Ethical diamond jewellery brand Arctic Circle donated its Northern Lights pendant on Tuesday (Sep 22) at the Action Against Hunger’s annual Global Gastronomy event.

Some of Britain’s leading chefs united to create a once-in-a-lifetime, gourmet meal for foodie guests. Chris and Jeff Galvin of Galvin La Chappelle joined José Pizarro of new City hotspot José Pizarro Broadgate, Hameed Farook of 1901 & Eastway and Richard Corrigan of Michelin-starred Corrigan’s Mayfair, who also entertained guests as the night’s compere, at restaurant 1901 in Andaz London Liverpool Street hotel.

Each of the chefs donated their time and ingredients free of charge for the fundraising extravaganza, with Farook providing a canapé reception and supervising the kitchen while each of the other chefs prepared a dish for the luxurious four-course dinner.


As part of the fundraising, guests took part in a game of Head & Tails, paying £20 each to take part. The game’s exclusive prize was the Canadian diamond and Fairtrade Gold Northern Lights pendant worth £1,445, which raised a record amount of £2,200 for Action Against Hunger – more than any Heads & Tails game at previous Action Against Hunger events.

The successful event raised a total of £45,000 For Action Against Hunger.

Judith Lockwood, co-director of Arctic Circle, says: “There’s an energetic synergy between the values of Action Against Hunger and Arctic Circle, which meant we felt there was a fantastic event to support with Global Gastronomy, spreading the message of our fully- traceable diamonds and Fairtrade gold, and ending world hunger during such crucial times.

“You only need to turn on a TV or open a newspaper to see the movement of nations around the world, and the urgent needs they all have today. Action Against Hunger is a provider of aid, and is now my chosen charity to support during my London to Paris bike ride in 2016.”

The Northern Lights pendant celebrates the celestial beauty of the lights with white diamonds mined in northwest Canada’s frozen tundra. Designed by award winning British jewellery designer, Sarah Jordan, the Aurora Borealis ring is crafted in Fairtrade Gold and features Arctic Circle’s fully traceable Canadian diamonds, giving you the opportunity to wear statement diamond jewellery with a conscience.

The collection marks the first design from a ‘daywear’ diamond jewellery collection designed by Sarah Jordan specially for Arctic Circle.