During April 2018, in honor of Autism Awareness Month, Chamilia
), a Swarovski Company
, announced that it will continue to support its program to donate five percent of proceeds from its “Autism Puzzle Piece”
charm to the Autism Research Institute
, the primary organization supporting efforts to understand and treat this condition. The brand became interested in supporting these efforts after learning that in 2012 the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced that one in 68 people under the age of 21 living in the U.S., has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This number continues to increase, as a more recent CDC National Health Interview survey suggests that 1 in 45 children, ages 3 through 17, now have been diagnosed with ASD.
The “Autism Puzzle Piece” charm from Chamilia is a sterling silver representation of a piece from a puzzle and retails for $40. The charm symbolizes the need to develop a greater understanding of the condition of autism and its impact on our society.
The Chamilia “Autism Puzzle Piece” charm will be available at the brand’s more than 1,000 retail partners worldwide and on the Chamilia website, www.chamilia.com.
Based in Cranston, RI, Chamilia is an American company that was established in 2002. Since its purchase in 2013, it has been a member of the Swarovski Group, a world leader in quality and innovation. Each of the more than 400 exclusive charms available from the brand are made from .925 sterling silver or 14 karat gold and feature genuine Swarovski Crystals or Zirconia, or are handmade with Italian Murano Glass. The brand follows strict Swarovski Group guidelines for quality and aesthetic excellence. For more information, please go to www.chamilia.com
Swarovski delivers a diverse product portfolio of unmatched quality, craftsmanship and creativity. Founded in 1895 in Austria, Swarovski Crystal Business designs, manufactures and markets crystals, natural and created gemstones, finished products such as jewelry, accessories and lighting. The company’s film division, Swarovski Entertainment, produces artistically accomplished feature films with global box-office appeal. The Swarovski Foundation was set up to honor the philanthropic spirit of the company by supporting creativity and culture, promoting wellbeing and conserving natural resources. Now run by the fifth generation of family members, Swarovski Crystal Business has a global reach, with over 2,350 stores in about 170 countries and more than 25,000 employees, www.swarovskigroup.com.