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This extremely rare and flawless D color diamond, Golconda in origin, is of the most unusual size, weight and perfection. Weighing over 50 carats, this exquisite gem, gleaned from the mines of India, originally belonged to the extraordinary collection of jewels owned by the late H.H. Begum Sultan Mohamed Shah Aga Khan. After acquiring this exceptional Type IIa diamond, Cellini re-cut and polished the stone twelve times in pursuit of the perfect gem. This sacrifice of time, effort and patience on the part of Cellini’s gemologists and cutters ensures world-class jewels of a celestial quality. To inquire, call 800-CELLINI or email

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hroughout his lifetime, Mr. Winston believed that behind every great diamond was a fascinating story. That diamonds, like people, were most precious for their individuality. And that our most meaningful moments should be marked with jewels so exquisite and rare that they would forever serve as glittering reminders of our most cherished memories. One of Mr. Winston’s greatest gifts was to impart his fascination with the beauty, the romance, the majesty and the mystique of great gemstones to a clientele that ranged from heads of state to Hollywood stars. Harry Winston’s renowned collection of rare jewels has been compared with those amassed by royal houses and governments alike. Since 1932, some of Harry Winston’s most extraordinary diamonds have played a prominent role in commemorating some of the greatest romances of our time, from expressions of love— such as the flawless pear-shaped stone presented to Elizabeth Taylor by Richard Burton; to symbols of commitment—like the legendary Lesotho III diamond engagement ring given to Jacqueline Kennedy by Aristotle Onassis; to one of-a-kind jewels, for once in a lifetime celebrations.

“ A good diamond is a possession to be prized for generations.…” – Mr. Harry Winston

When you purchase a Harry Winston engagement ring, our legacy becomes yours.


Harry Winston engagement ring is held to the highest and most exacting quality standards in the industry. Throughout every step of the process, we inspect each ring, beginning with the initial design and continuing to the moment before it is placed in our salon’s case. Our quality assurance professionals painstakingly pore over each ring, ensuring that it has been flawlessly crafted. Instilled in every Harry Winston diamond is an incredible sense of pride, grounded in decades of experience and tradition.


Necklace with fancy color diamonds and white diamonds set in platinum and 18-karat gold.


ne of the world’s leading independent jewelers for more than 40 years, Cellini is renowned for its unparalleled selection, impeccable quality and gracious service. This year marks the beginning of a new chapter in the company’s storied history as Cellini opens a new flagship boutique at 430 Park Avenue. Situated at the corner of 56th Street in Midtown Manhattan, the spacious showroom is home to an extensive collection of the world’s finest watch brands. “We’ve created an inviting and immersive space where guests are free to explore rare timepieces from more than 30 top watchmakers. Our goal was to bring together the very best watches from around the world and showcase them in one location to give collectors an opportunity to compare and discover watches that they simply can’t get anywhere else,” says Leon Adams, Cellini’s founder and president.

PERFECT TIMING Adams has always been passionate about haute horlogerie. In 1977, it led him to open his first showroom in the Waldorf-Astoria hotel, where his collection of hard-to-find timepieces struck a chord with a growing group of American collectors, who were rediscovering the art of mechanical watchmaking. As Cellini’s reputation grew through the years, so too did the scope of its collection, which featured historic maisons such as Girard-Perregaux, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Vacheron Constantin. They were joined by a cast of up-and-coming

watchmakers. In fact, before they were horological celebrities, many of today’s most recognizable brands got their start in America at Cellini like: A. Lange & Söhne, De Bethune, Franck Muller, Greubel Forsey, Laurent Ferrier and Richard Mille. Even now, when digital media makes it easy to discover new watch companies, Cellini is one of the only places where you can not only see those watches, but also feel them on your wrist. A veteran of countless watch fairs in Basel and Geneva, Adams has seen trends come and go, deepening his perspective and sharpening his ability to quickly separate the timely from the timeless. That keen eye, fueled by his genuine excitement for watches, is why collectors trust Cellini. “We’re constantly looking for new and innovative watchmakers, but we’re extremely selective about who we represent,” Adams explains. “Finding a brand that produces unique watches isn’t enough. The watches — and the watch company — must be built to last. Quality is foremost in everything we do at Cellini.” Today, Cellini covers the horological spectrum with a phenomenal collection that appeals to all types of enthusiasts. Budding aficionados in search of their first fine timepiece will appreciate the opportunity to compare so many different brands. Meanwhile, savvy collectors will prize the unmatched selection of rare watches on display. “The depth of our collection means you can find what you want, when you want it. That selection is what sets us apart and the reason people keep coming back.” Adams says.

But selection is far from the only reason connoisseurs opt for Cellini. Another is the knowledgeable staff, who are dedicated to providing impeccable service before, during and after a purchase. Cellini’s horological specialists live and breathe watches, and they draw upon that experience to help each watch lover find the perfect fit. “Buying a watch is easy. Buying the right watch takes time. For us, the greatest satisfaction is helping someone find a watch that they never want to take off their wrist,” Adams says.

RADIANT PERSONALITIES Beyond horology, Cellini is also home to a worldclass collection of jewelry that ranges from custom showpieces to timeless classics. Naturally, diamonds play a starring role in Cellini’s showcases, where they can be found in a gleaming assortment of shapes, sizes and colors, including an extremely rare, radiant-cut chartreuse diamond. Diamonds are joined by a multitude of vibrant gemstones and lustrous pearls — gathered from sources around the world — that are used to create countless shimmering works of art.

Cellini’s new Manhattan flagship is conveniently located at 430 Park Avenue on the corner of 56th Street.

A gemologist’s dream, the jewelry highlights some of the rarest gems on Earth, from Burmese rubies and Kashmir sapphires to alexandrite, an extraordinary gem whose color changes in natural light. The settings used to show off these natural wonders are equally exquisite and range from timeless designs to contemporary styles. Alongside Cellini’s signature creations are exceptional pieces crafted by some of the world’s top jewelry designers. There’s something to satisfy every taste, from the Old-World craftsmanship of Carrera y Carrera, Fabergé, Masriera and Wellendorff, to the modern artistry of Pippo Perez, Sutra and Victor Velyan. Whether you seek understated, overwhelming, or something in between, the extraordinary scope of Cellini’s collection opens up a world of possibilities. Irresistible jewels, sophisticated horology, dedicated staff and an inviting new venue — it’s no wonder that after more than 40 years, Cellini continues to be one of the most respected and successful boutiques of its kind. ¨ Left: Richard Mille RM 11-03 McLaren Automatic Flyback Chronograph

With a new location in the heart of New York City, Cellini continues to build on its reputation by offering an unparalleled collection of fine jewelry and the world’s best timepieces.

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LET US BE PART OF YOUR NEW YORK TRADITION. Visit us at 30 Rockefeller Plaza ( 54 West 50th Street, New York, NY 10112 ) 212.245.5556

Louis Martin Jewelers is family owned and operated since 1976, located in one of New York cities most notable attractions: Rockefeller Center. Over the years Louis Martin has grown into a local destination shop, serving New York City residents and the worlds most distinguished clientele. We are committed to reaching the highest standards New York City has to offer. We specialize in fine diamonds, pearls and gemstones and have two certified gemologists on site. At Louis Martin Jewelers, we help you mark your most exciting and memorable life celebrations. We feature a large bridal jewelry collection, including an extensive selection of engagement rings, wedding bands and pearls. We commemorate life’s traditions and heritage with our unique Vintage and Estate jewelry - watch collection. Our selection includes unique pieces from the Art Deco and Art Nouveau period, and can date as far back as the Edwardian Era.

We have an expert watch maker and professional jeweler on site to cater to all your repairs and custom jewelry designs. Please visit our New York location and make us part of your New York City experience.

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Bienvenue dans la lumière. Welcome to the light, an entrée into the complex yet simple world of Baccarat, a world described by contrasting moments captured through the photographer’s eye. As the first hotel from the legendary Baccarat crystal brand, our flagship property has reimagined the elegance and perfection of the renowned French crystal maker. Classic Parisian elegance combined with the contemporary aesthetic of our Midtown location creates an atmosphere of luxurious wonder. The authentic design of this Forbes Five Star hotel includes specially commissioned works from the Baccarat manufacture, including 17 custom chandeliers and curated pieces from the brand’s archival collections. Our dedicated team is committed to offering all guests perfection of service that is aligned with Baccarat’s perfection in the production of crystal. We invite you to experience the hotel’s fanciful public areas including the alluring Grand Salon, award winning Bar, and the first Spa de La Mer in the world. Enjoy your lavish guestroom or suite to relax in quiet luxury and indulge in surprise touches such as our signature in-room champagne menu accessed by simply touching the “Champagne” button on your guestroom phone. Welcome to Baccarat.

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Bienvenue au Baccarat. Il y a quelque chose à propos de la lumière. Être vu au travers d’une lentille de cristal. Imprégné de radiance. Embrassant la lueur. Brillant de tous ses feux, l’éclat, la subtilité de la lumière réfractée. À travers cet iris unique, la vision du monde devient plus expressive, poétique et envoûtante lorsque la lumière est sur vous.

Bienvenue au Baccarat. There is something about the light. Being seen through a crystal lens. Steeped in radiance. Embracing the gleam. Basking in the glow, the sheen, the subtlety of refracted light. Through a unique iris, one’s world view becomes more expressive, poetic and enchanting when the light is upon you.

L’illumination Baccarat. Définir une norme mondiale pour des siècles d’excellence en matière de creation artistique. Une rêverie visuelle, faite de lumière chatoyante et d’un amour éternel. Par son empreinte visuelle, la danse romantique devient plus passionée, le luxe est plus inné, tactile. Le champagne plus pétillant, la compagnie plus séduisante. Sous le soleil de cristal, une légèreté se produit. Une transformation et un voyage, dans l’air raréfié.

L’illumination Baccarat. Setting the unique global standard for centuries of artistic, creative excellence. A visual reverie of shimmering light and of enduring love. Through its visual imprint, the romantic dance is more passionate, the luxury becomes more innate and tactile, the champagne more bubbly, the company more alluring. Under the crystal sun, a lightness occurs. A transformation and journey into rarified air.

Watches by Rolex at Tourneau Suit, Shirt and Tie by Kiton

Suit, Shirt and Tie by Kiton Watch by Rolex at Tourneau

Suit, Shirt and Tie by Kiton Watch by Rolex at Tourneau

Bienvenue au Grand Salon. Délectez-vous du chic discret du Grand Salon. Enveloppé dans la lumière du luxe, Protégé des éléments dans ce riche et élégant cocon, où l’on ne vit que pour le moment, et on en oublie…Paris ou New York? Ici l’enchantement et l’excitation sont tous au menu.

Necklace, Bracelet and Ring by Harry Winston

Bienvenue au Grand Salon. Revel in the understated chic of the Grand Salon. Wrapped in the light of luxury, buffered from the elements in a rich and symmetrical cocoon, where one lives for the moment and forgets... Paris or New York? Where enchantment and excitement are all on the menu.

Bracelets and Rings by Harry Winston

Bracelet by Harry Winston

Watch by Rolex at Tourneau Champagne by Perrier Jouet

Bienvenue dans les suites. Lumineuses dans leur luxe. Les suites sont conçues comme un hommage élaboré à l’artisanat français et au chic parisien, et dégagent une beauté suspendue dans la lumière et la tranquilité. Toutes dédiées aux plaisirs célestes et au goût impeccable: du champagne au bout des doigts à un bain de petals de roses. Rien n’est trop extrême dans son offre ou son raffinement.

Bienvenue dans les suites. Luminous in their luxury. The suites are designed as an elaborate homage to Parisian chic and French artistry and craftsmanship, creating beauty suspended in light and tranquility. Dedicated to a heightened taste and unworldly indulgence. From champagne at one’s fingertips to a bath of rose petals. Nothing is too extreme in its offering or refinement.

Necklace, Bracelet, Earrings and Rings by Cellini Jewelers

Necklace, Bracelet and Ring by Cellini Jewelers

Necklace by Cellini Jewelers

Necklace, Bracelet and Ring by Cellini Jewelers

Bracelets by Cellini Jewelers

Bienvenue au Spa de La Mer. Inondé de la lumière ambiante et des sons chatoyants de la mer, on devient imprégné de beauté et de bien-être. Une ode à la tranquillité. Nos salles de soins sont suspendues dans le temps et l’espace, dédiées à une méthode et une ligne aussi réputées que leurs résultats. S’il y a eu un jour de détente en une journée, une heure, une minute, Spa de La Mer est la definition du rajeunissement de luxe.

Estate Necklace, Bracelet and Earrings by Louis Martin Jewelers

Bienevenue au Spa de La Mer. Awash with ambient light and the shimmering sounds of the sea, one becomes infused with beauty and well-being. A siren song of tranquility. Its treatment rooms are suspended in time and place, dedicated to a regimen and line as famous as its results. If there was ever a “vacances� in one day, one hour, one minute, Spa de La Mer is the definition of luxe rejuvenation.

Estate Necklace, Bracelet and Earrings by Louis Martin Jewelers

Estate Necklace, Bracelet and Earrings by Louis Martin Jewelers

Estate Necklace, Bracelet and Earrings by Louis Martin Jewelers

Watch by Blancpain

Watch by Harry Winston

Bienvenue au Bar. Les libations sont proposes dans un cadre d’inspiration Parisienne, dédié à la mixologie de haut rang et à la conversation courtoise. Le tout sous des lustres monumentaux qui témoignent de la reputation de l’art de Baccarat. Le badinage est plus spirituel, les invités plus éclectiques et fascinants sous leurs bras de cristal et la lueur de leurs rayons. Sirotez et savourez un Opus ou un Millésime et délectez-vous des joies du long bar.

Necklace, Bracelet, Earrings and Ring by Harry Winston

Necklace, Bracelet, Earrings and Ring by Harry Winston

Bienvenue au Bar. Libations are taken in a Parisian-inspired haunt, dedicated to the height of mixology and urbane conversation. All under monumental chandeliers that bear the artistry of the Baccarat name. The banter is wittier, the patrons more eclectic and fascinating under the crystal arms and the gleam of their rays. Sip and savor an Opus or a Millesime and delight in the joys of the long bar.

Necklace, Bracelet, Earrings and Ring by Harry Winston Watch by Harry Winston Suit by Kiton

Watch by Richard Mille Cognac by LOUIS XIII

Watch by Richard Mille

Watch by Patek Philippe at Wempe Jewelers

Watch by Harry Winston Cognac by LOUIS XIII

Suit, Shirt and Tie by Kiton Watch by Blancpain

Necklace and Earrings by Cellini Jewelers

Necklace, Earrings and Ring by Cellini Jewelers

Watch by Patek Philippe at Wempe Jewelers

Necklace, Bracelet and Ring by Wempe Jewelers

Necklaces by Wempe Jewelers

Bienvenue au Baccarat indélébile. Créez une histoire personelle, un souvenir unique, un tableau vivant. Baignez dans la lumière du désir et du luxe français. Comme un kaléidoscope offre une vision du monde en constante évolution. Un fantasme de couleur et de lumière, le Baccarat présente et met en évidence la gamme de ses désirs en constante évolution.

Necklace, Earrings and Ring by Wempe Jewelers

Necklace, Bracelets, Earrings and Ring by Wempe Jewelers

Bienvenue au Baccarat indélébile. Create a personal story, a unique memory, a vivid tableau. Bathe in the light of French luxury and “desir.” As a kaleidoscope presents an ever-changing world view. A fantasy of color and light, Baccarat presents and highlights the range of one’s ever-changing desires.

Necklace, Bracelets, and Ring by Wempe Jewelers

AN ONGOING LOVE AFFAIR WITH FINE ARTS... Opera Gallery Group was founded in 1994 by Gilles Dyan. It has quickly become globally established, with thirteen galleries located in primary international destinations worldwide: North America (New York, Miami, Aspen), Europe (London, Paris, Monaco, Geneva, Zurich), Asia (Singapore, Seoul, Hong Kong) and the Middle East (Beirut, Dubai). It is our firm belief that the art world is nourished through extended dialogues, and unexpected encounters or discoveries - our global positioning has allowed us to benefit greatly from these vibrant and dynamic exchanges. Such coverage and continued success is a testament to Opera Gallery’s continued pursuit for quality artistic practice and an unrivalled commitment to building strong relationships with our artists and patrons, built upon the cornerstones of loyalty and trust. Our New York gallery is located on Madison Avenue in New York City, at the epicenter of the art world between the most prestigious museums and galleries. It is the place where art amateurs and collectors come and gather to see the most cutting edge shows and artworks. Opera Gallery is proud to be a part of this exciting scene. Opera Gallery offers constant support to international contemporary artists and has developed several reputed specialised departments such as Asian art, street art, design and Latin American art. From Impressionism to American pop art and from post-war Abstraction to Figuration Libre, our collection spans the works of PierreAuguste Renoir, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, but also works of Raoul Dufy, Fernand Léger, Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí,

MANOLO VALDÉS Dorothy II, 2017 (left) FERNANDO BOTERO Smoking Man, 2001 (right)

Pierre Soulages, Zao Wou-Ki and Yayoi Kusama. The group notably launched and supports Spanish painter and sculptor Manolo Valdés, Spanish painter Lita Cabellut, Swiss painter Andy Denzler and Austrian sculptor Alfred Haberpointner. It has also played a pivotal role in enhancing the international recognition of Bernard Buffet’s lifework. Thanks to Gilles Dyan’s unique and innovative approach and insight, the gallery has become an important incubator, where emerging and established artists coexist. Under his direction, the collection has grown to include over 100 international artists, turning Opera Gallery into one of the world’s most diverse and eclectic gallery platforms. The group’s fervent interest in diversity fosters the most interesting artistic encounters. Each year, the gallery’s exhibition program strikes the perfect balance between classical values and contemporary innovation. In the last couple of years, we presented a number of global exhibitions of the emblematic works of Manolo Valdés (including his first solo exhibition in Asia in the spectacular Gardens by the Bay in Singapore) and French painter André Brasilier (André Brasilier in New York), masters shows, thematic exhibitions (Asia Week in New York) and an array of presentations bringing to the forefront our artists such as David Kim Whittaker alongside Korean and Italian contemporary masters. Opera Gallery looks forward to continuing to bring you more engaging artworks and exhibitions, celebrating the broadness of our reach.

ANDY DENZLER Vanishing Interior, 2015

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DAVID KIM WHITTAKER In the Splendour (Buckinghamshire, Lesser Redpoll), 2012 MARC CHAGALL Les Offrandes, 1958


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