Estate jewelry and decorative art will come under the Akiba Antiques hammer this September

Rare 19th Cent French Empire Gilt Bronze Mantel Clock Akiba Antiques

Rare 19th Cent French Empire Gilt Bronze Mantel Clock Akiba Antiques

Pair of Monumental Sevres Royal Urns

Pair of Monumental Sevres Royal Urns

Pair Of 10 Carat Diamond and Gold Stud Earrings

Pair Of 10 Carat Diamond and Gold Stud Earrings

Vintage Patek Philippe 18K & Diamond Ellipse Lady Watch

Vintage Patek Philippe 18K & Diamond Ellipse Lady Watch

Akiba Antiques

Akiba Antiques

Estate jewelry and decorative art by Akiba Antiques this September

EDGEWATER, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES, August 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Akiba Antiques will host an auction of fine jewelry, decorative art, and vintage furniture on September 8th, 2020. Live bidding for over 600 lots will start at 2:00 PM EDT. The auction is set to offer items from across many eras and styles, including 19th-century mantel clocks and Art Deco-era jewelry.

[Rare 19th Cent French Empire Gilt Bronze Mantel Clock]
https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/88859446_rare-19th-cent-french-empire-gilt-bronze-mantel-clock

Among the key items is a gilt mantel clock attributed to Jean-Simon Deverberie (USD 35,000 – $55,000). A Parisian artisan, Deverberie was inspired by Greco-Roman mythology, European exposure to Africa and the Americas, and Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe (1719). The available clock bears traces of these influences, showing a Native American woman sitting atop the elevated clock face. In one hand, she holds a spear that has just pinned the head of a snake.

[Pair of Monumental Sevres Royal Urns]
https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/88859453_pair-of-monumental-sevres-royal-urns

Collectible antiques will include a pair of Sèvres porcelain and ormolu urns in this event ($5,000 – $15,000). One urn shows the hand-painted portraits of Kings Louis XIV, XV, and XVI, while the other shows portraits of their respective wives, Marie Theresa of Spain, Marie Leczinska, and Marie Antoinette. Each vase has an acorn-shaped finial handle.

[Pair Of 10 Carat Diamond and Gold Stud Earrings]
https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/88859516_pair-of-10-carat-diamond-and-gold-stud-earrings
[Vintage Patek Philippe 18K & Diamond Ellipse Lady Watch]
https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/88859554_vintage-patek-philippe-18k-and-diamond-ellipse-lady-watch

Leading the jewelry lots are two items; a set of diamond and 14-karat white gold earrings ($15,000 – $20,000) and a vintage Patek Philippe lady’s watch ($5,000 – $10,000). The watch has a midnight blue dial accented with 26 small diamonds. It is stamped on the band with a variation of the Patek Philippe logo.

[Hermes 29cm Leather Cartable Constance Tote]
https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/88859487_hermes-29cm-leather-cartable-constance-tote

Several luxury bags will also feature in this. Like a Hermès black leather Constance tote ($3,000 – $6,000) recognized by their “H” emblem on the front and their adjustable leather straps, similar in style to the Birkin and Kelly bags from the brand. The offered Cartable-sized bag, the largest in the Constance line, measures 11 inches high by 11 inches long.

Other lots highlighted in the Eclectic Collection & Estate Jewelry Sale include:
Le Comet, a polished bronze sculpture from early 20th-century French artist Maurice Guiraud-Rivière ($15,000 – $25,000)
A Russian Imperial-era malachite table with column legs ($8,000 – $12,000)
An Art Deco gold and crystal ashtray from Tiffany & Co. with a removable matchbox holder ($6,000 – $12,000)
A lacquered Chinoiserie cabinet in the Queen Anne style ($1,000 – $3,000)
Rounding out the auction are frosted Lalique crystal sculptures and several elaborate Chinese carvings in malachite, jadeite, and bone.

Akiba Antiques was founded in the 1980s in Paris, France by Charles and Franceska Akiba. Their joint collecting and selling experiences are in French furniture and European fine art. The couple eventually moved to the United States and settled in Dania Beach, Florida, where the auction house continues to host regular sales both live and online.

For more information about the auction and available lots, visit LiveAuctioneers. Online bidding will continue until the live session at 2:00 PM EDT on September 8th, 2020. Visit the Akiba Antiques website for more information.

You can bid on one of following platforms
Liveauctioneers
https://www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/176484_an-eclectic-collection-and-estate-jewelry-sale/

Bidsquare
https://www.bidsquare.com/auctions/akiba-antiques/an-eclectic-collection-estate-jewelry-sale-5465

Invaluable
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Andrew Jones Auctions will hold its first-ever Fine Jewelry, Watches & Timepieces Auction on Wednesday, September 16th

The auction’s expected top lot is this dazzling 12.01-carat emerald cut diamond (K VVS1) and platinum ring (est. $80,000-$120,000).

Pair of radiant cut natural fancy intense yellow diamond ear studs with a total weight of 6.52 carats (est. $25,000-$35,000).

Tiffany & Co. 5.41-carat oval brilliant cut natural fancy yellow diamond ring (est. $20,000-$30,000).

Unusual lady’s 19th century Patek Philippe 18K gold pocket watch (est. $4,000-$6,000).

Swiss enameled 18K gold musical snuff box by Jean-Georges Rémond & Compagnie, circa 1800 (est. $20,000-$30,000).

The sale features more than one hundred lots from various private collections, highlighted by the collection of Mary and Lou Silver of Indian Wells, California

The Silver Collection encompasses an amazing variety of jewelry and timepieces. We are fortunate to have complementary collections with designers such as Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany and Bulgari. ”

— Andrew Jones

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, August 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Andrew Jones Auctions will present its first-ever Fine Jewelry, Watches & Timepieces Auction on Wednesday, September 16th, featuring more than one hundred lots from various private collections, highlighted by the collection of Mary and Lou Silver of Indian Wells, California. The Silver collection includes the sale’s expected top lot: a dazzling 12.01-carat emerald cut diamond (K VVS1) and platinum ring (est. $80,000-$120,000).

“The Mary and Lou Silver Collection encompasses an amazing breadth and variety of jewelry and timepieces collected over a lifetime,” said company president and CEO Andrew Jones “We are fortunate to have complementary collections with designers such as Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany and Bulgari to be offered in our inaugural Fine Jewelry, Watches & Timepieces sale.”

Also from the Silver collection is a pair of radiant cut natural fancy intense yellow diamond ear studs with a total weight of 6.52 carats (est. $25,000-$35,000); a Tiffany & Co. 5.41-carat oval brilliant cut natural fancy yellow diamond ring (est. $20,000-$30,000); an 8.98-carat Colombian emerald and diamond ring (est. $20,000-$30,000); a Van Cleef & Arpels diamond and 18K gold suite comprising a collar, a pair of ear clips, a bangle and a ring (est. $2,500-$12,000); as well as pieces by Asprey, Bvlgari, Cartier, Frascarolo, Petochi, David Yurman, Jorge Adeler and others.

“Lou Silver was a genuine timepiece aficionado whose interests spanned multiple categories and centuries,” Mr. Jones remarked. Highlights from his collection include a rare, early 18th century silver key-wind pocket watch by the preeminent London watchmaker George Graham (est. $600-$800); and a Clinton Ultra 18K gold full hunter minute repeating perpetual calendar pocket watch with phases of the moon and stopwatch, hand-made circa 1900 (est. $2,000-$3,000).

Also offered will be an unusual lady’s 19th century Patek Philippe 18K gold pocket watch with a polychrome enamel crane motif, thought to have been made for the Chinese market (est. $4,000-$6,000); an Art Deco enameled silver mounted agate desk timepiece, retailed by Tiffany & Co. (est. $2,000-$3,000); and, jumping ahead in time, also by Patek Philippe is a 1965 solar powered gilt brass pendulette carrée (est. $2,000-$3,000).

Andrew Jones Auctions is also proud to offer a Swiss enameled 18K gold musical snuff box by Jean-Georges Rémond & Compagnie, circa 1800, playing two airs (est. $20,000-$30,000); a lovely Belle Epoque French 18K yellow gold chatelaine and lapel watch, possibly by Boucheron (est. $5,000-$7,000); and a striking diamond and ruby set 18K gold bracelet (est. $8,000-$12,000).

The auction will begin promptly at 11 am Pacific time. Internet bidding will be facilitated by AndrewJonesAuctions.com, Invaluable.com and LiveAuctioneers.com. Previews will be held by appointment only. These will be scheduled at the gallery Sunday through Tuesday, September 13th-15th, from 10am-5pm (Pacific time). Telephone and absentee bids will also be accepted.

Opened summer 2018 in downtown Los Angeles, Andrew Jones Auctions is a full-service fine art and antiques auction house specializing in the liquidation of estates and collections featuring fine art, antiques and collectibles. The firm understands market trends and has foresight for the 21st century. They’re located at 2221 South Main Street in the heart of downtown Los Angeles.

The highly experienced staff has a wealth of knowledge with international savvy, having worked for many years at major international auction houses in North America and Europe, sourcing property from all corners of the United States. Andrew Jones Auctions’ sales are diverse and eclectic, and feature fine diamonds to contemporary art, from the antiquity to the 21st century.

Andrew Jones Auctions is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To inquire about consigning a single piece, an estate or a collection, you can call them at 213-748-8008; or, you can send an email to aileen@andrewjonesauctions.com. To learn more about the Fine Jewelry, Watches & Timepieces Auction on Sept. 16th, visit www.AndrewJonesAuctions.com.

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Gravis Develops and Launches a 320 Character P2P Texting Platform For 2020 Political Campaigns

Gravis Marketing

Gravis Marketing

WINTER SPRINGS, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, August 28, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The newly launched Gravis peer-to-peer texting platform makes reaching out to voters easier than ever with a simple solution for direct communication between campaign workers and the voting public. Strategically organizing a get-out-the-vote campaign requires a significant amount of planning and communication from the campaign, and peer-to-peer texting makes it easier to directly reach your targeted audience with the real-time messaging that you need to give your base the information they need to take action.

The new Gravis P2P texting platform features a 320 character peer-to-peer texting capability, giving your campaign the space necessary to send out single messages that are packed with as much information as possible.

Having real people texting real people matters in today’s campaigns. While there are plenty of campaigns that utilize bots to get out messages and imitate communication, those who are interested in helping the campaign are not going to fall for those tricks. To mobilize your base you need genuine connection and communication between those who are organizing and those who can get out and do the work, and peer to peer texting platforms helps to preserve privacy while encouraging direct communication between campaign workers.

The Gravis P2P messaging service makes it simple to set up a streamlined two-way communication between your campaign and the public, giving people the option to reply to text messages and ask questions to help mobilize your base. This means that there are real people who are sending real messages to other real people, using real phone numbers that are generated on the spot to prevent personal information from being shared unwillingly. This level of personal communication is likely to help your audience engage, rather than dismissing messages as spam and sending them to the trash. With the Gravis peer-to-peer texting platform, you can feel confident that your base is getting reached, that your organizers are getting support and that your campaign is getting the publicity it needs to move forward.

About Gravis Marketing

Gravis Marketing is a 10-year-old company with an A+ rating with the BBB. Gravis is a full-service political advertising company specializing in public opinion polls and P2P texting. For further information or comment Gravis Marketing 920 Belle Ave Suite 1330 winter Springs Florida 32708 Contact Doug Kaplan 800-371-3229 or via direct email doug@gravismarketing.com

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9-4-2020 Destiny Malibu “Sweet Persuasion” Album Release. New Pop Album.

Destiny Malibu Album Cover

Destiny Malibu Album Cover

Destiny Malibu New Music Video “Vamos” Premieres 9-4-2020.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, UNITED STATES, August 28, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — September 4, 2020- Destiny Malibu premieres her second album release of 2020 titled “Sweet Persuasion”. The album includes 7 original songs written and performed by Destiny Malibu. Destiny Malibu is known for her genre blending compositions and this album delivers fun flavors of EDM, Pop, Soul, R&B, Rap, Country and Latin Beats.

The music video “Vamos” will premiere on the same day as the album. Vamos is a sassy bilingual upbeat song and it is the 4th Music Video of the album. Dancing and sports fans alike will be moving to the catchy beat of this song. Filmed in a boxing ring, to reflect that we all have faced 2020 with our boxing gloves on and face battles in our lives. These life battles can feel like we are in a constant fight even with our closest friends and family we find that our differences of opinion can be exhausting. With this song, Destiny aims to acknowledge that pain, the battles, the differences and encourages to look on the bright side. Let’s find the silver lining. Let’s stop fighting and dance instead. The lyrics aim to validate peace with each other. “ Don’t want to fight no more. I’ll agree to disagree. Come and dance with me. Vamos a bailar.”

Pre-save the album on Spotify and Apple Music now.
Limited Edition Vinyl Albums for sale. Get yours today. on link here : https://linktr.ee/destinymalibu

Three other music videos from this album: “Lo Siento”, “Sweet Persuasion” and “We Will Rise- Tribute Anthem” available now on Destiny Malibu’s Youtube Channel.

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“Sweet Persuasion, the album and Vamos, the music video premiere, September 4, 2020.

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The World's First Coding Kit Learnt by Creating Animation, PICK&PLAY

A Storytelling-type coding Kit that process commands sequentially once the cards are placed

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, USA, August 27, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Grinrise has developed the world's first storytelling coding Kit (product name Pick&Play) and succeeded in their first Kickstarter funding in January this year. Since then, Grinrise has decided to continue crowdfunding on Indiegogo's InDemand for those who wish to make extra purchases. InDemand is a pre-order platform that allows additional purchases to be made only for campaigns that succeeded in crowdfunding.

Unlike the other coding kits, PICK&PLAY offers an experience to learn coding through storytelling. With word cards and a mobile device, this special kit that can code 5 million stories. With word cards and a mobile device, anyone can code 5 million different stories.

There are five types of word cards, each consisting of ‘who, when, where, what, and how,’ which is the basic components of sentence construction. Each card can be combined to create a sentence, and an animation is created according to the sentence shown on the mobile device.

When a child creates a sentence by choosing a card he or she wants, the cards from the left will start processing the commands sequentially. From this process, children can learn the basic principles of coding by watching the animations and creating condition statements themselves. During the story development process, children go through a variety of trials and errors, and this process naturally helps children to think logically.

Furthermore, PICK&PLAY is a special coding kit that allows the word cards to be arranged in any combination, thereby allowing children to think creatively beyond their wildest imagination. It not only stimulates children's curiosity but also helps them improve their storytelling skills and creativity.

"Rather than simply instructing the programming language to children, I wanted to help them to understand the process of the algorithms system and produce the results through play." Said Seung Eun Kim, Founder of Grinrise. “I wanted children to learn through this process so that they could naturally learn the computer thinking process."

Grinrise: We aim to develop various cultural and educational content, focusing on enriching children’s minds.

For more information, please refer to the Pick&Play page on the Indiegogo InDemand website.

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Unified Esports Association Announces Strategic Partnership with Aim Lab

Providing shared experiences that directly serve collegiate, youth, hobbyists and amateur video game players at every stage.

Unified Esports Association (UEA) is a Kansas-based company that oversees multiple products that specialize and operate as a dynamic pipeline within the esports industry.

The ultimate FPS/TPS training solution: Aim Lab blends cutting-edge performance tracking and analytics with artificial intelligence and machine learning to make you better, faster.

The ultimate FPS/TPS training solution: Aim Lab blends cutting-edge performance tracking and analytics with artificial intelligence and machine learning to make you better, faster.

Organization Launches Joint Executive Initiative with Aim Lab

Traditional sports leagues have used data analytics for years to evaluate, train, and track player and team performance. This methodology can be applied to esports and gaming.”

— Aim Lab founder and chief executive officer, Dr. Wayne Mackey.

WICHITA, KANSAS, UNITED STATES, August 27, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Unified Esports Association (UEA) and Aim Lab have partnered to provide esport leagues with a personalized, data-driven training program to enhance fundamental FPS skills and maximize player development from youth to professionals.

“As an emerging leader in esports experiences, we are proud to announce our partnership with Aim Lab. As our official technology and training partner, Aim Lab will allow UEA to provide players and coaches with an advanced suite of tools to measure, analyze, and train across skill levels.” said UEA chief executive officer Ramsey Jamoul.

UEA, based in Kansas, offers a variety of products and experiences that serve all levels of esports athletes, including youth, collegiate, and hobbyists. Focused on a virtual platform, UEA continues to offer gamers of all levels the opportunity to advance their skills and enjoy the sport safely.

“This partnership allows us to integrate player development tools directly into our programs to not only level up their skills, but also compete and showcase them at events and tournaments.” said UEA chief operating officer Benjamin Redington.

“Traditional sports leagues have used data analytics for years to evaluate, train, and track player and team performance. This methodology can be applied to esports and gaming.” said Aim Lab founder and chief executive officer, Dr. Wayne Mackey.

Aim Lab was designed by a team of competitive gamers and neuroscientists to help gamers maximize their skills and performance. The platform provides players with a set of routines that analyze and train both the fundamental motor and cognitive skills required to advance across FPS titles.

“UEA’s programs create opportunities for up-and-coming esports players from youth through college. We are excited to partner not only to offer more robust training programs, but also to announce a joint scholarship fund that further develops this path to college and beyond.”

For more information about UEA, please reach out to Benjamin Redington at ben@uea.gg.

For more information about Aim Lab, go to aimlab.gg or contact phil@statespacelabs.com.

About Unified Esports Association (UEA)
Unified Esports Association is a Kansas-based company that oversees multiple products that specialize and operate as a dynamic pipeline within the esports industry. Providing shared experiences that directly serve collegiate, youth, hobbyists and amateur video game players at every stage.

About Aim Lab
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Announcing the Launch of the Highly Anticipated Twin Tooth Fairies Sonic Musical Toothbrush

The Twin Tooth Fairies Sonic Musical Toothbrush is the first product based on Marianne Murphy’s bestseller ‘The Twin Tooth Fairies.’

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, US, August 27, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Author Marianne Murphy is pleased to announce the launch of The Twin Tooth Fairies Sonic Musical Toothbrush, a fun toothbrush for children based on her book The Twin Tooth Fairies released in 2018. Available in hardcover, paperback and Kindle editions, this delightful story can be purchased on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Walmart.com.

The Twin Tooth Fairies brand was created to share the importance of good oral hygiene and increase children’s interest in brushing their teeth by tapping into their childlike sense of wonder. The book has been highly acclaimed by children, parents and teachers alike for being fun and easy to read, as well as informative. Children are also entranced by the beautiful illustrations that accompany the story.

The story revolves around twin boys who were born in the land of tooth fairies. Playful as children, the twins choose separate paths as they get older – one choosing to be a good fairy who rewards children for having healthy teeth, and the other becoming the Dark Fairy who brings cavities to children that don’t brush their teeth.

“It’s both magical and educational at the same time,” says author Marianne Murphy. “The whole purpose is to revolutionize the myth of the tooth fairy and get kids into the habit of good oral hygiene at an early age.”

The Twin Tooth Fairies first magical toothbrush product has been in the works for a while, with many families excited to see its long-awaited release. Attractively designed to reflect the original Twin Tooth Fairies’ characters, the toothbrush has a number of features and benefits:

The sonic toothbrush emits 22K-30K pulses per minute
It offers two modes: gentle and cleaning
A 2-minute song timer is incorporated
Includes a handle, two brush heads, stickers and a USB charger
Waterproof design
One year warranty

The Twin Tooth Fairies Sonic Musical Toothbrush is being launched on August 28th, 2020, and can be ordered from https://www.walmart.com or https://www.shopify.com .

For more information, visit the Twin Tooth Fairies website at https://thetwintoothfairies.com/.
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Zamboni® Watch 2.0 released as stand-alone Apple Watch app

Zamboni® Watch Icon

Zamboni® Watch Icon

Zamboni® Watch 2.0 screenshots

Zamboni® Watch 2.0 screenshots

Also available, Zamboni Challenge game for iOS, Android, Apple TV, PC & Xbox

Also available, Zamboni Challenge game for iOS, Android, Apple TV, PC & Xbox

Magnin & Associates today introduces Zamboni® Watch 2.0, their new stand-alone app for the Apple Watch.

DALLAS, TX, USA, August 26, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Magnin & Associates today introduces Zamboni® Watch 2.0, their new stand-alone app for the Apple Watch.

The app displays an overhead view of the Zamboni® ice resurfacer cleaning the ice on your Apple Watch whenever you start the app. If you press “Repeat Next Hour”, it will send a timed notification (at the top of the next hour) reminding you to clean the ice.

It was originally included as an option of their best selling Zamboni Challenge iPhone game. Now it is available as a stand-alone Apple Watch app!

The app was designed, produced and programmed by Ed Magnin, with additional assistance from Tony Aguiñaga and Patrick Hicks.

According to Ed Magnin, "Having played youth ice hockey, coached, and referred amateur games, I, like a million other people that hung around ice rinks, wished I could drive the Zamboni ice resurfacer. Our Zamboni Challenge and now this stand-alone watch app are our way to celebrate this exceptional worldwide brand."

Zamboni Brand Manager Paula Cooney added "We are happy to be able to share the news of the stand-alone Zamboni Apple Watch app with machine operators and fans around the world! The Zamboni Challenge app has been enjoyed by so many and being able to download the new Watch app with hourly 'resurfacings' is welcome news for the rink crowd."

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with all current Apple Watch Series
* Requires watchOS 6.2 or later
* 16.2 MB
* Rated 4+

Pricing and Availability:
Zamboni® Watch 2.0 is available worldwide through the Apple Watch App Store as a FREE download (for a limited time). For more information, please contact Ed Magnin.

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ZAMBONI has been registered by Frank J. Zamboni & Co., Inc. as a trademark around the world. Used by license.

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Original portraits of top supermodels star in Aug. 29 online auction benefiting Gates Philanthropy Partners

L to R: Supermodels Alessandra Ambrosio and Heidi Klum

L to R: Supermodels Lily Aldridge and Miranda Kerr

L to R: Supermodels Barbara Palvin and Irina Shayk

Judy Konkoly’s artist-signed original paintings feature Alessandra Ambrosio, Heidi Klum, Lily Aldridge, Miranda Kerr, Barbara Palvin & Irina Shayk

It is my hope that these one-of-a-kind paintings can raise much-needed funds and contribute in a meaningful way to support those who have been hit the hardest by the spread of COVID-19.”

— Alessandra Ambrosio

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, August 26, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Internationally admired for their beauty and grace, supermodels rule the catwalks of Paris, New York and Milan, influencing fashion trends across all media. Now six of the world’s favorite supermodels, together with Hungarian-American artist Judy Konkoly, are combining their talent and celebrity to fight a global threat that knows no borders: COVID-19.

Under the auspices of the non-profit Faces Unite, Konkoly and supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio approached Heidi Klum, Lily Aldridge, Miranda Kerr, Barbara Palvin and Irina Shayk – all glamorous stars from the uppermost echelon of the modeling profession – about taking part in an art auction to benefit Gates Philanthropy Partners’ efforts to combat COVID-19. With all six of the models immediately on board, a summer project began that would yield a stunning original Konkoly portrait of each of the women. The one-of-a-kind artworks have been entered in an exclusive, online-only auction hosted on LiveAuctioneers that runs through Saturday, August 29. Absentee bidding is currently underway.

Explaining the motivation behind her series of paintings, Konkoly said, “This pandemic is a unique event in our lifetime — not just because each and every one of us has been impacted, but because it is within our power, as individuals, to make a difference. Humanity is truly united in our urgent, global mission to overcome this crisis.”

The portraits in the suite — which is titled “Supermodels” — are harmonious in color and composition. Each is an artist-signed, acrylic-on-canvas work and measures 36 by 36 inches (91.5 by 91.5cm). All are newly painted artworks that have been carefully stored in a temperature-controlled environment.

Ambrosio stated: “This pandemic has brought devastation to people all around the world, and it is my hope that these one-of-a-kind paintings can raise much-needed funds and contribute in a meaningful way to support those who have been hit the hardest by the spread of COVID-19.”

LiveAuctioneers has waived all fees associated with the auction; 100% of the auction proceeds will be donated from Faces Unite directly to Gates Philanthropy Partners.

“As we continue to see new bidders join LiveAuctioneers in record-breaking numbers, we are delighted to work with Faces Unite to connect these special portraits with not just our expansive bidder base, but also a new audience of collectors, in support of the Gates Philanthropy Partners’ efforts to combat COVID-19,” said Suzie Ryu, Senior Director of Marketing, LiveAuctioneers. “Having initiated our own campaign earlier this spring, which generated more than $50,000 in donations to COVID-19 response efforts, our collaboration with Faces Unite reflects our commitment to the fight against the pandemic, and we look forward to expanding our contribution further.”

To view the portraits of Alessandra Ambrosio, Heidi Klum, Lily Aldridge, Miranda Kerr, Barbara Palvin and Irina Shayk, and to sign up to bid in the auction, log on to https://www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/176562_faces-unite-covid-19-charity-auction/

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ABOUT FACES UNITE:
Faces Unite is a 501(c)(3) public charity committed to uniting art and science — harnessing the influence of culture to support scientific research.

ABOUT GATES PHILANTHROPY PARTNERS:
Gates Philanthropy Partners is a not-for-profit humanitarian aid organization that supports the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's trusted grantee partners in their mission to eradicate COVID-19. For more information, visit https://www.gatesfoundation.org/philanthropypartners/

ABOUT JUDY KONKOLY:
Judy Konkoly is a Hungarian-American artist currently based in Los Angeles, where she lives with her husband of 25 years, three children, and their bunny, Simba. While confined to home during LA’s stay-at-home order, Judy worked on the “Supermodels” series, starting with a portrait of her close personal friend Alessandra Ambrosio.

ABOUT LIVEAUCTIONEERS:
Founded in 2002, LiveAuctioneers delivers cutting-edge technology, award-winning client support and industry-acclaimed digital marketing services to more than 6,000 auction houses and galleries from 71 countries. The leading online destination for one-of-a-kind treasures, LiveAuctioneers provides a seamless search, bidding and purchasing experience across the web and via iOS/Android apps, using the latest technologies to connect millions of global online shoppers and savvy collectors with the world's most trusted auction houses.

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Lockdown, home-schooling and starting a jewellery brand during a pandemic

Please visit www.fireandfae.com

Please visit www.fireandfae.com

Kathryn McLean with the Fire & Ice rings

Kathryn McLean with the Fire & Ice rings

Fire And Fae - The Fire Collection

Fire And Fae – The Fire Collection

Belfast-based jewellery designer Kathryn McLean is launching her first major ‘Fire And Fae’ jewellery collection on Friday 28th August, but it hasn’t been easy.

I love when someone just falls in love with a piece I have made – it is such a great feeling to know that you have made something that resonates with someone else.”

— Kathryn McLean

BELFAST, ANTRIM, UNITED KINGDOM, August 26, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — At the end of the summer 2019 having signed up to an online metal-smithing course with Susan Lenart Kazmer there was no sign of a global pandemic on the horizon. With kids at school, and the odd free morning to practice, her jewellery skills progressed well.

And then lockdown happened, home schooling became the norm, and having the family always in the house meant very little time to concentrate on silversmithing. “Thankfully the good weather has meant the rest of the family could be outside and I could focus for small bursts of time.”

“Waiting each month for a bit of pay from work has meant being able to build up materials and tools has been a slow process but it’s taught me to be very resourceful with the small amount that I have, and to be inventive with my designs.”

The jewellery style focuses on bold statement pieces often inspired by vintage fashion, patterns of nature and sparkles. The Fire And Fae name comes from the fire of forging metal and the Celtic soul of myths, legends and faeries.

From deep red garnets to fire opals, from icy druzies to amazonite this “Fire and Ice” collection of rings, earrings and necklaces exudes fiery passion and sparkling beauty to appeal to the dark and glamorous sides of your personality.

A fascination with textures can be seen in her love of layering, the finish of her pieces, as well as the choice of materials she uses.

“I prefer an organic finish over perfection. Pieces should reflect the work and love that have gone into their creation.”

The “Fire and Ice” collection will be launched via www.fireandfae.com on Friday 28th August, the Fire And Fae Instagram account https://www.instagram.com/fireandfae and the Etsy store https://www.etsy.com/shop/fireandfae.

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Fire And Ice Collection – Promo Video – Launch Friday 28th August 2020


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