The first white South Sea and Coral Galatea Mercy Pearl was auctioned on Thursday night, December 10, 2009, at Friends Without a Border’s First Annual Los Angeles Gala at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Hollywood, CA.
The 11 mm. pearl, set in a 14k yellow gold and diamond Mermaid pendant, auctioned for $3,000. The purchaser was Tim Bui, a film producer from Los Angeles.
All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Angkor Hospital for Children in Cambodia. The December 10th Friends Without a Border auction’s star-studded committee included Ali Larter, Anne Hathaway, Eva Longoria Parker and Molly Sims. The Angkor Children’s Hospital, which has provided care for over three quarters of a million children since its founding in 1999, also reaches hundreds of thousands of children and their families in the country’s rural villages. It is the second largest HIV/AIDS facility in Cambodia and is entirely dependent upon donations