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Holiday Gift Guide

by Alyssa Grossman and Christina Parrella, 12/05/2012

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  • Trimmings for Giving
    Jewelry designers are upping the ante this year with some donating profits from select pieces to hurricane relief efforts. Dalla Nonna's "Scatter of Sparkle" necklace (starting at $415) makes its mark with 20% of proceeds from its sales going to the American Red Cross. The rectangular pendant makes an eye-catching statement, in sterling silver (or gold, as a special order) dotted with 12 sapphires—three white and nine yellow—hanging on a faux suede chain in one of 11 solid color and three multicolor options. 

    Joan Hornig's creative take on Hurricane Sandy relief efforts is a symbolic one—her "Build up the Giving" necklace ($80.22), a sterling silver dumbbell pendant, offers purchasers the opportunity to do just that. Proceeds from its sales also go to repairing the damage caused by the storm. (The price refers to Hurricane Sandy's winds, which reached 80 miles per hour, and the 22 states affected along the East Coast.)

    Dana Walden takes things down to the local level with her "NY State of Mind" necklace ($60). Show your City pride with this bold, hand-engraved piece, made using recycled materials. All of the proceeds go to the American Red Cross, so you'll feel good about wearing it for more than one reason. —Alyssa Grossman

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