Daily Archives: October 13, 2008

Rock Steady! Hip-Hop Philanthropist Russell Simmons’ Diamond Empowerment Fund To Benefit From Christie’s Auction Of Famed Ponahalo Diamonds

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Show here, Russell Simmons and Kiara with the Ponahalo Diamonds

(New York, NY)- On Friday, October 10th, 2008- Russell Simmons, co-creator of Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) and Rahul Kadakia, Christie’s Head of Jewelry, held an exclusive viewing of the famed Ponahalo Diamonds at Christie’s New York Rockefeller Plaza location. The Diamonds will be auctioned on Wednesday, October 15th, 2008. The Forevermark Ponahalo diamonds are two magnificent diamonds weighing 102.11 and 70.87 carats, cut from a rough diamond of 316.15 carats, the largest discovered at the De Beers Venetia mine.