2010 Jewels of France
This autumn the French Trade Commission-UBIFRANCE is thrilled to premier the traveling trunk show and exhibition opened to the public and trade at a high-end jewelry destination: Dorfman Jewelers, 24 Newbury Street, Boston, Massachusetts from Tuesday October 5th to Thursday, October 7th 2010 – 617 536 2022 – from 11 am to 6 pm.
Nine collections showing the brilliance of French jewelry including Marchak, who found fame in the US during the early 1930s, is re-launching their brand with exquisite cocktail rings; Edéenne, one of the most talented designers in the new generation of French jewelers and is currently developing her brand internationally at a fast pace (She will be exhibiting in June 2011 at the Museum of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco); Mathon, founded 30 years ago in the Palais Royal neighborhood – the birthplace of the finest French jewelry houses and currently sold at 3 Neiman Marcus stores including Orlando, Palm Beach Gardens, FL and Newport Beach, CA.
Dorfman Jewelers will host 3 evening special events, (by invitation only):
A presentation of the history of French jewelry by Yvonne Markowitz, the distinguished jewelry curator of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston illustrated by Van Cleef & Arpels Estate Jewelry presented by Nicolas Luchsinger, Estate Jewelry Manager of Van Cleef & Arpels on Tuesday, October 5, from 5 to 6 pm. Immediately followed at 6 pm, a grand “Vernissage” Opening, with the presence of Consul General de France in Boston, Monsieur Christophe Guilhou.
A Chef tasting by “Relais & Châteaux” on Wednesday, October 6 with the cuisine of Chef Jonathan Cambra of Castle Hill Inn, Newport.
A Grand Cru wine tasting on Thursday, October 7
All evening events are from 6:00 to 9:00 pm
This could only happen with the local partnerships forged with :
La Voile Restaurant www.lavoileboston.com which French “Méridionale” Cuisine will transport you to the French Riviera.
La Maison du Chocolat www.lamaisonduchocolat.com. Often associated with luxury goods and fashion houses, La Maison du Chocolat has developed an incredibly savvy Ecommerce website and takes orders around the globe.
About the jewelry brands: 8 out of the presented brands have the prestigious label Joaillerie de France* – a label delivered by the French Union BJOP known for its supremacy among French jewelry manufacturers and public as it guarantees that 100% of the products have been manufactured, assembled, polished and crimped in France. For more information, visit: www.joailleriedefrance.fr/en
Bachet Joaillier*: www.bachet-joaillier.com
Brigitte Ermel*: www.brigitte-ermel.com
Romain Herzo*: www.romain-herzo.fr
About Dorfman Jewelers
The Dorfman’s (late Barbara and Sumner) created something new: a Boston store with an international reach, a jewelry collection that could be matched against the finest stores in Paris, London, and Milan. And through sons Jonathan and Douglas they are continuing that vision today – family-owned and still committed to the best. Dorfman Jewelers are the only exclusive Van Cleef & Arpels Salon retailers from Greenwich, CT to Montreal.
Contact: Gérard Riveron, Executive Director - 617.536.2022 -
PRESS and TRADE Contact: Camille Wiart, Director of Business Development, Fashion and Jewelry, French Trade Commission-UBIRFANCE, 212.400.2192 and firstname.lastname@example.org