A set of high-value designer jewellery made of cut emeralds from Zambia and rubies from Mozambique, which will be auctioned to raise funds for the education of the girl child, are on display at Tibarumals Jewellers in Basheerbagh between May 2 and 4.
The series of ornaments will go under the hammer on June 6 in Mumbai by Christie’s auction house. Its proceeds will go to ‘Nanhi Kali’, an NGO dedicated to work in the field of education to the girl child.
“This is a noble cause because young girls in villages in the State and elsewhere need a lot of support. Girls need tuition support, material support like stationary and social support, which we are providing through our work. This project will be of great help in funding more girls to continue their studies in schools,” said Dr. Preetha Bhakta, Head, Education Research and Learning Initiatives, Naandi Foundation.
Interacting with press persons, officials from Tibarumals Jewellers said the international gemstone company Gemfields was also associated with the auction.
“We have titled the project as ‘Project Blossoming’ and already have pledged a minimum of Rs.50 lakh to Nanhi Kali from the auction,” they said.