Royal Asscher Diamond Ring Auctions for $16,000 to Benefit Charities

On July 23, a Royal Asscher of America ring with 0.60 ct. t.w. diamonds sold for $16,000 at an auction to benefit the Global Equality Fund and the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

Star of Africa Ring

The auction, run by the Human Rights Campaign, also honored secretary of state Hillary Clinton and Elton John for their efforts to combat the AIDS epidemic. 

Sharon Stone, Lita Asscher, Sir Elton John (Photos courtesy of Royal Asscher)

“As a family and as a company we at Royal Asscher consider it of paramount importance to support important causes that benefit all of humanity and I am proud that our company’s jewelry can contribute to such an important and well-deserving cause such as global equality,” Lita Asscher, president of Royal Asscher of America, said in a statement.