Jewelry designer Anne Dale, has raised more than $100,000 for Hurricane Katrina victims through sales of her “I Know What it Means … to Love New Orleans” jewelry collection.
A percent of sales of the jewelry goes towards groups directly assisting those affected by the hurricane. The collection includes the “I Know What it Means … to Love New Orleans” badge, the “Return to New Orleans” ring, the “Pray for the Gulf Coast” key ring and the “Signature New Orleans” fleur de lis earrings.
Dale lives in St. Tammany Parish five miles from New Orleans. She lost power, phone, running water and more than 20 trees in the hurricane.
Dale is a graduate gemologist of the Gemological Institute of America, a professional gemologist of the Columbia School of Gemology and a fellow of The Gemological Association of Great Britain. In May 1999, she opened her own retail store, Anne-Dale
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