The charity trunk shows: Elephant Heart necklace helps the troops
The handmade 1/2-inch 22K gold vermeil pendant on a 16-inch 14K gold fill chain retails for $110 and is part of Elephant Heart's bridal collection (according to the website, it's a popular bridesmaids' gift, and can be personalized by adding a bridesmaid-specific birthstone).
The jewelry designer behind the Elephant Heart line (which also includes a wide range of pieces that have nothing to do with the proboscis-porting pachyderm, including necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings and cufflinks) is L.A.-based artist Elyse Graham, and the Nov. 1 to Dec. 25 support of the Woodruff Foundation is only one of the ways she wraps a charitable/social responsibility element into her work.
Another way is through the greeting cards sold through her site (two different assortments of 10 cards each) which sell for $20 with 100% of proceeds going to Los Angeles' 32nd Street School -- whose students' elephant-themed artwork adorns the cards -- to promote arts education and purchase art supplies.
-- Adam Tschorn
Photo: Through Dec. 25, 50% of proceeds from sales of the Elephant Heart charm necklace (top, $110) will be donated to the Bob Woodruff Foundation to support injured service members, veterans and their families. All proceeds from the sale of the greeting cards (bottom, $20) will help fund arts education and purchase art supplies for L.A.'s 32nd Street School. Credit: Elephant Heart