The Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City played host to influential players in the fine jewelry and watch industry Jan. 12 during the annual 24 Karat Club Dinner. After visiting the pre-cocktail party suites, more than 1,300 ticket holders were graced with the presence of Diana Ross.
Ross, who took the stage in a red beaded ensemble, belting out “I’m Coming Out” and continued her performance with crowd pleasers like “Baby Love,” “Sweetest Hangover,” and “Stop in the Name of Love,” and wrapped up the event by inviting a few guests on stage with her to help close with “I Will Survive.”
“This evening is traditionally a celebration of the 24 Karat Club’s members and its history,” said Phyllis Bergman, past president of 24 Karat Club and chairperson of this years’ dinner, “The dinner and the pre and post cocktail parties in the suites gives all of us an opportunity to spend time with friends and colleagues in a fun, relaxed social environment and that allows us to let loose and momentarily forget the pressures of the industry. These events go a long way towards building and strengthening business relationships that are so crucial to our industry’s vitality.”
Photograph by Jack Miller of Miller Photo