This week, William Henry
presented its first-ever offerings designed and created with gemstone pave settings. These new pieces represent an important step for the American brand, renowned for its distinctive collections of "functional" and jewelry-like pocket knives, writing instruments, money clips, and golf tools. The new models, developed in partnership with jewelry designer Scott Keating, represent new and exclusive offerings in the oft-overlooked world of men’s jewelry.
Initially, Keating’s design and setting work will be used on some of the brand’s most exclusive pocket knives. Later in 2012, these gem settings will be also used to create new offerings of writing instruments, money clips, and golf tools, conferring a new and original appeal to the brand’s most exclusive collections. The patterns on bejeweled models are created by hand and then hand set in pave. Gemstones used include white, brown, and black diamonds; blue and yellow sapphires; and rubies.
“Our limited-edition collections are always infused with a distinctive and meaningful message,” says Matt Conable, the founder of William Henry. “It can be imbued in a rare and exotic material such as fossil Mammoth tooth or meteorite, or in the outstanding craftsmanship of an engraver or a koftgari artisan. The design and gem-setting artistry of Scott Keating will add a sparkling and precious new layer to our most exclusive offerings.”
Keating is one of the most respected independent jewelry designers in the U.S. He has won a number of awards for his jewelry creations, among them the Diamonds of Distinction Award from De Beers and a Designer of the 90s Award from Jeweler's Circular Keystone. Keating counts celebrities like Jack Nicholson and Jimmy Buffett among his clients.
William Henry sources materials for its products from around the world, testing and developing each for its specific application. The company strives to use only materials that are tough enough for daily use and yet exotic enough to surprise even the most jaded collectors. All of the company's collections can be purchased as corporate gifts. The most common corporate gift is the D3 Fairway golf divot tool with personalized ball markers, though pens and money clips are also justly popular.
William Henry will start selling its new gem-studded pieces at the end of the first quarter of 2012. Contact Dave Boeckel for assistance with corporate gifts at (888) 563-4500.