The second annual Cindy Edelstein Memorial Auction will open for bidding online in early May and close during the Couture show. Above is the graphic created for the first auction last year, a picture of the late Edelstein comprised of words family, friends and colleagues used to describe her.

New York--The jewelry auction created to honor the late Cindy Edelstein will return for a second year.

The Contemporary Jewelry Design Group (CJDG) announced this week that the second annual Cindy Edelstein Memorial Auction is scheduled to open online in early May. The auction will end on Friday, June 1 at an event held at the Couture show in Las Vegas, where auction organizers will announce how much money has been raised.

The CJDG launched the auction last year to pay tribute to Edelstein, a woman considered a mentor and a friend by many in the industry who died unexpectedly in January 2016.

It asked its members who were exhibiting at Couture to donate pieces of jewelry, then auctioned them online and gave the proceeds to the Women’s Jewelry Association scholarship created in Edelstein’s name, and to Jewelers for Children.

This year, the group is opening up the auction, inviting all Couture exhibitors to donate jewelry, whether they are CJDG members or not, as well as CJDG members who are not exhibiting at the show.

Once again, proceeds will go to the WJA scholarship and JFC.

Details of the online auction site, which is being created gratis by Andrea Hill and Strategy Werx, are forthcoming.

For more information, contact CJDG Executive Director Marylouise Lugosch at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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