It was the year that saw some of the worst natural disasters in New York’s history, including the memorable Hurricane Sandy, which brought unprecedented floods to New York and New Jersey.
To aid the victims of this disaster, Tivon Fine Jewellery began to create a piece that would be used in an auction to raise funds, raise awareness and most importantly bring hope to some of the many victims.
“I remember watching the news and seeing all of the helpless people, and their homes being washed away,” commented Ariel Tivon. “I was intent on creating something amazing for this worthy cause. It had to be inspirational – not only in its design but in its message, which is to never lose hope and that tomorrow always holds the promise of something better.”
Drawing inspiration from the biblical story of Noah and the great flood, Ariel envisioned the white dove and the olive branch, which symbolised the world being saved, and used them in her design.
A ring – entitled ‘New Beginnings’ – was crafted in 18 carat white gold and set with a spectacular array of fine white diamonds and tsavorite garnets. As the central gem, an incredible 31.20 carat emerald-cut vivid-grade tanzanite specimen was specially cut and set.
The piece is expected to fetch between $100,000 and $150,000 at auction.