MEET OUR TALENTED WOMEN
Through Moments in Light, we are delighted to continue in our celebration of women who are masters of their craft. As the Jeweller of Light, our designs are artfully conceived to honour the light of the diamond; it is with this same reverence that we honour the brilliance of remarkably talented women.
In collaboration with our curator, renowned photographer Mary McCartney, we have highlighted five women across varying industries to explore their talents and their Moments in Light – exceptional moments of their lives that they hold most cherished.
To capture their craft and unique brilliance, Mary McCartney used her own outstanding talent to photograph each of the eminent women and portray their illuminated moments.
Throughout the Moments in Light celebration, we will be supporting ‘Women for Women International’, an organisation that seeks to help female survivors of war zones rebuild their lives.
UNVEILING MOMENTS IN LIGHT
De Beers announced the launch of the Moments in Light celebration in London on 5th June with an exhibition held at the Royal Academy of Arts. At the event, a series of beautiful portraits of each of the five chosen talented women, as taken by Mary McCartney, were revealed to guests as they celebrated with a cocktail reception followed by a dinner created by Skye Gyngell – one of the project’s illuminated women.
An array of fresh meadow flowers suspended from the ceiling created an incredible centrepiece, under which De Beers displayed the 1888 Master Diamonds and Creative Solitaires – a collection launched alongside the Moments in Light celebration showcasing our diamond mastery and wondrous artistry.
Speaking about the campaign, Moments in Light curator and photographer, Mary McCartney said: “Selecting such an exciting array of talent for Moments in Light has been a real journey and a great project to work on with De Beers. Each woman has inspired me with their passion, enthusiasm and creative flair. It has been an honour to photograph them, to curate this unique project and in doing so, to support Women for Women International. It’s a very exciting project for me to reveal these talented women in a new light.”
The evening was also attended by Brita Fernandez Schmidt, Executive Director of Women for Women International, the charity for whom the Moments in Light project will support. Brita spoke of her gratitude of the campaign’s assistance to 150 female survivors of war who will receive year-long training to aid them in their confidence and future skills.
De Beers is delighted to collaborate with photographer Mary McCartney in the Moments in Light celebration of talented women. A master of her craft in her own right, Mary is renowned for her ability to capture a spontaneous intimacy in her portraits and candid reportage. She has again achieved this in a series of portraits of these talented women, curated by Mary for De Beers Moments in Light.
OUR PARTNERED CHARITY
In support of Women for Women International
De Beers Moments in Light is proud to support the Women for Women charity, who provide assistance to women in war-torn regions with financial and emotional aid. We are currently sponsoring 125 women on behalf of the Moments in Light ambassadors.