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Gemfields' Project Blossoming auction proceeds to support Nanhi Kalis
Atleast 2,500 girls to benefit with proceeds
By: Diamond World News Service
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Jun 10 2014 3:49PM
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Ian Harebottle, CEO, Gemfields, Rupak Sen, Regional Director Marketing-Asia, Gemfields, Chitrangda Singh, Global brand Ambassador, The Project Blossoming
Ian Harebottle, CEO, Gemfields, Rupak Sen, Regional Director Marketing-Asia, Gemfields, Chitrangda Singh, Global brand Ambassador, The Project Blossoming
Twelve pieces of jewellery from Gemfields' philanthropic project - the Project Blossoming Collection, were auctioned by Christies, at a glittering event in Mumbai, on June 9, 2014. Gemfields hosted this magical evening in support of Project Nanhi Kali to raise vital funds for the education of underprivileged girl children. Part fog the auction’s proceeds will be used to educate a minimum of 2,500 girl children. Project Nanhi Kali is jointly managed by the K C Mahindra Education Trust and Naandi Foundation.

The 12 unique pieces of jewellery were created using Gemfields’ Zambian emeralds and Mozambican rubies. “I am delighted with the response we received from this philanthropic project,” said Ian Harebottle, Gemfields CEO. “Its success has made our resolve even stronger to do more in the coming years in India. I would like to thank everyone whose efforts have made this initiative such an amazing success.”

“Project Blossoming has been such an inspiring initiative”, says Sheetal Mehta, Trustee and Executive Director, K.C Mahindra Education Trust. “The auction has managed to raise an astounding figure, which I am sure will bring smiles and give hope to many young girls!’

The Project Blossoming Collection combined talents of India’s leading jewellers; Hazoorilal and Mirari from Delhi, Anmol Jewellers and Moksh from Mumbai, Amrapali from Jaipur, Talwarsons Jewellers from Chandigarh, Tibarumals Jewellers from Hyderabad, Lala Jugal Kishore Jewellers from Lucknow, Abaran from Bangalore and Narayan Jewellers from Vadodara. The event, which was held at the Regal Room, Trident brought together the glitterati of the Indian society including Project Blossoming Ambassador, Chitrangda Singh, Julien Vincent Brunie of Christie’s, Ian Harebottle, Gemfields CEO, Rajiv Dubey of Mahindra and Mahindra, Sheetal Mehta, Executive Director, KCMET, Manoj Kumar, CEO Naandi Foundation, amongst other celebrities.

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