The Diamond Information Center (DIC) recently hosted its annual pre-Oscar event, CELESTIAL - A Diamond Affair 2007, showcasing more than $50 million in diamonds from Fred Leighton, many from a never-before-seen private diamond collection including a French Crown Jewel, the pink diamond hoops worn by Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada, and several diamond pieces featured in Marie Antoinette.
The exclusive invitation-only week-long celebration lasted from February 19â22 and drew 2007 Oscar nominees, presenters, diamond admirers and honorees at its world-class Africa-inspired diamond spa and retreat at Soho House LA. "The week leading up to the Academy Awards has certainly proved to be another amazing and celebratory diamond season," says Sally Morrison, director of the Diamond Information Center. "The CELESTIAL - A Diamond Affair not only gave 2007 Oscar nominees a unique opportunity to indulge in the spiritual aura of diamonds, but dedicated the week to highlight diamond pieces that are also giving something back to the people and communities where the majority of diamonds originate - Africa."
Some of the glitterati in the house included Jennifer Hudson, Keith Robinson, Milena Canonero, Noreen Dewulf, Andie MacDowell, Annette Bening, Britney Snow, Cheryl Hines, Elizabeth Banks, Gael Garcia Bernal, Kate Walsh, Marcia Gay Harden, Mira Sorvino, Regina King, Roman Coppola, Russell Simmons, Serena Williams, Taryn Manning, Taye Diggs, Warren Beatty and Jackie Earle Haley.
- Lesley Scott