Jeweler Designs Pin to Benefit Victims of Terrorism


September 19, 2001

Jeweler Designs Pin to Benefit Victims of Terrorism

Matthew Gross, MHG Jewelry Studio, Berkley, MI, designed a pin to honor the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. It will be on sale for about $35, and all profits will go to the American Red Cross Relief Fund. Gross is asking other local manufacturers if they'll help produce the cast pins if sales take off, since he works with just a single apprentice at his small custom shop near Detroit.

The jeweler describes the pin as a circle with red, white and blue enamel accents. Within the circle are images of the World Trade Center towers, the Pentagon and a peace symbol. Etched on the outer circle is a broken pattern, which Gross says symbolizes all the broken lives caused by the disaster.

Gross was encouraged to design the pin by a local reporter who remembered a piece Gross designed to help the Midwestern AIDS Prevention Project. Gross contacted the American Red Cross in Detroit, and it told him it will accept his profits from the project.

For more information, contact Matthew Gross at (248) 584-0253 or mhgjewel@msn.com.

- by Peggy Jo Donahue