Charles & Colvard, Ltd., Morrisville, N.C., the sole source of moissanite-a created jewel available for use in fine jewelry-said one of a kind designer moissanite pieces will be seen on NBC’s national airing of the Korbel Celebration of Olympic Champions.
The Celebration was held to honor and recognize both the 2002 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams. The event was unique in that it brought both Olympians and Paralympians together to be honored and celebrated as a whole.
Bonnie St. John, author, White House Economic Council member, and 1984 Paralympian Silver Medallist for downhill skiing, chose to wear an “Egon Von Furstenberg Designs” necklace and earrings ensemble featuring moissanite created by Charles & Colvard to the high-profile event.
“I chose to wear moissanite to the Korbel Celebration of Olympic Champions because I wanted to look my best as a presenter on stage at a televised event filled with supermodels and stars,” St. John said. “Wearing the moissanite jewelry made me feel like royalty-the Belle of the Ball.”
On stage, St. John spoke to the meaning of the Paralympic Olympic Games and then introduced a video of the highlights from the 2002 Paralympic Games held in Salt Lake City in March.
St. John, who has been an amputee since age five, remarked at the event, “The Olympic spirit is an equal-opportunity motivator that can make its way into the hearts and minds of people of every race, nationality-and ability. This is the guiding principle behind the Paralympic movement…and the power of that simple idea was vividly displayed at the 2002 Paralympic games in Salt Lake.”
The Korbel Celebration of Olympic Champions was held April 22, 2002 in Washington, DC and will be broadcast nationally by NBC on Saturday May 18 at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time