It may be Black Friday, but the winning bidder of this 2020 Crystal Charity Ball silent auction item will have scored the brightest find of the year. With its rows of dazzling diamonds, this spectacular diamond- and-white gold bracelet will prove that the expression “diamonds are forever” is absolutely true.
And as everyone knows, diamonds simply go with everything from courtside seats at a Mavs game to being the breathtaking standout at a black-tie gala.
But it can only be yours, if you have the winning bid when the online auction ends at 5 p.m. (CST) on Sunday, December 6. Remember to register now and start your bidding at 9 a.m. (CST) on Wednesday, December 2.
BTW, if you’d like an in-person visit with this knockout bracelet, pop by Diamonds Direct Dallas on Preston Road.
One-Of-A-Kind Diamond Bracelet** (Value: $20,000)
This breathtaking piece features 19.25 carats of round brilliant diamonds and is set in 14 karat white gold. Recipient will be provided with an appraisal from Diamonds Direct.
* Compliments of: Diamond Direct ** Restrictions: No returns or exchanges. *** Photo provided by Crystal Charity Ball
According to The Winston School PTO Treasurer Stacey T. Quarles,
“For every parent of school aged children, 2020 has been a year that requires ingenuity and innovation to meet the challenges of learning during lock-down and other pandemic protocols. Parents of students who learn differently are no strangers to challenge. Our family joined the Winston School in 2019 specifically to empower our son Ian to meet the challenges of our evolving world with confidence.
“During our school tour we saw the Solar Car Laboratory, where the team was wiring the electrical components of their competition vehicle. In the 3D Arts Studio, Ian was fitted with protective welding equipment. In an instant my truculent teen transformed, studiously engaging with the student who taught him how to safely operate the torch. When we were shown the space where the Innovation Studio would be constructed, we knew we had found a school where Ian’s academic capability and visual-spatial talents could be polished to the unique creative brilliance that can be found among so many students who learn differently.
“Used by students from K to 12th grade, problem-based learning will be the cornerstone of the studio. By providing appropriate space and resources to students, they will be able to identify a problem or need, prototype a solution, and refine their prototype as they move through testing their theory. This design-based process and collaborative refinement will lay the framework for lifelong skills and success in the competitive marketplace.
“My wish this year is that we will be able to secure the funds necessary to complete the Innovation Studio at The Winston School, so our talented young people are ready to be a part of our growing Dallas economy.”
* Graphic/photo provided by The Winston School
Tired of lugging around a tote bag that looks like you’re going to a bowling tournament? It’s not exactly the look that fits in with a chat over cocktails at Park House or a ladies’ lunch at Le Bilboquet. There’s just something feminine about a small purse that’s still big enough for the gal’s essentials (i.e., cellphone, lipstick, black card, etc.). This 2020 Crystal Charity Ball silent auction goody from Tyler Ellis not only fulfills that must-have accessory exotically in python, but it’s so versatile. You can either wear it as a nifty shoulder bag or just hand-hold it.
And, if you’re still trying to find the perfect Christmas surprise for that lady in your life… well, get the hint?
Tyler Ellis Kelly Box Bag ** (Value: $2,500)
The Kelly Box shoulder bag in cosmic swirl python is hand-framed vertical box designed with a signature pinecone closure and optional cross-body strap.
It fits the large iPhone, has an interior mirror and features the Tyler Ellis Thayer Blue lining.
* Compliments of: Tyler Ellis ** Restrictions: No returns or exchanges. *** Photo provided by Crystal Charity Ball
According to The Wilkinson Center Engagement Manager Laura Ingrim,
“Wilkinson Center’s mission is to create pathways out of poverty for the 10,000 clients we serve each year. One of our most fun and meaningful events is the annual Toy Drive And Distribution. Since 2011, Wilkinson Center has been collecting toys, bicycles, and gift cards for children in the Dallas community. As a soon-to-be first-time mom, this year’s distribution takes on a new sense of meaning for me.
“I am due with a baby boy in January. Like many new parents, I am feeling a mixture of excitement, nervousness, and joy. Added to these is a feeling of apprehension, as this difficult year has created a layer of uncertainty for the future. I can only imagine what it must feel like for parents facing the holidays and not having the means to provide gifts for their children. Many of Wilkinson Center’s clients are fighting to keep roofs over their heads and food in their homes, and they simply don’t have any extra for the regular holiday festivities.
“But that’s where you come in! During this time of increased need, every donation makes a difference, and your gift will help make the season brighter for the 450 children we will serve at a curbside, socially distanced distribution in December. We are accepting new toys, bicycles, and games for children 2 to 18 years old. Gifts can be dropped off at 4144 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1010, Dallas, on Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“Additionally, donors are encouraged to shop using our Amazon Wish List here. Prefer to donate financially towards the purchase of bicycles and gift cards for teens? Just use our donating link here. All donations are requested by Friday, December 11.
“Remember the excitement you felt as a child each holiday season, or the joy at seeing your own children and family members open gifts every year? This December will be one of the most challenging many people have ever faced. Help spread a little joy in the community by supporting Wilkinson Center’s Toy Drive and put smiles on the faces of Dallas children this holiday season!”
* Graphic/photo provided by The Wilkinson Center
According to Dallas Arboretum Board Chair Alan Walne,
Help us spread holiday cheer to our visitors by joining our team of volunteers for the 12 Days of Christmas! Volunteers are needed to help as Christmas Village Hosts and 12 Days Gazebo Hosts now through the end of the year. We need at least 20 volunteers per shift, so we are also welcoming corporate, student and civic groups to join us for a volunteer service day.
You’ll get to see the expanded Christmas Village with 14 shops and Pyramid Square, which features a 23-foot-tall German built Christmas Pyramid and a new Toy Shop and Chocolate Shop.
* Graphic/photo provided by Dallas Arboretum And Botanical Garden
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