage
MajorsApr 19, 2024
Unique Designs Acquires China Pearl

The move will allow the manufacturing company to offer a more “diverse and comprehensive” range of products.

Printed and digital AGS Ideal grading reports
GradingApr 19, 2024
AGS Ideal Report Now Available in Printed Form

From now through mid-May, GIA will be offering the reports at a 50 percent discount.

Stock image of a polished diamond in tweezers
SourcingApr 18, 2024
Diamond Trade Remains Cautious Amid Economic Uncertainty

De Beers’ rough diamond sales were down 18 percent year-over-year in its latest round of sales.

Supplier BulletinApr 18, 2024
Discover History’s Hidden Gems at the Las Vegas Antique Jewelry & Watch Show

Sponsored by the Las Vegas Antique Jewelry & Watch Show

Kelly Yoch
WatchesApr 18, 2024
Watch E-tailer Collectability Hires Kelly Yoch

The Patek Philippe expert will serve as personal curator for the brand-focused company.

Interior of TAG Heuer Boutique on Carnival Cruise Ship
WatchesApr 18, 2024
TAG Heuer Opens Its Largest Standalone Boutique at Sea

The 553-square-foot shop is aboard the Carnival Jubilee cruise ship.

John Carter, 2024 Shipley Award winner
Events & AwardsApr 17, 2024
And the 2024 Winner of the Shipley Award Is …

John Carter received the AGS’s highest honor Tuesday afternoon at Conclave in Austin, Texas.

Visual from Tiffany & Co.’s With Love Since 1837 campaign
FinancialsApr 17, 2024
LVMH’s Q1 Jewelry Sales Fall 5%

LVMH said the company performed well despite an uncertain geopolitical and economic environment.

 B&D ribbon cutting in RI
MajorsApr 17, 2024
Stuller’s B&D Opens New Headquarters

B&D Sales and Service held a ribbon-cutting event for its new location in Cranston, Rhode Island.

Model Wearing Eat Cake Collection
CollectionsApr 16, 2024
Akaila Reid Launches ‘Eat Cake’ Collection

It’s ultra-feminine and filled with gold, pearls, and soft pastels.

Emily Highet Morgan, Emily Bennett
MajorsApr 16, 2024
Loudr Adds 2 Directors

Emily Highet Morgan and Emily Bennett have joined the agency’s team.

Stuller catalogs
MajorsApr 16, 2024
Stuller Releases First Lab-Grown Diamond Jewelry Catalog

Its updated book for mountings is also now available.

Headshot of Karen Rentmeesters
SourcingApr 16, 2024
Karen Rentmeesters Takes Over as Interim CEO of AWDC

She has been with the organization since 2010, most recently serving as its chief officer of PR and industry relations.

Joyce’s Jewelry
TechnologyApr 15, 2024
Judge Rules Jeweler’s Lawsuit Against PNC Bank Can Move Forward

Joyce’s Jewelry sued the bank after cybercriminals drained its accounts of nearly $1.6 million through a series of wire transfers.

Alfred W. DeScenza
IndependentsApr 15, 2024
Alfred W. DeScenza of DeScenza Diamonds Dies at 95

He is remembered by loved ones for his loyalty, integrity, and kindness.

Madeleine K. Albright
AuctionsApr 15, 2024
Madeleine K. Albright Jewelry, Pins Coming to Auction

Hosted by Freeman’s | Hindman, the sale will take place May 7-8.

Audemars Piguet circa 1985 emerald car watch
AuctionsApr 15, 2024
All of Sotheby’s ‘Rough Diamonds’ Sold in Less Than an Hour

The auction house said all 24 timepieces offered in its underground sale of rare and avant-garde watches quickly found buyers.

AGS Conclave 2024 logo Austin
Events & AwardsApr 15, 2024
10 Can’t-Miss Sessions at AGS Conclave 2024

From lab-grown diamonds and AI to the inevitable Taylor Swift mention, here are some of Conclave’s most intriguing educational offerings.

My Next Question webinar
Recorded WebinarsApr 12, 2024
Watch: What Jewelers Need to Know About Insurance

From cybersecurity liability to trade show coverage, insurance experts share tips on how to build the right policy.


This site uses cookies to give you the best online experience. By continuing to use & browse this site, we assume you agree to our Privacy Policy