Firenze Jewels’ Jeffrey Levin, together with the New York City 47th Street Business Improvement District announced a relief effort aiding the victims of the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11th. The 47th St BID works with businesses in the New York City Diamond District area. They are trying to organize with as many of the 2,600 businesses to donate $1 per sale to the American Red Cross Japanese Earthquake Relief Fund. The relief effort is expected to last until the end of April.
As a major supplier of pearls to the American market and the fourth largest market in the world for American jewelry exports, Japan has played an integral role within the jewelry industry as well as the New York City Diamond District for decades. Our hearts go out to all those affected by the devastating tragedy in Japan and we hope our joint contributions play a small roll in rebuilding their lives and pulling through the many struggles ahead.