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Diamond Empowerment Fund launches Empowerment Jewellery
Collaborates with leading jewellery designers
By: Diamond World News Service
May 24 2013 5:18PM
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In a collaboration with leading jewellery designers supporting its D.E.F mission of empowering the next generation of African leaders in diamond producing countries, the Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) has launched a new line of Empowerment Jewelry.

Jewelry Designer Donna Distefano’s stylish and sustainable collection of bracelets titled ‘Illumination’ was created to be symbolic, accessible, and versatile. Each bracelet, co-designed by Elizabeth Hamrick, bears a silver emblem representing some of the values of DEF: transformation, tranquility, and strength. Set with diamonds, the silver symbols slide on leather-look ultra-suede straps, making them suitable for men and women as well as being animal friendly.

Royal Asscher has created a tsavorite and diamond pendant for DEF as part of the Stars of Africa collection. The pendant is comprised of green tsavorite and diamonds encased in a fluid-filled natural sapphire dome, allowing jewels to fall freely like snowflakes in a snow globe. The design won ‘best in show’ at JCK and is an example of the Asscher Family’s long-standing commitment to integrity, quality and giving back.

Banneker Watches, is introducing a line of watches for DEF which incorporate their signature design of luxury woods combined with diamonds and green crystals.

Russell Simmons, a leading personality and co-founder of DEF, shares these designers vision of transformation as it is the cornerstone to DEF’s mission. “It is important to support and encourage the youth of Africa to make a positive change in the world. DEF Empowerment Jewelry will contribute to this vision” affirms Simmons. Each designer has also joined DEF’s Diamonds for Good Membership Program to further show support for DEF and to contribute to scholarships for these young people.

All Empowerment Jewelry, including the iconic green malachite and diamond bracelet can be seen on DEF’s website:www.diamondempowerment.org and at the upcoming JCK Show at DEF’s booth L-11.

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