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DIAMOND EMPOWERMENT FUND ANNOUNCES HONOREES FOR
3ND ANNUAL “GOOD AWARDS” JANUARY 9, 2014
New York, NY; July 29th, 2013 – Forevermark, JCK, and Fred Meyer Jewelers will be honored by the Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) for global leadership and making a positive difference in communities around the world at DEF’s third annual GOOD Awards to be held at the Empire Penthouse Lounge at 230 Fifth in New York City on January 9th, 2014.
The formal announcement was made last night at Luxury Privé’s Great Gatsby-themed opening cocktail reception, held at the Pierre Hotel in New York City.
The Diamond Empowerment Fund established the GOOD Awards in 2012 to recognize individuals and corporations in the diamond and jewelry industry for outstanding leadership in the areas of good corporate citizenship, sustainability, and promoting opportunity in Africa.
Stephen Lussier – CEO of Forevermark – who will accept the award on behalf of the brand – says “we are deeply honored to receive this award as it reflects our commitment to integrity which is at the core of the Forevermark brand promise”.Forevermark is the global luxury brand launched by the De Beers group of companies in the Asian markets in 2008 and in 2011 in the United States and India.
“JCK is committed to the diamond and jewelry industry and giving back must be a priority for all those involved” says Yancy Weinrich, group vice president at JCK Events, who will be accepting the award on behalf of JCK. “ The Diamond Empowerment Fund has a unique mission to educate and empower college-age youth within diamond producing countries. To be in the esteemed company of Forevermark and Fred Meyer Jewelers in receiving a Good Award in 2014, is truly a special recognition for JCK.” JCK is owned by Reed Exhibitions.
Peter Engel, president of Fred Meyer Jewelers, will accept the award on the retailer’s behalf. He said, “Fred Meyer Jewelers is incredibly proud to be honored by the Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) with a GOOD Award. The admirable work of the DEF – especially making a difference in the lives of young people, is a mission that Fred Meyer Jewelers strongly supports”. Fred Meyer Jewelers is part of the Kroger Company umbrella of brands that has a deep commitment to sustainability and community-oriented initiatives.
For more information on tickets, journal ads and sponsorship packages please visit www.goodawards.org. Annual Empowerment Circle Partner Sponsors of the Diamond Empowerment Fund include Dalumi Diamonds (Swana and Golden Diamond Collection), Exelco (Tolkowsky Diamonds) Malca-Amit Secure Logistics, Leo Schachter (The Leo Diamond), Sterling Jewelers (Kay Jewelers and Jared The Galleria of Jewelry) and Tiffany & Co. For more information on joining the Empowerment Circle visit www.diamondempowerment.org. Follow us ontwitter, YouTubeand facebook.