On the eve of learning the results of the ABS postal survey, Affinity Diamonds launched its H&H Collection (His/His, Hers/Hers), Australia’s first line of same-sex couples wedding jewellery.
Guests turned out in style at Claire’s Kitchen on Oxford St, Darlinghurst, showing off both their support for marriage equality and their love of all things bling. Attendees included Fiona Falkiner and partner Lara Creber, Councillor Christine Forster and her partner Virginia Edwards, NRL players Luke Lewis, Jason Clarke and John Sutton, Garvin Institute CEO Andrew Giles, Actor Brendan Irving, Nine News Reporter Amber Sherlock, Celebrity Stylists Fleur Egan and Donny Galella.
Olympic Champion and World Record Holder, Matthew Mitcham OAM, stole the show, giving a heartfelt speech about how proud he is to be the Brand Ambassador and Creative Director for the H&H Collection. Mitcham declared: “We are on the cusp of an incredibly important moment in our history. This isn’t about filling a gap in a product line. This is about a statement and a commitment by Affinity Diamonds to show their support for what’s right and to share the love!”
The tone was set early on as attendees were welcomed by an interactive diamond social wall. As the social posts began to flow, guests swooned over the collection which was on display, featuring a range of yellow and white gold bands, stunning jewels and of course, diamonds galore. Mitcham’s personal favourite, the Cognac Diamond was specifically acknowledged, with the party featuring a classy cognac station in its honour.
Chef, entertainer and restauranteur Marc Kuzma delighted guests with French style canapes such as avocado mousse mini éclair, duck and pinot noir pie, duck liver parfait with cornichon on brioche and a large wedding croquembouche for dessert. These were enjoyed to the sounds of cool jazz, played by a live duet.
One thing was very clear to all, with marriage equality finally a reality in Australia, there will be a lot of brides and grooms-to-be that now have their eyes on a beautiful piece of jewellery from Affinity Diamonds’ H&H Collection to help celebrate the momentous occasion!