(RICHMOND, Vir.) - A dozen of Richmond’s finest retail jewelers helped to raise $10,425 with their Jewels for Children Raffle at the 50th Children’s Hospital Foundation Ball, held at the Country Club of Virginia in November.
The raffle for the Children’s Hospital Foundation Ball is the fourth created by the jewelers under the leadership of Cheryl Fornash, the principal of Cheryl Fornash Jewelers. Each jeweler donated a piece of jewelry with a retail value of $1,500 to create the multi-faceted collection.
The 2013 Jewels for Children raffle collection included a 14k two-tone double circle diamond pave necklace from Adolf Jewelers; an 18k white gold, cabochon emerald and diamond ring from Carreras Jewelers; a pair of 18k white gold diamond and amethyst earrings from Charles Schwarzschild Jewelers; a Charles Krypell sterling silver, cushion cut blue topaz and diamond ring from Cheryl Fornash Jewelers; a gold-tone Frederique Constant Ladies watch from Cowardin’s Jewelers; a one-of-a-kind silver and 18k gold, diamond, colored gemstone and freshwater pearl pendant from Dransfield Jewelers; a John Hardy silver and 18k gold bracelet from Fink’s Jewelers; 14k rose gold, pink amethyst and diamond ring from Jack Kreuter Jewelers; an 18k gold Roberto Coin bracelet from Saks Fifth Avenue; a 14k white gold, blue topaz and diamond pendant from Schwarzschild Jewelers; a pair of 14k white gold, sapphire and diamond dangle earrings from Vera’s Fine Jewelers; and a 14k white gold, fresh water pearl and diamond “Kiss” necklace from Victoria Charles Jewellery.
“I have been very impressed with the cooperation that I’ve received from all of the participating jewelers,” commented Cheryl Fornash. “One thing my colleagues and I agree on is the importance of giving back to the community. Our annual ‘Jewels’ raffle provides a way we can work together to make a meaningful donation to the community. These fine jewelers have been doing business in Richmond for decades and continue to generously support the community. I’m thrilled that the raffle has been so well received by the public, and that it continues to add an exciting element to the charity events.”
The “Jewels” raffles have raised over $61,400 for Richmond non-profit organizations since 2011. Funds raised during the 2013 Children’s Hospital Foundation Ball will directly support the Healthy Lifestyles Center at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU.