De Beers Diamond to Open Store Front in Kazakhstan
Posted on July 06 2011
De Beers Diamond Jewellers opened a new store front in Almaty, Kazakhstan on July 2nd 2011. Located in the Bogenbai Batyr District, Lot 125, the De Beers store will be managed by the Premier Metro Group, a luxury good retail and distribution company in Kazakhstan. Bogenbai Batyr is known as the top shopping destination for luxury goods such as cars, mobile phones, jewelry, and gadgets.
As part of the opening ceremonies the street was closed off to public access, a first in Bogenbai Batyr’s history. The ceremony hosted over 250 esteemed guests, starting from morning and ending in the evening.
De Beers is extending its reach into new markets and opening more store fronts in fast rising countries. Its famous locales include the Old Bond Streen in London, Fifth Avenue in New York, and most recently Shin Kong Place in Beijing. Their focus on high quality superb jewelry pieces is well known throughout the world.
“Every De Beers diamond is meticulously hand-selected to ensure that it has exceptional Fire, Life and Brilliance. To help showcase this, each De Beers store is equipped with a De Beers iris, a unique technology that helps customers clearly see the beauty of every diamond through the eyes of an expert,” stated Andrew Coxon, President of the De Beers Institute of Diamonds, during the opening ceremonies.
Also during the opening, Francois Delage, CEO of De Beers Diamonds Jewellers, proudly said, “Our opening in Almaty demonstrates the growing demand for De Beers Diamond Jewellery globally, beyond traditional markets. We are delighted to share our exceptional passion and expertise in diamond selection, craftsmanship and diamond jewellery design with a discerning clientele in this exciting, fast-growing market. We look forward to working with Premier Metro Group. Their expertise in luxury retail in Kazakhstan makes them the perfect partner for De Beers.”