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September 2016 - Houston

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88 THE BIG JEWELS CAME OUT: DE BEERS RED CARPET DIAMOND UNVEILING PC MOMENT: A Fare Extraordinaire passed bites and flutes of Champagne while pianist Marvin Gaspard played jazzy tunes. Standouts in the Red Carpet Diamond Collection, were the Mosaic necklace, worn by the late architect Zaha Hadid, the ocean-inspired Phenomena Reef necklace with a fancy vivid yellow pear diamond drop, and the Phenomena Frost earrings, a favorite of Kate Winslet, which were acquired by a collector this evening. De Beers Imaginary Nature Ascending ring with 17.14 carats of white diamonds in white gold and platinum PLATINUM-WORTHY SETTING: There's red carpet, then there's really red carpet. De Beers Diamond Jewellers boasts the latter, as its celebrated Red Carpet Diamond Collection has been worn by cinematic types at the Oscars, Golden Globes and Cannes Film Festival. So when the collection beloved by talents from Adele to Lily James and Cate Blanchett was unveiled in Houston, only a tony private party would do. SOCIAL GEMS: Hosts Joyce and Gerald Lott, with grandson Jeff Lott and wife Ashley; guests Amy and Chad Stine, Lisa Vise, Ali Vise, Millie and Leonard Wilson, Deidre Cormier, Diane Jolly, Angelic Angelle LeBlanc, LouAnna Angelle, Keith Chunn, Steve Kramer, Franny Blair, Yvette Chavarria, mother and daughter Catherine Hsiao and Ann Hsiao, Franelle Rogers, Audrey Hayes, Jolene Cook, and Jan Bennett; and De Beers Houston Galleria brand ambassador Deborah Patchin, and, in from New York, marketing execs Pooja Johari and Kimberly Olsen. Petra Martinez Keith Chunn Steve Kramer Jeff Lott Ashley Lott Lisa Vise Millie Wilson Leonard Wilson Jolene Cook Angelic Angelle LeBlanc Catherine Hsiao Deborah Patchin Ann Hsiao Host Joyce Lott Host Gerald Lott Audrey Hayes Franelle Rogers Franny Blair Chad Stine Amy Stine Yvette Chavarria Ali Vise Laura Quintero Catherine D. Anspon does some gem gazing. Photography Jay Tovar.

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