Society / The Seen

A Red Carpet Diamond Unveiling

The Big Jewels Come Out in Houston

BY // 05.26.16

What: De Beers Jewellery Red Carpet Diamond Collection Houston Unveiling.

Where: The home of Joyce and Gerald Lott.

Who: Hosts Joyce and Gerald Lott with grandson and granddaughter-in-law Jeff and Ashley Lott;  glamorous guests Amy and Chad Stine, Lisa Vise with Ali Vise, Millie and Leonard Wilson, Deidre Cormier, Diane Jolly, Joyce Lott’s sister Angelic Angelle LeBlanc and mom LouAnna Angelle, Keith Chunn, Steve Kramer, Franny Blair, Yvette Chavarria, Diana Chen, Jen Wang, and Jan Bennett; joined by De Beers power women Houston Galleria store director Petra Martinez, De Beers Houston Galleria brand ambassador Deborah Patchin, and in from New York, marketing execs Pooja Johari and Kimberly Olsen.

PC Moment: While A Fare Extraordinaire passed bites and flutes of Champagne, jazz pianist Marvin Gaspard tickled the ivories. The crowd of 50 perused and admired the Red Carpet Diamond Jewellery Collection artfully curated and on view, including creations such as the Mosaic necklace (worn by the late architect Zaha Hadid), the ocean-inspired Phenomena Reef necklace with its fancy vivid yellow pear diamond drop, and the Phenomena Frost earrings, a favorite of Kate Winslet, which were acquired by one discerning jewelry collector on the evening.

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