Stittgen Fine Jewelery hosted a special invitation-only event on May 17, 2012 in West Vancouver in support of the North Shore Hospice Society. The evening featured world-renowned sculptor Lyle Sopel as he presented his latest works in jade and precious metals at Stittgen’s West Vancouver jewelery store.

The evening’s MC was CBC personality Kathryn Gretsinger and included a performance by jazz vocalist, Don Stewart who sang his poignant and heart-warming composition, “The Gate”, perfect for the occasion. A very lively live auction followed in which guests bid on highly coveted items and raised funds for the hospice.

As part of this special evening, Stittgen Fine Jewelry launched a custom-designed butterfly pendant that will raise awareness for and support the North Shore Hospice Society. The unique sterling silver butterfly will allow purchasers to support the work of the hospice and also commemorate the life of someone who has touched their life. A portion of the proceeds of the sale of every butterfly will be donated to NSHS to help fund innovative care programs.

The following is an excerpt from the insert that will be included with each butterfly:

This butterfly is a symbol of how beautiful yet fragile life is. When you are touched by a butterfly, it compels you to pause and reflect – perhaps of someone who has touched your life in a special way.