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The Dandelion Pendant

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The Dandelion Pendant

The dandelion is a symbol of healing, survival and overcoming emotional hardship. As someone who has battled depression over the years, I know that I am not alone in this, but at times it sure can feel that way. That is why I created the Dandelion Pendant. I wanted to make a piece of jewelry that you could give to someone who has been going through a hard time. Something they could wear everyday to remind them that they are loved and they are not alone. And because the dandelion can survive through rough conditions, I felt it was also...

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Brides for a Cause

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Brides for a Cause

We recently had the honor of participating in a beautiful styled shoot at Ray's Boathouse, organized by event and wedding planners The Eventists, and wanted to highlight one of the cool businesses we got to work with! Brides for a Cause is a nonprofit organization that collects and re-sells wedding dresses, donating the funds among various local and national women-focused charities, which allows them to have a greater impact on a wide variety of charities and causes (rather than being tied to just one!). Their gowns are donated by high-end designers, boutiques, and generous brides all over the country and are available...

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Happy Pride Month — How You Can Help Effect Change

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Happy Pride Month — How You Can Help Effect Change

“How long have you been together?” I asked David and Patrick who were in for a wedding ring consultation. “About 22 years,” David responded, and I felt my eyes water hearing this. It was 2012, the year that same-sex marriage was legalized in Washington. That year I met with so many couples who had been together for decades and were finally able to marry the person who they loved and wanted to spend their life with. During each of these consultations that year, I was touched by their stories. It meant so much seeing the joy and excitement in their faces, and imagining...

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Human Rights Campaign National Dinner Auction 2015

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Human Rights Campaign National Dinner Auction 2015

These beautiful Silver and Alexandrite engagement rings will be included in the silent auction at the nineteenth annual Human Rights Campaign National Dinner in Washington, DC. These rings are our interpretation of the rainbow, as the alexandrite changes colors from bluish-green in daylight to purplish-red in artificial light.  "The Human Rights Campaign is the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans. It is organized and will be operated for the promotion of the social welfare of the LGBT community. By inspiring and engaging individuals and communities, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT people and...

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Human Rights Campaign Silent Auction 2014

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Human Rights Campaign Silent Auction 2014

These lovely silver and diamond engagement rings will be included in the silent auction at the eighteenth annual Human Rights Campaign National Dinner in Washington, DC. The dinner is sold out, but you can bid on them online here.  "The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all."  

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