Alisha Dhuka, Jillian Goltzman, Madiha Jamil, Samija Jafri, Sara Aziz at the Deutsch Houston Belles and Baubles happy hour. (Photo by Jacob Power)
Lance Deutsch, Julie Siegel (Photo by Jacob Power)
Sara Lowery, Katherine Whaley (Photo by Jacob Power)
Falaq Dhuka, Alisha Dhuka (Photo by Jacob Power)
Billie Van Slyke, SJ Swanson (Photo by Jacob Power)
Erin Kellar, Nicole Yogi (Photo by Jacob Power)
Marisa Hurd, Tracy LeRoy (Photo by Jacob Power)
Susan Nguyen, Danmarie Bunag (Photo by Jacob Power)
Yvonne Guidry, Judith Mancha (Photo by Jacob Power)
The stunning Rolex department in the Deutsch Houston showroom. (Photo by Jacob Power)
A virtual forrest of white orchids blossomed across the vibrant interiors of Deutsch Houston where diamonds in every configuration imaginable beckoned the stylish ensemble that gathered for the “Belles and Baubles” happy hour, a celebration of the vaunted jewelry firm’s 90th anniversary and a salute to the season of weddings.
Indeed, as the mostly-young ladies swanned across the store perusing the sparkling bounty, we spotted one trying on a fabulous emerald-cut diamond. “Wow,” she said, admiring the $250,000 ring. “I think I’m ready to get engaged!”
Of course, she could have selected from any number of engagement rings of varying price points. Reflecting Deutsch Houston’s focus on the ultimate in customer service, the Deutsch sales team was in high gear guiding guests through options from designers including Cartier, Kwiat, Buccellati, Mikimoto and Armenta.
Champagne flowed as did a special summer sangria cocktail, dubbed the Princess Cut, as waiters from neighboring Eloise Nichols passed trays of hors d’oeuvres. For a playful touch, the Popfancy Pops rolling cart was on hand serving gourmet flavored popsicles dipped in champagne. Ooh, la, la!
Lane Deutsch, who reigns over the classic jewelry emporium which was founded by his grandfather in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, in 1929, welcomed the femmes to his recently renovated boutique on the edge of Highland Village. (Love the Rolex boutique.) In remarks to the gathering, Deutsch allowed that a percentage of all sales on this day were dedicated to the firm’s long-time charitable partner Heroes for Children.
Confirming that generous partnership, executive director Julie Siegel jetted in from headquarters in Dallas for the event.
What would a wedding-inspired event be without a lovely swag bag? Guests departed Deutsch Houston with goodie bags filled with top-of-the-line jewelry cleaner, a vanity bag for storing jewelry and delish wedding-themed cookies, designed by Michelle Deutsch, from the West University bakery Flour and the Girls.
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