Diamonds are definitely a girl’s best friend, and Hong Kong ladies are in excellent company with the arrival of Nirav Modi’s sparkling new flagship. The 100-year-old fam-run diamond dealer has unveiled a gorgeous space at the 1881 Heritage mall in Tsim Sha Tsui, just a skip from The Peninsula – cue expanses of marble, custom carpets, and crystal drop chandeliers... but it’s the jewellery that steals the show.
The Indian-born son and grandson of skilled diamantaires, Modi grew up in Antwerp, Belgium, the world’s diamond capital. Cut, colour, clarity and carat were the family watchwords, and Modi learned to appreciate the four Cs from an early age. His eye for beauty shines through when it comes to designing stunning jewellery, sourcing the world’s best diamonds and marrying them with fine gems, innovative styles and precise finishes.
Launched in 2010, the label offers unique stone-setting methods, patented cuts and minimal metal to allow pieces to sparkle naturally, commanding high prices at auction. Nirav Modi’s flagship joins existing stores in TST’s Elements and Central’s IFC, with a Macau offering coming soon too.
It’s an elegant space for clients to view the six exquisitely crafted collections, including the romantic ‘Celestial’, ‘Embrace’ and ‘Luminance’ ranges of earrings, rings, bangles, pendants and necklaces, and also boasts a private bridal section. Famous fans include Zhang Ziyi, Kate Winslet… and now you.
Nirav Modi / 1881 Heritage / 2a Canton Rd / Tsim Sha Tsui / +852 2420 6000 / 10am-9pm daily / niravmodi.com