Monday, February 15, 2010

With this ring... 2/15 Update

Carly Yuenger

I was greeted with a happy email over the weekend from Christina Ammon of the With This Ring Project and our guest from February 4th.

When the auction for her grandmother's 3-carat diamond ring closed at the end of the day on the 13th, the top bid was an impressive $22,000!

You can read about the hand-picked projects around the world that the money from Christina's ring will fund here.

But the story isn't over, it seems, for the With This Ring Project...

Someone has donated a gold ring to the bidding site to be auctioned off to raise money for Haiti. As became clear from the calls we got during the show with Christina, it sounds like there are more than a few others who are looking to transform a cherished material object into a symbol of commitment to something bigger than themselves. We think that's pretty neat.

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