DE BEERS’ SPARKLING DINNER
PHOTOS BY KYLE SAMPERTONTHE EVENT A dinner in honor of The Washington Ballet’s spring gala, chairmen Jean-Marie and Raul Fernandez, and the opening of De Beers’s fi rst Washington store at Tysons Galleria. THE SCENE After a champagne reception, guests had the opportunity to adorn themselves with over $8 million worth of De Beers’ spring collection, including pieces “Ice on Fire,” “Secrets of the Rose,” “Talisman,” and “Radiance.” The new diamond Talisman watch was presented to the ballet for auction at their Spring Gala. Guy Leymarie, CEO of De Beers, made a special trip from London for the fi ve-course dinner, which ended with a chocolate-wrapped De Beers truffl e cake. A performance from the Ballet’s new performance, “Genius,” was the perfect encore. THE GUESTS Septime Webre, John and April Delaney, Jim Kimsey, Britty Cudlip, and Cindy Jones.