Buying a beautiful piece of jewelry can make you feel good, but buying one that helps to give back can make you feel even better. That is the idea behind NYC-based jewelry company AUrate.
Founded in 2014 by former graduate school classmates Sophie Kahn, who works with Marc Jacobs, and Bouchra Ezzahraoui, AUrate wanted to apply a direct-to-consumer (think Warby Parker meets Everlane) model to the high-end jewelry industry. And for every item sold, they donate a book to an NYC child in need. We talked with the duo about how they work, play and make a difference.
How does this jewelry line differ from others?