High-Fashion Jewelry: With the growing demand of high-fashion jewelry among the Hollywood circuit, it's no surprise more and more designers are tapping into the market. However, it isn't often we see a designer using his or her talent and influence to help a worldly cause. That is until Dominique Vassallo, founder and designer of DOMINIJewelry, decided she could make a difference by doing what she does best- designing jewelry.
Dominique generously contributes 15-percent of her earnings to victims of natural disaster, children orphaned by HIV/AIDS, and those suffering from sickness and poverty. From the early age of seven, Dominique felt it was her mission in life to help the less fortunate. In her efforts to raise awareness, she has successfully built a campaign of benefit concerts to raise money for famine relief in Africa and in other parts of the world. Her diligence has earned her a laundry list of accolades by notable officials and organizations, including a well-deserved letter of achievement by former president Ronald Reagan.
While the underlying statement behind the jewelry has reached Washington, it is the eye-catching, sparkling gems which have headed to Hollywood. DOMINIJewelry has graced the likes of celebrities including Minnie Driver, Vanessa Williams, Diedra Hall, and more. The impeccable designs received even more attention as they made their way down the red carpet at the 2007 Academy Awards.
The haute couture collection of necklaces, lariats, earrings, bracelets, and rings are all handcrafted and offer a distinct element of quality. Each piece captures a regal essence defined by ornate quartz crystals, fine gemstones, and signature mesh detailing. It is this intricate detailing which makes each piece truly a one of a kind. DOMINIJewelry also offers custom ordering options to suit even the most discriminating tastes.
By decorating the necks of the affluent, well-heeled crowd, Dominique has in turn helped the impoverished. So go ahead, indulge in that must-have piece of jewelry and wear it with pride. Giving back never looked so haute.
For store locations visit the DOMINIJewelry Web site or purchase online.
For LxM Christina Stewart