The Kazanjian Foundation is a 501 c (3) non-profit organization established in 1957 to support scientific, artistic, cultural and other worthy causes with an emphasis on programs for disadvantaged children and underprivileged youth.   James and Harry Kazanjian felt it was every successful company’s responsibility to give back to the community.

Our Foundation established a one of a kind program called “Jewels for Charity” which specializes in encouraging donations of jewelry and fine collectibles for charitable purposes. Donors can realize the highest deduction allowed by law. Through this program, Kazanjian Foundation markets and sells the donated jewelry, passing 100 percent of the proceeds to charitable causes. This program makes the donation process simple and rewarding, helping donors support those who are less fortunate.

One Part of the Jewels for Charity program is our Hollywood Collection, which is a collection of jewelry formerly owned or worn by celebrities.  The centerpiece of the collection is the beautiful Edwardian diamond tiara worn by Madonna on her wedding day to Guy Ritchie, which dates back to 1910 and features 767 old-cut diamonds weighing approximately 80 carats.

The Hollywood Collection goes on tour, providing carefully selected venues, an opportunity to market and raise monies for charity, offering the public a chance to view priceless and notable items that tell a story and mark a period when onscreen luxury matched the charmed lives of celebrities.

Finally, a lost and legendary very rare gem now known as the Kazanjian Red Diamond is now the centerpiece of the Kazanjian Foundation. The rarest of hues, this 5.05 carat red diamond is one of only three five carat red diamonds know to exist in the world, and is currently on exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

For additional information, please contact
Joseph Barrios
Executive Director
The Kazanjian Foundation

+1 (310) 246-2410

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