Once again, the jewelry industry is coming together for a good cause. Virtual Diamond Boutique (VDB) and International Gemological Institute (IGI) have partnered with Jewelers for Children to host the first-ever international lab-grown diamond charity auction. Over $75,000 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.
Proceeds generated from auction sales will benefit the JFC charity partners, including Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, National CASA Association, Make-A-Wish America, Make-A-Wish International, Santa-America Fund and Organization for Autism Research.
Unlike prior events, where one had to be present to participate, this auction is entirely online, using an auction app that VDB created specifically for Jewelers for Children. Simply download the app, browse, bid, and benefit.
Please launch this link using your mobile device. The JFC digital auction app only works on mobile.
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.
Anyone interested in participating can download the Jewelers for Children auction app on their smartphones (Apple App Store or Google Play store for Android) or by visiting the link download pages (please only click this link from your mobile device). Following registration on the app, bids can be placed between August 16th and August 29th.
"We believe in the power of collaboration to achieve great things. Together, VDB, IGI, and the lab-growers can do far more for Jewelers for Children than any of us could do individually. It's a win/win/win."
Tanya Nisguretsky, CEO, Virtual Diamond Boutique