$25,000 Diamond Hunt In NYC Celebrates Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee, Supports Charity

By: Kelly York

If you're planning to be in New York City on June 2nd here's a neat way to have some fun, test your smarts, support a worthy charity and possibly head home with 10 diamonds worth $25,000. To celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee – the occasion marking the 60th anniversary of her accession to the British throne – a New York City restaurant is hosting a 5 1/2-hour diamond hunt that will pit teams against each other as they solve clues leading to the diamond treasure. The event is being organized by a restaurant with a distinctively British appeal – Tea & Sympathy. Proceeds will benefit the Dustin Keller Foundation, a charity founded by the New York Jets' tight end, who will oversee the final stage of the hunt. The Foundation is dedicated to Keller’s conviction that the abilities and dreams of young people are greater than the challenges that can derail those dreams. The funds will help support the efforts of teachers, coaches, mentors and community leaders who enrich the lives of children. The day will commence at 10 a.m. in New York City's West Village. Following registration, participants will form groups of 10 and the hunt will last until 3:30 p.m. The day will end with the presentation of the diamonds and a street party. The diamond caché was donated by Yves Ringler, a fifth-generation diamond merchant born in Antwerp, Belgium, who has been part of the New York diamond trade for the past 20 years. “We are so excited to use the Jubilee for a great cause," said Nicky Perry, owner of Tea & Sympathy. "Just like the Royal family, we believe in giving back and see this as a great opportunity to help others.” Tickets to participate in the Diamond Hunt are $100 and organizers expect up to 1,000 people to take part. Tickets can be purchased at. More details will be released via Twitter and Facebook. Visit Ben David Jewelers on Facebook Visit BenDavidJewelers.com Find us on Pinterest