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The Hellenic Initiative is a charity auction that will contribute all proceedings to benefiting the economy of Greece, hopefully allowing for an expedited recovery. On Friday, the organization will be holding a live, silent auction that will feature a number of native Grecian jewelry designers at its sixth annual gala in New York City.

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The designers have donated an immense amount of jewelry for the initiative. The list of donors include: Lalaounis, Nikos Koulis, Diane Kordas, Minas, Alexandra Koumba, Vanessa Geroulanos and Danelian’s Diamond Club. Last year's gala raised over $2 million to benefit the struggling Greek economy.

This year, not only have Greek jewelry designers contributed their works to the auction, but Shinola has also donated two timepieces, including a women’s watch and a men’s watch. Costume jewelry designer Madly Made for Patricia Field donated three Greek symbol-inspired pieces as well. The gala will take place at the New York Hilton Midtown. Check out the auction listing online.