Chris Aire's "Hollywood Glamour Collection"
Models walk the runway at Chris Aire's "Hollywood Glamour Collection" runway show and cocktail party at Beverly Hills Hotel on Apr 7 in Beverly Hills.
Jewelry designer Chris Aire unveiled a new limited-edition collection of Nigerian gold and gemstone jewelry at an exclusive event in Beverly Hills, Calif., next week, a ripe setting given that Aire's latest pieces hail from what he has dubbed the "Hollywood Glamour Collection."
The designer behind Chris Aire Fine Jewelry and Timepieces, Aire is using his new collection to pay homage to both Hollywood glamour of the 1930s and '40s, as well as his homeland of Nigeria.
To produce the collection, which features pendants, necklaces, earrings, brooches and cuff links rendered in gold with gemstones farmed in various regions of Nigeria, Aire teamed up with the Nigeria Ministry of Mines and Steel.
"The purpose of my partnership with the Nigeria Ministry of Mines and Steel is to bring attention to the vast and largely untapped gold and gemstone resources in Nigeria, which I hope will stimulate investments and create jobs to provide additional revenue sources for the country," Aire said in a media release. "All of the materials in my collection were mined adhering to the highest standard of world labor laws."
Pieces in the Hollywood Glamour Collection have been crafted in white, yellow and red gold, the latter a signature metal among Aire's designs. Meanwhile, the designs sparkle with a rainbow of gemstones, from emeralds, sapphires and amethysts to garnets, citrine, quartz, tourmaline, aquamarine, morganite and topaz. Pieces range in price from about $500 to $45,000.
Guests including Hollywood celebrities and dignitaries had the first look at the collection during a cocktail party and runway show on Apr 7 at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, Oscar winner Adrien Brody and Lost actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, the event will also feature a silent auction offering limited-edition Chris Aire pieces, with proceeds to benefit the United States Association for UNHCR, a nonprofit that supports the United Nations Refugee Agency's humanitarian work to protect and assist refugees around the world.
For more info: Chris Aire Fine Jewelry and Timepieces, call (877) 500-AIRE or visit ChrisAire.com.