Haute Event: Diamonds at the W with Russell Simmons’ Diamond Empowerment Fund, Haute Living and More

During the American Gemological Society’s Conclave, the Diamond Empowerment Fund will host an exclusive ‘Diamonds at the W’ party this Thursday that will invite VIPs to sip cocktails courtesy of Bombay Sapphire while purchasing raffle tickets for a slew of items including two tickets to Russell Simmons’ annual star-studded ‘Art for Life’ benefit at his home in Southampton, New York; a four-night stay during JCK Las Vegas at THEHotel, complete with a luxurious spa treatment donated by JCK; and two tickets to the 51st Rolex 24 at Daytona including a behind the scenes garage tour by the Chip Ganassi Racing team compliments of the Gordon Group.

Music mogul, Diamond Empowerment Fund Founder and Advisory Board Chairman Russell Simmons created the non-profit international organization with the mission to raise money to support education initiatives that develop and empower economically disadvantaged people in African nations where diamonds are a natural resource.

“Access to education is critical for sustained progress, economic growth and prosperity in diamond producing countries. Diamonds are a precious resource, and through good governance by the industry they can contribute to the development of Africa’s other precious resource, its people,” said Simmons.

The evening will be sponsored by Haute Living, W South Beach Hotel and Residences, Bombay Sapphire and Ride Centric.

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