03 Jun 2023
DiamondWorld Directory
Home |
VDB and co-host IGI raise over $35K for JFC with first-ever lab grown diamond charity auction
Virtual Diamond Boutique (VDB), together with its co-host International Gemological Institute (IGI) raised over $35,000 for Jewelers for Children with the first-ever international lab grown diamond charity auction
By: Diamond World News Service
Sep 8 2021 2:12PM
Reference: 25842  


Loose lab grown diamonds andlab grown diamond jewelry,all with verified grading reports from IGI, were auctioned during jewelry market week in Las Vegas with bids closing during the JFC “Facets of Hope”dinner on Sunday night, August 29 at the Venetian Ballroom.  The VDBdigital auction app created for JFC facilitated the process.All proceeds generated from the auction sales benefit the JFC charity partners, including Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, National CASA/GAL Association, Make-A-Wish America, Make-A-Wish International, Santa-America Fund and Organization for Autism Research.

“We are grateful to the lab grow diamond community for their generosity in benefitting children,” saysDavid Rocha, executive director of JFC. “We are also grateful to VDB for conceiving of and inspiring this collaboration, for procuring donors and for developingour digital auction app. The apphas become very popular as it allows people to bid from anywhere in the world at their leisure. Our thanks also to IGI for their meaningful support in garnering donations, certifying the stonesandhandling the secure shipping logistics.”

Thanks to the generosity of the lab grown diamond community, $38,700 has been raised for the jewelry industry’s favorite charity. Loose lab grown diamonds, ranging in size from 1 to over 3 carats, in a variety of shapes were donated to the project, along with a few pieces oflab grown diamond finished jewelry. Donors included leaders in the lab grown diamond industry – AarushDiam, Clarity Diamond, Classic Grown Diamonds, Combine International, Fire Diamonds, Forever Grown Diamonds, Go Green Diamonds, Green Rocks Diamonds, Innovation Diamonds, Labon LLC, Made By Man, Maitri Diamonds Inc., Malakan Diamond Co., Meylor Global, Primo Diamonds, Smiling Rocks, Surreal Diamond, and Z Diamond USA.

IGI certifiedeach of the donated itemsand stored, shippedand sealedthe goods, as well.“IGI is proud to support Jewelers for Children and to have played a significant role in supporting this project,” says IGI North America President Avi Levy. “IGI pioneered lab grown diamond certification,and the opportunity to contribute our expertise and resources to this all-important fundraising initiative was truly an honor. Wethank the international lab grown diamond community for offering such tangible support to children with catastrophic illness or life-threatening abuse.”

"Technology can help us to achieve great things,” says Tanya Nisguretsky, President and CEO of VDB. “We are honored that the app VDB developed for JFC enabled such a significant contribution to the children’s charities. We thank IGIforpartnering with us onthis project,and we are immensely grateful to all of the fabulous lab grown diamond suppliers who so generously donated! With the right software solutions and the right partners, we can all do more to make this world a little bit better."

Follow DiamondWorld on Instagram: @diamondworldnet
Follow DiamondWorld on Twitter: @diamondworldnet
Follow DiamondWorld on Facebook: @diamondworldnet
Have Your Say
* Your view
* Name:
* Email:
* Town/city:
* Country/State:
*  Company:
*  Name:
*  Mobile:
*  Email:
Subscribe for DiamondWorld weekly Newsletter
Search News by City
Recent Issue
News in Pictures
Young Diamantaires
Pictures: 16
Stunning Jewellery from Cannes 2019
Pictures: 24
Sparkly Jewels at Oscars 2019
Pictures: 19
Golden Globes 2018
Pictures: 15
Spotted: Who Wore What (December 2018)
Pictures: 4
India Diamond Week
Pictures: 8
Spotted: Who Wore What (October 2018)
Pictures: 7
Spotted: Who Wore What (September 2018)
Pictures: 6
70th Emmy Awards
Pictures: 11
35th India International Jewellery Show 2018
Pictures: 46
JJS - IJ Jewellers Choice Design Awards 2015 powered by GIA
Views: 34378
Diamond World Expert Hour with Evgeny Agureev, Deputy CEO, ALROSA
Views: 11682
GJEPC Chairman Interview
Views: 30336
IJ Jewellers Choice Design Awards 2012 - Part 1
Views: 41449
Promo for IJ Awards 2012 at NDTV Profit
Views: 58802
IJ Jewellers Choice Design Awards 2012- Part 2
Views: 72504
Couture India 2016 - A Business Boutique Show by IJ Magazine
Views: 22914
Savjibhai Dholakiya, Surat Businessman (Diamond Merchant) speaks in Vibrant 2015
Views: 52308
IJ Jewellers Choice Design Awards 2013 - NDTV Video
Views: 55021
DW News App
Member of:
Supporter of: