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Baubles for Boobs

Local designer creates jewelry to raise funds for breast cancer

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    Francisca Bastos
    Local designer Francisca Bastos launched two sets of earring to benefit breast cancer.

    Miami-based jewelry designer Francisca Bastos has created two signature earring sets to help raise funds for breast cancer.

    The first is a pink quartz and pink tourmaline earring set in 18-kt yellow gold. This simple yet elegant pair retails for $300 and is ideal for the sophisticated woman who wants to add just a sprinkle of feminine color to her wardrobe.

    The second set is a pair of pink quartz butterfly earrings in 18-kt yellow gold. Playful and dainty, these earrings retail for $275 and can suit a girl in her teens as well as the trend-setting woman who likes to have fun with fashion.

    “I designed these two pieces as a testament to the power of women and the strength so many have shown while battling breast cancer,” said Bastos. “The pink represents the beauty of winning that battle.”

    Francisca Bastos' jewelry is hand-made in 18-kt gold and is characterized by the use of an array of precious stones such as aquamarines, moonstones, amethysts, tourmalines and diamonds.

    Her designs are sold in her South Florida showroom in Bal Harbour and online at MocaShop and the Francisca Bastos Design website.

    Annie Vazquez is a Miami-based journalist and shop-a-holic. Email her with any fashion tips, boutique openings, events, sales and bargains at anniecvazquez@yahoo.com