Come Together for Children
The industry will soon have the opportunity to help children who are victims of life-threatening illness or abuse. IGI and Virtual Diamond Boutique (VDB) have partnered with Jewelers For Children (JFC) on the industry’s first international lab-grown diamond charity auction. Proceeds generated from auction sales will benefit JFC’s charity partners. The digital auction will take place during Las Vegas Jewelry Market Week with bidding opening in advance of the shows on Monday, August 16th and closing at 8:30 pm during the JFC “Facets of Hope” dinner on Sunday night, August 29th. All bids can be submitted through the digital auction app created and powered by VDB for JFC.
Download the App and Bid
Everyone who would like to participate is invited to download the Jewelers for Children auction app on their smartphones. and register. Over $31,000 worth of loose lab-grown diamonds, along with lab-grown diamond jewelry, all with verified grading reports from IGI, will be auctioned off to the highest bidder.
Since 1999 JFC has donated over $57 million to charity partners Make-A-Wish® America, Make-A-Wish® International, the National CASA Association, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, the Organization for Autism Research, the Santa America Fund and others, to the benefit of children who are victims of catastrophic illness or life-threatening abuse and neglect.
Making Wishes Come True
As the jewelry industry’s charity, Jewelers for Children relies on the generous support of jewelry and watch manufacturers, trade associations, retailers, professional jewelers and all those who provide professional services to the jewelry industry.