Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Ann Sportun Trunk Show @ Virtu, May 20-22, 2011

May 5, 2011
For Immediate Release
Contact: Julie Horowitz Jackson 773.235.3790, virtuchicago@sbcglobal.net

Anne Sportun Trunk Show at Virtu, May 20th through May 22nd
Opening Reception Friday, May 20th from 4 to 8pm.

Bucktown boutique Virtu (2034 N Damen Avenue, www.virtuchicago.com) teams up with Toronto based jeweler Anne Sportun for a weekend trunk show Friday, May 20th through Sunday, May 22nd. Please join us as we unveil the complete collection of Anne Sportun • Experimetal Jewellery ™. Anne Sportun’s work is recognized the world over for her simple settings sparkling with white and natural diamonds, spectacularly colored stones set in 14kt white or 18kt yellow golds. Based in Toronto, Anne Sportun • Experimetal Jewellery ™ is represented exclusively here in Chicago by Virtu.

Our trunk show will be an impressive opportunity to witness firsthand the sheer magnitude of the Anne Sportun • Experimetal Jewellery ™ collection. Possessing technical perfection and intimate grace, each detail is hand crafted to be worn as Precious Everyday ™. Whether it is a simple pair of earrings or a magnificent engagement ring you are considering, we invite you to experience the sheer brilliance of one of today’s finest goldsmiths.

Opening reception will be held Friday, May 20th from 4 to 8 pm at Virtu, 2034 N Damen Avenue in Bucktown. RSVP kindly requested at info@virtuchicago.com or 773.235.3790. We will offer 10% off the Anne Sportun • Experimetal Jewellery ™ collection during the trunk show event only.

Celebrating a Decade on Damen Avenue, Virtu is the perfect place to find something for someone who has everything. Each and every one of our pieces of fine jewelry, stationery, and personal and home accessories has been crafted individually for uniquely you.

In celebration of ten years in business, Virtu’s top ten artists have each agreed to donate a signature piece to be raffled over the course of the next ten months. Raffle tickets are $10, one for each of Virtu’s years in business. At the end of each month, a winner will be chosen to receive the raffled item, and the raffle pool will be donated to one of ten local foundations.

For the third installment of A Decade on Damen raffle, Anne Sportun has graciously donated a beautiful multi sapphire briolette bracelet (valued at $1420) to be raffled off in honor of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Raffle tickets will be available at Virtu or online from Monday, May 2nd through Tuesday, May 31st at which point a winning ticket will be drawn.

The JDRF is the worldwide leader in funding research to cure type 1 diabetes a chronic, debilitating disease affecting every organ system. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that enables people to get energy from food. While its causes are not yet entirely understood, scientists believe that both genetic factors and environmental triggers are involved.

For more information on Anne Sportun, please visit www.annesportun.com.
For more information on the JDRF, please visit www.jdrf.org.
High resolution images will happily be furnished upon request.

Please contact Julie Horowitz Jackson at Virtu with any image requests or more information regarding upcoming raffle and donation items.

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