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Dubai gets Tahiti Perles – a Robert Wan gallery boutique

United Arab Emirates: Tuesday, January 14 - 2003 @ 16:39

Tahiti Perles® is the exclusive retail arm of legendary pearl producer Robert Wan’s jewellery empire. Wan himself attended the opening ceremony. The concept of a combined art gallery and exclusive jewellery boutique is new to the Middle East.

Wan, the world’s largest single producer and exporter of Tahiti cultured pearls, chose Dubai for his first gallery boutique in the Middle East, in response to high demand for his unique and rare jewellery.

“Black pearls are as rare as the people who wear them. Secret affinities exist between things and beings. So I dedicate my necklaces of black pearls from Tahiti to women who are capable of recognising perfection,” said Wan.

The gallery boutique covers 110 square metres and features a luxurious design based around the theme of an island, to reflect the pearls’ origin – Tahiti.

The concept of the gallery boutique came from renowned artist Ranieri Ceccarelli, known as Néri, from Italian design studio, Controcorrente. Controcorrente has been charged with creating future gallery boutiques for Tahiti Perles® in the region.

“The gallery boutique will also serve as a fine arts exhibition centre, featuring a different range of stunning works of art regularly,” said Mrs. Pascale Brichet, Managing Director, Tahiti Perles®.

The unique gallery experience begins next month (February) with a display of fountain pens crafted by revered French sculptor and artist Michel Audiard from precious materials, including rare mother-of-pearl.

Just as each Robert Wan pearl is unique, so is the new gallery boutique. Dubai’s Tahiti Perles® is the latest addition to the exclusive chain of Tahitian pearl jewellery boutiques in French Polynesia and Hawaii and themed kiosks in Beverly Hills, Sydney and Andorra.

“Clients of Tahiti Perles® feel like members of an exclusive club of connoisseurs. When they choose a Robert Wan necklace, they benefit from the attentive service and availability of our gifted specialists,” continued Brichet.

The exalted jewellery designs of Van Cleef & Arpels, Harry Winston and Chaumet, amongst others, feature Wan’s pearls, and top designers such as Karl Lagerfeld feature Wan’s jewellery in their catwalk collections.

Falaknaz Investment Group exclusively distributes Robert Wan’s Tahiti Perles® brand throughout the UAE.

Falaknaz Investment Group Vice President, Mohammed Falaknaz said: “Today marks the re-kindling of Dubai’s traditional association with pearls. Tahiti Perles brings something fresh and new to a market crowded with more conventional jewellery.”

Wan’s exports from the Tahitian Atolls are valued in excess of US $50 million every year.

The Falaknaz Investment Group plans to further expand the brand presence with the opening of another Tahiti Perles® outlet in Bur Dubai’s Bur Juman shopping mall extension, set to open later this year.

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