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Palm Beach Notables Attend Special Exhibition and Luncheon of Hamilton Jewelers’ “Charms of Hope” Jewelry Collection for Hope for Depression Research Foundation

Palm Beach Notables at Hamilton Jewelers’ Luncheon
Photo Courtesy: Jason Nettle Photography

By: Laura Draper

On Tuesday, April 23, a special exhibition of the “Charms of Hope” Jewelry Collection, designed by Hamilton Jewelers, was presented at a lunch at the Carriage House hosted by three Co-Hosts: Daphne Nikolopoulos (Editor-in-Chief of Palm Beach Illustrated), Bettina Anderson (Hamilton Ambassador) and Audrey Gruss [Chair and Founder of Hope for Depression Research Foundation (HDRF)].    

 The event brought together notable Palm Beach tastemakers, including Luce Churchill, Missy de Guardiola, Pamela Finkelstein, Jennifer Fischer, Lori Gendelman, Shelley Gubelmann, Allie Hanley, Mariana Kaufman, Jay Keith, Lauren Merck, Alexia Ryan, Lisette Siegel, Diana Wister, Michelle Worth, and Sue Wrigley, along with Hamilton’s Owner and President Hank Siegel, and Executive Vice President Anne Russell.  Guests enjoyed viewing the “Charms of Hope” collection before being treated to a three-course lunch of green gazpacho, chicken and pear salad, and sorbet.  The Carriage House’s main dining room served as the perfect backdrop for the event.

 “Charms of Hope” features a starburst design and is offered as a necklace in three different sizes and as a charm bracelet. The collection, which was designed and manufactured by Hamilton Jewelers, with design input from Mrs. Gruss, is crafted in 18K recycled yellow gold.  Each piece is available in plain gold, gold with yellow sapphires, and gold with diamonds – for those who want added sparkle. Prices start at $1,250 and go up to $7,500; a portion of all proceeds will be donated to the Foundation. 

 Audrey Gruss said: “More than ever, mental health is a problem on everyone’s mind. Research shows that one-third of Americans have had depression or anxiety since COVID-19. New treatments are needed more than ever since depression is now the Number One cause of disability worldwide. We are thrilled to partner with Hamilton Jewelers, a fixture in the Palm Beach area and a company that shares our ethos of building strength through community.”

 Anne Russell, Executive Vice President of Hamilton Jewelers, added: “This collection is elegant, classic, and uplifting; it’s meant to be layered and worn every day, which as we know, is how Palm Beach women wear their jewelry. It was a pleasure collaborating with Mrs. Gruss on the design and we couldn’t be happier to be partnering with such an important charity organization.”

 The Charms of Hope collection is available for purchase at all of Hamilton’s brick-and-mortar locations and on its website,  The partnership continues throughout the year, with Hamilton serving as a key sponsor of HDRF Palm Beach Race of Hope in February 2025. 

About Hamilton Jewelers

Hamilton Jewelers is a nationally recognized, leading jewelry and watch retailer specializing in best-in-class luxury goods and offering exceptional, personalized service. Founded in 1912 and later acquired by Irving Siegel, Hamilton has passed along its tradition of excellence through four generations of the Siegel family. Hamilton showcases collections from the world’s most prestigious designer brands, including Patek Philippe, Rolex, Mikimoto, Cartier, Chanel, Breitling, and Bulgari, as well as a select group of contemporary designers such as David Yurman, Roberto Coin, Temple St. Clair, Pomellato and Ippolita. In addition, the company offers its own ‘Exclusively Hamilton’ collections, designed and manufactured in-house, as well as a selection of antique and estate jewelry, timepieces and giftable items. 

The brand portfolio includes three free-standing Hamilton Jewelers boutiques, one in Princeton, New Jersey and two in Palm Beach, Florida; H1912, a mecca for vintage fine jewelry and watches; and Hamilton Home, a destination for giftware and decorative home items – also in Princeton; along with a specialty gift and insignia business. Giving back is a core tenet of the Hamilton brand. The company supports its local communities through a range of philanthropic endeavors and emphasizes environmental and social responsibility throughout its operation. Hamilton is a proud member of the Responsible Jewelry Council and Jewelers Vigilance Committee.

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About Hope for Depression Research Foundation (HDRF)

Established in 2006 by philanthropist Audrey Gruss to honor her mother, Hope, who battled clinical depression, HDRF is dedicated to advancing groundbreaking research on depression and associated mood disorders, including bipolar disorder, postpartum depression, PTSD, anxiety disorder, and suicide. Recognizing depression as the primary global cause of disability, as identified by the World Health Organization, HDRF aims to revolutionize the outdated approaches to treatment that currently fail to help 50% of patients. Committed to reshaping the mental health landscape in America, the Foundation has allocated over $75 million across more than 200 grants to pioneer research that seeks to redefine how depression is perceived, diagnosed, treated, and ultimately prevented. At present, HDRF is supporting pilot clinical trials for a promising new class of medication at institutions like Mount Sinai Medical Center and Stanford University. Additionally, the foundation is investing in trials for innovative therapeutics and diagnostics at Johns Hopkins, the University of San Diego, and the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

About the Palm Beach Race of Hope

HDRF launched the Race of Hope in Palm Beach in 2019, expanding the event from Southampton, NY, where the Race first started in 2016. The 5K Run & Walk continues to grow each year, attracting hundreds of runners and walkers throughout South Florida to raise critical funds for mental health research. In mid-February 2025, the Race will celebrate its Seventh Anniversary, starting and ending its route at Bradley Park in Palm Beach, FL.


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