I want to do that, I want to do this. I want to enjoy life even more! Based on such greedy thoughts, we will deliver the daily life of editor-in-chief Ishii, who enjoys life full of distractions. This time, we will be talking about seeing Harry Winston's high jewelry, which is rare in the world. The destination I flew to for that purpose was...Okinawa!
Sometimes momentum produces better results than reflection. That's exactly what Harry Winston's journey was like this time. It was quite a demanding schedule as I had been on business trips since the beginning of the year, and the NOEL LEON event also overlapped with the end of the year, but it was also a brand that I support on a daily basis... so let's go! And OFF TO OKINAWA! What awaited him in his hometown for the first time in three years was blue skies, white clouds, and a warm, warm atmosphere that was hard to believe for late December.
The stage was "The Terrace Club at Busena". The hotel is entirely on club floors, and compared to the large hotel Busena Terrace on the same site, it has a more sophisticated and adult atmosphere (only guests 13 years and older can stay). Our goal is to fuse Okinawa's "food" and "sea healing = thalassotherapy." After arriving, I had some time to spare, so I headed straight to the Thalasso pool. Floating in a pool of warm seawater and following the gentle flow of clouds with my eyes, my body became so stiff and limp.
Cleanse yourself in the thalasso pool (!?) and change into a suit. Before we finally come face-to-face with high jewelry, we will first learn a little about Harry Winston's reason for being the King of Diamonds and the techniques used to set gemstones. And finally!
Hi, Don!! The "Majestic Escapes" collection that we had a special look at is inspired by the world's most beautiful oceans, islands, resorts, and unexplored places, and the necklace above is also called "FIJI." The main color is turquoise, and diamonds and sapphires are generously decorated to express the beauty of Fiji's sea. The price you're curious about is...about 140 million yen.
Now, here's the problem. What area or spot was this necklace inspired by? Hint: Italy. Chichi chichichi… The correct answer is Amalfi! The giant ruby that jumps into your eyes is said to be inspired by bougainvillea. The sheer cliffs and blue sea are expressed in diamonds and turquoise. This price is about 190 million yen.
By the way, "OKINAWA" also exists in the same collection, and I see that Okinawa was an important stage to showcase the "Majestic Escapes" high jewelry. The joy of admiring jewelry, which is a miracle of nature, in a place rich in nature. Well, momentum is important! is not it!
The next day, I had a round at Kanehide Kise Country Club with Harry Winston Japan CEO. Maybe the thalasso pool worked, or maybe the stimulation from the high jewelry opened my eyes...I got my first eagle in my life!
Please forgive this pissed-off face (lol).