Tiffany & Co. has announced plans for a July 2008 opening of a new store in the coastal city of Qingdao.
The 200 square meter store will open in Hisense Plaza, which is located on Ao Men Road, in the Shi Nan District and will be within walking distance of five-star hotels and the city's yacht club.
"We are thrilled to open our doors in the elegant Hisense Plaza," said Rebecca Ip, Tiffany vice president of greater China, "and we welcome residents and visitors alike to discover Tiffany' s heritage of design excellence and superior service that is unique among the world' s premier jewelers."
The new store will offer a range of Tiffany & Co. collections, including diamond engagement rings, sterling silver, and fine jewelry; the signature designs of Paloma Picasso, Jean Schlumberger and Frank Gehry; watches, gifts, and accessories.
Qingdao is Tiffany' s eighth location in China. The jeweler currently operates two stores each in Beijing and Shanghai, and one store each in Tianjin, Shenyang and Chengdu.