The Hellenic Initiative’s 7th Annual Gala on September 27
Supports Entrepreneurial Programs in Greece
NEW YORK CITY, September 17, 2019 — Greek jewelry and fashion designers from around the world have come together to help Greece’s economic recovery by donating items that will be sold in a silent and live auction on Friday, September 27 at The Hellenic Initiative’s (THI) 7th Annual Gala in New York City to be held at the New York Hilton Midtown.
Featured will be designs from Lalaounis, Nikos Koulis, Diane Kordas, Minas Studio, Ancient Greek Sandals, Callista Crafts, and more. Visit the auction website here for the full list, including art, wine, food, and luxury destinations.
THI leads the Greek Diaspora community internationally in raising awareness and capital for Greece. Its Gala not only raises funds that will be invested in entrepreneurial programs in Greece, but which also will support Greek NGOs that foster economic development opportunities and provide crisis relief for underserved communities in Greece, particularly children. Last year’s gala raised more than $2 million, making it the most successful fundraising event in the Greek Diaspora globally.
Ilion earrings from the Helen of Troy collection. 18k yellow gold.
Value $1,700 Minimum Bid $850
Universe Line Ring
Value $7,000 Minimum bid $3,500
|Jean Prounis Jewelry
Large Moonstone Nona Drop Earrings named after the Latin term meaning “having nine,” which represents the number of granules in each top. Features a rainbow moonstone cabochon drop. 22k gold. Handmade in New York City.
Value $4,000 Minimum Bid $2,000
Snake ring. 18k gold with black rhodium plating. White brilliant-cut diamonds 0.26ct and hot pink sapphires 0.02ct [size EU50/US5.5]
Value $1,245 Minimum bid $623
Rock Deco Cuff
Value $3,700 Minimum Bid $1,850
Rosary necklace, made from 18k rose gold and Aventurine beads, with diamond cross pendant.
Value $3,090 Minimum Bid $1,545
Map of Greece necklace is a beautiful reminder of the place we love. Made in Greece. Chain length 15″. Map of Greece pendant 1/2″ x 1/2″. Solid 14k gold.
Value $298 Minimum Bid $149
Sterling silver clip-on earrings with an articulated hanging arm. Original Minas jewelry and design objects always display the iconic Minas signature. As seen in this September’s Greek /Hellas Vogue.
Value $760 Minimum bid $380
|Vanessa Geroulanos Vanile on the Rock Jewelry
Silver 925 14k gold-plated with black rubber.
Value $250 Minimum bid $125
|Ancient Greek Sandals
Handmade by highly skilled local craftsmen using traditional centuries-old techniques. Any pair in any size.
Value: $250. Minimum bid: $125.
Iconic Cross Tote. Handmade in Greece from the finest Italian leather. Unlined interior, two woven top handles, hand-stitched, small internal pocket. Closes with magnetic clasp. 40 cm L x 32 cm H x 20 cm W. Color: Cabernet
Value: $905. Minimum bid: $453.
Draped silk crepe asymmetric blouse – handcrafted.
Value $240 Minimum bid $120
|Elena Makri Designs
Ariadne dress. White crepe de chine off-the-shoulder dress decorated with gold-plated olive leaf design. 100% silk.
Value $313 Minimum bid $157
Fur Cape. 100% cashmere cape with black fox fur trim.
Value $1,500 Minimum bid $750
|Lee Anderson Couture
Value $4,200 Minimum bid $1,500
Signature bag in navy blue with white LoveGreece logo and two matching striped cotton towels.
Value $300 Minimum bid $150
Value $280 Minimum bid $140
One pair of shoes.
Value$300 Minimum Bid $150
Kyma Clutch. Suede.
Value 245 Minimum Bid $123
Infinity Gold Cape. Wool/cashmere blend.
Value $750 Minimum Bid $375
Serenity Dinner Plates
Value $320 Minimum Bid $160
|Zeus + Dione
Ithaca tote. Handmade of 100% calf leather. Embroidery on the handles is inspired by traditional designs and highlights the skill and dedication of the artisans crafting this item.
Value $1,568 Minimum Bid $784
Bohemian Taurus hand-painted army jacket with Indian jewelry. 100% cotton. Made in Greece.
Value $310 Minimum Bid $150
I see you! hand-painted army jacket. One-of-a-kind piece made for you. 100% cotton. Made in Greece.
Value $290 Minimum Bid $145
Beauty and wellness brands contributing to the THI auction include:
|Dr. Doris Day cosmetic consultation & book||$370||$185|
|Exhale Spa—5pack of Mind Body classes (1 of 2)||$350||$175|
|Exhale Spa—5pack of Mind Body classes (2 of 2)||$350||$175|
|Opuntia Luxury Oils||$225||$113|
About The Hellenic Initiative
Founded in 2012, THI is a global, nonprofit, secular institution mobilizing the Greek diaspora and Philhellene community to support sustainable economic recovery and renewal for the Greek people. THI’s programs address crisis relief through strong nonprofit organizations and builds entrepreneurial skills in a new generation of business leaders.