Saturday, August 25, 2012

Obsession Alert: Ben-Amun Collection

I think I have mentioned before how much I love Ben-Amun jewelry before. Seen on the runway and on celebs alike, it's no surprise that Isaac Manevitz's designs have been a popular pick for those in the "style" know for years now. Also, you know that I am also a supporter of all designers that support the Made in USA movement. All of the Ben-Amun pieces are made by craftsmen at his factory in the NYC garment district, so there is that tasty tidbit.

Anyhoo, recently, the gals over at Ben-Amun shared with me an upcoming launch of a capsule collection inspired by one of their more baubly, bubbly cuffs. On May 25, 1989, in the midst of the costume jewelry craze Ben-Amun helped pioneer, former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was photographed wearing a bright gold cuff designed by Ben-Amun to a dinner at the Kennedy Library.  The cuff was later sold in the auction of her estate by Sotheby's for $29,900.

Now, in 2012, Ben-Amun founder and designer, Isaac Manevitz, has created a capsule collection inspired by this bracelet. Ben-Amun’s “Gold Ball Collection” for Fall 2012 will be sold exclusively on during the month of September. To honor Ms. Onassis’ iconic sense of style and charity work, from September 1st through September 30th, Ben-Amun will donate twenty percent of the wholesale cost of each piece purchased to Robin Hood, the New York City charity for which John F. Kennedy Jr. served as a board member from 1991 to 1999.

“I’m delighted to be working with during a time when the site is focused on becoming a go-to fashion retailer for upscale brands and trendsetters. Selling this new collection that was inspired by a piece of Ben-Amun jewelry worn by one of the most iconic trendsetters of our time just makes sense,” says Manevitz. “We want to give back to a charity that was important to New York City, and Robin Hood is an ideal fit!"

Ben-Amun Jewelry "Gold Ball Collection" Gold Ball Cuff Bracelet

You can check out the collection online now here, but do your shopping in September when the proceeds go to charity. There are some really gorgeous pieces that are very affordable. I have personally been on the hunt for wedding jewelry and have a couple of these new pieces in mind, that will totally rock with my Tadashi Shoji dress.  Something a bit sparkly, a lot stylish and would bring a bit of vintage feel to my ensemble is what I am leaning towards. Which one do you like the best? 

Which would you choose? Do you like this capsule collection?

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