Menlo Park, CA | New York -- According to publication Wine Industry Network Advisor, jewelry company Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry has partnered with Gemstone Vineyard to co-design a jewel-incrusted wine bottle for auction with proceeds going to raise funds for cancer research.
From to the article: The rarest jewel of the wine cellar will be up for auction at the V Foundation Wine Celebration “Momentum 2.0” this August. Silicon Valley jeweler Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry and renowned Napa Valley vintner Gemstone Vineyard have co-designed a ruby-encrusted Jeroboam bottle of the 2019 future of Gemstone’s Ruby Barrel Selection for the auction, to be held August 8 on YouTube from 4:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m. PT/ 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. ET. Hosted by NCAA basketball coaching legend Mike “Coach K” Krzyzewski, ESPN college basketball analyst, Jay Bilas, ESPN’s SportsCenter Anchor, Sage Steele, and Emmy award-winning auctioneer John Curley, and joined by surprise celebrity appearances, the fully immersive auction experience will feature one-of-a-kind auction items including this rare ruby bottle, with proceeds raising critical funds for cancer research.
The bottle will contain a 2019 Future of the Napa Estate’s premier Ruby Barrel Selection, an exquisite Cabernet Sauvignon crafted by winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown (2018 Wine Spectator: “Napa’s Top Gun”), which will be specially bottled, etched, waxed, adorned with rubies, and will come presented in a custom ‘jewelry’ box. This highly exclusive vintage is usually only available to Gemstone Vineyard’s wait list of top clientele, and typically sells out every year. This special auction lot marks the first time the Ruby Barrel Selection has ever been offered in a large format 3L edition, and is certainly the first to be so elaborately adorned, etched and gem-encrusted, with rubies hand-selected by Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry President Jared Silver.