Limited Edition. For collectors, there is something special about these two words. Whether released in an exclusive number of thousands or hundreds, a limited-edition piece holds special value. There is also an elevated expectation of craftsmanship and quality when you pursue a limited-edition. While timepiece manufacturers pride themselves on each item in a limited-edition offering being exactly the same, in the world of jewelry, the tiny imperfections and differences are what make limited-edition pieces sought after. Enter William Henry, an American luxury brand crafting unique pieces which integrate form and function, placing them in a unique category of their own making in the world of men’s jewelry and accessories. Who is William Henry and what do they bring to the table?
Designer and entrepreneur Matthew William Conable founded the company in 1997. The company name was derived from the original partnership between Conable and Michael Henry Honack. Matt Conable is now the sole owner of the Oregon based brand devoted to the vision of luxury jewelry and accessories for men. William Henry seamlessly integrates classic natural materials, precious metals, gemstones, and state-of-the-art alloys in the creation of unique objects designed to withstand the test of time. Conable founded the company with the sincere belief in creating objects that he could be proud of and that incorporated distinctive character. Beginning with award-winning pocket knives that blended the function of a tool with the beauty of jewelry, the brand has expanded to create writing instruments, money clips, cuff links, and key chains. The artistry and personality of the materials make every William Henry creation truly unique. Within a style, no two pieces are alike. While a watchmaker may produce a limited offering of 1,000 numbered pieces, a release of that size would be the largest and least exclusive offering in William Henry history. As Conable has stated, “these rare pieces are imbued with the personality of their owners, and become part of their living legacy”. That’s the kind of limited-edition we can stand behind, which is why we began carrying William Henry at our Palo Alto location. On December 13th, we will be featuring William Henry during a trunk show in Palo Alto.
Here are a few of the pieces you can explore in-store: