Simmons Jewelry Company Delegation to South Africa and Botswana Returns from Fact-Finding Mission

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As a result of acquiring firsthand facts and information on how the

diamond industry contributes to the empowerment of Africa, specifically

in South Africa and Botswana, the Simmons Jewelry Company, co-owned by

Russell Simmons and Kimora Lee Simmons, announces the establishment of

the Diamond Empowerment Fund (D.E.F.TM). The mission of the D.E.F.TM. is

to raise money for the development and empowerment of people and

communities in Africa where diamonds are a natural resource. The

D.E.F.TM is a non-profit international organization, established by

individuals and businesses in the diamond industry and o