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

Timex ReWound video screenshot
WatchesSep 21, 2023
Timex Wants Your Old Watch

The company just rolled out “Timex Rewound,” a new takeback and resale program.

GIA logo
GradingSep 21, 2023
Retailers Warned About Fraudulent Email Purportedly From GIA

The lab confirmed it did not send the message.

Reginald Brack
AuctionsSep 21, 2023
Hindman Appoints New SVP, Director of Jewelry and Watches

Reginald Brack has worked at StockX and Christie’s.

Brought to you by
Top 5 Ways to Promote Safety and Security Awareness Among Your Staff

Awareness is essential to proactive protection. Learn how to promote and maintain safety and security awareness in your business.

Natural Diamond Council brand ambassador Lily James
SourcingSep 21, 2023
Natural Diamond Council’s Latest Campaign With Lily James Is Here

The second installment of “To Treasure Now and Forever” is intended to emphasize diamonds’ versatility.

Weekly QuizSep 15, 2023
This Week’s Quiz
Test your jewelry news knowledge with this short test.
Take the Quiz
The Artistry Ltd. 2024 catalog cover
MajorsSep 21, 2023
Artistry’s 2024 Catalog Has Shipped

It features colored gemstone, pearl, diamond, gold, and sterling silver jewelry styles.

Stock image of diamonds
SourcingSep 20, 2023
Natural Diamond Outlook: Indian Diamantaires Navigating Multiple Storms

Economic slowdowns, geopolitical tensions, and the rising popularity of lab-grown diamonds are clouding the outlook for mined diamonds.

Dialog Solutions
Brought to you by
A Conversation with Dialog Solutions

Do you always want the right diamonds at the right price in your store? Introducing Dialog, the world’s first diamond subscription service.

Chemical vapor deposition reactors
Lab-GrownSep 20, 2023
Lab-Grown Diamond Outlook: Price Declines Aren’t a Deterrent

Some Indian manufacturers think the potential in this young, evolving market outweighs current price concerns.

The new Surat Diamond Bourse
SourcingSep 20, 2023
New Surat Diamond Bourse To Be World’s Largest Office Complex

The massive space spans 7.1 million square feet with more than 4,000 offices and 131 elevators.

Online holiday season shopping
SurveysSep 20, 2023
Why Bain and Deloitte Think Sales Will Grow This Holiday Season

From holiday spending to inflation’s impact, here’s what analysts are forecasting for the season.

Tiffany & Co. X Rimowa collaboration suitcase and jewelry boxes
MajorsSep 20, 2023
Tiffany Collabs With Fellow LVMH-Owned Rimowa

The jeweler and luxury luggage company have teamed up on jewelry cases and a suitcase.

Navneet Gems and Minerals portrait-cut ruby
GradingSep 20, 2023
Navneet Gems Introduces Portrait-Cut Rubies

The geometric collection is on view now at the Jewellery & Gem World Hong Kong Show.

Bleu Royal diamond
AuctionsSep 19, 2023
‘Bleu Royal’ Diamond to Fetch $35M-$50M at Auction

The 17.61-carat stone leads Christie’s “Magnificent Jewels” sale in Geneva this November.

Surveillance footage of bear spray robbery
CrimeSep 19, 2023
Man Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison Following Bear Spray Robbery

The suspect used bear spray to subdue employees and bystanders then stole $800,000 worth of jewelry.

Fuli Gemstones Fuli Cut
GradingSep 19, 2023
Fuli Gemstones Unveils New Peridot Cut

The ‘Fuli Cut’ is based on an antique cushion.

Erlend Bore discovers ancient jewelry
MajorsSep 19, 2023
Norwegian Man Uncovers Ancient Jewels with Metal Detector

The jewels, including gold rings and pendants, are said to be from 500 A.D.

Greenland Ruby rubies and pink sapphires
SourcingSep 18, 2023
Greenland Ruby Update Confirms Operational Suspension, Layoffs

The company anticipates resuming exploration and mining operations and rehiring staff in 2025.

A jewelry display at the New York City Jewelry and Watch Show
Events & AwardsSep 18, 2023
New York City Jewelry & Watch Show Announces 2023 Exhibitors

The antique and vintage jewelry and watch selling event is scheduled for Oct. 26-29.

Sotheby’s For the Boys: A Jewelry Exhibition men’s jewelry sale
AuctionsSep 15, 2023
Men’s Jewelry Takes the Spotlight in Sotheby’s Selling Exhibition

Frank Everett curated “For the Boys: A Jewelry Exhibition,” opening in New York City in September.

De Beers Mic Drop Seize the Day ad
SourcingSep 15, 2023
‘A Diamond Is Forever’ Is Back Again, Backed by $20M

De Beers is putting the emphasis on natural diamonds in Q4 and ending Lightbox’s lab-grown diamond engagement ring test run.

Lindsey Scoggins transformable tourmaline, diamond, and rose gold flower earrings
TrendsSep 15, 2023
Piece of the Week: Lindsey Scoggins’ Transformable Earrings

The brand-new style can be worn three ways.

A Gucci purse and a YSL purse
TechnologySep 14, 2023
EBay Is Diving Deeper Into the Pre-Owned Pool

The tech company is launching a consignment service for sellers of luxury fashion goods, starting with handbags.

Kendra Scott at Target rendering
MajorsSep 14, 2023
Kendra Scott Heads to Target

With prices starting at $15, the Kendra Scott at Target collection launches next month.

JCK Industry Fund
Policies & IssuesSep 14, 2023
The JCK Industry Fund Is Accepting 2024 Grant Applications

The fund provides grants to organizations that better the jewelry industry.

CD Peacock and Zillion logo
MajorsSep 14, 2023
CD Peacock To Offer Jewelry Insurance Through Zillion

The Chicago retailer will now offer in-store customers instant quotes and coverage.

Danecraft jewelry
MajorsSep 13, 2023
American Exchange Group Acquires Danecraft

The accessories conglomerate is expanding its reach in the jewelry industry.


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

Additionally, paste this code immediately after the opening  tag: