Legendary “King of Diamonds” and international luxury brand, The House of Harry Winston announced the opening of its first retail salon in Nanjing, China. The salon is located inside the Deji Plaza, a prime luxury shopping haven in Xinjiekou. The 213-square metre salon will house Harry Winston’s exquisite jewellery and timepiece collections, including their finest diamonds and rarest gemstones.
Speaking to the media, Nayla Hayek, CEO of Harry Winston, Inc said, “While this opening marks our first in Nanjing, it is our seventh location in mainland China. Nanjing is a major city renowned for its role in research, education and tourism, and today, we are proud to deepen our roots in a city that is known for its rich history and culture, as we continue to bring the Harry Winston brand to new audiences throughout the country.”
The designs of the House reflect the elegance and intimacy of a private estate. Visitors can access the modernistic ground-level space, with the House’s signature navy blue and gold façade, from inside the emporium. The House’s signature soft grey colour palette aligns with the custom-designed lacquer, antique bronze furniture, and bespoke crystal chandeliers. Then there is the House’s signature black and white starburst motif. The House’s exceptional offerings highlight the breadth and beauty of dedicated galleries. This spans from one-of-a-kind high jewellery to wedding day jewels.
In honour of the Nanjing opening, the House proudly displayed a custom work of art that synchronises the signature elements of the House with the rich culture of Nanjing. A whimsical illustration depicts two lion statues adorned in gold before the iconic Winston gates. Lush plum blossoms, the symbolic flower of China surrounds the lions. Meanwhile, the birds in flight represent the union between the city of Nanjing and Harry Winston.
The House of Harry Winston was founded in New York City in 1932. They indeed, continue to set the standard for the ultimate in fine jewellery and high-end watchmaking. For nine decades, the brand has unquestionably been a symbol of the best there is. From the acquisition of some of the world’s most famous gemstones, including the Jonker, Hope, Winston Legacy and Winston Blue Diamonds, to adorning Hollywood stars on the red carpet.