Robert and Jennifer D’Loren have donated six pieces of Judith Ripka Ltd. jewelry to help raise funds for the FIT Foundation.
The six pieces are available for auction and the proceeds will benefit the QVC Scholarship Fund that operates under the FIT Foundation umbrella. The auction will end at 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 10, and can be bid on at http://www.biddingforgood.com/fitjudithripka.
Included in the selection donated by the D’Lorens are an 18-karat gold mother of pearl Oasis Ring, worth an estimated $7,400 that has an opening bid of $2,960, and a Dorsay Ring that features a 6.50 carat oval chrysoprase center surrounded by green tourmalines and pavé diamonds having an estimated value of $17,000. The Dorsay Ring has an opening bid of $6,800.
The jewelry will also be on display during the FIT Couture Council Luncheon in Manhattan on Sept. 7.
Robert D’Loren is chairman and chief executive officer of Xcel Brands, which owns the Judith Ripka brand. His company also owns other brands, such as Isaac Mizrahi, H by Halston and C. Wonder, which are sold at QVC.