Fairfax & Roberts partners with The Westmead Institute for Medical Research
The Westmead Institute for Medical Research (WIMR) has announced a partnership with Australia’s oldest established jewellery house, Fairfax & Roberts. The partnership will feature a bespoke bracelet ‘Taia’, with profits donated to WIMR’s lifesaving work.
Launching more than two decades ago, WIMR is making life-changing breakthroughs in medical research and applying these discoveries to some of the world’s most serious diseases, including: COVID-19, cancers, neurological disorders, HIV, diabetes, vision disorders, heart, kidney and liver issues and deadly viruses.
The partnership between WIMR and Fairfax & Roberts will see the release of a bespoke black spinel and white diamond bracelet, titled ‘Taia’ and will be available for purchase from October with profits from the sales donated to WIMR.
The name Taia, derives from Greek mythology. Theia, is the Titan goddess of light and the goddess who endowed gold, silver and gems with their brilliance and intrinsic value. Theia is also the mother of the sun, moon and dawn. The meaning behind the collection title resonates deeply with the work WIMR carries out, being the light and hope that medical research and related discoveries and improvements in patient care, brings about in many people’s lives, while also reflecting the partnership with jewellery house, Fairfax & Roberts.
Katrina Dowling, CEO, The Westmead Institute for Medical Research Foundation, comments:“WIMR is delighted to partner with Fairfax & Roberts. From the outset, we recognised Fairfax & Roberts as a jeweller of exceptional quality with an impressive heritage, having developed bespoke, artisan jewellery to exacting standards over many years. Over its 25-year history, WIMR has delivered transformative and personalised medical treatments, again with exacting standards to improve lives. So, our union is a divine strategic fit.”
Irene Deutsch, Managing Director, Fairfax & Roberts, says, “We are delighted to partner with WIMR in an effort to raise awareness and directly support its broad research mandate.
“The extent of innovation, agility and ability to pivot to tackle new problems – for example in roads in COVID research – from the team at WIMR is world renowned. We look forward to playing our part in supporting WIMR’s prestigious and meaningful work.”
The Taia bracelet will retail for $990 and will be available for pre-order from August viawww.fairfaxandroberts.com.au and in October from the Fairfax & Roberts showroom, located at 19 Castlereagh Street, Sydney.
The Taia collection also features one 18ct white gold bespoke, signature necklace, valued at$16,000. The pendant is crafted from black and white diamonds and sits on an 18ct white gold chain. The necklace will be donated to WIMR, and sold through a silent auction hosted on theFairfax and Roberts website, with the winning bid to be announced at a special event held at theFairfax and Roberts showroom later this year.