Oscar winner Adrien Brody along with Lost actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Cedric the Entertainer prepare to play hosts on April 7th, 2010 to the unveiling of Hollywood jeweler Chris Aire's Nigerian diamond “Hollywood Glamour Collection” at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Chris Aire, a Nigerian, aka as ICE MAN among Hollywood circles will unveil a new limited-edition collection of Nigerian gold and gemstone jewelry at the exclusive event in collaboration with Nigeria's Ministry of Mines and Steel in honor of Hollywood glamour of the 1930s and ’40s and Nigeria.
The event includes a silent auction offering limited-edition Chris Aire pieces, with proceeds to benefit the United States Association for UNHCR, a nonprofit that supports the United Nations Refugee Agency’s humanitarian work to protect and assist refugees around the world.
“The purpose of my partnership with the Nigeria Ministry of Mines and Steel is to bring attention to the vast and largely untapped gold and gemstone resources in Nigeria,” said Aire in a press release explaining why he chose Nigerian diamonds and his collaboration efforts with the Nigerian government. “I hope (it) will stimulate investments and create jobs to provide additional revenue sources for the country,” adds Aire. “All of the materials in my collection were mined adhering to the highest standard of world labor laws.”
The "Hollywood glamour collection" features pendants, necklaces, earrings, brooches and cuff links rendered in gold with gemstones from various regions of Nigeria. The Collection is crafted in white, yellow and red gold, red gold being a signature metal for Aire’s designs. Meanwhile, the designs sparkle with a rainbow of gemstones, from emeralds, sapphires and amethysts to garnets, citrine, quartz, tourmaline, aquamarine, morganite and topaz. Pieces range in price from about $500 to $45,000.
Guests including Hollywood celebrities and dignitaries will get a first look at the collection during a cocktail party and runway show on April 7th at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
For more information, visit www.chrisaire.com