It falls upon the shoulders of people who have the inclination, means, and resources to help make the world a better place. A plethora of non-profit and non-government organizations advocate numerous causes across the globe. Today, social influencers, entrepreneurs, and large conglomerates can seamlessly support less fortunate people and help them lead better lives. Celebrity Jeweler Franky Diamond firmly believes that it is essential for each one of us to do all we can to help alleviate the global situation.
Ali Lalani, aka Franky Diamond, is a celebrity jeweler and partner at White Carat Co. He is an influencer in his own right with over 40k followers on Instagram alone. Franky has teamed up with the World Partnership Walk aiding its mission of eradicating poverty through education, increased opportunity, healthcare, and food security. The World Partnership Walk supports the Aga Khan Foundation. The foundation is one of the largest international development organizations and registered charities working in Africa and Asia. It helps impoverished communities build better futures and find economic security. Since 1980 their programs have helped millions of people rise above poverty.
For over 35 years the World Partnership Walk has taken place annually in 10 cities across Canada and so far has raised over $100 million. Franky Diamond is honored to be part of such a wonderful institution. After partnering with the foundation to organize a charity basketball tournament, Franky was compelled to take his actions one step further. “I strongly believe in what the World Partnership Walk has to offer and am honored to be a part of their mission,” states Franky. $5 from every sale made at White Carat Co. is donated to the World Partnership Walk to aid in their work building resilient communities.
For Franky, this mission is deeply personal. Franky started his career as a financial analyst but quickly rose to fame as a jeweler by revolutionizing diamond settings and hand selection. While his career is impressive, Franky comes from humble beginnings. Of Pakistani descent, Franky’s father and grandfather came to Canada with barely $1000 in their pocket. Having the courage to embrace opportunity abroad meant Franky had the tools to work hard and build the life of his dreams. Franky explains, “It’s about removing the barriers of poverty and insecurity worldwide so that others can have the same. I believe giving back is the right thing to do.”
Franky Diamond is leaving his mark on the world while continuing a family legacy of more than five decades. After learning the jewelry business from his grandfather and father who brought their skills over from India and Pakistan, Franky is giving back through his success. Whether it be through sales or events, Franky is committed to working with the World Partnership Walk and eliminating poverty for good.