The East Coast Gems of Time Invitational, sponsored by East Coast Jewelry, to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation event in South Florida began March 16 with a cocktail reception at the Setai Hotel in South Beach.
The following day, at La Gorce Country Club, more than 300 guests enjoyed a day of golf, beauty, fashion and East Coast Jewelry’s collections of gems and timepieces. Some of the collections that participated were Jacob & Co., Ulysse Nardin, Corum, Krieger, Dewitt, Hermes, Perrelet, Glashutte, Maurice LaCroix, Ebel, Leo Pizzo, Vertu, Hysek, Christian Dior, Zenith, Girard Perregaux, Vacheron Constantin, U-Boat, Daniel Roth, and de Grisogono.
East Coast Jewelry’s Gems of Time Invitational event was hosted and underwritten by Michael and Bobby Yampolsky (pictured), the father and son founders and owners of the retail Boca Raton-based jewelry operation with stores in Palm Beach and Sunny Isles Beach. Former Miami Dolphins football player, Louis Oliver, served as Master of Ceremonies. The all day affair began with a golf tournament with celebrity golfer’s, including Brett Quickley, Nicholas Thompson, and Alexis Thompson.
A mid-day luncheon featured the designs of Teso Furs, making its debut in South Florida. The collection was complemented by the jewels of de Grisogono. Medici Spa sponsored seminars and complimentary beauty and skin treatments.
Next was an afternoon “Bubble Hour” reception with Veuve Cliquot champagne. Showcased were the diamonds of Leo Pizzo on models premiering the Vicky Moreinis swimwear collection. Meanwhile, male models paraded in the Nautica Spring Collection accessorized with U-Boat Timepieces. Miami’s DJ Irie did the spinning.
Artist and sculptor Romero Britto was a special guest for the event in which he showcased artwork and sculptures.
The evening culminated with a “19th Hole” award dinner reception. Guests were entertained by Cirque performers, a silent auction presentation and dancing to the music of DJ Irie. The Grand Winners of the golf tournament were awarded a trip to The Cliffs Communities on a private Jet.