Diamond Empowerment Fund to Support Diamond Development Initiative’s Mobile School Program in the DRC

Posted on May 13, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

New York, NY; May 12, 2015 – The Diamond Empowerment Fund (D.E.F.) announced today its support of a mobile school for youth in the Kankala mining community of the Kasaï Occidentale province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Set to open in June 2015, the Diamond Empowerment Mobile School will give twenty-five children […]

Grammy® Award Winning Artist Kelly Rowland to Headline Diamonds in the Sky Las Vegas 2015

Posted on May 7, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

New York, NY; May 6, 2015 – Kelly Rowland, the GRAMMY® Award winning artist who rocketed to fame as part of Destiny’s Child, will headline the Diamond Empowerment Fund’s Diamonds in the Sky Las Vegas gala on May 28 at the Four Seasons Ballroom in Las Vegas. The star-studded event will salute Prime Minister Narendra Modi […]

Diamond Empowerment Fund Announces Diamonds Do Good Consumer Initiative

Posted on Apr 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

IN-STORE AND ON-LINE MATERIALS AVAILABLE TO RETAILERS AT NO FEE   Chicago, IL, April 20, 2015 — Today’s customers increasingly want to know that the companies they do business with are a force for positive change. During both the “Power Panel” and “Connecting Powerful Diamond Stories with Customers” seminars at the Smart Show Chicago, Dr. Benjamin […]

Diamond Empowerment Fund Announces First Beneficiary in India

Posted on Mar 27, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

    Mumbai, India; March 11, 2015 – The Diamond Empowerment Fund (D.E.F.) has approved a $50,000 grant to Veerayatan, the first educational institution in India to receive funding from D.E.F. Veerayatan was chosen because of how its innovative approach to education improves the quality of life for its students. “Veerayatan is a model for […]

D.E.F. Announces Diamonds in the Sky Las Vegas 2015 Honoring Prime Minister Modi and the Government of India

Posted on Mar 10, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

 Diamond Empowerment Fund Announces Diamonds in the Sky Las Vegas 2015 and the Presentation of the Global Empowerment Award Honoring Prime Minister Modi and the Government of India New York, NY; February 26, 2015 – Following its successful Diamonds in the Sky Las Vegas Gala in 2014, the Diamond Empowerment Fund (D.E.F.) announced today that […]

D.E.F. Relaunches Iconic Green Bracelet

Posted on Mar 10, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Giving Back Never Looked So Gorgeous!   D.E.F Gets in the Holiday Spirit with the Diamond Empowerment Fund (D.E.F.)’s Iconic Green Bracelet, by SHR Jewelry Group    December 10, 2014 (New York, NY) — This holiday season, the Diamond Empowerment Fund (D.E.F.) and SHR Jewelry Group, L.LC. (SHR) teamed up once again to honor the season and spirit of […]

Diamond Empowerment Fund’s 4th Annual GOOD Awards Honors Hollywood Icon’s Philanthropy and Jewelers Helping Children Around the World

Posted on Jan 12, 2015 in Events, News, Press and Photo Galleries | No Comments

New York, NY; January 9, 2015 – With stunning views of the Empire State Building in the background, Jane Seymour and her Open Hearts Foundation together with David Rocha and Jewelers for Children were honored last night for their commitment to giving back to the community. Actress, artist and philanthropist Jane Seymour is the designer […]

Diamond Empowerment Fund Launches New Website Celebrating Diamonds

Posted on Nov 25, 2014 in DEF Blog, News | No Comments

New York, NY; December 1, 2014 – The Diamond Empowerment Fund (D.E.F) today launched its new consumer-facing global website, diamondsdogood.com. Built in partnership with The Condé Nast Media Group, the site showcases the beauty, mystic and emotional resonance of diamonds and diamond jewelry, as well as the story behind the diamonds: how diamond revenues help […]

Diamond Empowerment Fund Approves Grants Totaling $240,000

Diamond Empowerment Fund Approves Grants Totaling $240,000

Posted on Oct 20, 2014 in DEF Blog, Events, News, Press and Photo Galleries | No Comments

New York, NY; October 21, 2014 – The board of directors of the Diamond Empowerment Fund (D.E.F) today approved the granting of funds to its existing beneficiaries, the African Leadership Academy, Botswana Top Achievers Program, and CIDA City Campus, and added a $15,000 donation to the Tanzania-based Flaviana Matata Foundation (diamondempowerment.org). “We are thrilled to be […]

Diamond Empowerment Fund Announces New Global Board Members

Diamond Empowerment Fund Announces New Global Board Members

Posted on Oct 14, 2014 in DEF Blog, News | No Comments

New York, NY; October 14, 2014 – The Diamond Empowerment Fund is pleased to add two global industry leaders to its board of directors: David Prager, Head of Corporate Affairs for the De Beers Group of Companies, and Kent Wong Siu Kee, Managing Director of Hong Kong-based Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited. David Prager […]

Diamond Empowerment Fund Receives JCK Industry Grant

Diamond Empowerment Fund Receives JCK Industry Grant

Posted on Jul 22, 2014 in DEF Blog, News | No Comments

April 8, 2014 – Norwalk, CT – JCK announced today that Diamond Empowerment Fund would be one of eight recipients of its 16th annual Industry Fund for 2014. The grants are awarded to individuals, groups, or associations whose work results in the betterment of the overall jewelry industry. Diamond Empowerment Fund Executive Director, Nancy Orem […]

Diamonds In The Sky Las Vegas Raises Over $1 Million To Support Diamonds Do Good Mission

Posted on Jun 4, 2014 in DEF Blog, Events, News | No Comments

Las Vegas, Nevada, June 2, 2014 – On May 29th, 2014, on the eve of the opening of JCK Las Vegas, the world’s largest diamond and jewelry trade show, the Diamond Empowerment Fund (D.E.F) brought together a unique mix of the international diamond jewelry industry, government officials from diamond producing nations, government dignitaries and celebrities. […]