SCARSDALE, NY — D'Errico Jewelry (http://derricojewelry.com/) is mobilizing Southern Westchester in support of pet rescue in an event that will start with a free gala reception April 24, 6-9 pm and feature a trunk show featuring the world's leading pet charm manufacturer running April 24-27 at its landmark log cabin store at 509 Central Park Avenue.
Helping Pets Alive deal with the emergency evacuation of its Elmsford shelter will be the event's primary focus, but other highlights will include:
• A trunk show by Meche Jewelry, the nation's top manufacturer of made-in-America fine jewelry pet charms April 24th, 25th 26th. These charms can adorn a pet's collar or woman's bracelet:www.nicedoggies.com.
• A chance to adopt pets. Pups and kitties will be on site at D'Erricos.
• Readings by renown pet psychic Catherine Ferguson, Ph.D for everyone who buys a pet charm at the opening event. http://www.cfergusonconsult.com/
• A nightly raffle of items from by local pet supply and services businesses
• Opportunities to tap into D'Errico's amazing custom jewelry resources and get everything from pet tags to good luck charms made.
"We are excited to be a part of this event and grateful to D’Errico Jewelers for this support of our animals, especially while we are handling the loss of our facility,” says Erin Guilshan, executive director of Pets Alive Westchester.
D'Errico's is famous for its creativity, community involvement, sense of humor and professional skill. It has locations at 509 Central Park Avenue in Scarsdale and 159 East Main Street in Mount Kisco, NY. Founder and owner Richie D'Errico heard about the challenges Pets Alive is facing with the recent evacuation of its Elmsford building, and decided to bring in the world's leading pet charm manufacturer as the core of a special event.
"Meche's pet charms are just amazing. They're enameled and colorful, and they look just like the dogs they recreate," Richie says. D'Errico is working with two of the county's leading pet-oriented non-profits, the Westchester SPCA and Pets Alive.
"This is a unique and special event that will both generate resources and draw attention to the needs of homeless pets in Westchester. It's a sign of D'Errico's creativity and generosity that they came up with this event," says Lisa Bonanno, development manager, special events and public relations for the SPCA of Westchester, NY.
Meche has a national reputation for the quality of its pieces, which include everything from dog and cat charms that can be customized to match the color of the pets they represent to a stunning diamond cut in the shape of a dog's head and worth $16,000. That diamond will be on display, and for sale, at the upcoming event.
D'Errico is unique among jewelers in the region because of its incredible design and production capacities. The Scarsdale store is a virtual factory, capable of handling almost every aspect of jewelry design and production.
Custom work is one of D'Errico's greatest strengths. Clients can participate in the design process from concept to completion. “You bring us an idea, we'll give you an heirloom,” says Sal D'Errico. The brothers pride themselves on being jewelry tailors who can perfectly fit every piece they sell to the purchases look, style, coloring, shape and physical attributes.