In 2008 Royal Asscher created the Stars of Africa line which contributes and helps support the Diamond Empowerment Fund in empowering the next generation of African leaders. DEF is proud to call Lita Asscher – President of Royal Asscher of America – a member of the Board of Directors, partner, supporter, and friend.
On Monday, July 27th, 2012 Lita, alongside Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sir Elton John, attended an event thrown by The Human rights Campaign (HRC) to raise awareness for the Global Equality Fund and the Elton John AIDS Foundation. The event, held at a private residence in Georgetown, honored Hillary Clinton and Elton John for their enormous efforts battling HIV/AIDS worldwide.
During the high profile event hosted by award-winning actress Sharon Stone, Lita Asscher volunteered to have her one-of-a-kind Stars of Africa floating diamond ring auctioned to benefit the foundations. The ring, containing .60 carats of diamonds floating in silicone in a sapphire globe, was sold for an impressive $16,000 amongst a crowd of eager bidders.
Lita Asscher, President of Royal Asscher of America and 6th generation of her family to enter the business comments, “As a family and as a company we at Royal Asscher consider it of paramount importance to support important causes that benefit all of humanity and I am proud that our company’s jewelry can contribute to such an important and well-deserving cause such as global equality.”
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