The gorgeous new Colombian Emeralds International store was officially opened this weekend at the historical world heritage Rif Fort, in Curacao. Managing Directors Serge and Dalila Mansur took great pleasure in inviting a large number of glitterati from Aruba & Curacao to the Grand Opening over elegant cocktail and hors dâ€™oeuvres.
â€œColombian Emeralds International is pleased to join with Serge & Dalila Mansur for the opening of this store which is a wonderful opportunity for the prestigious brand,â€ commented CEI’s President and CEO Stephen Crane, as he addressed a crowd of invitees gathered at the plaza in front of the sparkly store windows, just moments before the ribbon cutting ceremony affected by guest of honor Emily de Jong-Elhage, Prime Minister of the Netherlands Antilles, and family Matriarch Ola Mansur.
Rif Fort, built in 1828, was recently developed in conjunction with the new Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino, introducing an upscale array of shops and boutiques to the legendary historical attraction.
â€œWhen the President & CEO of CEI approached us for a partnership,â€ reports Serge Mansur, â€œwe agreed to come on board and help further enhance the luxury retail shopping experience at the reborn Rif Fort landmark.â€
As the store opened its doors in late April, it immediately attracted island visitors and locals. â€œPeople associate Colombian Emeralds International with celebration,â€ says Dalila Mansur, â€œand thus they donâ€™t just come to us to make a purchase, they come to CEI for a memorable experience and make an important connection with the store, creating meaningful life-memories.â€
The CEI store in the Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino is bursting with gorgeous colored gems, diamonds, gold and white gold jewelry. The Amoro line, the worldâ€™s most romantic jewelry collection features Sugar & Spice, Petals, Sun & Sea, Caribbean Calypso and Stardust as well as its dazzling Quattour diamond line, distinctive fine jewelry guaranteed to give joy today and the pleasure of fine quality forever.
The store is the official agent for Oris, Swiss made watches since 1904, Rado Switzerland, Citizen, the much-loved Raymond Weil Geneve and the exclusive, Mediterranean inspired Bertolucci watches.
CEI is the only store in Curacao to carry the refined and rare Cuervo y Sobrinos Watches, a line of time-pieces which traces its roots to Havana, Cuba in 1882.
With more than forty years experience and with more than sixty store locations throughout the Caribbean, CEI Curacao is more that just a shop, it is an attraction, a great representative of the islandâ€™s thriving tourist product, and in the words of Emily de Jong-Elhage, the proof of excellent neighborly relationships between the island of Aruba and the island of Curacao.
Pictured here exceptional party moment, catered by the Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino, and produced by radio personality Ruvette Dirks, Grate Group NV, Curacao.