The Watch Fair is your opportunity to shop expanded collections from the top Swiss watch brands with special event pricing. The event also gives you the rare chance to see prototype timepieces and extremely rare, unreleased models. Enjoy this exclusive preview of a few of the specialty timepieces available this weekend only at The Watch Fair!
Wixon Jewelers was proud to welcome master watchmaker and founder of Parmigiani Fleurier, Michel Parmigiani, to Minnesota! Mr. Parmigiani, along with U.S. President Thierry Collot, stopped by Wixon Jewelers as part of a whirlwind U.S. Tour for a Meet & Greet with watch and horology lovers. (Pictured above (L-R): Dan & Hope Wixon, Michel Parmigiani, Thierry Collot)
One of a Kind Experiences
How often do you get the chance for a glimpse into the passion and personal history of both a brand and the man behind it? Parmigiani enthusiasts had the rare opportunity to not only talk to the visionary watchmaker, but to see an impressive collection of rare and extraordinary timepieces hand selected by Mr. Parmigiani himself. From one on one conversations to a signed note and photo with Michel, this was truly a unique event!
Getting up close and personal with limited edition timepieces was a rare treat for our clients. With a number of new releases and classic favorites, including special selections from the Bugatti and Tonda collections, as well as the Ovale Pantographe, there was something for everyone. One of the highlights was an exclusive one of a kind Toric Westminster. Check out the video below to hear the chimes of this impressive timepiece.
The Diamond Event at Wixon Jewelers is going on this Friday and Saturday from 10am-6pm, showcasing exceptional diamond rings and jewelry featuring rare fancy color diamonds. One of the highlights of this collection is a museum quality diamond ring featuring a GIA-certified natural Fancy Intense Pink diamond. Due to the rarity of this natural pink diamond, this piece is valued at $2,500,000! This may be the only time to see a pink diamond of this kind.
Pink diamonds are rare; in fact they are beyond rare. Out of the 133 million carats of diamonds mined yearly, only a very small percentage are pink. In fact, an entire year’s supply of pink diamonds that weigh over a half-carat could fit in the palm of your hand! With only a few years of supply remaining in major mines, the pink diamond becomes ever more precious as time passes.
Celebrity fascination with fancy colors may account for the sudden spiral in popularity. Historically, celebrities and royalty have worn these unique gemstones, but times are changing and these rare gifts from nature are rapidly gaining popularity for engagement rings. They are prized by all who possess them and revered for their unique provenance, intrinsic beauty and extreme rarity.
Not only will there be an exclusive colored diamond collection, The Diamond Event at Wixon Jewelers will feature some of the world’s top designers and their entire collections brought in for this exclusive event! From luxurious diamond engagement rings to rare one-of-a-kind colored diamond jewelry, there is sure to be something for everyone. See an amazing $2.5 million dollar natural fancy pink diamond ring during The Diamond Event at Wixon Jewelers.
We stopped by WCCO with our incredible pink diamond ring. The look on Kylie’s face when she slips it on her finger is priceless…
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A Wixon event is about the entire experience. It’s not just the highly coveted watches, rare jewels and incredible diamonds, but festive hors d’oeuvres and cocktails too!
No matter your beverage of choice or preferred liqueur, you might find yourself trying something new at one of our parties. Mixologists have been enjoying the lime light for some time now in the Twin Cities and in our opinion no one shakes and stirs better than Christopher Green.
After 20 years of working in the best restaurants in town, Christopher followed his passion for the cocktail culture and branched out on his own. Christopher is an authority on all libations. While we do enjoy a great glass or wine or a classic mixed drink, with Christopher we are never a victim of boredom! More so than most talented bartenders or mixologists, Christopher has a knack for manipulating flavors and complexities that is simply perfect.
Christopher says, “I like to think that the experience I provide harkens back to the glory days of bartending when a good bar keep was equal parts chemist, sage, therapist, and confidant/friend.”
Please join us for our next event, Christopher undoubtingly has the perfect suggestion made just for you. He is sure to amuse you with his wit, wisdom and creative wizardry.
Try one of Christopher’s signature cocktails for yourself:
Smoke on the Water
1 oz. Rye Whiskey (Christopher prefers Rittenhouse)
1 1/2 oz. Cynar Amaro
1 oz. Carpano Antica Italian Vermouth
1/2 oz. Laphroiag Scotch Whisky
1. Rinse a cocktail glass with the Laphroiag and leave it in the glass.
2. Mix all other ingredients in a mixing glass and stir with ice.
3. Strain into a glass containing the Laphroiag and express a wide orange peel across the top of the cocktail, discard and enjoy!
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Amy shares her pearls of wisdom in her column, Ask Amy. Her impeccable taste helps to select beautiful, current yet timeless looks for our clients in harmony with their own personal style. She believes that jewelry should have a story to tell about the person who wears it and is delighted to commemorate life’s celebrations. If you have a question, just Ask Amy!
For many of us, the Academy Awards are enjoyed from the comfort of our couch with pajamas on and popcorn in hand. But at the Oscar Experience, Minnesotans got dressed in their finest, strolled down the red carpet and viewed the award show like Hollywood royalty.
Hosted at the ShowPlace ICON Theatre in the West End, the event brought the glitz and glamour of the Academy Awards right to Minnesota. Now in its 23rd year, the Oscar Experience is one of the longest running Oscar parties in the country and the only Oscar party in Minnesota sanctioned by the Academy of Motion Pictures.
The best part of the night? It wasn’t Leo finally getting his long-awaited Oscar, but all the money that was raised for the Aegis Foundation. An incredible organization, Aegis supports vulnerable, needy, underserved, and imperiled youth to help them plan, prepare and focus on education. They serve as a resource for youth, help create leaders and provide scholarships for continuing education.
We were proud to support the Aegis Foundation through the donation of a fabulous pair of 18k rose gold and diamond earrings from designer Roberto Coin. Guests purchased raffle tickets for a chance to win, with all proceeds going toward the incredible work that Aegis does.
To donate to the Aegis Scholarship Program click here.
We had a wonderful time at Wild About Children tonight! We are proud to support this incredible event for such an amazing cause, Children’s Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota. Hosted at the gorgeous A’BULAE in St. Paul’s historic Lowertown neighborhood, the evening began with wine and hors d’oeuvres as guests mingled with players. The full roster of Minnesota Wild players served as celebrity waiters, trading in their jerseys for aprons to host and serve a delicious meal to over 400 guests.
We donated a Panerai Luminor timepiece and packaged it with some great extras for the live auction. Our friend Mikko Koivu was wearing the watch during the event and it was auctioned directly off of his wrist! After the heated bidding process concluded, the lucky winner went home with an incredible watch, a signed Wild jersey, and the Wild About Children apron right off of Mikko’s back.
This year’s Wild About Children event raised nearly $300,000, setting a new fundraising record! In its 12-year history, the Wild About Children gala has raised more than $1 million to benefit Children’s of Minnesota. The Cancer Kids Fund provides extra services and amenities that bring additional care and comfort to kids and families in the midst of a cancer or blood disorder journey.
These earrings feature two radiant cut natural fancy intense yellow diamonds totaling 21.15 carats (GIA certified). Naturally occurring colored diamonds, such as these, are very rare and therefore command top dollar.
During our Diamond Designer Event we’ll have on display exceptional diamond rings and jewelry featuring rare fancy color diamonds.
Colored diamonds are taking the fashion world by storm. They are perfect for anyone who loves the sparkle and brilliance of a diamond, and are dazzled by the alluring hues of colored gemstones like rubies, emeralds, and sapphires. During our Diamond Designer Event you’ll see some of the world’s rarest natural colored diamonds making this the perfect opportunity to jump on the “bling” wagon.
Celebrity fascination with fancy colors may account for the sudden spiral in popularity. Historically, celebrities, royalty, and other aristocrats have worn these unique gemstones, but times are changing and these rare gifts from nature are rapidly gaining popularity for engagement rings. While there is certainly no denying the appeal of colored diamonds as adornments and status symbols. The underlying message of colored diamonds is… natural colored diamonds are an incomparable and timeless investment.
Not only will there be an exclusive colored diamond collection, the Diamond Designer Event also features some of the world’s top designers and their entire collections brought in for this exclusive event! Our designer jewelry collections feature world renowned designers JB Star, A. Jaffe, and Mark Patterson. From luxurious diamond engagement rings to rare one-of-a-kind colored diamond jewelry there is sure to be something for everyone.
Known as the premier jewelry store in Minnesota, Wixon Jewelers in Minneapolis specializes in engagement rings, fine Swiss watches, gemstones and diamond jewelry. We offer our clients more than just fine jewelry and timepieces; we offer them a level of service, trust and expertise that our competitors simply cannot match.