Diamond Empowerment Fund Names 2014 GOOD Award Honorees

The Diamond Empowerment Fund will honor Forevermark, JCK Events, and Fred Meyer Jewelers at its third annual GOOD Awards at the Empire Penthouse Lounge in New York City on Jan. 9.

From left: DEF president Phyllis Bergman, Forevermark’s Lisa Cochin, Peter Engel of Fred Meyer, and Yancy Weinrich of JCK Events at the opening party for the LUXURY Privé show, which runs through July 31 at the Pierre Hotel in New York City.

“We are deeply honored to receive this award as it reflects our commitment to integrity which is at the core of the Forevermark brand promise,” Stephen Lussier, CEO of Forevermark, said in a statement.

Yancy Weinrich, group vice president at JCK Events, said in a statement that “JCK is committed to the diamond and jewelry industry and giving back must be a priority for all those involved. To be in the esteemed company of Forevermark and Fred Meyer Jewelers in receiving a GOOD Award in 2014 is truly a special recognition for JCK.”

“Fred Meyer Jewelers is incredibly proud to be honored by the DEF with a GOOD Award,” said Peter Engel, president of Fred Meyer Jewelers, in a statement. “The admirable work of the DEF—especially making a difference in the lives of young people—is a mission that Fred Meyer Jewelers strongly supports.” 

The Diamond Empowerment Fund established the GOOD Awards in 2012 to recognize individuals and corporations in the diamond and jewelry industry for outstanding leadership in the areas of good corporate citizenship, sustainability, and promoting opportunity in Africa.