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March 12, 2018

Welcoming Harry Winston to San Francisco

Photo Credit: Drew Altizer

Photo Credit: Drew Altizer

Photo Credit: Drew Altizer

Photo Credit: Drew Altizer

Photo Credit: Drew Altizer

The dazzling diamond salon of the house of Harry Winston was officially launched in San Francisco, with a ribbon cutting and Champagne reception on March 7th. San Francisco’s longtime chief of protocol, Charlotte Shultz, did the honors wielding a giant pair of golden scissors, with a joyful assist by Harry Winston VP Michael Moser.

Located at 200 Post Street, the opulent salon houses Harry Winston’s exquisite jewelry and timepiece collections, and highlights fine diamonds and rare gemstones.

“We always find inspiration for our jewelry designs in the arts, in architecture and in nature, so we are very happy to be located in the heart of San Francisco and in the center of the city’s lively arts scene,” Nayla Hayek, CEO of Harry Winston, Inc.

The salon’s grand entrance, in an updated version of the traditional Winston style, features bold Doric columns with a decorative emerald green scagliola finish. A soft taupe and grey color palette complements the custom designed black lacquer and antique bronze furniture, with bespoke sconces, hand-beaded silk walls and antique accents.

Private suites upstairs offer a discreet shopping experience and a hushed atmosphere for viewing—and trying on—the stunning diamond designs.

Guests of the Champagne reception also had the pleasure to chat with Michael Moser, a longtime favorite jewelry expert, who first made his mark at Tiffany’s beloved jewelry store on Grant Avenue store thirty years ago, and later directed Cartier and Chanel in the city. He was lured out of “retirement” by Harry Winston.

Michael Moser gave a gracious tour of the private salons and said he was delighted to be back in San Francisco and seeing many dear friends. His aesthetic eye is evident in the refined details of the elegant store interior, and in particular the elegant Lalique pendant chandelier, a jewel-like adornment center-stage in the salon.

Headquartered in New York, the company also operates retail salons worldwide, in locations including: Beverly Hills, New York, London, Paris, Genève, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Shanghai and now San Francisco.

Written by Diane Dorrans Saeks

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