Giving August a warm welcome is the luxury segment. Making this the month one of many firsts, Tiffany & Co. has debuted its first-ever NFT, the largest pink diamond in the world Lulo has been discovered and a new Aveda X Nykaa salon has opened in Khan Market, New Delhi. Here’s a round-up of all the luxury news, proving that August will be a promising month for the luxury industry.
The newest luxury brand to hop onto the NFT bandwagon is Tiffany & Co. with the cryptopunk pendant. Being a debut in the NFT world the pendant is priced at a jaw-dropping $50,000. Known as the NFTiff, it is a line of cryptopunk pendants limited to only 250 pieces. According to sources, the brand may have also set a new benchmark making this line of digital and physical collectibles from the American jeweller the most expensive public sale in NFT history.
Lulo: The largest pink diamond
When it comes to unique and exquisite diamonds, Pink diamonds top the chart. The coveted stone is also one of the rarest gemstones in the world. Recently, a 170-carat diamond was unearthed at the Lulo mine in Angola, Africa, and hence derives its name Lulo. This has been deemed a historic find for being the largest pink diamond to be found in over 300 years.
Sotheby’s Dining IN auction
London has been associated with royalty, aristocracy and hence a bourgeoise culture. But what truly shapes Brit-style is an array of breath-taking cutlery and crockery. The finesse of tablesacping often leaves many in awe. Bring to the forefront some luxury dining ware is Sotheby’s ‘Dining IN: London’ online auction. From Crab-shaped salt cellars, penguin condiment holders, seashell dishes, and a langoustine wine cooler, it is a splendid sea of silver and glassware. The auction is open for bidding until 10, August.
Aveda X Nykaa Flagship lifestyle salon comes to Khan Market, Delhi (unsure about this)
Delhiites, hold your breath because you now have the luxury of stepping into a retail Aveda store to stock up on your haircare essentials. Luxury brand Aveda and beauty giant, Nykaa have come together to launch a flagship lifestyle salon in the capital. Being the second of its kind — the first one is open in Bengaluru — you can not only avail a variety of services from the salon, but also you can shop the entire Aveda range in-store. Where? It’s in the heart of Delhi and the most popular market – Khan Market.
Bentley’s Custom Floral Continental GT
As an honour to late sports reporter Craig Sager, Bentley has released a custom-made floral Continental GT. The colourful convertible will be auctioned for charity in early 2023, and proceeds will be donated to blood cancer research. Echoing the extroverted floral design of the jacket he wore at the 2016 ESPY Awards, the car’s exterior design features multiple florals in an array of colours. The car will tour over the next few months and will become the ultimate piece of rolling memorabilia. In a press release, Bentley Retail Marketing Manager Scott Reynolds says that “Our interpretation of ‘clothing’ the Continental GT Speed Convertible is something Craig would have worn honours him and his vibrant, enduringly positive, and uplifting spirit.”
Roger Dubuis’ new Excalibur Sorayama Monobalancier
Introducing the new Excalibur Sorayama Monobalancier from Roger Dubuis, the watch takes inspiration from and Japanese artist Hajime Sorayama. With just 28 limited editions, this is the third model in the maison’s Urban Culture Tribe line in which creatives blend art with horology. This luxury masterpiece features also the first titanium bracelet with a Quick Release System for ease and versatility.