U.S.-based luxury jeweller Harry Winston announced the opening of its first retail salon in Nanjing, China, taking the New York company’s store count in the nation to seven.
Located inside the Deji Plaza, a luxury shopping precinct in Xinjiekou, the 213-square metre salon will house Harry Winston’s full range of jewellery and timepiece collections; from one-of-a-kind high jewellery, to wedding day jewels.
Designed to resemble a private estate, the contemporary ground level space boasts the house’s signature navy blue and gold façade, accessible from inside the shopping mall.
Inside, the interior is licked in the maison’s signature light grey color palette, designed to let the custom designed lacquer, antique bronze furniture, and bespoke crystal chandeliers pop, alongside a black-and-white starburst motif.
Commemorating the Harry Winston Nanjing opening, the jeweller has chosen to display a custom work of art that “marries signature elements of the house with the rich culture of Nanjing.”
The artwork depicts two lion statues adorned in gold before the Winston gates and surrounded by plum blossoms, the symbolic flower of China, “while birds in flight represent the union between the city of Nanjing and Harry Winston,” said the brand in a press release.
“We are pleased to announce the opening of our new salon in the prestigious Deji Plaza. While this opening marks our first in Nanjing, it is our seventh location in mainland China,” said Nayla Hayek, CEO of Harry Winston, Inc.
“Nanjing is chief 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 luxury jewellery market is worth some USD 13.62 billion in 2023, and is expected to grow annually by 3.22 percent (CAGR 2023-2028), according to Statista.