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By Neharika Padala | January 12 2015
With stunning views of the Empire State Building in the background, Jane Seymour and her Open Hearts Foundation together with David Rocha and Jewelers for Children were honored last night for their commitment to giving back to the community.
Actress, artist and philanthropist Jane Seymour is the designer of the ‘Open Hearts by Jane Seymour’ jewelry collection and the founder of the Open Hearts Foundation that positively impacts young lives in the areas of wellness, education, sports and the arts. After receiving the GOOD Award, Seymour stated, “We have an opportunity to create positive social and cultural change with our collective desire to make a difference in the world. When we do that – everyone wins and the entire world can be impacted by doing just a little good.”
David Rocha, executive director of Jewelers for Children, exalted the jewelers he works with who “are constantly involved with helping others in the community – not for any personal recognition, but because it is their community and they truly care about making it a better place to live and work”. Their global story can be found here on the Diamond Empowerment Fund’s recently launched consumer site, www.diamondsdogood.com.
The Diamond Empowerment Fund (D.E.F) established the GOOD Awards in 2012 to recognize individuals, organizations, and corporations in the diamond and jewelry industry for outstanding leadership in the areas of global citizenship, sustainability and promoting opportunity for others.
Phyllis Bergman, D.E.F’s President summed up the evening by saying “we are blessed to be working in an industry whose commitment to bettering the lives of others truly lets us say ‘diamonds do good’.”
The GOOD Awards sponsors included Presenting Sponsor Signet Jewelers Limited (Kays Jewelers, Jared the Galleria of Jewelry, Zales Jewelers), and Friend Sponsors Fred Meyer Jewelers and JCK. Empowerment Circle Partners include Forevermark, Asian Star, De Beers Group of Companies, Exelco, Leo Schachter Diamonds, Signet Jewelers Limited and Rio Tinto Diamonds.
(Source: Diamond Empowerment Fund)