Monday, 19 January 2009

bvlgari's 125th anniversary charity ring


as part of the celebrations taking place in 2009 to mark the 125th anniversary of its foundation, italian jewellers bvlgari has created a commemorative limited edition silver ring supporting "Rewrite the Future" — Save the Children’s global campaign. the ring is constructed in silver as an homage to bvlgari’s original roots as a silverworks company in the 19th century. priced at £200, bvlgari will pledge £40 of each sale to the charity. currently available at harrods, they will also match £10 for every ring sold. bvlgari explains that it is a pretty inexpensive piece of jewellery. they don’t normally do silver but wanted to do something very commercial to raise money for charity. the rings are also available for sale in all bvlgari boutiques worldwide starting february 1st.

i saw the rings on display at harrods over the weekend, and am very tempted to get one. i am a sucker for stories, and this is such a good and worthwhile initiative. however i am not really an accessories person, i buy lots of cufflinks but i hardly wear any rings. the ring is inscribed with bvlgari's name using the font when it all first started, and if it is too showy, turn it around and you have very nondescript inscriptions of flowers and.. scripts? here are more pics from an ebay auction:





about the initiative "Rewrite the Future": today, 37 million children around the world are missing out on education due to armed conflict and violence. when war is over, schools are often destroyed and teachers killed so there is no longer a school for children to attend. where schools do exist, resources are scarce, classes are overcrowded and teachers are untrained.

two years ago Save the Children launched its global campaign Rewrite the Future which is focused on securing quality education for the millions of children out of school due to conflict and violence. Rewrite the Future pledges to ensure that 3 million out-of-school children gain access to good-quality education in conflict-affected countries by 2010, and improve the quality of existing education programmes for a further 5 million children.



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3 comments:

what's he wearing?