Announced the launch of New Designs in the most popular Avaanti Collection -
- Marked the 75th Anniversary of the brands’ tagline ‘A Diamond Is Forever’ -
Mumbai: July 1, 2022 – The De Beers Group, the world’s leading diamond company, held its annual Forum in Mumbai this week. The Forum brought together all its authorized partners, diamantaires, and manufacturers from across the country as well as key decision makers from the De Beers global team.
The idea behind the three-day Forum was to facilitate a common platform for members of the diamond industry to interact, network and spark insightful conversations around the growth and vision of the brand as well as for the natural diamond industry at large.
This year the theme encapsulated De Beers’ most historic tagline, ‘A Diamond Is Forever’ which galvanized the brand’s legacy as the storyteller of forever. This year marks the 75th anniversary of this iconic tagline.
The attendees of the Forum experienced interesting retail technology innovations which demonstrated the brand’s unique aspects. Bringing gamification to the forefront interactive games using various elements of the brand were displayed. The diamond journey was demonstrated using advanced projection mapping technology. Another fascinating creation was a special dark room which brought the sounds of the Okavango Delta in Botswana to Mumbai using the light and beauty of a De Beers diamond. Highlighting the De Beers’ sustainability goals for 2030, there was a series of interactive animations designed and through light projections, it made each initiative come to life.
Marc Jacheet, CEO De Beers Brands said, “India has played a crucial role in the diamond industry globally and the Forum helps us further connect with our authorised partners. Today’s clients are increasingly looking for brands that reflect their values and inspire trust. A diamond from the De Beers group holds the inherent value of preciousness and reflects the strength of the Building Forever 2030 sustainability goals.”
At the Forum, the brand also announced the launch of new designs in the Forevermark Avaanti Collection. Adding a fresh, contemporary chapter to the evolution of the
modern collection, the latest designs embody a spirit of possibility, inspiring the wearer to realise their power and make a lasting statement every day. The new rings, pendants and earrings all feature a beautiful, rare and responsibly sourced De Beers Forevermark diamond, set in 18K yellow, white or rose gold. The clean, dynamic designs are also available with the added radiance of pavé-set diamonds.
The special ‘Knowledge Series’ brought together eminent speakers from across industries including Mr. Harsh Mariwala, Founder & Chairman of Marico who spoke about his entrepreneurial journey giving a fresh perspective to the jewellery industry. His Excellency Mr. Gilbert S. Mangole, High Commissioner of Botswana to India who highlighted the partnership between De Beers and Botswana speaking on how diamonds do good for the community along with the India’s importance to the diamond industry. As well as Namrata Singh, Head-Metaverse & Digital, Sony Entertainment Talent Ventures India (SETVI) who opened doors to exploring brands in the metaverse universe.
“Over the years, the De Beers group have continued to draw inspiration from the iconic line, ‘A Diamond Is Forever’ through all the highs and lows, as well as through changing circumstances. Through it all, De Beers has steered through changing market dynamics, including even the most recent pandemic. Our perseverance has seen phenomenal business growth over the past year. We continue to focus on agility, quick adaption and being connected to the emotional quotient of our consumers across the board. Each year the Forum is an opportunity for us to bring our partners together, to network and transact over three days, and this year they even had the opportunity to interact with our global team who have visited India after a two-year hiatus. We are looking forward to an extremely positive season ahead.,” said Sachin Jain, Managing Director, De Beers India.
The De Beers Forum was marked a success displaying over 3000 designs from 16 manufacturers with over 500 attendees each day. The brand now gears up for the upcoming season.
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Notes to Editors:
ABOUT DE BEERS FOREVERMARK
De Beers Forevermark is a Jewellery House offering contemporary designs featuring responsibly sourced diamonds that are hand selected for their beauty. Created for marking special moments and wearing every day, Forevermark diamond jewellery is timeless with a twist. The Forevermark Avaanti collection embodies the spirit of possibility, and the Forevermark Icon collection is inspired by the stars in the South African sky.
Less than 1% of the world’s diamonds can carry the unique Forevermark inscription, proof that they are beautiful, rare and responsibly sourced. De Beers is committed to Building Forever, ensuring that every diamond it discovers creates a lasting positive impact for the people and places where it is found. This comes with a pledge to build a better future – one that is fairer, safer, cleaner and healthier, ensuring communities thrive, ethical practices are maintained and the natural environment is protected.
De Beers Forevermark jewellery is sold through forevermark.com and in approximately 2,400 jeweller locations worldwide. For further information please visit Forevermark.com.
ABOUT DE BEERS GROUP
Established in 1888, De Beers Group is the world’s leading diamond company with expertise in the exploration, mining and marketing of diamonds. Together with its joint venture partners, De Beers Group employs more than 20,000 people across the diamond pipeline and is the world’s largest diamond producer by value, with diamond mining operations in Botswana, Canada, Namibia and South Africa. Innovation sits at the heart of the De Beers Group strategy as it develops a portfolio of offers, including its jewellery houses, De Beers Jewellers and De Beers Forevermark, and other pioneering solutions, such as diamond sourcing and traceability initiatives GemFair and Tracr. De Beers Group is committed to ‘Building Forever,’ a holistic and integrated approach for creating a better future – where safety, human rights and ethical integrity continue to be paramount; where communities thrive and the environment is protected; and where there are equal opportunities for all. De Beers Group is a member of the Anglo American plc group. For further information, visit www.debeersgroup.com.