A group of more than two dozen jewellery icons have united in support of a charity for Afghan women.

Auctioneer Roseberrys is holding a sale of pieces donated by 25 big-name jewellery designers.

The Jewellers for Afghanistan charity auction was founded by jewellery specialist Rosie Lillis of PR company Rosie Lillis Communications.


Roseberrys’ has waived all fees for the online auction which will see all proceeds go to the charity Women for Afghan Women.

The charity’s website reads: “Women for Afghan Women (WAW) is a grassroots civil society organisation dedicated to protecting and promoting the rights of disenfranchised Afghan women and girls in Afghanistan and New York.

“In particular, WAW works to help Afghan women and girls exercise their rights to pursue their individual potential to self-determination, and to representation in all areas of life – political, social, cultural and economic.

“WAW relentlessly advocates for women’s rights and challenges the norms that underpin gender-based violence to influence attitudes and bring about change.”

Jewellery enthusiasts can bid on items from 25 big names from across the jewellery industry until Monday, 4 October.

Jewellers who donated pieces to the auction include Shaun Leane and Solange Azagury-Partridge (both of All That Glitters fame), as well as Theo Fennell, Pippa Small, Minka Jewels and Annoushka.

Most pieces in the auction come with estimates in the range of £200-2,000.

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