The soon-to-open Ivy Harrogate has partnered with luxury Yorkshire jeweller, Ogden Harrogate, to create an exclusive Ivy-inspired necklace.
A bespoke-made piece, the Ivy Harlequin Necklace will be auctioned to raise money for charity at the Harrogate Candlelighters Après Ski Party at Ripley Castle this December.
The Ivy has worked closely with Ogden Harrogate to create the initial design drawings of a beautiful 18ct white gold pendant.
The necklace, inspired by The Ivy’s iconic stained-glass windows and featuring intricate detailing, has been made in the family-run jeweller’s workshop and will be unveiled at the sold-out Harrogate Candlelighters Après Ski Party, held in the grounds of Ripley Castle on December 2.
A silent auction will take place at the Candlelighters party, with the winning bidder receiving the bespoke-made piece, with an insurance value of £7,000 in excess. All proceeds from the auction will go towards the Candlelighters charity which supports children suffering with cancer and their families in Yorkshire.
Rodney Prosper, general manager at The Ivy Harrogate, said: “The bespoke necklace is a stunning piece and worthy of such a fantastic charity as Candlelighters. We are delighted to be contributing to such a worthwhile local cause.”
Robert Ogden, of Ogden Harrogate, said: “It’s an honour for us to have joined The Ivy Harrogate to support a local charity so close to our community.
“After three months of bespoke designing, the one-off necklace was made with 18ct white gold with 56 diamonds weighing approximately one carat in total. The diamonds were micro set by hand, which created a three-dimensional piece both opulent and vivid in appearance.”
Sue Patterson, chair of Harrogate Candlelighters and Trustee, said: “We are thrilled that The Ivy have teamed up with Ogden Harrogate to design a unique diamond necklace to celebrate the launch of their new restaurant.
“We were speechless when we learnt that they have donated the necklace to Candlelighters for us to auction at our event in December, as each year raising money for this very special charity gets harder.
“Ogden have supported Harrogate Candlelighters for a number of years and we really appreciate local businesses standing up for local charities and making a real difference to young people’s lives.
“Candlelighters gets involved in all sorts of different projects to help ordinary families who are facing extraordinary circumstances.
“We provide support in many areas, hardship funds for the families; research; equipment on the wards as well as funding jobs of the many people who make children’s cancer treatment in Yorkshire amongst the best in the country. These are just some of the things we do with fundraising money we receive.”