Community Events

At Sylvan's Jewelers, we've been involved with the Columbia community since Gustaf Sylvan opened the doors to his first shop on Main Street. Here's what we've been involved with in 2016:

FROST Gala for EdVenture

On January 30th, Sylvan's Jewelers was among the sponsors of FROST, a magical winter gala complete with falling snowflakes, chilling cocktails and exquisite cuisine, to benefit the EdVenture Children's Museum. The proceeds from the evening, including the sale of the dazzling Sylvan's diamond pendant featured in the silent auction, support the museum's Yes, Every Child Can initiative to provide access to educational programming for underserved children and their families.

Midlands Heart Ball 2016

On Saturday, February 20th, Sylvan's joined the Midlands Heart Association at the South Carolina State Museum for a celebration of the organization's lifesaving mission, its volunteers and successes. In addition to donating a fabulous pair of diamond and blue topaz earrings to the live auction, our broadcast team worked with WISTV to create a PSA in support of the Heart Association's fight against heart disease.

Columbia Museum of Art Gala

In March, Sylvan's Jewelers helped celebrate the arts at the annual Columbia Museum of Art Gala. As always, the Gala, which is the museum's largest fundraiser, was an elegant, black-tie affair attended by nearly 1,000 guests. A sterling silver Kali Pebble cuff bracelet from our John Hardy collection was featured as a prize in the first raffle held at the Gala in years.

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McDaniels Golf Classic

On April 21st, Sylvan's joined USC's legendary coach Steve Spurrier at the The Zone at Williams-Brice Stadium for 2016 McDaniels Golf Classic Auction benefiting Palmetto Health Cancer Centers. In addition to the Navy Seal, Steel Colormark watch donated we from our Luminox collection—which, we understand, was a highly coveted item—our TV production team created a PSA for the event. David Wilcox, our store manager, Bill Knight and their guests also joined the foursomes at Fort Jackson Golf Club for the McDaniels Golf Tournament the following day. We're very pleased to have been among the sponsors of the 2-day affair, which raised over $325,000 for Palmetto Health Cancer Centers!

Watch our 2016 PSA.


May brought the 2016 Hope Gala held at The Zone at Williams-Brice Stadium. Sylvan's was pleased to help support the JDRF's lifesaving work with Type 1 diabetes by donating a stunning 18-karat yellow gold link necklace with faceted yellow quartz, London blue topaz, African amethyst and pink tourmaline from the Marco Bicego Murano collection to the live auction.

Children's Trust Gala

Last month, Sylvan's was among the sponsors of the Children's Trust of South Carolina's Be a Star for Prevention Benefit Gala & Silent Auction. In addition to providing a brilliant pair of sterling silver, blue topaz and iolite earrings from the John Hardy Kali Silver Lava collection, our radio production team created a special spot to help promote the Gala. We're thrilled to share that the event raised over $110,000 in donations to help keep South Carolina kids safe. To learn more about Children's Trust visit:

Committee of 100 — Existing Industry Appreciation Golf Tournament

On Thursday, September 29, Sylvan's will join members of the Committee of 100 — which promotes business development in the Columbia region — at its annual Existing Industry Golf Tournament at Cobblestone Park. Look for the Sylvan's tent on the 8th hole, which will also features a Rolex Hole-in-One, a chance for one lucky player to win an Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master II in Stainless Steel and 18k Everose gold from Sylvan's Jewelers.

Pawmetto Lifeline Fur Ball Moonlight Gala

Whether you're a cat person or prefer dogs, the Pawmetto Fur Ball Moonlight Gala is always the cat's meow! And it's one of our very favorite events of the year. We hope you'll join us for heavy hors d'oeuvres and dancing in support of Pawmetto Lifeline on October 15th at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. And be sure to purchase your raffle tickets for chances to win a $3,000 or $500 gift card to Sylvan's Jewelers!

Be sure to check out the results of this year's Pawmetto Lifeline/Sylvan's Jewelers photo shoot to promote the Gala. Cheyenne Shuler styled the shoot with models from Pawmetto Lifeline and pieces from our fine jewelry collections.

2016 Signature Chefs Auction to benefit the March of Dimes

Enjoy an evening of culinary excellence to benefit the March of Dimes, the 2016 Signature Chefs Auction at the Columbia Marriott hotel on Thursday, October 27th. Look for the lovely sterling silver and amethyst pendant we contributed to the auction, the funds raised will help to fund research and education to ensure that more babies celebrate their birthdays. For more information about the Signature Chefs Auction visit:

Festival of Trees

This holiday season Sylvan's Jewelers will be celebrating with the Palmetto Health Foundation at the annual Festival of Trees. We're thrilled to announce that Roberto Coin will be partnering with us to present a special raffle to benefit the Palmetto Health Children's Hospital during the Auction Preview on Friday, November 18 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Look for a booth featuring a special collection of vintage Sylvan's Christmas ornaments created for the event. For more information about the Festival of Trees visit:

Columbia City Ballet Nutcracker

December 10, 11, 17 & 18 at the Koger Center for the Arts

Sugarplum fairies, the handsome Nutcracker prince, Clara, a cast of fantastical characters, a marvelous score and brilliant choreography.... the Columbia City Ballet's Nutcracker has it all! At Sylvan's we think it's simply magical, which is why we're happy to be among its sponsors again this year. Watch for our PSA for the Ballet on WISTV!

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