DIANA HEIMANN JEWELRY SALON Ritz-Carlton Westchester, 3 Renaissance Sq, White Plains, (914) 467-5880
After 12 years of designing jewelry and selling it at such stores as Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue, Diana Heimann has opened her first jewelry salon in The Ritz. In addition to her own designs, she carries pieces from five other jewelry designers’ collections, as well as work by fine artisans. Prices range from $130 for one of Catherine Michiels’s amulets worn on a hand-dyed silk cord to more than $250,000 for elaborate, custom-made diamond rings.
OLIVIER NEW YORK 12 Purchase St, Rye, (914) 305-2000
This new beauty boutique specializes in luxurious but eco-friendly products including all-natural artisan soaps, facial creams, lip serums, body lotions, shampoos, and shaving creams. All are crafted from pure ingredients, e.g., organic olive oil, virgin coconut oil, cocoa butter, shea butter, and beeswax. None have any preservatives or detergents. “If you wouldn’t put it in your mouth,” says President Gabriella Valentine, “don’t put it on your skin. We would eat anything we sell.” Prices range from $9.99 for soap (“Unlike the typical $2.99 commercial bar of soap, ours is better for you and will last much longer,” promises Valentine) to $79.99 for a perfume containing 50 essential oils in a handcrafted bottle.
ROYAL JEWELS OF RYE 56 Purchase St, Rye, (914) 967-6633
Jeweler John Givelekian brings more than 30 years of experience in New York City’s Diamond District to this new shop, his first foray into suburban retail. Many of the pieces showcased are custom-designed and handcrafted by Givelekian in his on-site workshop. Antique showcases also display designs featuring certified Murano hand-blown glass from Venice, estate jewelry, and 20-karat-gold designs from Coomi. Prices range from $200 to $30,000. Also available: custom-made engagement and wedding rings as well as the redesign and resetting of existing diamonds.