DIAMOND EMPOWERMENT FUND ANNOUNCES
HISTORIC UNION OF GLOBAL LEADERS SUPPORTING
‘DIAMONDS DO GOOD’ MISSION AT CELEBRATION IN LAS VEGAS
Gala will Honor H.E. President Khama and the Government of Botswana
Major leaders spanning the breadth of the diamond and jewelry industry have joined as Sponsors of the Diamond Empowerment Fund’s (D.E.F’s) Diamonds in the Sky Las Vegas gala including:
Premier Presenting Sponsors:
Rio Tinto, Signet Jewelers Ltd., The De Beers Group of Companies
Premier Partner Sponsor:
Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited
Premier Patron Sponsors:
KGK Group, Le Vian Corporation, Tiffany & Co.
Anna Martin of Standard Chartered Bank and D.E.F board member said, “The immediate embrace by these global leaders of the ‘Diamonds in the Sky Las Vegas’ gala signifies a momentous coming together of the industry in support of D.E.F’s Diamonds Do Good Mission.” Concurs Philippe Mellier, CEO, The De Beers Group of Companies, “We are a founding partner and proud supporter of the Diamond Empowerment Fund. In our 45th year of partnership with the people of Botswana, we are delighted to be part of this special occasion honoring the country’s unique record of success in transforming its natural resource into sustainable, broad-based development.
The elegant affair will bring together a unique mix of the international diamond jewelry
industry, government officials from diamond producing nations, and celebrities from
fashion and entertainment. The proceeds will benefit D.E.F.’s recently expanded mission
that supports diamond communities around the world.
Jean-Marc Lieberherr, Managing Director, Rio Tinto Diamonds says, “With this expanded mission D.E.F has become the industry organization that is taking the role to communicate to the consumer all the good things that diamonds do today and will continue to do tomorrow. We are honored to support this endeavor”.
Kent Wong, Managing Director of Chow Tai Fook Jewellery notes, “We are proud to be part of an industry that gives back. We salute the good works of H.E. President Khama, the government of Botswana and the role D.E.F is taking to communicate this to consumers around the world.”
Phyllis Bergman, President of D.E.F.’s board of directors concludes; “We are thrilled to
welcome such an esteemed list of industry leaders as Premier Sponsors of Diamonds in
the Sky Las Vegas.”
The Premier Sponsors listed above are joined by Benefactor Sponsors;
Blue Star Diamonds,
Dali Diamond Co.,
Eurostar Diamond Traders,
Julius Klein Group,
M. Suresh Company,
Shree Ramkrishna Exports
American Gem Society Laboratories,
Gemological Institute of America,
JCK Jewelers Circular Keystone,
Empowerment Circle Partners;
Tiffany & Co.
The Diamond Empowerment Fund was co-founded by Russell Simmons and leaders in the diamond industry in 2007.
For more information on tickets, journal ads and sponsorship opportunities please contact Executive Director Nancy Orem Lyman at: