Unique black diamond and moonstone pendant to be sold for charity.
Natasha Leith-Smith, the designer behind jewellery brand Allumer, has created a pendant to be auctioned next week for children’s charity Coram, founded in 1739 as a foundling hospital for children.
The rainbow moonstone and black diamond pendant was designed for National Adoption Week by Leith-Smith, who designed it in reference to the ballot ball process that was used to determine which children could be accepted into the care of the Coram Foundling Hospital.
The Coram Lariat White Ball, as it has been named, is strung on a black rhodium ballchain and will be auctioned by the charity at its annual Hogarth Dinner on November 9. The limited edition pendant is worth £350 and will be sold online via the Allumer website and at the Foundling Museum.
Coram, in Bloomsbury, has been caring for vulnerable children for more than 270 years. Founded in 1739 as The Foundling Hospital, the charity offered a home to illegitimate children dying on London’s streets, and was supported by the artist William Hogarth.
Leith-Smith has been designing jewellery for several years under the Allumer moniker, creating playful jewellery including friendship bracelets, bell pendants and charms which are strung on silver, gold and multicoloured ball chains.
Her work has sold in several retailers including Kabiri and the Allumer collection was also shown at London Jewellery Week in June this year.