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Antiquorum and ‘Celebrate New York’ Charity Event

Jewelers for Children was well supported during their Celebrate New York auction that took place February 25, 2013. Thrown at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Pier, Antiquorum was one of the organizations biggest sponsors. The evening consisted of food, beverages, a silent and live auction.

Many brands came together to donate jewelry and other gifts that Jeweler’s for Children was able to auction off. The items available for the silent auction were from brands Antiquorum, Andy Castillo Art, RSP Media, Mia Sorelli Jewelry Design, International Gemological Institute and Jeweler’s Resource Bureau. Not only did Antiquorum offer a fabulous gift package, but their director, Michael Friedman, also hosted the live auction.

Friedman’s love for charity and talent as an auctioneer helped him sell products from a slew of companies. The live auction brands included John Hardy, Judith Ripka, Honora, Ashley & Emily, Scott Key and Michael Dawkins. All in all, Celebrate New York was a successful event that Antiquorum was happy to be involved in. Antiquorum stated that they were more than happy to help and will continue to support worthy causes.

The event allowed attendees to feel good about their purchases because all the money went to help children in need through different organizations. The funds received were split between St. Judes Children’s Hospital, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Make-A-Wish and CASA. And thanks to brands such as Antiquorum, the attendees left with high quality, luxury items. That makes this event a win-win for everyone involved.

Written by: Stacy McCullough


Cruise donates Breitling to charity auction

At the Living Legends of Aviation Awards, Tom Cruise was honored as the Top Aviation Inspiration and Patriotism Award. And who better to present him with this award than John Travolta, the Ambassador of Aviation. Cruise was awarded a bird shaped statuette and a Breitling watch which he promptly donated to a charity auction that evening.

Travolta has always been known for his obsession with planes. He is a certified pilot and owns five aircraft. One of his collection is the Australian Boeing 707-138 airliner. He acts as an ambassador for Qantas whose insignia remains are still visible on the plain. On his $4.9 million estate in Florida, Travolta has his own runway and taxiway till the front door.

It is with this history that Travolta was seen as the perfect one to award Tom Cruise with the Top Aviation Inspiration and Patriotism Award. Cruise received the award not only for his own passion in flying and planes, but mainly for his movie Top Gun which features the most grossing aviation scenes of all time.

Many other awards were presented during the evening, most notably the First Out of This World Landing and Take-Off Award, which was awarded to Dr. Buzz Aldrin for his  own accomplishments in aviation and exploration. When he was younger, Aldrin flew 66 times on missions to Korea. He is one of 12 astronauts to ever walk on the moon.

The Legends awards gala is organized by the Kiddie Hawk Air Academy, which is a non-profit organization that introduces children to aviation.