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Artist Reena Ahluwalia donates ‘Hope’,

her artwork for Jewelers For Children (JFC)

Continuing her commitment to Jewelers For Children (JFC) charity, artist Reena Ahluwalia is donating an original diamond painting to JFC to raise funds. The 20-inch painting, 'Hope', features a highly nuanced, hyper-realistic round brilliant diamond. It took Reena 200-hours to complete. The painting will be auctioned at the JFC’s Facets of Hope event on June 2, at The Venetian in Las Vegas, NV 

Reena is a coveted award-winning jewelry designer, painter and professor. Each year she donates her artworks to benefits Jewelers For Children(JFC). Reena said, “I am honored to be able to contribute to JFC and urge our generous industry members to continue supporting the charity with what they can. This is an impact that is measurable and one that truly matters."

Facets of Hope gala will take place on Sunday, June 2 at The Venetian in Las Vegas. The painting will be on display during the cocktail reception starting at 6:00 p.m.  Anyone interested in presenting a reserve bid before the event can contact JFC at 212-687-2949 or info@jewelersforchildren.org

This year’s JFC will honor Judy Fisher of Reeds Jewelers and David Bonaparte of Jewelers of America 

Jewelers for Children was founded in 1999 by the U.S. jewelry industry with the mission of helping children in need. Since its inception, JFC has donated more than $55 million to programs benefiting children whose lives have been affected by illness, abuse or neglect through charity partners St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, the Make-A-Wish® America, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and the National CASA Association. JFC also provides support to the Make-A-Wish® International and the Santa-America Fund

The support from the jewelry industry has allowed for more than 1,825 children to be granted wishes in the U.S. and more than 12,000 to have their wish granted in India. More than 18,600 children in foster care have been helped with the support from the jewelry industry and more than 125,000 women have received support at clinics in developing countries