Diamond Empowerment Fund Announces Signet Jewelers Ltd. As The First Premier Presenting Sponsor of “Diamonds In The Sky” Las Vegas Event To Include Presentation of the 2014 Global Diamond Industry Achievement Award

Posted on Feb 3, 2014 in DEF Blog, Events, News | No Comments

New York, NY; January 29, 2014 – Signet Jewelers Ltd. – the largest specialty jewelry retailer in the US and UK, trading primarily under the store brands of Kay Jewelers and Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry in the US – will support the Diamond Empowerment Fund (D.E.F) as the first Premier Presenting Sponsor of the “Diamonds in the Sky” Gala Event on May 29th at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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The event will bring together a unique mix of the international diamond jewelry industry, government officials from diamond producing nations, dignitaries and celebrities from fashion and entertainment. The proceeds will benefit D.E.F’s ‘Diamonds Do Good’ mission of providing higher education scholarships for youth from diamond producing countries.

Presentation of the Diamond Empowerment Fund 2014 Global Diamond Industry Achievement Award will be made to H.E. President Ian Khama and the Government of the Republic of Botswana in recognition of their global leadership and contributions to democracy, sustainable economic development and the growth and expansion of the international diamond industry. “On behalf of the Republic of Botswana, we are grateful for this global recognition by the Diamond Empowerment Fund,” said H.E. Tebelelo Seretse, Ambassador of the Republic of Botswana to the United States.

Michael Barnes, CEO of Signet Jewelers Ltd., said, “We have been supporters of D.E.F. and its mission from its founding in 2007 and are honored to be a Premier Presenting Sponsor. We look forward to joining others in honoring H.E. President Ian Khama and the Representatives from the Government of the Republic of Botswana.”

Added Phyllis Bergman, President of D.E.F’s board of directors; “We are thrilled to congratulate Signet as the first Premier Presenting Sponsor for D.E.F on this occasion. We encourage other industry leaders to consider sponsorship opportunities of this important event which celebrates the ‘good diamonds do’.”

The Diamond Empowerment Fund was co-founded by Russell Simmons and leaders in the diamond industry in 2007. For more information on sponsorship opportunites at Diamonds In The Sky Las Vegas, please contact Executive Director Nancy Orem Lyman at n.lyman@diamondempowerment.org or visit www.diamondsintheskylasvegas.org.

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