Jewelry artist Anna Hu and the world’s largest diamond mining company ALROSA are expecting to raise US$ 420,000 with three pieces of brown-toned diamond jewelry that Anna created for Diamonds That Care, a newly-launched social responsibility initiative by ALROSA aiming to help people in need with diamonds.
The three pieces – a necklace, a red-gold ring, and a pair of earrings – will be auctioned online by Christie’s this July and are now open for preview on the auction sale website.
All the proceeds will benefit families of healthcare workers who lost their lives in the battle against COVID-19.
Anna has supported this project as of day one when Alrosa first invited her to be part of this cause.
“The pandemic has shown us terrible examples of suffering, as well as amazing examples of how people are helping each other,” said Ms. Hu.
“I was inspired by these thoughts while working on the collection. I hope my jewelry pieces will be a contribution to the fight against the coronavirus. I also hope it will set a positive example for people and remind them of how important it is to help those who protected us.
“These pieces are set at affordable prices as I want anyone to be able to join the bidding process and to help raise funds to help the families that lost loved ones to the fight against COVID-19.”
Anna created three unique pieces exclusively for this charity project using rich brown diamonds extracted by ALROSA in Yakutia, a region in the Siberian Far East.
The company provided more than 500 colorless and fancy brown-toned polished diamonds including a 27-carat fancy brown-yellow diamond for these three spectacular jewelry creations that are:
• A 18 karat white-gold and 18 karat red-gold heart-shaped necklace with 305 fancy color and colorless diamonds of a total weight of 77 carats. It is centered with a 27.02 carat pear-shaped fancy brown-yellow diamond.
• A 18 karat red-gold ring with 37 fancy color diamonds and colorless diamonds weighing 2.2 carats in total, centered with a 1.59 carat pear-shaped faint-brown diamond.
• A pair of 18 karat white-gold and 18 karat red-gold earrings with 224 fancy color and colorless diamonds (total weight of 9.3 carats), each earring centered with a 3-carat pear-shaped diamond.