Doron Hakimian, president and chief designer of Doves, will make a return visit to Lily & Co. Jewelers with a special trunk show Friday, Nov. 9. Hakimian will then take part in the “Raising Rackets for Water Quality” charity tennis event Saturday, Nov. 10 hosted at Beachview Tennis Club.
“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome back Doron to our wonderful island,” says Dan Schuyler, who co-owns Lily & Co. with Realtor Karen Bell. “It is a real treat to have him join us in our tennis event, too.”
Schuyler, an avid tennis player, met Hakimian at the 2015 U.S. Open with legendary tennis coach Nick Bollettieri who is partnering in the charity tennis event. Players will receive instruction by Bollettieri and his IMG Academy pros, as well as have the chance to win one of several raffle prizes from Lily & Co. Sanibel Catering Co., Beachveiw Tennis Club and IMG Academy. Proceeds will benefit clean water efforts through the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled to once again visit Lily & Company,” said Hakimian. “From the first time I met Dan and Nick, I knew they had big hearts. This special tennis event really represents a small portion of what they do for their community. I am just delighted to be a part of it.”
The one-day-only Doves trunk show will feature artistically designed pieces inspired by nature. “Doron combines 18-karat gold, diamonds and precious gemstones to create unique treasures,” says Schuyler. His attention to detail produces a dramatic creation, yet it’s his unrelenting pursuit of perfection that sets his designs apart.
Hakimian has always been a jewelry enthusiast. He grew up in a family of precious gem stone manufacturers, but chose to pursue his other passion, architecture. Hakimian received his architecture degree and garnered several awards in the field, including the prestigious American Institute of Architects design award.
He discovered his hidden talent for creating beautiful jewelry when he spent a summer sketching pieces for his family business. His incredible gift for drawing, along with his architects eye, proved to be a winning combination for creating stunning jewelry. Today, every Doves piece begins with a pencil and a sketch board.
In the past several years, Doves trend-setting designs have even received celebrity attention – designing exclusive pieces for former First Lady Michelle Obama, Jennifer Lopez, Catherine Zeta-Jones and others. Doves has become synonymous with eye-catching and wearable heirloom-quality jewelry.
The Doves Trunk Show is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 9 at Lily & Co. Jewelers, 520 Tarpon Bay Rd.