From L-R: Chairman of SPCA Selangor Christine Chin; Managing Director of YTL Corporation Bhd Tan Sri Dr Francis Yeoh; Roberto Coin, President & Founder of Roberto Coin and Italian Ambassador to Malaysia Cristiano Maggipinto.
By Mohammad Johari Yaakob
KUALA LUMPUR, March 2 (Bernama) -- Renowned Italian jewellery brand Roberto Coin made its Malaysian debut with the launch of its first boutique at the Starhill Gallery here recently.
To mark the opening, the brand introduced a limited edition pendant for a charity campaign in collaboration with SPCA Selangor at its new 150 square metre iconic retail space.
"With our first appearance in Malaysia, we were inspired to design a special piece that would create a legacy of giving back to society, "said President and Founder of the brand Roberto Coin when introducing the limited edition Year of the Dog pendant.
"We hope that with this pendant, it will shine a light of hope for the efforts made by SPCA Selangor in creating a more animal loving society, " he added in a statement.
There are only 38 pieces of the limited edition pendant available, retailing at RM2,018 each. Proceeds from the sale will go to SPCA Selangor, the beneficiary of this campaign.
"I hope that during the tour of the new boutique, Malaysians will like our creations, renowned for their strong variety in design, their classic soul and their loyalty to pure elegance," he said.
Roberto Coin Starhill Gallery boutique
Also present were the Italian Ambassador to Malaysia Cristiano Maggipinto, Managing Director of YTL Corporation Bhd Tan Sri Dr Francis Yeoh and Chairman of SPCA Selangor Christine Chin.
The Kuala Lumpur boutique will show one of the brand´s ampler selection of creations, including the most iconic collections like Pois Moi (awarded as the Best Italian Collection in the world), Black Jade, New Barocco, Princess and many others.
Roberto Coin is worn by many A-List celebrities and socialites, including Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Selena Gomez, Halle Berry, Salma Hayek,Jennifer Lopez, Kathrine Heigl, Ginnifer Goodwin, Jenna Fischer, Jessica Alba, and more. Roberto Coin has been an icon in the jewellery industry for more than 30 years.
His designs include the huge Animalier Collection, the Cento Diamond with its 100 unique facets and his key Appassionata Collection, which in 1996 was signed with the famous ruby for the first time.
Roberto Coin limited edition Year of the Dog pendant