Designer Margo Manhattan is an unparalleled example of how an artist became an activist.
Combining her love of jewelry with another great passion – philanthropy – Margo has created several notable,
ground-breaking designs for causes close to her heart.
The Meridian Bracelet
The design of the Meridian Bracelet symbolizes a healthy cell. The idea is to wear a healthy cell on the meridian point of your wrist, invisioning healthy cells for you and your loved ones.
George Balanchine was a visionary, a musical poet - and a revloutionary giant. Most thought him a genius. He called himself Balletmaster. His enthusiasm lives in us all - and is captured in a pin designed for the New York City Ballet's celebration of Balanchine's complete works. The gold and red enameled pin depicts a silhouette of the choreographer, and is packaged in a tin with lambs wool, which is used in ballerinas' toe shoes.
Margo is an unparalleled example of how an artist became an activist. In 1991 she adopted the red ribbon concept from Visual AIDS and turned it into a simple piece of enameled jewelry for the American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmFAR). Created to increase public awareness and demystify the disease, along the way, sales of this pin earned hundreds of thousands of dollars for AIDS research.
Red enamel Ribbon 7/8" x 5/8"
Following the global success of the enameled red ribbon pin for AmFAR in 1991, Margo created the Pink Ribbon for by Esteé Lauder’s Breast Cancer Research Foundation, which has been globally accepted as the Breast Cancer Awareness.
Pink enamel ribbon 7/8" x 5/8”
The 25th Anniversary Pink Ribbon
This magnified version of the pink ribbon in a satin rose gold plate over base metal, represents how far we have come in the steps towards a cure, awareness and treatment. Wear your pink ribbon over your heart and envision a world without Breast Cancer Pink Ribbon 2" x 1 1/4"