The Jodi Lee Foundation has teamed up with well known South Australian jeweller James Thredgold to design and produce a special edition 18 carat, diamond bow necklace, with all proceeds donated to the charity.
Modelled on the Foundation’s logo, the exclusive bow design features 22 round, bead-set brilliant cut diamonds on a delicate trace chain, and are made to order in either white or yellow gold with white diamonds or white or rose gold with black diamonds.
Nick Lee, Founder and CEO of The Jodi Lee Foundation said he was excited by the collaboration.
“We’re thrilled to work with such an eminent jeweller who has bought to life a stunning design that will help the Foundation raise awareness about the importance of the early detection of bowel cancer and much needed funds,” Nick said.
The Jodi Lee Foundation – set up to honour Nick’s wife Jodi who passed away from the disease in 2010 at just 41 – was established to reduce the prevalence of bowel cancer in Australia by encouraging regular screening.
“Jodi’s story is incredibly powerful and close to my heart. I’m honoured to be a part of such an important cause and hope these beautiful necklaces inspired by Jodi, will help raise awareness for the Foundation and its important message,” James said.
Australia has the highest incidence of bowel cancer in the world, with one in twelve Australians likely to develop the disease in their lifetime. The Jodi Lee Foundation aims to educate all Australians on the importance of regular screening, as the disease is 90% curable if detected early.
The exclusive necklaces will be available for sale at the James Thredgold Jewellers Burnside Village store and retail from $1200 to $1600.