MONTREAL, May 24, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada's leading luxury jeweller
Birks presented the first Birks Canadian Diamond, an award celebrating
individuals whose professional accomplishments allow Canada to shine
beyond our country's frontiers, last night during the Cannes Film
Festival. The Birks Canadian Diamond's first recipients, actresses
Emily Hampshire and Sarah Gadon, were awarded during Telefilm Canada's
inaugural Tribute To Canadian Talent press event and reception.
The Birks Canadian Diamond trophy is made of crystal, with a 3D etching
of the BIRKS AMORIQUE DIAMOND, Birks' proprietary cut of diamond, which
is exclusively available for diamonds mined in Canada. The beautiful
trophy rests on a base made of Canadian cherry wood.
"It is a great honour to present the first Birks Canadian Diamond to two
young and successful Canadian actresses, Sarah Gadon and Emily
Hampshire, who have both made their mark on the film industry with
exceptional acting performances. Today their achievements bring them to
the Cannes Film Festival as they both star in films selected by the
Festival," says Jean-Christophe Bedos, President and CEO of Birks.
"Sarah and Emily's talent can now be celebrated not only across Canada
but around the planet. They are an asset to the Canadian film industry
and help our country shine abroad."
Birks was founded in 1879 and developed over the years into Canada's
bridal and diamond reference. Today, the Company is the premier
retailer, designer and manufacturer of fine jewellery, timepieces and
gifts. Birks & Mayors is a leading retailer with 58 luxury jewellery
stores in Canada and the United States: 31 stores operate under the
Birks brand in most major markets in Canada and 24 stores under the
Mayors brand in Florida and Georgia, two retail locations in Calgary
and Vancouver under the Brinkhaus brand and one retail location in
Orlando under the Rolex brand. Visit www.birks.com.
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Image with caption: "The Birks Canadian Diamond's first recipients, actresses Emily Hampshire and Sarah Gadon, received their award from Jean-Christophe Bedos, President & CEO of Birks, during Telefilm Canada's inaugural Tribute To Canadian Talent press event and reception last night in Cannes. (CNW Group/BIRKS & MAYORS INC.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120524_C2314_PHOTO_EN_14128.jpg
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Director, Public Relations & Events
Birks & Mayors Inc.
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