Royal Asscher‘s Stars of Africa ring fetched $16,000 at a fundraising event for the Global Equality Fund and the Elton John AIDS Foundation in Washington, D.C. last week. During the Human Rights Campaign event, which was hosted by Sharon Stone, Royal Asscher president Lita Asscher volunteered her Stars of Africa floating diamond ring to benefit the two foundations. The ring (shown below) features .60 carats of diamonds floating in a sapphire globe.
The event honored U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Elton John for their efforts in raising awareness of HIV/AIDS worldwide.
“As a family and as a company we at Royal Asscher consider it of paramount importance to support important causes that benefit all of humanity, and I am proud that our company’s jewelry can contribute to such an important and well-deserving cause such as global equality,” said Lita Asscher.
Royal Asscher’s Stars of Africa floating diamond ring fetched $16K at a fundraising event for the Global Equality Fund and Elton John AIDS Foundation. Images courtesy of Royal Asscher.
Royal Asscher president Lita Asscher stands with Sharon Stone and Elton John (top) and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (bottom), who launched the Global Equality Fund in 2011. The GEF supports programs that advance the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals around the world.