Jewelry Shopping Is A Treat At Nicole Whisenhunt's New Boutique
Recently opened at the posh Power Plant Mall new wing in Rockwell, Makati, designer Nicole Whisenhunt ventures into yet another creative pursuit via the Whisenhunt Fine Jewelry boutique, a chic space that houses her original designs as well as heirloom pieces to covet.
The store is symbolic of the culmination of Nicole's almost ten years in the industry, and is the product of her formal education at the L'Ecole Van Cleef and Arpels (The School of Jewelry and Arts) in Paris. Having had extensive experience in accessory design in the past, Nicole has decided to venture into fine jewelry as the next step to her flourishing career.
Everything starts out as an idea... That’s the most exciting part of my job, we always start with an idea, then a sketch then the goal is to make this sketch into a reality...?? Emeralds & diamonds recreated into an Edwardian cocktail ring set in 18k white gold, reworked from a client’s stash of loose stones, designed & made by #whisenhuntfinejewelry . ??#whisenhuntreworked #whisenhuntbespoke
Drawn towards the Art Deco era of design, Nicole focuses on creating a 24-piece fine jewelry collection per year, and creating bespoke pieces for clients. She also has a knack for reworking vintage and heirloom pieces from their personal collections to create new designs that speak to today's clientele.
The chic private consultation room at the boutique
Nicole's chic boutique houses four main collections on display: Contemporary, Wedding Annex, Estate, and Collectibles. The Contemporary collection features Nicole's original designs which perfectly marry influences of the old and the new. There's no denying that the demand for bridal jewelry is always high, so she lends her design flair for couples looking for something a little extraordinary for their engagement or big day for The Wedding Annex. The boutique's Heirloom Collection, on the other hand, is filled to the brim with vintage brooches and cufflinks, to century old Art Deco jewels individually handpicked by Nicole during her travels.
Nicole also mentions that she deliberately placed fashion and design books inside her store for the reading pleasure of clients and passersby. Consider it a mini library, where one can get lost and educated in the wonderful world of design. Apart from all these wonderful features, Nicole's boutique accepts full customization services, from bespoke design, to sourcing of specific stones, to production, and stone-setting. Add to that, jewelry reworking, repair, and redipping services are also offered.
Check out some of our favorite pieces from Whisenhunt Fine Jewelry's offerings:
Whisenhunt Fine Jewelry is located at Stall 238, R2 Level Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati.