At the 3rd annual Jewelry Box, you can shop more than 25,000 pieces of jewelry for just $5 each

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The Jewelry Box is a community-wide pop-up jewelry sale coming to the DoubleTree - Akron/Fairlawn on Saturday, November 3, 2018. The 25,000+ donated pieces of jewelry have been cleaned. Proceeds benefit ACCESS, Akron’s homeless shelter for women and children.

By Kat Pestian, Contributing Writer

For the last two years on the first weekend of November, I’ve spent the afternoon surrounded by friends shopping thousands of pieces of gorgeous jewelry—from bracelets, rings and necklaces to broaches and watches— all priced at $5 to benefit Akron’s homeless shelter for women and children, ACCESS

And this year? The event is back, and it's bigger than ever as more than 25,000 pieces of donated jewelry have been pouring in from community members across Northeast Ohio. 

The Jewelry Box, a community-wide jewelry sale hosted by ACCESS is coming to the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - Akron/Fairlawn for one day only, Saturday, November 3, 2018. 

Plus, all proceeds from the event benefit ACCESS and its community commitment to provide a holistic, safe and supportive environment to women and children in its shelter. 

Almost as thrilling as finding gems (like the Brighton necklace and gold stackable rings that I’m currently wearing. Yes, both were just $5!), is finding treasures to gift to loved ones. 

One of my new favorite family traditions is choosing a piece for each woman in my family, and sharing it with them on Christmas Eve. 

Each jewelry purchase during the event also comes with a gift box and a note that reads, 

"100% of proceeds from the purchase of this jewelry benefit the homeless women and children served by ACCESS."

Lynn Budnick, Executive Director of ACCESS, shared, “At least once a week, supporters come up to me—pointing at a necklace or ring—and say, ‘This was $5!’ It’s an absolutely unforgettable day, and our Jewelry Box shoppers know that every time a piece of jewelry is worn from this event, that it’s not just a necklace or a bracelet. It’s a symbol of gratitude, empowerment and the commitment we all share to serve families in need in our community.” 

Sponsored by Fred Martin Superstore, all of the donated jewelry is cleaned by volunteers, including employees from longtime ACCESS supporter, Signet Jewelers. Like last year, the artfully-displayed treasures will include thousands of pieces of costume jewelry priced at just $5 each, plus individually-priced fine jewelry and pieces by local jewelry artists. 

Now the big question: How do you shop? 

Three Ways to Shop 

  1. VIP Preview Party: If you’re like me and want a first glimpse of the available jewelry, The Jewelry Box will begin with a VIP preview party on Friday, November 2, 2018, from 6-8 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - Akron/Fairlawn. The VIP Preview allows shoppers to be among the first to see and purchase their favorite $5 pieces. Enjoy wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres along with live music as you shop fabulous fashion jewelry! Buy the $75-tickets at or at 
  2. General Admission: The event continues with a public sale on Saturday, November 3, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Fairlawn DoubleTree. It is free and open to the public.  
  3. Happy Hour: Join the Happy Hour on Saturday, November 3 from 6 - 8 p.m. and shop final sales of fabulous fashion jewelry for only $1 per piece—with 5,000 new pieces added. 

The Happy Hour evening will also feature local fashion and beauty bloggers giving styling advice and tips, DJ, specialty drink and desserts. Buy the $25-tickets at or at

And this year, on the first weekend of November, you know where I’ll be. Surrounded by friends, shopping thousands of pieces of gorgeous jewelry. 

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit To stay up to date, be sure to like ACCESS on Facebook