New York, NY—Leading up to Jewelers For Children's annual Facets of Hope dinner and Rings of Strength Tour in Las Vegas, artist Reena Ahluwalia and Centurion president Howard Hauben both have pledged personal efforts and challenged the industry to generosity.
Hauben, president of Centurion Jewelry Shows, has pledged to match $250 for every $250 donated to his Rings of Strength fundraising page for Jewelers for Children. The Rings of Strength tour will be held Thursday, May 30, at 5:30 a.m. at the Venetian in Las Vegas. Participants can walk, run, bike, or even do a yoga class, all to raise funds for children in need. Hauben plans to do the walk. To donate to Hauben’s fundraising page, click here.
Meanwhile, continuing her commitment to Jewelers for Children (JFC), Ahluwalia is donating another original diamond painting (top left) to JFC to help raise funds. The 20-inch painting, titled “Hope,”features a highly nuanced, hyper-realistic round brilliant diamond. It took Ahluwalia 200 hours to complete. The painting will be auctioned at the JFC’s Facets of Hope event on June 2, at The Venetian in Las Vegas, NV.
Ahluwalia is an award-winning jewelry designer, painter, and professor. Each year she donates her artwork to benefit Jewelers for Children (JFC). “I am honored to be able to contribute to JFC and urge our generous industry members to continue supporting the charity with what they can. This is an impact that is measurable and one that truly matters," she says.
The Facets of Hope dinner will take place on Sunday, June 2, at The Venetian in Las Vegas and will honor Judy Fisher of Reeds Jewelers and David Bonaparte of Jewelers of America. The painting will be on display during the cocktail reception, starting at 6:00 p.m. Anyone interested in presenting a reserve bid before the event should contact JFC, (212) 687-2949 or firstname.lastname@example.org.