JACOB & CO. ANNUAL TIMEPIECE AND JEWELRY EXHIBITION IN MONTE CARLO
LEGENDARY JEWELRY AND WATCH HOUSE PRAISED FOR DISPLAY OF HIGHLY COVETED COLLECTIONS
MONTE CARLO, MONACO – 25th August 2014: Luxury timepiece and jewelry house, Jacob & Co. enjoyed a very warm reception and great success with its annual summer exhibition of rare high jewelry and timepieces in Monte Carlo. The exhibition, which was open to the public from August 5th through August 23rd, launched with a private gala event for 500 guests at the historic Hotel Hermitage overlooking the Monte Carlo marina. The breathtaking Salle Belle Époque ballroom provided an ideal setting for the exposition of extraordinary jewelry collections, piece-unique treasures from around the world and critically acclaimed timepieces from the company’s Geneva, Switzerland watch enterprise. Loyal clients, new customers, and global VIPS gathered throughout the three-week span to view the celebrated collections.
Founder and Chairman of Jacob & Co., Jacob Arabo said of the show, “This year’s exhibition has been by far our most successful to date. We could not have imagined how much the beautiful surroundings of the Hotel Hermitage would add to the experience. We are delighted with the overall outcome of our time in Monte Carlo, and are very much looking forward to returning to share once again collections with our clients and new friends who join us in this beautiful city in the years to come.”
While each piece on display was carefully selected for its unique characteristics, certain pieces received particular attention and acclaim. The top ten highlights from the exhibition are provided below:
From the high jewelry collection, a breathtaking Blue Nile ring featuring a flawless 12.38 carat blue radiant cut diamond, flanked by two 1.21 carats purple-pink emerald cut diamonds garnered much attention from the exhibition’s guests, as did the rare flawless diamond and Colombian emerald drop earrings featuring a total of 27.68 carats between the two stones.
The Pigeon’s Blood Ruby Set composed of a necklace, bracelet and earrings all featuring stunningly unique unheated stones with 100.86ct of the oval and cushion cut Burma rubies in the necklace alone also drew many admirers and was undoubtedly one of the main attractions in the room.
The delicate Pink Sapphire and Diamond Jezebel Fine Jewelry collection composed of cascading earrings, pendants and a ring – all set with white diamonds, pink sapphires, blue sapphires and black diamonds proved quite popular amongst attendees. The uniquely elegant glove from the Rare Touch collection, featured multiple times in the media worn by some of Hollywood’s leading stars, featuring 19.43 carats of white diamonds additionally established itself as one of the signature items of the collection this year.
Of the timepieces, the Black Caviar was the most acclaimed, featuring some 389 black diamonds and an alligator strap. The unique EPIC SF24 in Black PVD Grade 5 Titanium made its mark as one of the leading innovations in travel time display.
Among the elegant feminine timepiece collections, there was the stunning Icy Blue Sapphire Brilliant Skeleton Tourbillon, a unique and limited edition watch, set with 267 baguette ice blue sapphires, and 20 baguette diamond stones on the white alligator strap.
Just as spectacular was the Mystery Baguette Emeralds and Diamonds watch, featuring a dial center made with 51 gem stones and set in an 18K white gold case set with 212 baguette diamonds.
The Pavé Skeleton, with open worked rose gold gears, an 18K rose gold case pavé set with 294 diamonds, 8.88ct, and a satin strap, also impressed attendees.
About Jacob & Co.
For more than 25 years, Jacob & Co. has created revolutionary timepieces and exquisite jewelry that have delighted private clients, intrigued notables from the watchmaking world and captivated celebrities, becoming a recognized and respected global luxury brand. Located at 57th Street and Park Avenue in Manhattan, the flagship boutique and corporate headquarters is situated on one of the most glamorous retail blocks in the world with the company’s watchmaking atelier in the very heart of horology in Geneva, Switzerland.
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