Mina D Jewelry proudly supports Chabad’s Children of Chernobyl Annual Fundraiser Gala

Mina D Jewelry is proud to support this foundation with a donation to their silent auction.

CCOC will hold its annual fundraiser Children at Heart at Chelsea Piers – Pier Sixty on November 23, 2015.

For information to attend the Gala please click here :  Gala Info

Please help support this amazing organization, if you can not attend you can bid on items online and email CCOC for instructions.

Click here for the link to the Auction :

Mina D Jewelry auction item

Green Moss AquamarineAbout the CCOC

CCOC is the only organization in the world that permanently removes children from the contaminated areas surrounding Chernobyl.”

In 1990, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, heard the cries of the children affected by this disaster and urgently established CCOC. The goal of this group was to rescue the children of Chernobyl, bring them to Israel permanently, and care for them as they embarked on their new journey. This goal has remained steadfast throughout CCOC’s existence.

The first rescue flight miraculously occurred on August 3, 1990, when 196 children were flown to Israel and brought to CCOC’s campus. Since then, thousands of children have come through CCOC’s doors, where they receive housing, education and medical care in a loving, supportive environment.

Chabad’s Children of Chernobyl is the only organization in the world that brings children out of contaminated areas permanently. There are, however, children who cannot leave the Chernobyl region for a variety of reasons. To assist these children and their families, CCOC sends medicine, medical equipment, therapeutic aids and other necessary supplies to the contaminated areas. Additionally, CCOC has trained local physicians to treat radiation-induced illnesses and has built a mammography clinic to help combat the astronomically high rates of breast cancer in the area.

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Thank you EFactor for Shining the Spotlight on Mina D Jewelry

Thank you EFactor for the informative interview that you did with Designer, owner Mina Deutsch of Mina D Jewelry.Here are the details about EFactor :

EFactor Corp. – Entrepreneur Social Network

EFactor Corp. is the parent of EFactor.com, the world’s largest niche social network for entrepreneurs which provides its members with the people, tools, marketing and expertise to succeed and make real, trustworthy and lasting connections. At the core of EFactor is a strong algorithm that allows members to not only connect with a lot of people, but with the right people. In addition, EFactor provides knowledge, funding access and resources to reduce business costs, delivered through a unique mix of online social networking and offline domestic and international events. EFactor has over one million members in 222 territories across 240 industries. It is incorporated and headquartered in San Francisco.

EFactor Corp. is also the parent company to a number of subsidiary service organizations each of which adds value to EFactor’s members such as EQmentor, a company that delivers matching software for mentors to find the best mentees.

 

The Interview :

Spotlight Series: Mina Deutsch of Mina D Jewelry

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EFactor thrives on entrepreneurs. And we want to help you connect with each other. In the Spotlight Series we highlight EFactor members and their businesses. Read, learn and get in touch with Mina Deutsch from Brooklyn, New York.

Mina is founder and owner of Mina D Jewelry, a one of a kind jewelry company. Mina’s been in the jewelry industry for over twenty years, but only started her own business a couple of years ago. We sat down with her and asked her about that striking business name; Mina D Jewelry.

 

“Of course the name is actually my name, and I love it! When I started the business I  couldn’t come up with something that I liked, so I just picked my own name and stuck with it. I have to say, it’s been very well received. It’s a catchy name and people remember my own name because it. So it was a pretty good decision to go with Mina D.”

What’s your story? How did you become and entrepreneur?
“I became an entrepreneur because it was the logical next step for my career in the diamond industry. As the finance director for a wholesale diamond company called Olympic Diamond I was ready for the next step. And that included doing things a little different, but still using my experience within the industry. I had to keep in mind the fact that I was still with Olympic Diamond, so it had to be something that was non-conflictual. I wanted to be able to continue working with them.”

 

“At first I was very apprehensive of the idea to start my own business you know. I was in an industry that I was happy with. I wasn’t looking to change and I wasn’t looking to do anything different.

But once I started designing for others aside from myself and once I started the company, it turned out to be really exciting to see something grow. Of course it’s a lot of hard work and a lot of things that I did not anticipate came into play. But I have to say it’s been very rewarding and very exciting so far.”

Did you get help from others in the beginning, or did people maybe counteract your efforts?
“They did not counteract my efforts but they were not very helpful either. Because I’m in a very competitive industry and because I’m from within the industry, it was very difficult to know which direction I could reach out to for help. Making the right connection and making the announcement that I was beginning my own business was very sensitive. It was very difficult in the early stages.”

“But you deal with that by simply not giving up. You have to learn from mistakes and take each marketing experience, each event experience, each trade show as a benchmark. Review what you do and don’t say ‘I failed’, but ‘what can I do better next time and what can I learn from what I did’. Sometimes that’s very difficult. Like I said it’s a very competitive industry and you always need to be alert for new ideas. Not even so much on the creative side but especially on how to market what you already have. Keep going and keeping an open mind is essential in that process. You always have to keep your eyes and your ears open looking for new opportunities.”

How well did you prepare before you started your business?
“Unfortunately I didn’t make a very detailed business plan. And I started at a very bad time in the US economy. It was pretty much one of those jump in now, or never do it at all kind of moments. That really gives you a feeling of let’s go and let’s see what happens. And I have to say that part of that approach was very good. It’s always about taking the first step and jumping in. But if I were to do it again I would really do more research. Because especially in the early days I started the company with the wrong people, with the wrong PR firm and with the wrong marketing people. I think if I would have done better research I would have saved myself a lot of time, energy and money.”

What goals did you have in mind when you started your business?
“To go nationally. Right now the business is not as far as I wanted it to go, but we’re getting there. We’re branded, we’re trademarked and we’re very well known in the New York area. The goal is really to get it national and hopefully at some point international. It’s really about reaching every person interested in jewelry and fashion.”

What were the biggest challenges in your entrepreneurial career up to now?
“The biggest challenge is really the sales and marketing. The jewelry industry is competitive, overwhelmed and crowded with so many designers that you really need to find something that makes you different and makes you stick out. I believe that I’m different in my designs and I’m very different in my approach. Because I only use semi precious, precious and natural stones. And I keep all the designs and all the work within the US. I don’t outsource out of the country. That’s made me very unique. My broad experience has also helped. I’m in the industry for so long that I know all the ins and outs, so to speak. The knowledge is definitely a plus.”

Where’s the business heading?
“I’m looking to get national response. We’re very well known in New York and we also get recognition in some Midwest counties right now. The idea is to get noticed all over the US. I think good markets for us are the Southeast and Midwest in particular. So that’s a point that I want to connect to. And of course we want to get the brand global. We want to get an international response because I know there’s a lot more out there than just New York.”

How are you going to achieve that?
“Marketing. The right marketing, the right branching out, meeting the right people, networking, E-Factor..haha. It’s all about continuing to network. Continuing to reach out, to do research and meet the right people to eventually find that right group that can take you where you need to go.” Find out more about Mina D Jewelry and connect with Mina by following her EFactor profile.

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Mina D Jewelry Celebrity Clients

Mina D loves working with her clients. She designs for the woman who isn’t afraid of making a statement.

Some of her statement making clients seen here wearing Mina D Jewelry.

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Mina D Jewelry Supports the American Diabetes Association

At Mina D Jewelry we are strong supporters of various charities we are strongly connected to.  November is the month of Diabetes Awareness, Designer Mina Deutsch has a strong personal connection to this disease as her grandmother battled this disease for over thirty years, passing away three years ago. Today her father is a among those calling themselves Diabetic and taking twice daily blood tests and insulin injections. The American Diabetes Association : Their Mission:  To prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

In memorium of her grandmother Jeni Weiss, Mina designed a bracelet to raise awareness to this disease. Throughout the month of November, Mina D Jewelry will donate 15% of the sale of anything from our Red Hot Collection and our Smoky Grey Collection to The American Diabetes Association. In addition 15% of the sale of the Jeni Bracelet will be donated to the association any time it is purchased, through out the year !

Let’s help stop this disease and make a difference in the lives of millions suffering, some statistic ;

Diabetes Awareness Bracelet by Mina D

Diabetes Awareness Bracelet by Mina D

Overall Numbers, Diabetes and Prediabetes

  • Prevalence: In 2012, 29.1 million Americans, or 9.3% of the population, had diabetes.
    • Approximately 1.25 million American children and adults have type 1 diabetes.
  • Undiagnosed: Of the 29.1 million, 21.0 million were diagnosed, and 8.1 million were undiagnosed.
  • Prevalence in Seniors: The percentage of Americans age 65 and older remains high, at 25.9%, or 11.8 million seniors (diagnosed and undiagnosed).
  • New Cases: The incidence of diabetes in 2012 was 1.7 million new diagnoses/year; in 2010 it was 1.9 million.
  • Prediabetes: In 2012, 86 million Americans age 20 and older had prediabetes; this is up from 79 million in 2010.
  • Deaths: Diabetes remains the 7th leading cause of death in the United States in 2010, with 69,071 death certificates listing it as the underlying cause of death, and a total of 234,051 death certificates listing diabetes as an underlying or contributing cause of death.

Diabetes in Youth

  • About 208,000 Americans under age 20 are estimated to have diagnosed diabetes, approximately 0.25% of that population.
  • In 2008—2009, the annual incidence of diagnosed diabetes in youth was estimated at 18,436 with type 1 diabetes, 5,089 with type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes by Race/Ethnicity

The rates of diagnosed diabetes by race/ethnic background are:

The breakdown among Asian Americans:

  • 4.4% for Chinese
  • 11.3% for Filipinos
  • 13.0 for Asian Indians
  • 8.8% for other Asian Americans.

The breakdown among Hispanic adults:

  • 8.5% for Central and South Americans
  • 9.3% for Cubans
  • 13.9% for Mexican Americans
  • 14.8% for Puerto Ricans.
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Mina D Jewelry Engagement and Bridal Specialist

Designer Mina Deutsch, the creative mind and President of Mina D Jewelry began her jewelry career in NYC famed Diamond District. With over 20yrs experience in the industry she is the perfect source for getting engaged. If you are in the market for a diamond, Mina D Jewelry is your best friend in the business. Whether you are getting engaged are looking for diamond studs or are in the market to upgrade your current engagement ring Mina D Jewelry is where to go.

Mina D Jewelry is located in the heart of the NYC Diamond District. With Mina’s experience and that of her company they have a combined experience of over thirty years. They are the ultimate to assist in making purchasing a diamond a pleasure.

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Mina D Jewelry is proud to support Mercado Global at their Annual Gala

Mina D Jewelry is proud to support Mercado Global at their Annual Gala held this year at The Bowery Hotel in NYC Oct 14 2015.

Mina D Jewelry participated in the event with a generous donation of jewelry to their silent auction from the Rose Petal Collection.

The evening featured cocktails, dinner, silent auction, and an award program honoring Levi Strauss & Co. and the Levi Strauss Foundation and Emmy nominated host and award-winning author Padma Lakshmi. The dinner was followed by an after party featuring DJ Chelsea Leyland and a surprise performance, with open bar and gourmet treats.

About Mercado Global : Mercado Global provides income-­‐earning opportunities to indigenous mothers in Guatemala’s highlands who historically have been denied education, have suffered domestic violence, and have been left with no means of overcoming the poverty into which they were born. We use a non-­‐profit funding model to teach these women a trade, help them launch sustainable businesses of their own, and connect them to the U.S. market.

Emerging as rural entrepreneurs, these women earn more than three times the average daily wage while working with major specialty retailers like Levi’s, Anthropologie and Nordstrom. This innovative approach is successfully breaking the cycle of poverty in our partner cooperatives and helping these women send their children to school, often for the first time. Our programs support approximately 380 women artisans and are helping to send more than 2,000 indigenous children to school. Newsweek, National Public Radio, and the United Nations have all recognized Mercado Global’s successful model for empowerment and poverty alleviation.

Award Winning Padma Lakshmi

Award Winning Padma Lakshmi

Mina D Jewelry Silent Auction Donation

Mina D Jewelry Silent Auction Donation

Padma Lakshmi with Guatamelan Aritsan and Ruth Degolia

Padma Lakshmi with Guatamelan Aritsan and Ruth Degolia

Invitation

Invitation

Valentin Hernandez & Yaz Hernandez

Valentin Hernandez & Yaz Hernandez

Atmosphere

Atmosphere

Alexandra Spirer & Desgner Henry Picado

Alexandra Spirer & Desgner Henry Picado

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Mina D Jewelry supports BCRF with our Wear Pink Jewelry

At Mina D Jewelry we are a strong supporter of the http://www.bcrfcure.org , we have designed a Rose Quartz  Sterling Silver Ribbon Bracelet exclusively for this foundation. This bracelet is available year round on our website and we will donate 15% of the sale of the bracelet to the foundation. For the month of October we will donate 15% for anything pink purchased on our website. Yes, any piece of jewelry that is pink, any shade of pink, including earrings, necklace and bracelets. This is a great time of year to get that piece of jewelry you had your eye on and feel good about it. As you are helping an extremely important foundation.

We hope you take this opportunity to do something so important for conquering this disease and helping save lives.

About BCRF

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to achieving prevention and a cure for breast cancer. We provide critical funding for cancer research worldwide to fuel advances in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, metastasis and survivorship.

 

 

BCRF is the highest rated breast cancer organization in the U.S. with an A+ rating from Charity Watch and 4 out of 4 stars from Charity Navigator.

Since our founding in 1993 by Evelyn H. Lauder, BCRF has raised more than half a billion dollars for lifesaving research. Through a unique and streamlined grants program, we seek out the brightest minds in science and medicine and give them the necessary resources to pursue their best ideas. As a result, researchers are able to make discoveries and design new approaches to address all aspects of breast cancer—and do so in record time.

 “Our goal is to accelerate the breakthroughs bringing us closer to a cure to speed up the progress that will improve survivorship and quality of life for breast cancer patients today.” – Myra J. Biblowit, President & CE

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Mina D Jewlery Co Hosts Eurocircle Rooftop Party October 27, 2015

RSVP preferred: http://www.eurocircle.com/euro/new-york-oct-27-2015/
No Cover when you say “EuroCircle” at the door!

DJ Chris Bachman will be spinning tunes for us throughout the night!

Dress Code: Masquerade Mask or Costume, Optional and Not Required

$10 Absolut Vodka drinks, $10 champagne by the glass
(make sure you get a stamp at the door to get these specials).

Look forward to seeing you all on October 27th!

Your hosts:
Alexandra, Harriet , Mina, Henry, Mariana and the EuroCircle NY Team
http://www.eurocircle.com/
Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/EuroCircle
Europeans in New York City Blog

About Empire Rooftop
“A rooftop haven with stunning views.”
Located on the 12th floor of our distinctive New York City luxury hotel, Empire Rooftop & Lounge offers magnificent views of Lincoln Center as well as the Broadway & Columbus Avenue gateway to Manhattan’s Upper West Side.mask

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Please Join Mina D Jewelry in supporting The Carol Galvin Foundation at its Annual Gala October 23rd 2015

This event will be like no other yet to date as we bring stars from all facets of the entertainment and the fashion industry. Rising star and fashion designer Irina Shabayeva will grace us with her beautiful designs while pop star Meredith O’Connor will perform her newest songs and one very special song that will be known after that night as the official song for The Carol Galvin Foundation. On this night all proceeds raised will be going to Nikki Powers a young mother who has battled cancer for many years now and has just lost her husband this past spring. Will also be going to two very important organizations one being The Susan G Komen Greater NYC chapter an organization founded on the principal of inspiring others to help those in need. The other being The EHE Foundation which I am good friends with their ambassador Katherine Mary who was recently diagnosed with this very rare cancer that can show up anywhere in the body but most commonly in the liver/lungs and bones. So join us for a night of fashion/music/inspiration and most importantly help support everyone that is or has been affected by this horrible disease.
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Brand Ambassador Ingrid Gregus is Red Hot in Mina D Jewelry Red Hot Collection

Brand Ambassador Ingrid Gregus is Red Hot in our Red Hot Collection earrings. Proving that Red is a great color year all year, summer, holidays its a great neutral and goes with everything.

The Red Hot Collection as all are collections are, is season less, classic, timeless and can take you seamlessly from day to night.  A great pair of Dangling earrings, a multi strand bracelet or one of our Statement Necklaces is always perfect.

photos courtesy of Haylea Photography

Dress by MP Designs

Makeup by Chanel Beauty

model- Ingrid Gregus

Jewelry by Mina D Jewelry

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