De Beers celebrated its new home in Bal Harbour Shops with an exclusive, art-inspired event at Le Sirenuse inside The Four Seasons Surfside. The new store represents the third U.S. location for the legendary Home of Diamonds. The guest list included company VIPs, Miami socialites and influencers.

Aside from experiencing one-of-a-kind High Jewellery pieces, guests also indulged in cocktails while I soundtracked a Miami-eque lounge set accompanied by violinist Siobhan Cronin. The most fascinating piece on display that night was the De Beers Talisman Wonder, featuring  a combination of 110 rough and 580 polished diamonds, with a total carat weight of 271. (which took over 2,000 hours to create, pays homage to ancient traditions while infusing it with a contemporary edge.) Also to celebrate the Bal Harbour opening, a limited edition cover inspired by nature was created for the De Beers Assouline book. The cover was designed in collaboration with Argentine-American artist Deon Rubi, a fixture in Miami’s art scene and whose work has been featured at PAMM and the Institute of Contemporary Art Miami.

Thank you to De Beers for lending me some of their beautiful jewels to compliment my look. (I admit, I rarely wear earrings because they caught in my headphones, but these were to die for!) And thank you to Kreps DeMaria PR for an elegantly executed production.

– Photos courtesy World Red Eye –