Our hearts are heavy at Gallery of Jewels as we are reminded yet again of the deep racial injustice embedded in our society. We stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and with the families of George Floyd, Breona Taylor, Aumaud Arbery, and the countless other Black people who have been killed at the hands of police. We recognize and bear witness to the pain, grief, and rage expressed about these injustices.
Our hearts are also heavy as a small group of people took advantage of the situation through the looting of small business such as ours. Late Saturday night, our flagship gallery in Noe Valley was broken in to and looted. The devastation is unreal. Our front window was smashed to pieces, alongside most of our interior showroom, with a substantial amount of inventory stolen. We can’t fully describe what we are feeling, but it is a mix of shock and sadness. This tragedy not only affects our small business and our employees but also our community and our artists.
30 years ago in 1990, we started this business out of love. A dream shared by two, that has since grown to encompass the shared vision and commitment of 15 dedicated employees in two unique galleries and main office, showcasing the work of over 100 talented artists. Though the scale of the concept along with the number of staff has grown, the Gallery of Jewels mission has remained the same since its inception: build a strong artistic community, support those artists to the fullest, and bring quality jewelry to our clientele.
Any help to recover and get us up and running again would be greatly appreciated. 100% of our GoFundMe will go directly to Gallery of Jewels and will be used towards the rebuild. It is our hearts’ desire to continue our mission and to spread joy amongst our community. We want everyone to know that despite our losses, we still believe in love and have so many hopes for our future. Thank you - to all of you - for your support through these difficult and challenging times.
~ Team Gallery of Jewels ~
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