Who Says Jewelers Have to Spell?


If there's one Washington-based charity the socialites are flocking to, it's Innocents At Risk, a group that aims to stop the trafficking of women and children for sexual purposes. Just last month, the group held a benefit that drew administration officials and lawmakers who in return were given swanky gifts like a Neiman Marcus bag and a $250 gift credit for Van Cleef & Arpels. But another is drawing snickers from the socialite crowd: a gold bracelet made for the event by Washington jeweler Ann Hand. No, it's not that it wasn't nice enough; it's a beaut. But the name of the charity and a key word are misspelled. The engraving reads: "Help prevenf child trafficking. Innocence at Risk." Says an attendee: "It's a good thing it wasn't for a Literacy Foundation gala." Hand isn't taking the blame, claiming the charity supplied the misspelled name itself and the "factory made the goof" on the "t." Still, she cheers, "It's now a collector's item."