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Press Release IDCA Vegas Event – 2016

June 15, 2016


PRESS RELEASE – June 15, 2016

Contact: Ash Chalisa, (212) 921-4488 /

IDCA honors Helzberg Diamonds, Ms. Beryl Raff, Chairman/CEO with its prestigious “Retailer of the Year” Award at its Annual Awards Nite in Vegas and raised more than $100,000.00 for the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

The Indian Diamond & Colorstone Association, the New York based premier association of jewelers, diamantaires and colored stone dealers hosted its 32nd Annual Awards Night on June 3rd, 2016 at the Four Seasons Ballroom, during the JCK Las Vegas Show.

IDCA President, Ashok Sancheti opened the evening and said he was privileged to serve as IDCA’s President.  He thanked Ms. Beryl Raff and the Helzberg team and said it was a privilege for IDCA to present this year’s award to one of the top leaders in our industry today.

Mr. David Williams, CEO of the Make-A-Wish Foundation thanked Beryl for her immense commitment to the foundation. He said it was her love for children where she not only devotes her valuable time but also raises substantial amount of money for the wish kids.  He then gave a short poignant heartwarming presentation on a Wish family that came especially for the IDCA event.

Beryl Raff while accepting the award thanked everyone, her team and all the IDCA members for their help and support to the cause and to Helzberg Diamonds.  She also reiterated that we are all so fortunate and giving back and helping others is really important.

The evening was hosted by comedian / emcee Raj Sharma.


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