Do It For The Love!
One of the most rewarding parts of my job is being able to use my pieces to make a difference. When I can, I try to donate pieces towards charity auctions—the proceeds are then used to help those in need. I recently enjoyed attending the “Do It For The Love Rocker’s Ball”, and experienced such magic.
This event benefited “Do It For The Love’s” goal to bring children with severe challenges, people with life-threatening illnesses, and wounded veterans to live music concerts. Since 2013, they have granted over 600 musical wishes, bringing joy, hope and lasting celebratory memories in the face of severe illness or trauma. When I heard about this event, I knew I wanted to be a part of it. I was able to gave the attendees an coupon with a special invitation attached: Immerse yourself in the world of Ashley Morgan Designs. This world is rich with jewel-toned gems, raw diamonds, and waxy gold. Spend the day browsing Ashley’s virtual jewelry box, and discover tourmalines elegantly carved into graceful leaves, earrings glittering with pave white diamonds, and delicately textured stackable rings.
The winner of this prize was aptly named “Hope”. Hope and her husband are the catalyst for the creation of the Do It For The Love Foundation! Hope and her husband, who has ALS, met Michael and Sara at a music festival and spent the day with them backstage. They were even taken out on stage to dance! When they were called a month later, they were told that the foundation was being created because of the joy that Michael and Sara had felt when spending the day with this lovely couple.
We sent her a selection of items we thought would be best for her, and she chose a gorgeous tourmaline and emerald ring. Both the tourmaline and the emerald have been delicately carved into leaves, and the shades of dark and bright green set each other off perfectly.
This whole event was such an inspiration to me, and I was so incredibly blessed to be a part of such a soulful night. To give back to the community in any way is the best way to ensure that hope springs eternal.
’Tis the season to do it for the Love!