Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Jewelry to Help the Gulf Coast

gulf coast charm bracelet
One of my most prized possessions is a Mignon Faget silver Fleur de Lis that my godmother who hails from New Orleans gave me. I always stop by the store at the Canal Place store when I'm in Crescent City.

If you're heartbroken about the oil spill in the Gulf, Mignon Faget has offered up a stylish way to help, a new collection called,  “In Mourning.”  It features tie tacks of local wildlife that have been endangered by the spill on black ribbons, charm bracelets and pendants. The pins available include pelicans, redfish, speckled trout and oysters. Some of the pieces have been oxidized  to represent the oil stains, like the chain link bracelet, above.

“It is a heartbreaking statement to make with jewelry originally designed to celebrate the abundant gifts of our coast,” says Faget, “but the reality is that we need to make people aware of this disaster and the long-term effects on this region.  We all need to do what we can.”

The Gulf Coast collection benefits the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana.  It's available at Mignon Faget stores and online.

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