On Tuesday evening, fashion insiders gathered at Manhattan’s legendary La Grenouille to celebrate the launch of Mazarin’s fine jewels at Moda Operandi. The old-fashioned French restaurant, which boasts not one but two Michelin stars, proved to be the perfect setting for the Parisian brand’s celebration, with a glorious arrangement of plants and flowers lining the elegant dining room. As guests mingled during the cocktail hour, they were treated to jazz tunes played on a piano in the corner above the dining tables.
A quick look around the room and you’ll see Nicky Hilton Rothschild leaning on the balcony railing wearing an intricate elephant cuff from the jeweler, supermodel Maria Borges posing at the bottom of the stairs in a mesmerizing elephant pendant necklace made from recycled gold, and actress AnnaSophia Robb raising a glass Champagne with a lab-grown diamond on the finger—all by Mazarin, of course.
Louise de Rothschild, co-founder with Keagan Ramsamy, welcomed everyone with a heartfelt speech. “Our dream is to contribute to the next chapter in the great history of jewellery,” she explained. “We believe that jewelry can and must become more ethical if it is to continue into eternity.” That’s why the brand works closely with The Big Life Foundation, a non-profit organization that works with local communities to protect nature and elephants – a motif infused throughout the line’s designs.