The Pink Ring

BCNZ_ring_SideAngleA huge thank you to Nelson jeweller Benjamin Clark of Benjamin Black Goldsmiths who has donated a uniquely crafted ring, which he is auctioning to raise funds for the Nelson Regional Breast Cancer Trust this October.

The Pink Ring is valued at a retail price of $1290- and is made with 9 carat white gold, set with a faceted pink tourmaline stone, with the design reflecting the shape of the breast cancer trust’s logo.

This is the second time Ben has created a ring in support of the cause, he auctioned one last October.

The Pink Ring differs from last year’s design because it is made with white gold (rather than silver) and it resembles the trust’s emblem, but it is the same in that it is a one-off design.

The Pink Ring is currently being auctioned on Trade Me until October 13 starting at a one dollar reserve. The highest bidder shall win the ring with all proceeds donated to the Nelson Regional Breast Cancer Trust.

If you’d like to view The Pink Ring, head over to Benjamin Black Goldsmiths, 176 Bridge Street, Nelson.

October 2012 – $20,000 raised!

We’re pleased to announce that throughout October 2012 the trust has raised approximately $20,000!

The annual Boot Camp for Breast Cancer has raised over $13,000.

Of the total pool raised at the boot camp, $6,000 was received from corporate sponsorship, and over $7,000 from event registration fees, personal sponsorship, raffle tickets and refreshment sales.

Further funds were raised from Pink is Infashion, held at Jays on Bridge earlier in the month and from other donations, including funds raised from the auction of a custom designed Benjamin Black ring.

All of the money we raise goes directly towards helping local patients and their families, so we would like to express our heartfelt thanks to everyone who continues to support the trust, we couldn’t have done it without you.

Benjamin Black custom designed ring raises $600

The Nelson Regional Breast Cancer Trust is extremely fortunate to have support from so many local artists and crafts people.

The wonderful Benjamin Black Goldsmiths, not only recently donated a pair of Ribbon Earrings for our Pink is Infashion fundraiser at Jays, but also crafted this gorgeous one-of-a-kind pink tourmaline ring which was auctioned on Trade Me, donating all the funds raised to the trust!

The auction closed at 9.27pm last Friday night and there were 16 bids placed in the final seven minutes, with a winning bid of $600!

Here is Kate collecting the cheque from Ben Clark, this evening.

Thank you so much Ben for your support!