Annaloucah jewellery part of $1m Dubai auction

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Designer’s ethical gold and ruby jewellery raises $25,000 for charity.

Jewellery by ethical designer Anna Loucah has been auctioned for charity raising $25,000 (£16,132) at an event organised by a UAE philanthropic organisation Dubai Cares.

The auction took place at a charity evening during the Dubai International Film Festival. The evening, sponsored by luxury watch brand IWC, raised more than $1m (£645,300) for Oxfam and Dubai Cares.

Loucah took part in the auction, with her Fiore della Notte collection, famed for being worn by Livia Firth, a ‘green’ campaigner and wife of actor Colin Firth. Livia First wore Loucah’s jewellery at the Oscars earlier this year, working with Loucah to design the collection.

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The 18ct recycled white gold pieces are set with rubies from company Ruby Fair, conflict-free black diamonds and South Sea pearls from Jersey Pearl.

The black-tie charity evening took place December 10 at the Armani Hotel in Dubai. Other lots auctioned on the night included a painting by Pablow Picasso, an IWC watch, tickets to the premiere of The Avengers, donated by Scarlett Johansson, and a trip to New York to do yoga with Alec Baldwin.

Oxfam chief executive Dame Barbara Stocking said: “We are delighted by the overwhelming success of this auction which has raised valuable funds for Oxfam’s life-changing work around the world.”
 

 

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