1957 The Kazanjian Foundation

In 1957, The Kazanjian Foundation is formed to support scientific, artistic, cultural, and other worthy causes. Taking custody and selling the largest gems in the Vaults, the Foundation provides scholarships for foreign students studying in the United States. Eventually, the Foundation would evolve to acquire jewels owned by notable Hollywood celebrities, including Clark Gable, Bob Hope, and Madonna -- ultimately forming the “Jewels for Charity” program. The collection tours the world with sales funding scholarships including the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.
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1957 The Kazanjian Foundation
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