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The 'cause collection'

By Kimberly A. Porrazzo
Published: October 01, 2011

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. In support, OC METRO dedicates this Style feature to one of the ways you can personally join the fight. Browse our picks for some of the most beautiful baubles that, when purchased for yourself or someone you love, send much-needed financial support to organizations that increase breast cancer awareness and help fund research for a cure.

• Chamilia Bracelet
Chamilia supports breast cancer awareness by introducing these limited-edition breast cancer ribbon beads, available in silver or gold and adorned with a light pink CZ bead.

Chamilia supports the Y–ME National Breast Cancer Organization by donating 10 percent of net sales. This breast cancer support center is the only place in the world where someone can call 24/7, 365 days a year to talk to a breast cancer 
survivor and be understood in 150 languages.
chamilia.com; silver $45, gold $420

• Chan Luu Bracelet
Chan Luu bracelets marry pink glass crystals with a seafoam-green cotton cord to create an elegant yet casual look. The bracelets are handmade and range in price from $20 to $190.

Fifty percent of all proceeds are donated to Breastcancer.org, the world’s most trafficked website for breast health information. chanluu.com; $20 and up

• Pink Rhinestone Ball Bracelet
Collect several pink rhinestone ball bracelets, by Madame Mathilde, which come in a range of vibrant colors. Purchase a pink one this month and help fight breast cancer.

Throughout October, 50 percent of all profits from this item will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. madamemathilde.com; $48

• KiraKira Rose Lace Pendant
The KiraKira rose gold necklace will have admirers asking where you bought it. You can tell them that the vermeil lace circle pendant (2 inches in diameter) supports breast cancer research.

Thirty percent of profits goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. kirakirajewelry.com; $88

• Emily Elizabeth Open Ribbon Bangle

Emily Elizabeth has created this beautiful bangle, which benefits a beautiful cause. The 14k gold-plated bracelet connects two ribbon charms. (They’re available in pink or yellow gold.)

Fifty percent of all sales goes to Susan G. Komen 
for the Cure. emilyelizabethjewelry.com; $80

• Pink Sapphire Evil Eye
This sparkling pendant boasts pink and white sapphires set in yellow gold. Named the Evil Eye, it is believed to act as a charm to attract good fortune and protection, and to ward off negativity and harm.

One hundred percent of all proceeds is donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. zaikenjewelry.com; $795

• Taylor Kenney Poppy Earrings

Taylor Kenney Poppy Earrings are lovely 14k gold-fill teardrops, filled with vivid pink and red gems, including ruby, garnet and pink tourmaline. They’re approximately 2 inches in length.

Thirty percent of all sales goes to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. taylorkenney.com; $86

• Pink Crystal Drop Earrings
Support the American Cancer Society by wearing these pretty pink drop crystal earrings, made with SWAROVSKI elements. Or buy the set, which comes with a matching pendant necklace.

Roberta Chiarella will donate $10 to the American Cancer Society for every purchase. robertachiarella.com; $38

• Josianne Ring

Wear this stunning Josianne ring, which features a sterling silver hand-hammered finish and a 20-millimeter pink gem.

During this month, 50 percent of the proceeds from sales of this ring will go to the Desert Breast Institute in La Quinta. BriHanaJewelry.com; $175

• Tribute Bracelet

The Tribute Bracelet is part of the Stella & Dot Rose Gold collection, which supports breast cancer research. The rose gold pave bar rests between a delicate strand of facetted hematite beads.

Twenty percent of all purchases is donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. stelladot.com; Stella & Dot Stylists; $36