Sunday, November 30, 2014

SEX IN ANCIENT CHINA---OF COURSE THE CHINKS ARE MASTERS OF SEX IN ALL ITS FORMS OR HOW ELSE CAN CHINA CONTAIN THE WORLD'S BIGGEST POPULATION BY RACE? AS IT IS, 1 IN EVERY 7 HUMANS BORN IS A CHINESE!

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  SOTHEBY’S HONG KONG GALLERY PRESENTS  GARDENS OF PLEASURE: SEX IN ANCIENT CHINA AN EXHIBITION OF THE FERDINAND M. BERTHOLET COLLECTION  

- The First Dedicated Exhibition of  Ancient Chinese Erotic Art in Hong Kong -
      
 Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery presented part of the Ferdinand M. Bertholet Collection, the world’s largest collection of erotic art last 16 April to 3 May. 

 The exhibition entitled Gardens of Pleasure: Sex in Ancient China, featured more than 100 pieces of astounding works of art from the Ferdinand M. Bertholet Collection, with objects dating from the Han Dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD) to the Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1911 AD).   

These trinkets include works in silk, ivory, bronze, and are whispers and slivers of tantalising tales from days gone by.  Within these works, made up of alluring albums and provocative porcelains, an older, more mischievous China unfolds.  

As a collection, such pieces offer an unparalleled view into an exceptional story of sex in the ancient Middle Kingdom.   

Ferdinand M. Bertholet, the collector, said, “I was very excited about the exhibition at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery, which was my first opportunity to share my collection with the audiences in Asia.  I remember when I first began collecting around 35 years ago, I entered an antique shop on the famous Hollywood Road in Hong Kong.  

"In a chest of drawers, I came across entirely by chance a pile of seven large sheets from an album and was amazed to discover they were Chinese erotic paintings of unprecedented beauty.  Never before had I feasted my eyes on real objects of such quality.  

"I was overjoyed with this discovery and, somewhere deep within me, a passion was born.  This exhibition brought back home the remnants of an almost lost heritage and paid tribute to the masters of Chinese erotic art.” 
   
Nicolas Chow, Deputy Chairman of Sotheby’s Asia and International Head of Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, said, “It was the first time an exhibition on sex in ancient China took place in this part of the world and the collection is already well-known in the West, having been presented in illustrious museums such as the Cernuschi in Paris and the Museum of Asian Art in Berlin.  

"The objects in the collection span many centuries and various media including album paintings, porcelain figures, bronze mirrors and phalluses.  We trust this exhibition was an exciting eye-opener for the Asian audience.”  

About The Ferdinand M. Bertholet Collection  
More than 30 years ago Ferdinand Bertholet discovered his first Chinese erotic album on display in an antique shop on Hollywood Road, Hong Kong.  He was deeply impressed by the beauty of the illustrations: their decorative power, exquisite deployment of colour, and harmonious balance rapidly had a direct impact on his own paintings. 
    
Over the years Bertholet managed to acquire a large variety of fine paintings, scrolls and objects, among which the absolute highlight of all times in this field; the famous set of eight Kangxi paintings from the former C.T. Loo collection.  

C.T. Loo's admiration for Chinese erotic art inspired Bertholet to produce the following publications: Dreams of Spring (1997), Gardens of Pleasure (2003), and Concubines and Courtesans (2010).  

In the meantime the collection gained international renown, and the most important parts of it were exhibited at the Rietberg Museum in Z├╝rich (2002), the Cernuschi Museum in Paris (2006), The Barbican Art Gallery in London (2007), The Museum of Asian Arts in Berlin (2011), The British Museum (2014), the Berkeley Art Museum (2014), amongst many other world class institutions.    
   
EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS   
Love Games in a Flowering Garden From Gardens of Pleasure Series Late 17th Century Set of eight Ink and colour on silk 39.5 x 55.5 cm  
The work’s foreground is populated by a couple in pre-coital bliss, bodies intertwined: the Ming headdress points to the man’s social status, while his female companion’s hairdo—here worn up—signals her status as a married woman.  

And yet, many features residing in the background of the piece begs its audiences to question the legitimacy of the pairing. 

 Magnolias and peonies deceptively bloom side by side within the painting, which is a fallacy considering how they flower separately throughout the seasons.  

A blue tai hu rock elegantly balances the piece, and in a moment of provocative insinuation, one might even discern our hero and heroine’s copulating outlines within the unassuming rock itself.  


Phalluses in stone, ceramics and bronze From Han Dynasty to Song Dynasty

        
Meiren at Her Bath Early 19th Century  Ink and colour on silk, hanging scroll 155 x 87 cm
In this bathing scene, a beautiful lady, meiren, sits next to her bathtub on a bench made of mottled bamboo.  

Her nudity is underlined by a see-through dress, but in ancient China it is above all her exceedingly small feet which cause utmost excitement.  

Behind her, an orchid emergers decoratively from a varnished pot.  A large sconce with a reflector illuminates the scene. 


One Wooden Chair for “Foot-binding” and Two Pairs of Silk “Golden Lotus” Shoes 19th Century  
Towards the end of the Yuan period, foot binding had become a privilege available only to the aristocrats.  

To have one’s feet bound was to possess immeasurable poise and beauty, as well as social status.  When girls from upper-class families reached the age of five, they would become eligible for this tradition.  

This process of performing the rituals involved a special foot-binder’s stool, a rare item which will also be showcased in the present exhibition.  

The chair is displayed with shoes of the then considered highly elegant designs of the lotus bud foot, that were seen as capable of walking with “the elegant sway of a lily” on her delicate stem.  

      
A scroll with 20 lesbian figures (detail) Ink and colour on silk  17 x 136 cm 
One intimate and delicate piece portrays two ladies coupling with the use of a phallus.  Their bound feet suggest their high social statuses, most likely two courtesans within an emperor’s harem.  

Behind the women is a closed landscape panel, pointing to the privacy of their coupling. 

Considering the fact our protagonists have kept their immaculately small shoes on, one can only assume this work was painted as a means to arouse a male audience or to tantalise the ladies too by these adornments.     

  
A set of seven small porcelain figures 19th – 20th Century
  
  
II) ABOUT SOTHEBY’S HONG KONG GALLERY Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery has enabled the Company to significantly expand its business in Asia beyond its traditional twice-annual auction series in April and October, offering a variety of exciting events throughout the year.  

Since its inauguration in May 2012, the Gallery has been home to selling exhibitions and non-selling exhibitions including Modern Masters, Age of Elegance – European Paintings, Furniture and Works of Art from the 19th Century, New Ink - An Exhibition Of Ink Art By Post 1970 Artists From The Yiqingzhai Collection, Beyond The Paper Screen – An Exhibition of Japanese Erotic Prints from The Uragami Collection, From Warhol, With Love - A Selling Exhibition Of Andy Warhol Works, The Eternal Spring - A Selling Exhibition of Contemporary Ceramics by Caroline Cheng, The Odyssey of a Master : Chao Chung-hsiang - A Selling Exhibition as well as auctions such as Boundless: Contemporary Art and Magnificent Bordeaux from a European Cellar, The Mei Yun Tang Collection Of Paintings By Chang Dai-Chien“A Master’s Secrets 
Unveiled”, Snuff Bottles From The Mary And George Bloch Collection and Fine Timepieces and Jewels. All these initiatives demonstrate Sotheby’s commitment to catering to the diversifying interest of collectors in Asia.
    
Address: 5/F, One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong Enquiries On Opening Hours:  +852 2524 8121  

BILLY LIM, PRESIDENT OF MALAYSIAN HAIRDRESSING ASSOCIATION, SHOWS OFF HIS LATEST CREATIONS CALLED 'HIGH FASHION HAIRV FASHION' THAT IS SEXY YET ELEGANT

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 Look at Billy Lim's own sexy puffed up, bouffant hair which is simply uber-cool!
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The theme is 'High Fashion Hair Fashion' - Think Style , Sexy and Elegance and you get the drift.

The hair was done to leave the root for more volume, it was created with natural wave and body to flow the hair for sexy let down. 

Then the hair was clipped up for loose bun with natural small wave-end on top for a very elegant, overall shape but with attitude. 

The bun was a little bit tighter to result in an even more glamorous and strong outline with more loose wavy hair on top to break the traditional comb-up.

Hair - Billy Lim of MTH Salon
Makeup - Victor of Gold Goh
Photograph- John of Timez Art Creative
Model Aly Chernobrivets

Billy Lim at work below

President of Malaysian Hairdressing Association (www.mha.org.my)

President of OMC Malaysia (www.omchairworld.com)








Friday, November 28, 2014

IN SHANGHAI ON 6 DECEMBER 2014? DON'T MISS THE BLACKTIE AND BOX-GLAM-SLAM SHANGHAI FIGHT NIGHT AT HYATT ON THE BUND!

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THE FINAL COUNTDOWN: SHANGHAI FIGHT NIGHT ARRIVES THIS DECEMBER
Six Professional Boxers from China, Brazil and France will Converge on Shanghai on December 6th for a Glamorous Black Tie Gala Dinner, three Pro Boxing and five White-Collar Boxing Bouts



 GLAM GUESTS
 SHANGHAI FIGHT NIGHT IS A GLAMOROUS BLACKTIE EVENT AND NOT SOME GRITTY, GROTTY AND DIRTY EVENT IN A SHED!

DRESS CODE IS BLACKTIE AS BEFITS THE HYATT ON BUND SETTING AND PRICES!
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This December 6th 2014, China Sports Promotions (the team behind Brawl on the Wall, Brawl on the Bund, Mayhem in Macao and Taipei Fight Night) in association with sponsors The Venetian Macao and the Cotai Ring Club will host the fourth Shanghai Fight Night at the Hyatt on the Bund in Shanghai. 

Headlining the night is professional MMA fighter-turned-boxer bad boy Rodrigo Benedito Caporal from Brazil making his China debut against northern China’s Liu ‘Lightning’ Yue.

The evening’s fight-card gets underway with five white-collar boxing bouts, with 10 office workers from Shanghai who have been in training at Golden Gloves Gym in Shanghai for three months facing off in front of a sell-out crowd of friends and fight fans. 

Then as the night and gala dinner draws on, the professional fights get underway with France’s Ennaceri Mourad facing off against China’s Su ‘AK-47’ Cheng, and an all Chinese fight between Beijing’ s Zhao Chong Yang the ‘Daring Fighter’ and 18-year-old Liu Ming Fei, the ‘War Chariot’.

Outside of the ring, the evening will be dripping in glitz and glamour from the very start with a full-on red carpet entrance, television crews and photographers snapping away. 

A four-course dinner will be served to a crowd of glammed-up guests cheering on the fighters between toasts of champagne in what has become one of the highlights of Shanghai’s social calendar.

The mix of professional fights with white-collar bouts has become central to the success of the event in the last two years. It offers both the chance for regular people in Shanghai to challenge themselves to the discipline of training for a fight, and it is also a platform, in front of 600 fans, for young professional boxers from around the world. 

That opportunity for professional boxers to showcase their skills means they can use the event as a stepping stone to get help gaining better access to training, sponsorship and career development.

It is this professional boxing side of Shanghai Fight Night, and The Venetian Macao’s continuous support of professional boxing in China, that has really started to change the landscape of boxing’s exposure across the country and Asia. With the success of Shanghai Fight Night, China Sports Promotions will be expanding the event even further across Asia in 2015 as the appetite for boxing grows further.

“Year after year the white-collar boxing event Brawl on the Bund is sold out, and after nine successful Brawl events and now three successful Shanghai Fight Nights, I see people’s attitudes are changing positively towards the sport,” says China Sports Promotions CEO Shane Benis. 

“There is more interest, there is a buzz about boxing. A lot of this has to do with The Venetian Macao – they have brought 'big boxing' to China by hosting world class events like the Clash in Cotai, and the upcoming Clash in Cotai II, featuring Pacquiao vs Algieri on November 23 at the Cotai Arena. People are finally interested in boxing here. And it is here to stay!”


Shanghai Fight Night
Saturday, December 6th  2014, 7 pm
Hyatt on the Bund, 199 Huangpu Lu, Shanghai

Ticketing Information
Ringside Tables                                        RMB 16,000
Gold Tables                                                RMB 12,000
Silver Tables                                              RMB 10,000
Each table has 10 seats

The Silver and Gold tiers feature entertainment, a four-course dinner, free flow wine and beer. Ringside tables serve complimentary champagne.

Phone: +86 (21) 3223 0563


For more information visit www.wcbc.info 

About China Sports Promotions
China Sports Promotions is a Shanghai based events company dedicated to developing the sport of boxing in China. CSP’s portfolio of events includes the already proven amateur White Collar Boxing China charity fight nights: Brawl On The Bund and Brawl On The Wall. 

Collectively CSP has raised over USD 300,000 in donations for charity organisations in China through white collar events. In 2013 CSP launched its first professional fight nights called Shanghai Fight Night and has since organized 3 events. 

In 2014 in addition to launching white collar boxing in Macao, CSP will launch Taipei Fight Night which will be a half white collar boxing half professional boxing fight night. 

Their focus is now to develop professional boxing where the goal is to provide Chinese based fighters with access to sponsorship for training and career development through both local and international fight nights. Contact info@chinasportspromotions.com for more information.

About Golden Gloves Gym
All white collar boxers train at golden gloves boxing gym in Shanghai, a gym started to raise awareness and participation in the sport by former Mexican golden gloves champion Alfonso Cuadra, Shane Benis and David Li. 

The gym has an 'anyone is welcome' approach to the public, and has had over 2000 people through its doors since it opened in 2011. For more information on the gym please visit their website at www.goldenglovesgym.com

About Title Sponsor The Venetian Macao
Opened in 2007, The Venetian® Macao is Macao's first integrated resort featuring stunning replicas of the famous canals and architectural icons of Venice, Italy. 

The Venetian Macao features 3,000 suites, 1.2 million square feet (111,000 square metres) of convention and meeting facilities as well as a 15,000-seat Cotai Arena designed for world-class sports events and electrifying entertainment. 

The Venetian Macao is also home to the unique, 1,800-seat luxury Venetian Theatre, hosting the best in international and Chinese entertainment; more than 30 renowned restaurants; TAIVEXMALO Day Hospital & Spa; the incredibly fun QUBE indoor playground and more than 300 retailers at Shoppes at Venetian. 

Outdoor recreation areas include swimming pools and cabanas and a mini-golf course.

For more information, please visit www.venetianmacao.com

About Title Sponsor the Cotai Ring Club
The Cotai Ring Club is one of the most exciting clubs in Asia for dedicated sports fans, bringing the best in action-packed sporting events to Macao, including: Top Rank boxing, featuring the likes of the legendary Manny Pacquiao and two-time Olympic Gold medallist Zou Shiming; multiple UFC events; Muay Thai; white collar boxing; plus world-class professional tennis, basketball and golf events, and more. 

Members benefit from advance event notice, seat access privileges and packages crafted especially for them, as well as special member events and themed Cotai Ring Club merchandise and gifts.

To sign up to become the Cotai Ring Club member, visit www.venetianmacao.com/macau-entertainment/cotai-ring-club.html.

HRH SULTANAH KALSOM THE SULTANAH OF PAHANG GRACES CERES FINE JEWELS' BOLLYWOOD GALA NIGHT AT STARHILL GALLERY WHICH IS THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE 8TH "JOURNEY THROUGH TIME" WATCH AND JEWELLERY EXTRAVAGANZA FROM 21 TO 28 NOVEMBER 2014

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 HER ROYAL HIGHNESS SULTANAH KALSOM THE SULTANAH OF PAHANG GRACED THE OCCASION WITH NANDLAL GOENKA AND SON NAVNEET GOENKA THE OWNERS OF CERES JEWELS AT STARHILL GALLERY
HER ROYAL HIGHNESS SULTANAH KALSOM THE SULTANAH OF PAHANG WITH BOLLYWOOD STAR KARISHMA KAPOOR AND NAVNEET GOENKA OF CERES JEWELS
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CERES GOES BOLLYWOOD
The Glamor and Glitter of Ceres Jewels


CERES – THE HOUSE OF GOENKA launched its exclusive BELLO ITALIAN COLLECTION and CHARISMA COLLECTION on November 23 2014, in a glamorous Bollywood themed Gala Night at the Starhill Gallery as part of A Journey Through Time VIII from 21 to 28 Novembr 2014.

Guests were invited to meet and dine with Bollywood Celebrities Karishma Kapoor, Neha Dhupia and Shibani Kashyap in a private cocktail session followed by dinner and a lavishly styled Bollywood Performance at the Shook! Restaurant attended by HRH Sultanah Pahang Sultanah Hajjah Kalsom.

Goenka Diamond and Jewels Sdn. Bhd., is a part of the multinational and diversified Goenka Group which has interests in key sectors of industry, namely- Mining, Diamond & Jewelry Manufacturing, Commodities, Retail, Infrastructure and Agriculture. 

With their business interests spread across Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa, the Goenka Family has now ventured into Malaysia, the country it has identified as key in its future strategy for growth and expansion.

Goenka Diamond & Jewels Limited, a publicly traded company, was born in 1960. Mr. Nandlal Goenka heralded its transformation as one of the largest players in the worldwide emerald trade to a specialist player in larger size diamonds with presence along the full value chain – from the Mines to the Markets. It is currently managed by his son Navneet Goenka.

CERES- THE HOUSE OF GOENKA

Unveiled in March 2009, CERES is a bejeweled collection of timeless pieces crafted from the finest and rarest diamonds. The CERES Collections consist of tiaras, necklaces, bracelets, cuffs, rings and earrings and watches, all lavishly adorned with the finest gemstones and lovingly crafted to create ‘Antiques of the Future’

CERES was launched amidst great fanfare and publicity and began catering to celebrities and eminent personalities in search of elusive jewels.

Being passionate about gems, The House of Goenka aims to redefine luxury in jewelry globally. Extensive traveler; Navneet Goenka collects exceptional diamonds on the move and harbor in-depth knowledge about large and rare diamonds. 

His pursuit for the rarest of the rare in diamonds, lead to the development of a concept, now christened CERES; a refined collection of jewelry that would be the investment of a lifetime for the patron.

It is at the workshops of CERES - THE HOUSE OF GOENKA where the World’s finest jewels are created with the rarest and most unique diamonds and precious stones sans parallel.

Each CERES piece spells unparalleled luxury and has a collection of diamonds so rare and precious that can be best described as priceless. And, one you certainly won’t find again! CERES SIGNATURE jewels exceed in terms of value and rarity, jewelry collections available across the globe. 

When you own a CERES jewel piece, you come a part of a very, very select league and legion of connoisseurs.

The past CERES Collections- ‘Antiques of the Future’ , ‘Estate Jewels’, ‘Vintage Jewels’, ‘Royal Diamond Jewels’ and ‘CERES Splendor’ and ‘ CERES Riviera’.

Among its vast collection of diamond jewelry, the CERES Solitaires are perhaps the ’Primus Inter Pares’. The CERES range of solitaires is highly prized by the cognoscenti. Their icy majesty confers on them a hauteur few other genres of jewelry can match. 

CERES diamonds are sourced from across the world, mostly from Belgium and Russia. CERES features an extensive treasure trove of diamonds in its collection each season; from simple round to varied fancy cuts and colors that have the highest intrinsic value, that are handpicked by its loyal clientele for bespoke lines.

The CERES showroom exhibits collector’s pieces with new collections being added at periodic intervals. Two new collections being added to CERES’s already impressive catalogue are the BELLO ITALIAN COLLECTION and the CHARISMA COLLECTION.


With presence in Brussels, Dubai, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Moscow, Mumbai, New York and Zurich, CERES caters to a niche and loyal audience through private and discreet sales at the CERES VIP Lounges.

Charisma Collection

Ceres's Charisma Collection - when Passion and Creation Ignite ... Delicate, luminous, beautiful: Ceres's filigree components are a jeweler's treasure and a customer's delight.

Designed for today's discerning women, Ceres's Charisma Collection is simply breathtaking, the techniques are precise, the variety is stunning; and the designs are always contemporary and accessible.

Bello Italian Collection 

The name Bello is Italian for Beautiful, and each exquisite piece in the Bello Italian Collection is a small treasure, lovingly designed and individually handmade.

Hallmarks of the Bello Italian Collection are design, color and craftsmanship. These one of a kind pieces are designed to not only catch the eye but to bring tremendous joy to the wearer with colors and splendid shimmers that easily be summed up as ... La Dolce Vita!

Karishma Kapoor 
KARISHMA KAPOOR WEARS STUNNING TANZANITE EARRINGS AND MATCHING PENDANT FROM CERES JEWELS

Karisma Kapoor (born 25 June 1974), often informally referred to as Lolo, is an Indian actress who appears in Bollywood films. Part of the Kapoor Family, she is the daughter of actors Randhir Kapoor and Babita. Kapoor made her acting debut at the age of seventeen with Prem Qaidi in 1991. 

She subsequently featured in several commercially successful films such as Jigar (1992), Anari (1993), Raja BabuSuhaag (1994), Coolie No. 1Gopi Kishan (1995), Saajan Chale Sasural & Jeet (1996).

In 1996, Kapoor earned her first Filmfare Award for Best Actress for Raja Hindustani, her biggest commercial success, and later received the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the romantic drama Dil To Pagal Hai (1997). 

She went on to play the leading role in the critically acclaimed projects, Fiza (2000) and Zubeidaa (2001), for which she earned the Best Actress and Best Actress (Critics) trophies at the Filmfare ceremony.

Having done so, Kapoor has established herself as one of the leading actresses of Hindi cinema.

During her career, Kapoor has received one National Film Award and four Filmfare Awards, among six nominations. In addition to acting in films, Kapoor has played the leading role in the television series, Karishma - The Miracles of Destiny (2003) and has also featured as a talent judge for the reality shows, Nach Baliye and Hans Baliye.

She is considered as one of the most beautiful women in Bollywood.



Neha Dhupia

Neha Dhupia (born 27 August 1980) is an Indian actress who has worked in several super- hit Bollywood films. She is a winner of the Femina Miss India title (2002).

Dhupia made her acting debut in a play in New Delhi called Graffiti. Thereafter she appeared in a music video for Indipop band Euphoria and also modeled for various advertisement campaigns. She then appeared in the TV serial "Rajdhani".

In 2002 she entered the Femina Miss India pageant finishing in first place, winning the Femina Miss India Universe title, and was subsequently sent to the Miss Universe 2002 pageant in Puerto Rico. She was placed in the top 10.


Shibani Kashyap 

Born in Delhi, India, she is a graduate in English Literature from the University of Delhi. She specializes in western and Indian classical music.

Shibani Kashyap is an India singer, who is actively working in Bollywood film industry. Some of her songs are very popular like "Sajna Aaa Bhi Ja" from movie Waisa Bhi Hota Hai Part II. She has anchored a singer hunt show named Bathroom Singer.

Kashyap achieved fame by singing the signature tune of the AIR FM channel of All India Radio and Amul India. Shibani mostly composes music in the Sufi-western blend.

In 2012 she sang a Pakistani serial title song Mohabbat Jai Bhar Mein in Urdu language which was a major hit in Pakistan and as well as India too.  She has made her acting debut in the Star Plus T.V show Veera as musician "Megha". 
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BELOW IS THE SPEECH BY NAVNEET GOENKA THE MANAGING DIRECTOR OF CERES HOUSE OF GOENKA FINE JEWELS


It gives me great pleasure to extend to you all a very warm welcome and to say how grateful we are that you have accepted our invitation to join us here for tonight’s exquisite Bollywood Gala Night in conjunction with the Starhill Gallery A Journey Through Time.

I would like to personally thank Her Royal Highness Sultanah Pahang Sultanah Hajjah Kalsom for being here tonight as well as my special guests from Bollywood Karishma Kapoor, Neda Dhupia and Shibani Kashyap.

To give you a bit of our history, Ceres is part of the multinational and diversified Goenka Group which has interests in key sectors of industry, namely Mining, Diamond & Jewelry manufacturing, Commodities, Retail, Infrastructure and Agriculture.

Founded by my father, Mr. Nandlal Goenka, he heralded its transformation as one of the largest players in the worldwide emerald trade to a specialist player in larger size diamonds with presence along the full value chain – from the Mines to the Markets.

Ceres – The House of Goenka opened its door March 2009 at the Starhill Gallery with our first collection consisting of tiaras, necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings – all lavishly adorned with the finest gemstones and lovingly crafted to create ‘Antiques of the Future’.

Tonight is an especially important night as we will be launching two exciting collections – The Charisma Collection and the Bello Collection.

The Charisma Collection’s main component is the Filigree Technique and can only be described as Delicate, Luminous and Beautiful. Designed for today’s discerning women, Ceres’s Charisma Collection is simply breathtaking and the designs are always contemporary and accessible.

Our Bello Collection is name after the Italian Word for ‘Beautiful’ and each exquisite piece in the Bello Italian Collection is a small treasure, lovingly designed and individually handmade.  Hallmarks of the Bello Italian Collections are design, color and craftsmanship.

We will be showing both collections later on in the night and I assure you that they are simply breathtaking one of a kind treasures!

Without revealing too much, I want to thank you again for being with us tonight and enjoy the rest of the evening!"

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 Y.A.M TENGKU TAN SRI MERIAM SULTAN AHMAD SHAH, PAUN SRI MAZNAH ISMAIL, TOH PUAN RAGAD TUN TAIB, TOH PUAN SUZANNA ABDULLAH, HER ROYAL HIGHNESS SULTANAH KALSOM THE SULTANAH OF PAHANG, BOLLYWOOD CELEBRITY AND MRS NAVNEET GOENKA
 NANDLAL GOENKA, HER ROYAL HIGHNESS SULTANAH KALSOM OF PAHANG AND NAVNEET GOENKA OF CERES JEWELS
 KARISHMA KAPOOR AND HER ROYAL HIGHNESS SULTANAH KALSOM THE SULTANAH OF PAHANG
 HRH SULTANAH KALSOM OF PAHANG, KARISHMA KAPOOR AND NAVNEET GOENKA
HER ROYAL HIGHNESS SULTANAH HAJJAH KALSOM THE SULTANAH OF PAHANG IS THE BRIGHTEST AND MOST MAGNIFICENT STAR OF ALL
 BOLLYWOOD SUPERSTAR KARISHMA KAPOOR, MISS INDIA NEHA DHUPIA AND LOCAL CELEBRITY SAZZY FALAK
 DATO GEETHA AND MALAYSIAN SINGER FARHAN
 NANDLAL GOENKA OF CERES JEWELS AND MISS INDIA NEHA DHUPIA
 TAN SRI FRANCIS YEOH, NANDLAL GOENKA OF CERES AND GUEST
 Y.A.M TENGKU TAN MERIAM SULTAN AHMAD SHAH AND BOLLYWOOD STAR KARISHMA KAPOOR 
PUAN SRI MAZNAH ISMAIL, DATO GEETHA AND TOH PUAN RAGAD TUN TAIB 
 MISS INDIA NEHA DHUPIA AND BOLLYWOOD SINGER SHIBANI KASYAP WITH MODELS
 ARRIVAL OF BOLLYWOOD SUPERSTAR KARISHMA KAPOOR ON THE ESCALATOR AT SHOOK RESTAURANT
 MODEL WITH EXCLUSIVE JEWELS BY CERES HOUSE OF GOENKA AT STARHILL
 MODEL GLITTERING IN CERES JEWELS
 FAMOUS BOLLYWOOD SINGER SHIBANI KASYAP
EMCEE DATO YASMIN YUSUF AND MISS INDIA NEHA DHUPIA