Ophelia – The 2020 Evergreen Angel
This angel’s name is Ophelia, which means “help” or “helper.” May this special angel surround you with gratitude and love and remind you of your own angels, or even yourself, that give assistance through the day. If you receive this pendant as a gift, possibly you were the angel in someone’s life and something that you did made a difference. If you choose this for yourself, you can use it as a reminder to call upon your own personal angels when you need that moment of support.
The angel illustration design is by Chloe Riser of Evergreen and the silversmith sculpting and casting is by Chapin Dimond of Louisville, Colorado.
The chosen gemstone this year is a Rhodolite Garnet which has a beautiful pinkish-red hue. Rhodolite is known as a stone of inspiration, bringing the inspiration of love via the heart and mind. It encourages us to embrace the characteristics that make us unique. It moves us to use our special gifts to bring joy and happiness to others.
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As of June 2018, the Evergreen Angel collection of jewelry is now exclusively at a new location, here at The Evergreen Gallery. You can see the angel pendants and charms on display, or you can order immediately online at this website:
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The angels come in two sizes, regular and miniature. You may order the angels as pendants, earrings, and mini charms. In addition, custom-designed beaded necklaces can also be purchased. We offer many options to choose from in our angel jewelry collection.
A collaboration of Colorado artists designs each angel with drawings. Next, our newest silversmith artist, Chapin Dimond of Lafayette, Colorado, sculpts the angel and he individually casts each of the pendants in the final form. The Evergreen Angels are made entirely in the USA. Since 1993, a portion of the proceeds from each sale has benefitted Mount Evans Home Health Care and Hospice in Evergreen, Colorado. Each year, we unveil a new Evergreen Angel at the Angel Tea, and the hospice chaplain blesses her.
The story behind the Evergreen Angels
Evergreen Fine Art Gallery’s founder, Virginia Haley, created the first Evergreen Angel, “Sarah,” in 1993. It was a way to honor her grandmother and also offer tangible support to Mount Evans Hospice’s indispensable mission. Since becoming custodians of that worthy tradition in 2008, Barb Hadley and Phil Shanley have never ceased to marvel at the Angels’ powerful, versatile and far-reaching appeal. “Our relationship with hospice is very important to us,” says Shanley, an early board member of Mount Evans. “The Evergreen Angel has always been meant to benefit hospice.”
Hadley and Shanley chose to retire in 2018. Consequently, Beth Riser, owner of the Evergreen Gallery, became the newest curator of the angel program in June 2018. Beth is excited to carry on this wonderful tradition for the community. As a result of Beth’s undertaking, The Evergreen Gallery carries the angels exclusively. As a convenience, this gallery is open nearly every day, and located in Downtown Evergreen, making the Evergreen Angels easily available to view.
Not only are Evergreen Angels beloved locally, but they are also often found giving joy and comfort to hearts around the world. “They fly all over, and people give them for all different reasons – Christmas, births, christenings, graduations, retirements, and bereavements. Sometimes when you don’t know what to do, an Angel can be very comforting,” says Barb Hadley. Time and again, Evergreen Angels have served as emissaries of hope, comfort, and heartfelt empathy.
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