On September 13 the Extraordinary Jewels Gala Dinner took place at the Waldorf Astoria. This prestigious and exclusive event was honored by the presence of HRH Princess Lea of Belgium, HIH Grand Duke George of Russia and HRH Prince Naquiyuddin and HRH Princess Nurul Hayati of Malaysia.
During the first part of the evening, Mr. Fred and Mr. Pascal Mouawad presented a pair of diamond and pearl earrings each to HRH Princess Lea of Belgium and HIH Grand Duke George of Russia for the benefit of their respective charitable associations, the Prince and Princess Alexandre Fund and the Russian Imperial Foundation.
And 5th Generation Co-Guardian Jimmy Mouawad gave an exclusive preview to guests of the Mouawad Diamond Impact Fund, a new, recently launched permanent philanthropic initiative.
The evening continued with exceptional entertainment from the Thai diva Lydia Sarunrat, a jazz band and a fashion show during which Miss Universe Thailand Paweensuda Drouin took to the runway wearing the Mouawad Dragon Suite, the pinnacle of which is an extraordinary polished 54.21 carat round brilliant cut, fancy vivid yellow, known as the Mouawad Dragon and revered as the largest diamond of its type graded to date by the Gemological Institute of America.