By Arwa Lodhi
Shamballa Jewels has had the fabulous idea of asking one of the world’s most creative supermodels to design a bracelet for charity.
International supermodel and photographer Helena Christensen has produced a one-of-a-kind Shamballa bracelet featuring the brand’s trademark pave beads on a hand braided macrame band. Her choice of design includes pink and blue sapphires, grey moonstones and brown diamonds encrusted in 19k gold spheres decorating the band.
According to a spokesman for Shamballa, all gems and metals used in the brand’s jewellery are ethically sourced from transparent providers. We think the piece is extremely modern, but the designer would beg to differ: ‘To me it’s a magical piece you would find in a vintage jewellery box, like maybe it belonged to a great-grandmother,’ Christensen stated in the MailOnline.
The bracelet will be exhibited at the Dillon Gallery in New York from March 11th, and the auction for the piece will be closed on March 21st, 2014. Bidding starts at $12,000, and all proceeds from the sale of the bracelet will go to Operation Smile. This charity provides free surgeries to repair cleft lip, cleft palate and facial deformities for over 200,000 children around the world, helping these children to smile as proudly and often as Ms. Christensen has throughout her career.