Royal Asscher and Reena Ahluwalia join forces for new collection
Legendary diamantaire, Royal Asscher, has collaborated with designer, Reena Ahluwalia, to create five new pieces of jewellery for the Stars of Africa pendant collection.
Canadian jewellery designer Reena Ahluwalia partnered with Royal Asscher to complete the iconic brand’s Stars of Africa by Royal Asscher collection and design necklaces, pendants and earrings. The Asscher family and Ahluwalia worked together to create five new pieces of jewellery to complement the Stars of Africa half-dome, floating diamond ring first unveiled more than one year ago.
Reena Ahluwalia said, “Royal Asscher has a legendary history of innovation and an unblemished ethical record in the diamond world. As a jewellery designer, there is no greater motivation for me than to be able to contribute to positive social changes through my art and the ideas it spreads. I was privileged when Lita Asscher presented me with this opportunity to be a part of Royal Asscher’s commitment and vision for the Star of Africa Initiative.”
The entire collection benefits Royal Asscher’s fundraising initiative, Star of Africa, which was launched in 2008 aimed at improving infrastructure in Africa by creating funding for healthcare, education and self sufficiency programs. The project’s name not only represented the largest diamond ever found, at 3,105 carats, which the Asscher family cut in 1908, it also reflected the reality that the true Star of Africa was the continents’ precious people.