High-end jeweler Tiffany & Co. will support the Africa-focused Diamond Empowerment Fund (D.E.F.) as a Premier Patron Sponsor of the "Diamonds In The Sky" Las Vegas Gala Event on May 29th in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The event will bring together a mix of the representatives from the international diamond jewelry industry, government officials from diamond-producing nations, and celebrities from fashion and entertainment. As DIB previously reported, at the gala event, presentation of the Diamond Empowerment Fund 2014 Global Diamond Industry Achievement Award will be made to Botswana President Ian Khama and the government of the Republic of Botswana in recognition of their global leadership and contributions to democracy, sustainable economic development and the growth and expansion of the international diamond industry.
The proceeds will benefit D.E.F.'s "Diamonds Do Good" mission of supporting higher education initiatives and corporate social responsibility efforts in diamond communities.
"Doing good is not an afterthought, it's part of Tiffany's DNA and it is through support of organizations like Diamond Empowerment Fund that we are able to impact society and contribute to the sustainability of the communities where we source these precious gems," says Tiffany & Co. Executive Vice President and COO James Fernandez.
"We are thrilled to welcome such a well respected company such as Tiffany & Co. as a sponsor of Diamonds in the Sky. We encourage other industry leaders to consider supporting this important event that celebrates the good that diamonds do," adds Phyllis Bergman, President of D.E.F.'s board of directors.
The inaugural Diamonds In The Sky gala event took place in London in November 2010, followed by the Diamonds In The Sky Hong Kong, which took place in September 2011.