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Gemma Flynn has sold her jewels

Gemma’s ditched her bling for a good cause

By Sinead Corcoran
Richie McCaw Gemma Flynn

Following their debut on the red carpet, Gemma Flynn’s earrings were auctioned off for charity.

Richie McCaw’s fiance sold her diamond, white topaz and sterling silver earrings on Trademe for $2510, to raise money for the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.

"My nana has twice survived breast cancer, so it's a charity our family holds dear in our hearts," she told The Herald

"I'm so pleased to be able to give back. It's the least I could do."

The earrings originally retailed for $2350.

Gemma's bespoke earrings were designed by Grae Jewellery.
Gemma's bespoke earrings were designed by Grae Jewellery.

Gemma’s bespoke jewels were designed by Auckland's Grae Jewellery, which she wore at the Chasing Great premiere in August.

The idea to donate the earrings arose during the design process, stemming from both the jewellery designer Charmaine Williams and Gemmas’s shared support for the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.

Gemma's previous work with the NZ Breast Cancer foundation includes meeting with a group of survivors at a breakfast event with Toni Street and taking part in charity walks in her home town of Tauranga.

"It's a very special opportunity to support the community of women and families affected by breast cancer and get hold of a beautiful piece of New Zealand sport and film history," said Charmaine.

The $1 reserve auction begun on Trade Me on Thursday 29th September and ran for five days before closing on Monday 3 rd October.

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