Jewelry Community Mourns Death of Vintage Collector Sarah Alden at 53, Attacked in Venice Beach

Los Angeles, California – The vintage jewelry community mourns the loss of Sarah Alden, a passionate collector and seller who recently passed away at the age of 53. Known for her exquisite taste in vintage pieces, Alden curated a collection under the brand Sarah Alden Estate on Roseark.com.

Tragically, Alden’s life was cut short following a violent attack near the Venice Canals in Los Angeles on April 6, leaving her brain dead. Her family made the difficult decision to remove her from life support, marking the end of a promising chapter in her life. Just days before the attack, Alden had signed a lease to start a new life in Venice Beach, eager to share the exciting news with friends at a celebratory brunch.

In the wake of this senseless tragedy, a GoFundMe campaign was launched by a close friend of Alden’s to support her two sons. The funds raised will cover memorial, funeral, and medical expenses, as well as provide for her sons’ college education. The outpouring of support from the community has been overwhelming, with donations nearing $50,000 and a goal of $150,000.

In a final act of generosity, Alden’s sons chose to honor her memory by donating her organs, allowing her legacy to live on through the gift of life to others. Remembered for her love of both the east coast sunrises and west coast sunsets, Alden’s impact on the vintage jewelry industry and beyond is profound.

Industry friends and colleagues took to social media to pay tribute to Alden, highlighting her unwavering support and keen eye for vintage jewelry. Konstantinos Leoussis, a jewelry designer, honored his friendship with Alden in a heartfelt Instagram post, reminiscing about their shared passion for unique finds.

The alleged attacker, Anthony Francisco Jones, faces murder charges in connection with Alden’s death and another attack on Mary Klein. While Klein survived the ordeal, the community has rallied around her through a separate GoFundMe campaign, exceeding its fundraising goal. Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gasc√≥n expressed condolences for the victims and affirmed his office’s commitment to seeking justice for the heinous crimes.

A memorial for Sarah Alden is set to take place on June 13 at the Venice Canals, where friends, family, and supporters will gather to honor her life and legacy. Alden’s untimely passing serves as a stark reminder of the need for community support and solidarity in the face of senseless violence.