Russian Diamond Conglomerate celebrates the Arts & creates a celebrity Blue Diamond Ring
23rd MAY 2016, SINGAPORE – As a key supporter for The Vortex which made its world debut in Singapore, WORLD OF DIAMONDS Group presented an art-for-charity gala evening which benefitted the International Committee of the Red Cross. A-lister Jane Seymour, OBE, adopted a leading role in the British Theatre Playhouse’s production – a play about sexual vanity and emotional dependency and set in the world of 1920s London high society. To celebrate Seymour’s accomplishments in the film industry, WORLD OF DIAMONDS Group crafted a 2.08 carat Fancy Vivid Blue diamond ring in platinum, and plated with rose gold. The masterpiece, named The Jane Seymour, was created for the diamond behemoth’s private collection.
Having starred as Bond girl in Live and Let Die, as Queen Marie-Antoinette in La Révolution française, and an appearance in Young Winston as Winston Churchill’s lover, to name a few, Seymour has clinched an Emmy Award, two Golden Globe Awards and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. An impossibly rare diamond has been meticulously selected to illustrate the pride of eternity over matter, emotion and knowledge. Karan Tilani, Director of WORLD OF DIAMONDS Group stated “The invitation to behold this creation would rather you not compare The Jane Seymour to anything else in the high jewelry world. It is a celebratory treat, more comparable to a mega-yacht or a ticket to the moon.”
Based on recent records from auction powerhouses, Sotheby’s lists a 2.11 carat fancy intense blue diamond ring that fetched USD 1,899,322 in October 2015, and according to Christie’s, a 1.74 carat fancy intense blue diamond ring fetched USD 1,925,000 in December 2015. The industry recognizes fancy vivid blue diamonds as being rarer and therefore more valuable than their fancy intense counterparts. The Jane Seymour could easily fetch in excess of USD 2,000,000, however, the creation is priceless after accounting for its celebrity recognition.
A lavish welcome for Seymour and the cast members of The Vortex was held on the 25th April, as they were treated to an extravagant 12-course gastronomic dining experience at CÉ LA VI – the destination launched by L Capital Asia, the Asian private equity business sponsored by Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH), the world’s largest lifestyle conglomerate. As The Jane Seymour was exclusively unveiled to Seymour herself and graced her finger for the evening, the celebrity received a rare 21.61 carat Amethyst – her birthstone, presented by WORLD OF DIAMONDS Group. Kirk Martin, CEO of CÉ LA VI Group, added – “We are pleased to be the choice for this celebration and for having partnered one of the world’s largest privately held diamond corporations for an exclusive evening, showcasing a customized Modern Asian degustation menu especially designed by Executive Chef Frederic Faucheux, paired with our finest wines that Head Sommelier Michael Leitner had tastefully selected”.
Following this, a grand gala at the Raffles Singapore took place on the 29th April and for a worthy cause. Themed ‘Great Gatsby, Red Carpet Glamour’, Seymour flaunted an extraordinary Ville de Genève necklace – a WORLD OF DIAMONDS creation worth nearly USD 24,000,000 and boasting an 18.18-carat Fancy Vivid Pink Diamond. Among the guests in attendance were President Tony Tan & Mrs Mary Tan, the EU Ambassador to Singapore, British High Commissioner, and prominent individuals from Singapore’s high society. Cecilia Leong-Faulkner, Managing Director of the British Theatre Playhouse, expressed that “With WORLD OF DIAMONDS Group presenting this prestigious gala and honoring Jane Seymour so generously, it simply represents the pinnacle of a palatial lifestyle”.
Consecutive celebrations were held for Seymour and The Vortex cast members; an exclusive lunch on the 3rd May on-board a massive sailing ship, the Royal Albatross, hosted by WORLD OF DIAMONDS, Resorts World Sentosa and Tall Ship Adventures. A 4-course degustation menu designed by celebrity chef restaurant Osia was served. On the 6th May, WORLD OF DIAMONDS Group hosted another lunch which was no less flamboyant at Angelina, Capitol Piazza. Friends were charmed by the swanky ambiance of the sophisticated salon and indulged in a 5-course degustation French-inspired cuisine, paired with a range of fine G.H. Mumm champagnes and Martell Cordon Bleu. The finale was not compromised, and the venue of choice was the world’s highest al-fresco bar for the 10th May. An after-dinner party, WORLD OF DIAMONDS Group and 1-Altitude celebrated the tremendous success of British Theatre Playhouse’s production with its star-studded cast members from London, including Seymour and her partner David Green. While guests enjoyed copious amounts of champagne and generous platters of tapas, The Vortex will be the talk of the town for many months to come. The Jane Seymour was on display for all the festivities.
Despite the plethora of grand occasions, WORLD OF DIAMONDS Group threw yet another party at CÉ LA VI. On the 18th May, over 200 socialites, prominent individuals and ambassadors from the diplomatic circle were treated to a private champagne and cocktail evening which coincided with CÉ LA VI’s 5th year diamond life anniversary. With splendid views overlooking the Singapore skyline, premium bubbly and fine spirits flowed endlessly, complete with sparklers fit to rival life-sized fireworks. WORLD OF DIAMONDS Group celebrated the month by sponsoring 4 fancy colored diamonds worth almost USD 80,000. The jewels, one for each Wednesday of May, are destined for a privileged lady who grooves at CÉ LA VI Club Lounge.
World Of Diamonds (WOD) Group:
Having launched and sold the world’s most expensive perfume collection in Singapore in 2015, the WOD Group has always been behind some of the finest diamonds and jewelry pieces. Through joint ventures with maisons in Europe and the Americas, the Russian conglomerate is almost fully integrated in diamond mining, polishing, high jewelry creation and distribution to leading houses of the world. As one of the largest privately held diamond mining corporations, the WORLD OF DIAMONDS has directly catered to billionaires and members of royal descent.
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