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Kwiat Diamonds and Eastman Kodak Company have announced to host the Ultimate Luxury Suite to celebrate the 78th Academy Awards(R). Both companies will give each Best Actress nominee a Kodak EasyShare V570, which has been personalized with their initials in 75 brilliant-cut diamonds provided by Kwiat. This will make the cameras original price of US$179 are now valued at $20,000 each.



LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 1, 2006–Kwiat Diamonds and Eastman Kodak Company have partnered to host the Ultimate Luxury Suite to celebrate the 78th Academy Awards(R). For each Best Actress nominee, a KODAK EASYSHARE V570 — the world’s first dual-lens digital camera — has been personalized with their initials in 75 brilliant-cut diamonds provided by Kwiat. These one-of-a-kind diamond cameras are valued at $20,000 each. The suite will showcase an “Inspired By” installation featuring life-like sketches of the leading ladies and the perfect jewelry to accessorize their gowns on the Oscar(R) red carpet.

The sleek, bejeweled EASYSHARE V570 digital camera is the ultimate accessory, perfect for capturing A-list close-ups and 180-degree views of the red carpet. Other standout suite gifts include a weekend spin in the new GranSport Coupe Maserati and a getaway at The Lodge at Torrey Pines courtesy of Elite Traveler magazine — the preferred reading of the private jet set crowd.

It all comes together at “Celeb Central” — The Four Seasons is THE destination for Hollywood movers and shakers. The Ultimate Luxury Suite will be the place to see and be seen in Tinseltown.

Kwiat is a 100-year-old diamond jewelry company. Founded in New York, Kwiat is a fourth-generation family business. Craftsmanship, quality, and integrity are the three most important elements of Kwiat jewelry. At the heart of the Kwiat brand is the legacy of exceptional craftsmanship and fine quality diamonds. With nearly a century of experience in the diamond industry and a reputation as one of the world’s leading diamond companies, Kwiat is simply brilliant. Celebrities that have worn Kwiat include, Sharon Stone, Halle Berry, Tom Cruise, Katie Couric, Queen Latifah, and Claire Danes.

Kodak is the world’s foremost imaging innovator, providing leading products and services to the photographic, graphic communications and healthcare markets. With sales of $14.3 billion in 2005, the company is committed to a digitally oriented growth strategy focused on helping people better use meaningful images and information in their life and work. Consumers use Kodak’s system of digital and traditional image capture products and services to take, print and share their pictures anytime, anywhere; Businesses effectively communicate with customers worldwide using Kodak solutions for prepress, conventional and digital printing and document imaging; Creative Professionals rely on Kodak technology to uniquely tell their story through moving or still images; and leading Healthcare organizations rely on Kodak’s innovative products, services and customized workflow solutions to help improve patient care and maximize efficiency and information sharing within and across their enterprise.

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