Oscar Heyman and MS Rau are both 110 and celebrating in style.
The famed New York jeweler, known for dressing Rihanna, Billy Porter and Elizabeth Taylor, has teamed up with the high-end antiques dealer to create a line of colorful personalized jewelry in honor of their respective anniversaries.
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The “Collection 110” will include 12 unique pieces inspired by the jeweler’s historic archive creations. Each dazzling creation will not be reproduced and will be sold exclusively by MS Rau. In a first for the jeweler, the bling will be accompanied by a hand-drawn rendering of the original design signed by Heyman himself.
“For 110 years, Oscar Heyman has strived for excellence,” said Tom Heyman, a relative and co-president of Oscar Heyman. “The collection with MS Rau is a celebration of the passion for quality in everything we do.”
The jeweler’s fine craftsmanship shines through the collection’s gold and platinum earrings which feature 12.5 carats of stunning pink sapphires from Madagascar and yellow sapphires from Ceylon accented by 0.38 carats of diamonds whites. Vibrant stones are said to be completely natural and have not undergone any heating or special treatment to enhance their color. Another stunning item from the collection is a bracelet with over 20 carats of sapphires, 5 carats of tsavorites and 7.46 carats of round diamonds. Other highlights include a nearly 11-carat yellow sapphire ring, a purple sapphire ring, a pair of Ceylon sapphire and diamond earrings, and a pair of two-tone aquamarine earrings. and spinel.
For the uninformed, Oscar Heyman launched his eponymous label in 1912 with his brother Nathan. Known as “the jeweler’s jeweler”, he produced pieces for Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany and other notable brands early in his career before becoming a successful standalone brand. MS Rau also launched its antique store in 1912. Now run by the family’s fourth generation caretakers, Bill and Rebecca Rau, the 40,000 square foot New Orleans boutique has attracted a representative for the acquisition and the sale of original works of art by famous painters, such as Claude Monet, Paul Revere and Rembrandt van Rijin. Apparently, it is now also a supplier of spectacular jewelry to Oscar Heyman.
Collection 110 will be available exclusively through MS Rau’s Royal Street gallery or website from October 22nd. Prices range from $50,000 to $700,000 per piece.
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