PRLog - July 9, 2009 - ST JAMES'S, U.K. -- LONDON, UK- The black tie dinner was held at Mansion House in the City of London and presided over by The Lord and Lady Mayor. All funds raised from ticket sales and the luxury auctions on the night will directly benefit two charities selected by the Lord Mayor which form The Lord Mayor’s Appeal this year; The St John’s Ambulance and The Lord Taverners Charity, a leading UK youth sports charity giving young people, particularly those with disabilities, the opportunity to benefit from sport.
The event was held during the second prestigious annual Coutts’ London Jewellery Week, so the theme of diamonds remained at the heart of the evening as guests were treated to exclusive exhibitions from some of the Capital’s top fine -jewellers.
Gladstone Jewellery donated its glorious Mary I diamond brooch in sumptuous 18ct yellow gold worth thousands of pounds to the dinner’s main auction. The brooch is encrusted with sixteen best-cut glittering diamonds and accented with subtly glowing rubies and a single blue sapphire.
On the night the brooch was modelled for the auction by high fashion model Rebecca Richmond and fetched an incredible price for the appeal. Many luxury jewellery pieces from some of the world’s most prestigious jewellers also went under the hammer on the night along with many more which formed part of the raffle including a diamond pendent donated by Soley Fine Jewellery.
Guests were treated to a champagne reception followed by a lavish three course meal after which followed the main auction, charity raffles and musical entertainment provided by a live orchestra.
The overall total raised on the night has not yet been released but early indications show the event was a huge success for the Lord Mayor’s Appeal and hugely enjoyable for all guests in attendance.
The luxury jewellery brand has worked closely with many charities in the past including UK children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent. Last year Gladstone Jewellery was one of the charity’s main sponsors at their elegant Ruby Ball.
For more information on Gladstone Jewellery’s luxury jewellery collections and charity support visit http://www.gladstonejewellery.com.
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