Actress and environmental activist Pamela Anderson has pledged to auction her Tiffany engagement ring for Cool Earth. The proceeds will go to protect rainforest in Papua New Guinea that is at immediate risk from logging.
The platinum diamond ring, given to Ms Anderson by Rick Salomon, is estimated to be worth at least £100,000. It features a 3.24 carat round brilliant cut diamond surrounded by smaller, similarly cut stones totaling .46 carats.
Pamela Anderson said, “I hope this very special Tiffany engagement ring can bring joy to someone – while I put the donation to great use.”
She announced her plan at Cool Earth’s launch event to support its latest project to save rainforest in Papua New Guinea.
Cool Earth Patron Vivienne Westwood added, “It’s a wonderful thing that Pamela is doing. With the auction of this ring, it will make whoever has the highest bid very happy and will also be the ultimate feel good purchase, knowing that you have protected people, villages and rainforest as part of Cool Earth’s project.”
The ring will be sold to the highest bidder via eBay, where Pamela is auctioning several exclusive items for her Foundation, which supports organisations and individuals that stand on the front lines in the protection of human, animal, and environmental rights.
Cool Earth knows that protecting families runs concurrent with protecting their forest. At the launch of the new project in Papua New Guinea, Pamela Anderson was particularly interested to hear how Cool Earth will invest in a women’s group in each community. They will get an equal say in how Cool Earth funds are spent, but will also get their own grant to invest in maternal healthcare, mobile phones, and college fees.
Ms Anderson has previously donated £100,000 to Cool Earth for its Asháninka project to protect rainforest in the Peruvian Amazon.
To bid to own Pamela’s engagement ring, go to her page on eBay.
To find out how else you can support our plan to save rainforest in Papua New Guinea, click here.