Claire Harper Claire Harper | November 20, 2020 | Style & Beauty
Las Vegas abounds with luxury shopping destinations. Here, we break down some of Sin City’s most prominent fine jewelry maisons.
Known the world over for its intellectual silhouettes and rich heritage, Cartier has three boutiques in Sin City—The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, Wynn Palace and The Shops at Crystals. Boasting precious jewelry, bridal sets, luxe watches and more, each elegant collection—from Love to Trinity de Cartier to Clash de Cartier—displays the Parisian brand’s fine hand-craftsmanship. But perhaps its most notable and historic collection is Juste un Clou, which was conceived in the 1970s in New York and reflects the bold spirit of the era. The popular nail-inspired silhouette can be found gracing bracelets, rings, necklaces, earrings and more in yellow gold, pink gold and white gold, marrying luxury and edge for a look that’s timeless yet daring.
Boasting five expansive locations across Las Vegas—including The Shops at Crystals, which features side-by-side Rolex and Patek Philippe stores; Van Cleef & Arpels at The Forum Shops at Caesars; Bellusso, as well as external boutique Vacheron Constantin, at The Palazzo; Horologio at The Venetian; and Kwiat at Wynn—the family-run business, founded by Ezra and Alan Bekhor, is a powerhouse when it comes to sourcing fine jewelry, precision timepieces and other precious jewels. More than 30 jewelry houses and watch brands call LV Luxury boutiques home—think A. Lange & Söhne, Breitling, Cartier and Bvlgari, among others. For the ultimate gift, Bvlgari’s latest high jewelry launch, Barocko, features three pillars: Colore, Meraviglia and Luce. Colore, a triumph of quintessential joie de vivre, includes one of the most complex pieces in the entire Barocko collection, the Rosso Caravaggio, which required more than 1,500 hours to be completed. Featuring a rare 10-carat cushion ruby along with sparkling diamonds, the exquisite piece fuses modern flair with stylish sophistication—and it’s the perfect surprise for someone special this holiday season.
Located inside Wynn Las Vegas, Kwiat’s flagship store reveals a slew of handcrafted jewelry “destined to become a family heirloom.” Founded in 1907 in New York by Sam Kwiat, the family-run establishment—now under the leadership of Lowell Kwiat, Sam’s grandson—began as a diamond trader in the city before branching out to larger stones over the years and becoming known for its brilliant-cut pieces across the globe. Its Las Vegas boutique showcases the brand’s unique history, instantly drawing you in to its array of jewels, including bracelets, earrings, necklaces and rings that will last a lifetime and for generations to come.
Steeped in luxury, Rolex is known for its beautiful handcrafted watches. This year, the fine timepiece brand rolled out a few new timepieces, including the Submariner and Submariner Date watches, unveiling a redesigned 41 mm case; the Datejust 31 in white Rolesor with a variety of dial colors; the completely revised Oyster Perpetual; and the new Sky Dweller fitted with a debut Oysterflex bracelet. Pull up a signature Rolex green chair at The Shops at Crystals boutique and explore its watch bar or head to its VIP room for a private viewing of the brand’s most exclusive timepieces.
Another haute jewelry boutique under the LV Luxury Jewelers empire is Parisian jewelry, watch and perfume brand Van Cleef & Arpels, which was founded in Paris’ Place Vendome in 1906 following the marriage of Alfred Van Cleef and Estelle Arpels. Known for its distinct style, characterized by creativity, refinement and poetry, the maison’s collections have been inspired by nature, couture and imagination. From its thematic high jewelry collections, like the Romeo & Juliet clips, to its vintage Alhambra necklaces and pendants, to its Poetic Complications watches marrying Swiss-made mechanics with the house’s distinct imagination, Van Cleef’s pieces dazzle year after year at its boutique at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.
Photography by: In order of appearance: Courtesy of Bvlgari; Kwiat photo by Leinani Shak Photography