In the second collaboration between the two this year, US-based fine jewellery designer Sandy Leong has partnered with Gemfields to ensure that her new five-piece ruby collection will support the Foundation’s projects in sub-Saharan Africa.
For ten years, Sandy Leong has run her jewellery business with sustainability and humanitarian causes at its heart, making the designer an ideal partner for Gemfields, a world-leading responsible miner of coloured gemstones, who believes profits from gemstones should contribute to improved quality of life in the communities from which they originated.
Children’s education is a cause dear to both Gemfields and Sandy Leong, so it was fitting that the Sol Collection raised funds to help build a new primary school to educate – and provide hot food and clean water to – 195 children in a rural community in Madagascar.
“The generous donation made by Sandy Leong from the Sol collection is already making a difference to children in Madagascar. It has been wonderful to see the school take shape and speak with the pupils who are now taking their classes there, which would not have been possible without Sandy’s contribution. I am grateful to Sandy for her continued support with this collection of ruby pieces that truly celebrate the vibrant red gemstone,” said Emily Dungey, Marketing & Communications Director of Gemfields & Managing Director of the Gemfields Foundation.
The new ruby collection is set to be a hit this gifting season, and will in turn, help to support similar projects. It features earrings, rings and a stunning choker necklace; all are made with Gemfields Mozambican rubies, conflict-free diamonds and recycled 18k yellow gold, and 10% of profits from all sales will go to the Gemfields Foundation.