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March 2013 (24)
Dear Readers, The Baltic amber is one of the continuous topics of our magazine, therefore, in this number, we once again present the latest information about the “numb and humansoul-warming tears of the Sun”. The year 2012 was indeed eventful for the amber jewellery in Kaliningrad – the largest source of amber in the world. The jewellery industry obeys the general business laws. Business, like everything in life, can be compared to a chess game: pawns can make some steps, some can ride with a knight, and however, we all perfectly know that the world is dominated by the powerful. Tenacious and responsible work, ability to feel the pulse of time and professionalism guarantee success for them. Rubric of the “Topicalities” – activists that are worth awards for populism, cult and renewed Koreikos of "Aukso veršis" ("Golden Calf") in Kaliningrad and Ukrainian amber that is in legal state of weightlessness – Belikovai from
tions for jewellers’ preparation and a single common de-
"Žmogus futliare" ("Human in tube")
sire – to create and donate beauty to the surroundings.
A very opposite example of professional enterprise -
Also read about: The President of the CIBJO spoke
legends of amber business, Mr.Amber's story. Unique and
about corporate social responsibility, transparency in busi-
ness relations. Despite scepticism, it is very important and
Also, the most important and bright amber event in the
relevant today’s topic. I really hope and look forward to
Baltic Sea region – the 10th Anniversary of International
your opinions about the issue to our next number of the
Baltic Jewellery Exhibition “Amber Trip”. One question
interview with Giedrius Guntorius, the organizer of the exhibition “Amber trip”.
We offer you several articles about preparation of professional jewellery experts in Lithuania, the Kaliningrad
Region, Russia and Finland. You will see different condi-
CONTENT: August 2013 (24)
Topicalities 4 “Deadlock of the Year”: After a year of intense disputes on the 6 9 14 18 21 24 27
fate of the amber industry, its future is still uncertain Extraction of amber in Ukraine – issues and Prospects
Polish jewellery report Amberif’s 20 th Anniversary Sees A Third Generation Of Amber Artists The 14th Gold Silver Time Trade Fair Gold and Silver in Crafts
Kaliningrad REGION RF Jewellery Report Solar Heat of Amber and a Glow of Emerald Assay Supervision of Kaliningrad Region Staff Training for Amber Industry in Kaliningrad Region Art and Industrial College
31 34 36
Lithuanian jewellery report One question about the ANNIVERSERY Conceptualist with Cubist Dimension Studies of metal arts and jewelry in Lithuania Vilnius Academy of Art, Telsiai Faculty, Metal Plastic Department
Soft Jewellery Elze Sakalinskaite Combination of Jewellery and
40 41 44 54
Statistic of the Public Institution “Lithuanian Assay Office”
Textile – Inspired by Love Jewellery Business Trends in Lithuania Promotion of Lithuanian Jewellery Business Development A new jewellery platform in Vilnius
Belarusian jewellery report The Belarusian Jewellery Market has the Necessary Transparency Belorussian jewellery holding “KRISTALL-HOLDING” will increase its domestic jewellery production capacity in 2.2 times
60 61 65 66
Latvian jewellery report Statistic of the Publish Institution “Latvian Assay Office” RAYNIK – Fine Jewelry of High Quality
Estonian jewellery report Hallmarking of jewellery is not obligatory in Estonia Castle in the Air
German jewellery report The Gemworld Munich – a glimmer in autumn
Dannish jewellery report The Danish Jewellery market is facing severe changes in the future
Anniversary Precious 2013
Jewellery education in Finland
Sweden jewellery report
Finnish jewellery report Norway jewellery report Norwegian Jewelry and Watch Trade Fair 2012 was a success
Worldwide Report 80 Official Price for Raw Amber by “Kaliningrad Amber Combine” 81 The Worldwide Price for Raw Amber 82 The Worldwide Price for Raw Amber 83 The Worldwide Price for Amber Silver 925 Jewellery 84 Istanbul Jewelry Show in March will be the premiere marketplace 88 89
for conducting business and networking The IIJS SIGNATURE show at its optimum in the sixth edition Gaetano Cavalieri outlines comprehensive jewellery industry CSR doctrine, founded on defensive, proactive and disclosure principles
Geommology 90 Treated and synthetic diamonds: can you identify them yourself? 92 Our business is special It is related to people’s emotions and stable value of gems
Personality 98 Mr. Fehrn – a legend in amber business
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“Deadlock of the Year”: After a year of intense disputes on the fate of the amber industry, its future is still uncertain Report by Vadim Khlebnikov www.rugrad.eu
he clouds have never piled up over the regional
system nor amber processing facilities in Russia,” despite
amber industry as heavily as in 2012. In fact, an
the fact that the cost of raw amber exceeded the cost of
intense concern of authorities and security forces
processed one, exported from Russia, by more than 15
is a dead loss so far: a businessman Viktor Bogdan is still
times in 2009–2011.
exercising his powers as the Amber Combine’ dealer by
The press service of the Accounting Board has noted
exporting dozens of tons of amber through Lithuania;
the following in its report:
intermediary companies are suing out tax authorities for VAT refunding; while local legislators’ success in suppress-
exports mainly take place through intermediaries
ing the illegal extraction of amber might be merely called
using various “dimmed” schemes.
meanwhile, exports are several times higher than
Aggravation started in February, when the chairman
the volume of purchases of raw amber, officially pro-
of the Accounting Chamber of the Russian Federation,
duced at the plant.
Sergei Stepashin, came to Kaliningrad to launch audit
the intermediary companies received signifi-
of the Amber Combine and hold a private meeting with
cant amounts of VAT refunded for export of amber,
security officials. Stepashin had hardly arrived before the
Nevertheless, no legal assessment was provided –
Governor Nikolai Tsukanov, whose relations with the man-
whether VAT was refunded legitimately or not.
agement of Amber Combine have not initially worked out, began to accentuate, “When I asked to let me into the
Regional Office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs,
territory to see where amber is mined, what’s all this toil,
jointly with the Federal Security Service Directorate and
how it is allocated, and where the processing site is, I was
the Department of the Federal Tax Service, have found
turned from. The Governor was not let in! As they said,
“illegal VAT refunding scheme related to the exports of
“We will not show You, this is a no-go area and special
amber from the Kaliningrad region” and initiated crimi-
security,” stated Nikolai Tsukanov.
nal proceedings under the articles of “attempted crime”
It must be said that the chairman of the Accounting
and “fraud”. According to the investigation, in the pe-
Chamber has straightaway smothered the voice of Nikolai
riod from 2007 to 2010, “lawbreakers acted on behalf of
Tsukanov on privatization of the Amber Combine, so em-
two limited companies, registered for counterfeiters,” and
phatically, that the governor had later to explain away that
submitted to tax authorities a set of false certificates on
nothing like this could have entered his head. However,
raw amber processing and further sales.
Stepashin infused hope into the governor of the region by
DURING THE RE-SALE,
noting that the partial participation of the “government”
starting from an original purchaser to an exporting organization,
in controlling the Combine would be appropriate. The actual results were “secure” by prohibiting the
THE PRICE OF AMBER, IN PRETENCE OF PROCESSING, HAS RISEN “TO 300%”.
publication of relevant data. The only thing became known from the poor press release, published by the Accounting Chamber, that “there was neither efficient
“Artificially overpriced” amber was sold abroad, al-
ment of the administrative responsibility for the unau-
lowing the intermediaries to submit to the tax authorities
thorized extraction and sale of amber, yet, the seizure of
a refunding claim for a total amount of 2 million, 800
equipment is proposed “upon court order” only. As for the distribution of amber and customs duties,
Federal Security Service Directorate initiated proceed-
at the very end of the end, the Federal Minister of Finance
ings directly against the main actor in the local amber mar-
besieged Nikolai Tsukanov, by stating that, in his opinion
ket – Viktor Bogdan. In mid-2012, officials of the Service
(which, given the fact that the Minister of Finance is the
reported that in February, 2011, upon customs clearing
owner of the combine, is more important than opinions
of a truck, loaded with amber of “Amber plus” owned
of “third parties”), there was no need to introduce the
by Viktor Bogdan, going to Lithuania, representatives of
duty, while a matter of introducing auctions and trade
the company provided inaccurate information on the ori-
exchanges should be carried “over 2015.” By that, officials
gin of the exported amber. The batch was withdrawn on
usually mean “let's amicably forget about it.”
the grounds; Federal Security Service (FSS) has launched a criminal investigation upon the export of illegally mined stone. The results have shown that the goods withdrawn consisted of two parts. The first batch, weighing 9.5 tones and costing 17 400 EUR, contained amber that had been officially purchased at “Amber Combine” – the only company in the region, licensed to mine amber. The second batch, weighing 10.3 tones and costing 27 500 EUR, “did not meet quality standards of the Amber Combine and had not been purchased at the manufacturer.” Though, the Federal Security Service Directorate could not initiate criminal proceedings, as the cost of illegally exported amber was less than 37 000 EUR. Leningrad District Court convicted ”Amber Plus” Ltd. of an administrative offense, decreed to withdraw the batch of amber weighing 10.3 tones and to impose a fine of 7 500 EUR on the company.
Lithuanian Customs Preventive Service arrested amber contraband
Afterwards, Kaliningrad Regional Court changed the judicial decision of the inferior, upheld a part on withdrawal
Nikolai Tsukanov has also failed with the establishment
of amber, but cancelled the fine.
of control on amber deposits free of the Amber Combine.
The last time of this year, when Viktor Bogdan ap-
Because of the omission made by the representative of
peared in sight of media, was October, upon showing a
the Governor in courts – Aleksandr Vorobyov, the region
documentary on “Rossiya 1” TV channel – “Kray yantar-
has lost five land plots with total area of 570 hectares
noi lihoradki (Land of Amber Fever”, where he said with
in Zelenograd district, containing amber deposits, sold by
a smile, “I’ve conquered not just a huge country I’ve con-
structure of “Avtotor” to the company of Viktor Bogdan.
quered the whole world, you know?”
Partners have mentioned construction of a private am-
Meanwhile, regional officials have shown not a small-
ber plant as, by the way, one of the recent plans of the
er concern toward the “police actions” in the amber in-
dustry than the security forces. Since the beginning of the
The bottom line is as follows. The regional govern-
year, they had been developing an amber industry devel-
ment has not decided upon any amber industry develop-
opment plan, and, eventually, stayed with a fairly simple
ment plan over the year; moreover, their decision will not
solution: a severe penalty for illegal extraction, export du-
be soon as long as totally subject to the Federal Minister of
ties of 20–25%, and introduction of transparent amber
Finance. There is no news from the security forces about
any profound investigations in the industry. We cannot
Over the year, a work on upgrading of penalties for
but hope that both of the bodies belong to the category
illegal mining seems to have progressed, yet, not enough.
of people who are “slow starters but drive fast.” Though,
State Duma has approved the draft amendment: enhance-
Russian officials do not meet this saying.
Extraction of amber in Ukraine – issues and Prospects Report by O.L. Geleta, PhD in Geol. Sciences, E.P. Belichenko, PhD in Geol. Sciences State Gemmological Centre of Ukraine (Kiev, Ukraine)
eposits of Ukrainian amber are concentrated in the north-western part of Ukraine in Rovno region. Current amber reserves of the discovered
deposits are estimated within 134.8 tons; while potential ones – over 950 tons. Commercial development of Ukrainian amber deposits was launched in 1993, upon foundation of the state-owned amber extraction and processing enterprise “Ukryantar” in Rovno. The first Ukrainian amber, extracted by SE “Ukryantar,” rolled off the production line in May 1994. Amber extraction averaged 2.5–3.0 tons per year and took place at the “Pugach” quarry of the Klesov amber deposit. In 2005, the amber extraction monopoly was abol-
Ukrainian amber specimen weighing 942 grams, from the collection of the State Gemmological Centre of Ukraine
ished, though, the complexity of the Ukrainian legislation still prevents from increasing the number of extracting companies. In September, 2009, the Ministry of
In Kaliningrad region (Russia), amber is extract-
Environmental Protection of Ukraine held an open auction
ed illegally as well; Ukraine is, certainly, no excep-
where the Centre “Solnechnoye Remeslo” LLC acquired a
tion, isn’t it?
license to mine amber in the Vladimirets Vostochny amber
O. L.Geleta, PhD in Geol. Sciences (hereinafter
deposit. The Centre “Solnechnoye Remeslo” LLC conduct-
O.G.): The state amber production was launched almost
ed a geological survey but never started the extraction.
simultaneously with the illegal amber extraction, start-
SE “Ukryantar” was reorganised to the state enterprise
ed by local population – the so-called “black” miners.
“Yantar Ukrainy.” Since the end of 2009, amber extrac-
Whereas the early 90’s had single instances in areas of
tion at the “Pugach” quarry was quitted due to the deple-
near-surface amber deposits, in the last decade, its extrac-
tion of reserves.
tion became wide-scale due to vast regional occurrence
How many tons of amber were extracted in
of development, closed areas (forests, planting), remote-
2012 on average... or, amber is no longer extracted
ness from urban areas, and easily-accessible develop-
ment by both mechanized and manual ways. According
E.P. Belichenko, PhD in Geol. Sciences (hereinaf-
to estimates of legal bodies, illegal amber extraction has
ter E.B.): The only companies, that have special subsoil
exceeded its extraction by SE “Yantar Ukrainy” by more
use permits for the extraction of amber, are SE “Yantar
than 6 times. (Estimate was made on the basis of extrac-
Ukrainy” and the Centre “Solnechnoye Remeslo”; how-
tion before 2010. No amber was extracted by SE “Yantar
ever, they are not currently conducting any mining.
Ukrainy” in 2012, 2011, and 2010). Illegally mined amber
According to the latest data, the Centre “Solnechnoye
is bought by intermediaries or individuals and smuggled
Remeslo” LLC is done with preparation of permits and is
out of Ukraine for sale or further processing.
going to launch a commercial amber production in 2013.
Unauthorized and uncontrolled amber extraction
SE “Yantar Ukrainy” is also preparing its permits.
greatly harms a natural ecological balance of the region.
Examination boards of subject ministries are
there were identified over 200 hectares of land,
solving whether for the amber to be or not to be
destroyed as a result of the “black’ miners” activity, the
legal in Ukraine? ... What specific steps were taken
environmental remediation of which would take decades.
in 2011–2012 after the rejection of the law in 2010?
(Note by BJN: The State Gemmological Centre of Ukraine
O.G.: After the rejection of the law in 2010, no par-
has no official information on the number of illegally
ticular steps were taken in 2011–2012 to address the
mined amber out of 200 hectares of land).
issue of amber, except for holding negotiations, corre-
It is not quite possible to prohibit local population
spondence, elaboration. At present (in 2012), the State
from extracting a natural stone and to enforce such a ban,
Geological Service of Ukraine is working on improving the
as almost all of the extraction takes place in remote areas
law on subsoil; in particular, it considers the possibility of
which are hardly controlled by legal authorities.
introducing the type of subsoil use, such as manual mining amber
in the deposit areas of non-commercial mineral reserves.
is illegal extraction and the lack of a legiti-
Manual mining (clear requirements for manual activities
mate, official market. How could this issue be
have not been anywhere prescribed) is considered as the
main method of amber extraction in non-commercial ar-
E.B: One of the rationales to solve this issue is to le-
eas, which will allow to significantly reduce the amount of
galize non-commercial extraction of minerals, and, in par-
illegal amber extraction.
ticular, amber, by manual method.
Introduction of manual extraction of minerals, includ-
Legal framework and principles of government regu-
ing amber, will promote an effective state regulation of
lation in mining, production, and use of precious metals
subsoil use, prevent an illegal extraction and sale of min-
and precious stones are regulated by the Code of Ukraine
erals, ensure a compliance with environmental legislation,
“On Subsoil”, the Law of Ukraine “On State Regulation
and allow to create new jobs on site, to obtain additional
of Mining, Production, and Use of Precious Metals and
revenues to the state and local budgets. Is the Ukrainian amber jewellery based on the
Precious Stones, and Control over Operations with
illegal extraction of amber?..
Them,” as well by several by-laws. These instruments stipulate that amber mining activities shall be conducted by
E.B.: Partially on old stocks, partially in the Kaliningrad
economic entities only upon acquisition by them a special
raw material, there are no talks about any illegal buying of
permit to use the subsoil and on the basis of licenses ob-
tained in accordance with the law. According to experts, the issue of unauthorized amber
extraction is possible to solve only upon enforcement of legislation, which provides for the introduction of manual extraction of minerals, as well as upon the introduction of amendments to the existing legislation. In 2010, the draft law of Ukraine “On Amber” was introduced on approval to the Ukrainian parliament. The draft law proposed to simplify the procedure for obtaining special subsoil use permits for the extraction of raw amber in non-commercial amber deposits and developments. During the first reading, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has promoted the draft law; however, the examination board of subject ministries has not supported it, rather pointing individual regulatory limitations. It was emphasized that the implementation of the draft law provisions would result in non-competitive relations within the granting of subsoil for use, would not ensure the rational use and conservation of subsoil; thus, the draft of the amendment to the Law of Ukraine “On Amber” was rejected.
According to Rovno State Administration, as of 2012,
Sees A Third Generation Of Amber Artists Report by Amberif press office
he first jewellery fair in Gdańsk had 49 exhibitors.
when AMBERIF started,” says LUX owner Joanna Bryksy.
The second one–as many as 104. Today, the total
“Design and machines have changed most of all. The cus-
number of exhibition stands has grown to more
tomers are far more demanding and their tastes are great-
than 450. A third generation of amber artists is now
ly diversified. Even if they come from the same country,
growing up with AMBERIF.
each one of them orders different products.
Filip Wiedrycki of the ARHEWI-JUNIOR company be-
“Can you get bored with amber after so many years?”
gan his AMBERIF journey as a teenager, helping his par-
ents. The Wiedrycki family are true veterans of the trade:
“You cannot get bored with amber,” replies Joanna
Wiedrycki Sr would try to sell his amber products at tour-
Bryksy without a shade of hesitation. “Each piece is differ-
ist fairs, when no professional jewellery show was held
ent. To me, for example, milky amber is the most beautiful
in Gdańsk yet, and prior to that he had worked at the
but no one wants to buy it.”
Precision Engineering Company located at 5 Beniowskiego
What wishes can we have for AMBERIF on its 20th
Street, where the MTG SA exhibition centre was later es-
tablished. The Wiedrycki family began with a 3 m2 exhibi-
“I think we will stick together for another twenty years,” replies Joanna Bryksy.
tion stand, now they do business on 9 m2. They say it is not about satisfying an infinite appetite. “We have reached the production volumes which we
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are satisfied with; we aren’t interesting in expanding,” Filip Wiedrycki says assuredly. We asked Wiedrycki Jr whether his children will also work with amber, just as he himself took over from his parents. “Besides my jewellery business, I work as a professional fire fighter. I have two daughters, four- and sevenyears-old, and there is no indication of either of them showing any special interest in jewellery making, and I certainly won’t force them to take it up,” are Filip Wiedrycki’s thoughts on the future. Over the twenty years of AMBERIF, many things have changed: design, product weight, technology, ways of exhibiting, but what hasn’t changed is the fact that the show is the driving force for business. LUX is a family business established in 1975. At the first AMBERIF, they presented 215 designs, today–more than 2 thousand. “We are a whole world away from the early 1990s,
POLISH JEWELLERY REPORT
Amberif’s 20th Anniversary
Amber Abram company specializes in producing the highest quality jewellry from baltic amber and exotic wood. Our objective is to ensure the highest quality of services and products. We offer unique products made of exotic wood combined with natural amber. There also amber jewellry in our offer, for example: beads, necklaces for children, bracelets, etc. Jewellry produced in our workshop has its own unique
POLISH JEWELLERY REPORT
The 14th Gold
Report by Anna Sado Editor of the Amber Portal www.amber.com.pl
Exhibitors are going to show a representative offer for the whole Polish market: from jewellery and watches, through semi-finished goods, tools and machines, to wrappers and exhibition elements. An important role goes to amber – the gem with which Poland is associated by people all over the world. Last years brought departure from traditional design of silver jewellery with amber for the benefit of modern and light forms. Polish artists as well as production companies are increasingly referring to natural stones as they give greater possibilities of artistic creation and are better valued by customers. Every year, there is a growing importance of the sector of fashion jewellery fascinat-
At the Gold Silver Time fair 2012
ing with its vivid colours, astonishing ast edition of trade exhibition Gold Silver Time,
combinations of untypical materials and innovative look at
considered to be successful, not only proves the
the decorative function.
leading role of the event but it also is a harbin-
The 14th edition of the event will pass under the sign of
ger of positive trends at the Polish jewellery market. This
further strengthening the brand of markets mainly through
year’s trade fair is likely to be at least as good.
promoting the exhibitors and their offers. This aim is
Gold Silver Time is a proven form of business com-
served by numerous exhibitions of contemporary jewellery
munication on the international scale. Despite the eco-
art, periodical preparatory competitions arranged togeth-
nomic difficulties of this trade branch in the whole world,
er with professional organisations for artists and jewellery
the event is still developing and enforcing its brand on the
designers (presentations) as well as goldsmiths-craftsmen
map of world’s fairs for jewellery and watchmakers.
(Gold and Silver in Handicraft), and also the most prestigious among them – Poland‘s Minister of Economy for Best
STATISTICS CONCERNING EXHIBITORS AND VISITORS ARE STABLE,
Product Award at the fair Gold Silver Time. We would love to welcome you at the trade fair Gold
and this year, organisers expect to maintain the same level as the previous year, i.e. about 300 EXHIBITORS and
Silver Time: 4–6 October 2013.
6 THOUSAND VISITORS.
POLISH JEWELLERY REPORT Marta Wlodarska (Amberwood) – Necklace with natural red amber
Arek Wolski – Silver necklace
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Gold and Silver in Crafts Report by Gold Silver Time press office
n this year’s 10 th edition of the
smithery has been launched at the
tional Fair Centre, PSP Visual Arts
competition Gold and Silver in
Gold Silver Time fair.
Studio; Iwona Lis-Filipczyk – master of
Crafts, the competitors were free
The contest jury, which consisted
goldsmithery (Katowice); Waldemar
to choose one of the two “fairylike”
of: Janusz Kowalski – the chairman,
Wroński – master of goldsmithery
topics: The Snow Queen and One
OKZ-J ZRP; Dorota Ząbkowska – the
(Gdynia), and Jarosław Dytkowski –
Thousand and One Nights. The exhi-
Ministry of Culture and National
master of goldsmithery (Warsaw),
bition of works by masters of gold-
Heritage; Wanda Gontarska – Interna
awarded the following competitors:
The Seniors Category, topic: The Ring of the Snow Queen (“Pierścień Królowej Śniegu”) fot. www.polskabizuteria.pl
2nd place Piotr Musiał, the work titled The Ring of the Snow Queen (“Pierścień Królowej Śniegu”)
1st place Ewelina Jurowicz, the work titled The Snow Breath (“Śnieżny powiew”)
3rd place Jan Krzysteczko, the work titled The Ring of the Snow Queen (“Pierścień Królowej Śniegu”)
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The Seniors Category, topic: The Ring of the Snow Queen (“Pierścień Królowej Śniegu”) – computer generated works
1st place Cyprian Chorociej, work titled The Spirit of the Snow Queen (“Dusza Królowej Śniegu”)
2nd place Jakub Śliwowski, work titled Frosted Roses (“Oszronione róże”)
The Juniors Category, topic: Jewellery from One
Thousand and One Nights REPUBLIC OF POLAND
(„Biżuteria z baśni tysiąca i jednej nocy”)
EU, NATO, Hallmarking Convention Capital Warsaw Official language Polish Currency Złoty (PLN); 1 EUR – 4.1885 PLN Time zone CET (UTC+1) – Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2) Area – 312 685 km 2 Population (2012) 38 273 582 Government Parliamentary republic President Bronisław Komorowski Prime Minister Donald Tusk GDP (PPP) Per capita (2012) 16 527 EUR Latvia Ethnic groups 91.6% Poles Lithuania 8.4% others Kaliningrad Region Largest cities Warsaw 1 716 855 Belarus Krakov 755 546 Lodz 739 832 Poland
1st place Sandra Karolina Muraszkowska, work titled The Rose of Scheherazade (“Róża Szeherezady”) 2nd place Dawid Przybyła, work titled The Ring of Kurrat Al-Ain (“Pierścień Kurrat Al-Ain”)
Zamosc, ul. Kollataja 2/4, Poland tel. +48 84 638 51 22 email@example.com
and a Glow of Emerald Report by Svetlana Kalinina Press secretary of Kaliningrad Amber Combine
aliningrad Amber Combine is the only state unitary enterprise of industrial amber production and processing on the Russian coast of the
Baltic Sea. Kaliningrad region embraces over 90 percent of the world's amber reserves. Besides, Europe's largest Malyshev emerald deposit is under the supervision of SUE “Kaliningrad Amber Combine” for several years as well. Last year, the Amber Combine celebrated its 65th anni-
Yuri A. Mukhin, General Director of FSE “Kaliningrad Amber Combine”
versary which was attended by hundreds of its friends and partners.
The world's largest amber mine
Preliminary Results Performance of 2012 is commented by General Director of SUE “Kaliningrad Amber Combine”, Yuri Mukhin, “Technically, we are happy with the result. All the objectives, that we had set, were succeeded. Though, our efforts were much greater than in 2011 – a peak in terms of turnover when we over passed 25 m EUR on receipt. In 2012, production volumes were lower than last year. An annual production plan amounted to nearly 210 tons; we did not believe we could achieve more under those circumstances. Nevertheless, we actually extracted nearly 300 tons. This is of the first importance; the team has done a great job.” A subsidiary of the Combine – JSC “Yantarny Yuve lirprom,” that produces under the brand name “Amber Combine”, has operated at a profit for the first time per three years. Its turnover was 2.5 mln EUR and resulted in changes of the jewellery design, renewal of the range of products, modernization of jewellery production, and
development of a network of company shops.
How amber is mined In Primorsky Krai, solar stone deposits are at a depth of about 50 meters. A layer of blue clay – glauconite, containing the amber, averages 7 – 9 meters. Baltic amber is estimated to be about 50 m years old. The process of amber mining in an open pit consists of several stages.
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Solar Heat of Amber
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specified in our maps – in those places, amber was eroded and washed away by a glacier. Hence, the content of the stone in the layer was smaller as well. There emerged a need to strengthen the monitoring of the state of subsoil waters in the field; groundwater had to be continuously pumped out... Production costs rose. All this affected the cost of raw amber.
Legal Battle Last year, the Amber Combine faced land issues. Stripping operations on the mining lease, legitimately con-
trolled by the Combine, became an object of numerous legal battles. Unfortunately, the land over this mining lease turned out not to be belonging to the Enterprise. A lease of the land was agreed only in the middle of last year. Yuri Mukhin, “The situation is complicated by the fact that though we have resolved the land issue last year, now we're again wasting time due to the assignment of these lands for industrial purposes. In 2013, we will be forced to execute mining right “on the back” of stripping works. This is the most expensive mining operations. And the most intense for all the staff of the Combine, since they will have
to be especially coherent. No standstills will be allowed – either in stripping or mining operations.”
The first stage – stripping operations when dozens of meters of soil are removed to get to the layer of “blue
clay.” Upon reaching the amber layer, a stripping team
The Amber Combine holds a long-term license to
moves on to new areas. The second stage begins when a mining team chooses
develop an emerald and beryllium deposit in the Urals.
the richest deposits on land, enters the exposed area, and
Famous Malyshev emeralds are being mined here since
starts mining. In Soviet times, stripping operations used
the 1830s. In 2012, about 50 thousand of tons of emer-
to be ahead of mining ones for about ten years. In recent
ald ore were extracted in this deposit. An emerald pro-
years, the time gap has gradually decreased.
duction plant, commissioned in the spring of last year, has extracted over 60 kg of emeralds by the end of 2012. In
January 2013, the plant held the first auction of emeralds,
In a 50-metre deep amber pit, miners always have to
which displayed more than 50 kg of raw gemstones, in
be alert – the nature prepared a number of surprises for
total 9 lots, for sale. Two of the lots – emeralds in lump
humans in the very prehistoric times. The season of 2012
ore, intended especially for collectors. “The results of the
has distinguished by operations in highly challenging geo-
auction showed that the amount of revenue was 15
logical conditions in the area of glacial erosion. Ancient
percent higher than stated in the price list,” says Yuri
underground rivers and lakes, formed back in the Ice Age,
Mukhin, “By the end of 2013, the Ural department of
were discovered. Before mining, the waters had to be
the plant is planning to launch lapidary production.
pumped out. A moving ice-flow often used to drag along
We want to sell more than just raw materials. If the
both huge granite boulders and light, almost weightless
company facets large stones by itself, their price will
amber. A geological survey cannot foresee all circum-
increase about five or six times.” The objective of the
stances, so, sometimes, blue clay occurs to preserve very
integrated development of raw materials is becoming rel-
poor amber deposits. In 2012, experts noted the follow-
evant for the plant. Experts estimate that the value of the
ing: not everywhere the stone appeared to be as the one
stones annually increases by nearly 10 percent.
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Inspectorate of Assay Supervision of Kaliningrad Region
Report by Olga Konstantinovna Voloshina Head of Western State Inspectorate of Assay Supervision of Federal Governmental Institution “Russian State Assay Chamber under the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation”
ewellery branch in Kaliningrad region covers traditional manufacture of silver jewellery with amber. For a while, production of gold jewellery amounts to 9%
of the total. Development of the branch is steady and has good prospects. A range of jewellery products is quite diverse: from exclusive handicrafts to stock-produced articles.
IN 2012, 656 ENTITIES OF ENTREPRENEURIAL ACTIVITY WERE REGISTERED IN WESTERN SIAS, including 223 entities engaged in the manufacture of jewellery. 433 businesses carry out retail, wholesale, and commission trade in exhibitions, as well as buying-up and pawn activities. Many of them are engaged both in the jewellery manufacture and retail trade. In 2012, 92 entities began their activities; 22 of them – jewellery manufacturers (24% of the total amount of specially registered in 2012).
“Russian State Assay Chamber under the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation” During 2012, there were assayed:
Gold – 103 173 pcs.
Silver – 1 167 087 pcs.
The number of products tested has almost reached pre-crisis amounts: The price of assaying and marking services applied to domestic producers
Gold: up to 2 grams – 0.25 EUR per unit. over 2 grams – 0.37 EUR per unit.
Silver: up to 15 grams – 0.07 EUR per unit.
Gold: up to 2 g. – 0.5 EUR per unit. over 2 g. – 0.62 EUR per unit.
Silver: up to 15 g. – 0.15 EUR per unit.
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Western State Inspectorate of Assay Supervision of Federal Governmental Institution
Art and Industrial College
Interview with Svetlana M. Petropavlovskaya, Director of State Budget Educational Institution of Secondary Vocational Education Art and Industrial College, Candidate of pedagogic sciences, honoured teacher of RF, Companion of Order of Honour
In which year was staff training for amber industry launched? Who has influenced taking the decision which is so important for the amber industry of Kaliningrad region? A centralized staff training for amber industry started at the State Art and Industrial College in Kaliningrad in 2006. The department of jewellery art for training amber industry’s craftsmen was opened by efforts of the college administration, supported by the Ministry of Education, and approved by the Ministry of Industry and Culture. It was difficult to teach students the art of amber with the absence of any amber crafter study programme. These activities had never been funded or ordered by the State before. Amber industry’s enterprises did not cooperate with us. Nor we knew about staffing needs. Despite all these challenges, making friends with the
active participants of exhibitions, competitions, academ-
Amber Museum was the beginning of the integrated and
ic seminars, held by the Amber Museum; they became
intense studies in amber production. Students became
acquainted with the top experts of the amber industry. The museum actually became a creative laboratory of the College.
The major changes of the College were determined by the meeting held by the Government of the region in Yantarny and attended by the governor and managers of leading amber industry’s companies in 2011. It was a true breakthrough in relations with enterprises. We began to establish close connections with the "Amber Union" at a rapid rate. Chairman V.A. Simonov and O.F. Glinskaya were actively involved in the College’s life. A great job was done by “Yuvelirprom”, headed by O.G. Alyavdin. There appeared numerous applicants for obtaining employment. We are especially happy to see employers coming to select personnel. O.G. Alyavdin has arranged an excellent month-length traineeship for 15 students
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Staff Training for Amber Industry in Kaliningrad Region
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with the title of “Shkola na Yantarnom Puti (School on the Amber Way)”. The ceremonial of the title “School on the Amber Way 2011”, award and certificate granting was held in the Amber Museum in Gdansk on 15 Apr 2011. This award enabled the College to assert itself as an educational institution, training specialists for the amber industry. Participation in exhibition, competition, and project
activities provides a priceless experience to teachers and at “Yuvelirprom”. In general, he has shown tremendous
students of all areas; it stimulates learning and creativity
concern about the students, starting from a foreman, ap-
in their work.
pointed by him for the team, to an artist. How many graduates have been trained? Have they stayed working in the Kaliningrad region? During the existence of the department, we have
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trained 95 professionals. All of them got employed in the Kaliningrad region – some set up their businesses, some
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became private entrepreneurs, and others were employed by the Amber Combine at “Yuvelirprom”. At present, the College has received over 100 applications on staff training for amber industry. We have held a number of author meetings with jewellers, artists, and designers, as well as exhibitions and competitions. In September 2013, there is going to run the second educational Russian-Italian project, managed by K. Laimer – “JEWELLERY DESIGN: NATURNS, ITALY – KALININGRAD, RUSSIA.” A French-Russian Amber Museum’s project “Purple Street” and Association "Once a Craftsman" have initiated the creative cooperation with French artists and craftsmen. Another area of international cooperation – the Republic of Poland. In 2011, the College was awarded
LITHUANIAN JEWELLERY REPORT The decision where to hold the first Amber Trip exhibition was very historical – the capital, the Old Town, the Town Hall of Vilnius City, the so-called Residence of Vilnius Mayor
One question about
the ANNIVERSERY Interview with Giedrius Guntorius, head of International Baltic jewellery show “Amber Trip”.
his year “Amber Trip” celebrates its 10th anniver-
this show?.... And I was ashamed to tell them that I have
sary and I will ask you only one question:
not done anything about this issue. In this way I became a
How far the year 2004 seems to you now?
hostage and was forced to look for a crew that could help
“Amber Trip” was actually born not in 2004, but in
to implement this. In a very historic manner, we have cho-
2003... When I was flying on the plane from one jewellery
sen a place in the capital of Lithuania, old town, Vilnius
show, I had an idea: “How nice it would be, to have an-
town hall, so called residence of the Mayor of Vilnius.
other show in Baltic region for amber and jewellery indus-
There was enough space in this building and the aura of it helped to arrange the 1st show.
try and develop this industry of jewellery business. After another half a year, this idea came back to me with an-
THIS IS HOW “AMBER TRIP” WAS BORN.
other question: “Why am not I doing this?...” I was struck because I understood it was because I did not tell about it to anybody. Little by little, telling to some people, I was watching how future participants and visitors react. I was
The 1st show was succesful and all of them were con-
really surprised by their enthusiasm and acceptance about
tent: the participants of the show, VIP BAYER, guests.
making this show come true.
They all have come to their expectations. After such suc-
After these simple market investigations, when not
cess, the show had to find another place for itself. The
even one month has passed, I started to get calls from
amount of participants, who wanted to participate in
those people, asking me how I am doing while organizing
another show, grew out to be triple. We chose a place
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V Anniversary "Amber Trip" team, 2008
LITHUANIAN JEWELLERY REPORT “Amber Trip” 2004 – 2013 super team: Angele -“Baltic Jewellery News”, Liudmila - project manager “Amber Trip” 2012/2013, Giedrius – boss, Klotilda – project manager 2008/2011, Jurgita – project manager 2004/2008.
that is not standard because it is essential for us to main-
was getting bigger step by step, together with the
tain another aura, different form traditional shows. We
amount of participants and visitors. The unexpected chal-
chose a hotel with a huge conference hall. Back then it
lenge was the crisis, despite that, WE ALL TOGETHER did
was called “Reval hotel Lithuania” and now – “Radisson
not stop, but went and reached this beautiful anniversary
Blu hotel Lithuania”. It is a cozy and comfortable place for
– 10 years. And decade – this already proves the
both participants and the most important – VIP BAYER.
LONGEVITY of the show. It is another additional
Then, only here and only in this way we saw a long-
guarantee for all jewellers of the Baltic region. Me and my
term perspective to stay in international calendar of jewel-
crew have enough willingness and determination to walk
lery. It was not easy to reach this. Sometimes the amount
the path that we have chosen.
of participants would be much higher and it would not
But probably I stopped too much on your “ONLY ONE QUESTION”?... We – “AMBER TRIP” are glad with this SPECTACULAR ANNIVERSARY. And if the same question you asked me again ("How far, to your opinion, is the year 2004?"), the answer would be short: WE WERE GLAD when it WAS 2004 and we are glad now, when it IS 2013!
get enough guests from countries all around the world, and sometimes the situation was different. But maybe every show has to put up with this and to make accurate decisions in order to reach the best results. This is how this show has come to its 5 year anniversary. This first
anniversary has shown the STABILITY of the show. Our friendly motto AMBER TRIP TO AMBERIF was a good advice. In the next years, we continued our work. The show
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with Cubist Dimension Report by Eglė Dean Art Critic
he young jeweller Marius Zakaras, a graduate of Telšiai Faculty, within five years of graduation became a brilliant and original artist. Chosen
conceptualism as his creative direction, he uses the idea as an art-generating mechanism. Chosen the concept as a primary source, he still does not devalue aesthetics by finding the essence of beauty in his purified shapes. According to the artist, he strives to make each piece of art beautiful, he believes, it is the issue of conscience. One as well may mention good taste, absence of cliché, use of new aesthetically-defined approaches. As a teenager decided to become a jeweller, Marius Zakaras recklessly reached his goal. The advent of visual system has proved
to be original and innovative, especially in materials selection – the artist likes to use difficult-to-process titanium.
mammoth ivory, mahogany, amber, titanium, in the art-
Although he also uses organic materials, such as ebony,
ist’s choice, remains the leader. Rejecting the gloss and pomp, Zakaras is playing with textures and juxtaposition of several metals. According to him, the gloss is just for
the corners, the object itself first of all is a shape and texture. The shape must be deliberate, non-accidental and “clean”. Many works have been developed on the basis of the cubism style but finding a new, unfamiliar shape. The influence of cubism appears in the purity of shapes, laconicism, generalisation, rugged architectonics. The importance of thought, the desire that the object first of all would mean something, non-submerging into formalism, however, is the most highlighted feature of the creator. Zakaras does not lack craftsmanship, either – the objects are fulfilled with responsibility, as the creator himself says, he always chooses drilling, soldering or mechanical anchoring instead of glueing. Such an attitude is an example of the artist’s approach to jewellery, he does everything, from start to finish, surprisingly accurately, precisely and following the best traditions of the author jewellery. Interestingly, Zakaras does not draw preliminary sketches before creating a piece of art, the creator immediately takes metal, wood or ivory. When in transformation, the material dictates the shape and texture.
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Marius Zakaras is closely related to the exhibition “Amber Trip”. Still a student, he used to participate in the exhibition and can only express his experience of good words; once, in the lottery, he even won a black diamond. Therefore, after taking the second place in the jewellery competition “Azur” in the exhibition “Amber Trip” in 2012 (this winning guaranteed him a display place in the exhibition of 2013), the artist devotes all his free time for the development of the new collection. For the first time the artist’s works will be presented to international community, for the first time his artistic direction will become available to take a closer look. Master thesis "Jewellery"
Zakaras is waiting for “AMBER TRIP” with hopes because what will happen in the exhibition WILL HAVE A DIRECT IMPACT on his future career.
porary but involves past achievements, such as cubism, reconsidering and recreating the historical achievement of art and applying it – renewed and reframed – to the creation of new shapes. Here, the mystery is related to the rec-
And it is not important whether he is immediately under-
ognition of past trends and philosophical aspects of the
stood, or his philosophical implications are immediately
search for new creations. Besides, you can always go back
apparent, it is important that at least it would be nice
to and enjoy the aesthetic beauty of the pieces, so fresh
to look at his works. According to the artist, he has not
and reminiscent of the golden ratio. Marius Zakaras has
noticed any lack of competition in the organisation of the
found a mathematical formula of da Vinci’s time, where
competition, he is very satisfied with the evaluation ob-
technical parameters determine beauty and wave them
tained and this simply encourages him to participate in
to the absolute. It doesn’t matter how you look at the
such competitions in the future.
Marius’ works, they excites and make you think, which is
Marius Zakaras was born and raised in Panevėžys. His
the sign of the creator.
normal school routine was broken by his mother who de-
Welcoming contemporary Lithuanian jewellery, the
cided that her son should attend art school. After gradu-
artist admires many works, recognizes different styles and
ating from art school, but still studying in high school, the
is pleased that creators are strictly adhered to their identi-
artist was thinking about his future profession. He wanted
ty. At the same time, he is the one among them, the name
that art would become a part of his life. He was attracted
that we will repeatedly hear as one of the most interesting
by two specialities, i.e. architecture and jewellery. Marius
representatives of the jewellery art.
chose the latter and have never had any hesitation about his decision. He created his first work at high school, dur-
ing the technologies classes. The task was to make wind chimes. It was his first work of metal. Marius Zakaras is often asked what is his main source of inspiration. The artist says that he is influenced by many things, he could not distinguish one. His spiritual drivers are the desire to develop, discovering new shapes, colours, mutual relevance of materials. Zakaras dreams that one day his works will excite people by their mystery, that his works would not only be accessories, but also a means to convey the past, present and future ideas. The works of Marius Zakaras is already mysterious and linking past tendencies with innovative and original contemporary thought. His works are extremely contem-
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Studies of metal arts and jewelry in Lithuania Vilnius Academy of Art, Telsiai Faculty, Metal Plastic Department
Report by a professor Laima Keriene
ontemporary Lithuanian jewelry and professional
the Vilnius Academy of Arts, are already teaching as well.
metal arts began to form in the end of the sixties.
The study program is based on the principle of idea + craft.
Then, the art life was filled with artists, who have
It seeks for the relevance of creative projects and integra-
graduated from the Tallinn Art Institute, where Estonian
tion into the culture. Now, Telsiai Faculty at the Vilnius
professors, who have adopted traditions of German and
Academy of Arts has two departments: Metal Plastic and
Scandinavian universities, have been teaching. Professors
Design. Those two have five art and design undergraduate
from Telšiai Faculty, who have studied at Tallinn, adopted
programs (BA). The most popular is Metal Arts and Jewelry.
strong artistic and professional preparation and character-
There are 60 students, who are enrolled in these studies,
istic, strict, restrained Nordic expression. Today, the school
and each year 15 graduates graduate from the university.
is open to the world art trends; it is constantly evolving,
(Until 2011, it was called the Jewelry and Smithery).
and acquires more and more new forms of expression. The
The first and second year is all about gaining academic
artists of younger generation, who have graduated from
knowledge and learning about the basics of this profession. While studying the basics, professors emphasize the knowledge of old and
Mante Maskoliunaite „Feelings”
unique technologies in goldsmithery and smithery. In the third and fourth year, students develop the sense of identity, creativity, and social integrity. The main course is Metal Plastic. Students analyze current topics; individually choose an object of creativity and forms of expression. Teachers, who create in various fields of metal arts and jewelry, supervise the tasks and share their experiences with students. Professor Romualdas Incirauskas is a known author of small and architectural metal plastic, sculptural plot works, and medals. Professor Laima Keriene creates
drawing, and also she is a specialist of goldsmithery. A docent Beata Zdramyte is an artist of conceptual jewelry. A docent Remigija Vaitkute
LITHUANIAN JEWELLERY REPORT Justina Liaudanskyte “Neringa secretions”
Martynas Vaitiekunas „The roles“
creates medals, small plastics, and specializes in mold-
some bright and creative individuals and professionals
ing. A docent Vytautas Matulionis is a famous Lithuanian
of high artistic level. The members of Lithuanian Artists’
goldsmither and enamel painter. A docent Mindaugas
Union are Sarune Vaitkute and Dainius Narkus, Sandra
Simkevicius is a sculptor, who is interested in performance,
Malaskeviciute, Vita Pukstaite, Ugne Blazyte, Beata
art, and art of object in public places.
Zdramyte, Jurgita Erminaite Simkuviene, Egle Cejauskaite
Telsiai Faculty organizes experimental laboratories,
Gintale, Julius Vaitkus, Aurelija Simkutė Endrieke, Asta
creative practicum, projects, collaborate with artists from
Simkeviciene. Telsiai Faculty alumni Beata Zdramytė
Lithuanian and abroad. Over the past 3 years, an artist
and Mindaugas Simkevicius came back to teach, and
from Polish Giedymin Jablonski is actively working in the
they were awarded with the docent name at the Vilnius
Department of Metal Plastics. Together with students he
Academy of Art for their creativity and teaching. Egle
has already implemented projects of conceptual jewelry:
Tamošiunaite successfully established her studio at Vilnius
European Identity, Happy End, Systems of Values,
Old town, Neringa Poskute and Ausra Vindzigelskyte
Dolce et decorum.
Maciulaitiene opened their gallery-workshop in the Old
Vilnius Academy of Arts participates in the interna-
town of Klaipėda. Albinas Jukumas, Mindaugas Bumblys,
tional student exchange program Erasmus, and has a con-
Andrius Janulis, Kestutis Tikuzis established their forges.
tract with a number of European universities. Some of the
Jurgita Ciutaite Bugailiskiene actively worked at Anyksciai
students have been gone to study in Estonian Academy of
municipality: organized and implemented national and
Arts (Estonia), Tartu Art College (Estonia), Escola Massana
international projects, and now she is starting to create
(Spain), University College of Arts, Crafts and Design
again. Several work on the Lithuanian Mint.
(Konstfack) (Sweden), Edinburg College of Arts (Great
A number of students were forced from their home-
land due to economic situation. However, those, who feel
The highest aim of the studies is the final thesis, and
a strong call to create, find their place abroad. Although,
fourth year students are already matured for it. Graduates
it is not easy. For example, Mante Maskoliunaite and
may pursue individual creativity: artistic jewelry and black-
Ausra Bankauskaite earned their recognition in New York
smithing, small-form sculpture, creating medals, and ac-
as a jewelry artists, Inesa Grigaite successfully works in
tivities in other fields of art and design. In case students
one of the jewelry companies in Norway.
have a lack of material basis and experience, some young
Art of metal and jewelry is a unique undergraduate
specialists are employed by jewelry, amber, metal process-
program. Many graduates, who want to work and im-
ing companies. Those, who have opportunities and am-
prove as a metal artists and jewelers, can create works of
bitions, establish their own workshops. The employment
contemporary jewelry, small, architectural metal plastic,
of graduates depends on personal qualities and interests.
work as craftsmen, at the manufacturers’ companies, res-
On the other hand, it depends on employers’ openness to
toration workshop, cultural and educational institutions,
employ and develop a young professional.
participate in the contemporary art projects in Lithuania
Fates of graduates, who live in Lithuania, are very
and abroad. Each year, companies contact Telsiai Faculty and request for the artists of rare profession.
different. Some of them work quietly. There are also
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Elze Sakalinskaite Combination of Jewellery and Textile – Inspired by Love Report by Sonata Baliuckaite Art Critic For her Master’s work, the artist chose well-liked archaic gold threads laying technique used in Renaissance. The artists created the collection of glowing-in-the-dark textile buttons “Be visible” (lt: „Būk matomas“), only this time she used the luminescent thread. The artist says that the idea born when trying to create exceptional, unique pieces of jewellery, which would not only be functional but also have a symbolic meaning. The first artist’s meeting with jewellery was in Turkey, where she was learning the mysteries of textile and jewellery. “Here I started to combine these two fields of art. After getting acquainted with metal, I already knew that I would never come back to textile alone. Metal cutting, grinding as well as embroidery is like meditation for me, relaxation and escape from everyday worries,” the artist talked about the union of the two techniques. Connection with jewellery has remained ever since. Elze Sakalinskaite
The artist creates jewelry, participates in exhibitions. In
2010, in the gallery “Art Niche” (lt: „Meno niša“), Elze love my family – this was the declaration made by the
presented her first solo exhibition of jewellery “Laid
textile Elze Sakalinskaite when she completed the un-
with golden threads” (lt: „Aukso gijom klota“). The art
dergraduate studies at the Vilnius Academy of Arts.
critic Karolina Tomkeviciute wrote: “Saka-linskaite does
Simple, clear but brave. In contemporary art, where the
not limit herself with knowledge and practical experi-
aesthetic of ugliness is getting more and more popular
ence acquired during the textile studies, she ventures
and problematic themes are more relevant than ever be-
upon unexpected creative searches. In her accessories,
fore, it is very brave to be sentimental. Elze created 10
the artist combines the opposite poles: cold metal and
objects for her undergraduate work – 10 gifts for each
warmth-emitting gold threads. In artist’s works, brass,
member of her family. In this work, Elze combined textile
silver is combined with embroidery, weaving or knotting.
and jewellery, thus, her artistic way has begun.
The glow of precious metals gives baroque splendour and
Brooch from the collection “Be visible”
the feeling of sanctity. Most likely, this style of jewellery was inspired by the architectural originality and beauty of the textile’s home town – Vilnius. After studies in Turkey, oriental motives, which can be seen in artist’s works, appeared – bracelets, brooches, pins are decorated with black tassels and paisley. Elze jewellery can be divided into two parts. One of them are decorative and conveying natural motives: brooches transforms into birds, insects or
plants; while the other one is of more stringent shapes, more restrained, here, geometric motives become hidden
Elze Sakalinskaite works convey warmth, love and
symbols. Most of the accessories gives the impression of
comfort – she creates the things that are subtle and nice.
heaviness, however, the chosen technique allows creating
The artist’s pieces of jewellery gives this feeling, you want
an easy textile piece of jewellery”.
to wear and admire them.
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Statistic of the Public Institution
“Lithuanian Assay Office” Information provided by Public Institution “Lithuanian Assay Offic”
Over 2012 the Lithuanian Assay Office assayed and hallmarked precious matal articles:
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Report by Virginija Pavalkienė Head of Legal – Inspection Division of Lithuanian Assay Office
IN GENERAL ABOUT 2012.
the amendments to registration regulations on 26 October
Lithuanian Assay Office has seen the year 2012 out
2012, concerning economic entities engaged in commer-
with the growing demand for the company’s services, com-
cial-economic activities related to precious metals and pre-
pared with 2009; though, an amount of precious metals,
cious stones. Providing that registration of any entities was
presented for assay in 2012, is similar to one in 2011.
in force on 26 October 2012 or they are going to register
The past year has distinguished by a particular growth
in the Lithuanian Assay Office in future, the entities’ regis-
in demand for precious stones, provided to the Lithuanian
tration in the Lithuanian Assay Office will be open-ended.
Assay Office, identity and characterization services. As
The registration procedure itself became simplified
compared to 2009, demand for these services raised by
and clear – it is enough to submit a registration applica-
50% in 2012. This demonstrates as increase in demand
tion to the Lithuanian Assay Office prior to commencing
for more expensive, yet, more valuable articles of jewel-
the activities. Fairly speaking, this application is rather of a
lery as well.
declaration on the planned operations with precious met-
At the same time, it should be noted that the pro-
als, indicating the type of activity (production, trade, etc.),
portion of silver and gold articles, presented for assay in
business addresses and contacts to locate a company’s
2012, has divided in favour of silver. A similar trend was
customer at any time.
observed in the previous 2010 and 2011. We cannot state
The application does not require any additional docu-
that silver products are more in vogue than gold-ware,
ments to be attached. It considers abolishment of pre-
but it is obvious that silver is rather affordable to custom-
viously valid requirements, for example, carrying out
ers in terms of cost.
operations with precious metals only in non-residential
Products became “lighter”; that is, since 2010, small-
premises, by submitting a premises status supporting doc-
er, rather “filled” articles, which are lighter in weight, are
ument or a pawnshop work time arrangement, issued by
presented for assay. Certainly, a smaller weight, quite of-
municipality for submission to the Lithuanian Assay Office
ten, but not always, determines a lower and more afford-
along with the application.
able to a buyer jewellery price.
Business representatives may submit all type of applications – on the economic entity's registration, on reg-
ABOUT MORE FAVOURABLE AND FACILITATED BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT.
istration of its responsibility mark, or on re-registration
2012 was the year of revising secondary legislation of
any branch of the institution in Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipeda,
of the mark – directly to the Lithuanian Assay Office at
the Republic of Lithuania regulating operations with pre-
Siauliai, or Druskininkai, either by email.
Entrepreneurs’ documents, signed by electronic sig-
Any amendments, entered into force in 2012, have
nature, are equivalent to documents in writing. It should
substantially facilitated (simplified) the precious metal
be noted that we have received only 2 copies of such type
of documents during 2012, that, in our opinion, points to
Perhaps the key change, in particular welcomed by
the lack of popularity of the highly convenient for busi-
business representatives, is the abolishment of entrepre-
nesses tool of submitting documents to the Lithuanian
neurs’ obligation to re-register in the Lithuanian Assay
Assay Office. Hopefully, entrepreneurs realize in the near
Office every 3 (three) years, upon coming into effect of
future that the document signing by e-signature not only
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Jewellery Business Trends in Lithuania
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shortens the travel-time of documents to the state institu-
Lithuania, the frequency for re-registration of the respon-
tion, but it is also a guaranteed submission of documents
sibility mark has been reduced only in respect of precious
at cheaper shipping costs.
metal business representatives with the status of artist.
A novelty is the technical feasibility, created in 2012
In 2012, while amending the precious metal account-
by PI “Versli Lietuva“, established under the Ministry
ing rules, a lot of redundant requirements were abol-
of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania, for all busi-
ished – the only requirement was retained stating that
nesses, including precious metals business representa-
any precious metals business representative, regardless of
tives, to contact all state authorities under a “one-stop
whether it is a legal entity or a natural person, must carry
shop” approach via document submission system on
out a precious metals accounting in accordance with the
general accounting requirements.
As our practice shows, our corporate clients’ adaption
As early as in 2011, the Lithuanian Assay Office, along
to more favourable business environment is not dynamic –
with the majority of state inspection authorities, signed
so far, we have not received any documents submitted via
the Declaration on the First Business Year. So, in 2012,
the said document submission system.
our company's employees complied with the provisions
Nevertheless, the Lithuanian Assay Office focuses on
of the Declaration during the inspection – they consulted
modern customer communication methods; therefore,
economic entities, running their businesses for the first
at the very beginning of 2012, together with PI “Versli
year, provided methodological support, yet, did not apply
Lietuva,“ it launched a project “Shifting Administrative
any sanctions (fines or restrictions on activities, etc.), even
Procedures, Relating to Permits, Issued by State and
upon identifying violations. The identified violations were
Municipal Institutions and Agencies, to Electronic Media”
given a deadline to eliminate them. If an entity fails to
on the partnership grounds. While implementing the pro-
eliminate the violations within the specified term or com-
ject, we plan to shift more Lithuanian Assay Office servic-
mits new ones, provisions of the Declaration shall not be
es to the electronic space. Project completion is scheduled
applicable and imply sanctions against the entity.
for the mid-2013.
ABOUT BUSINESS TRENDS
SINCE 1 JANUARY, 2013,
Within the period from 31 December, 2006, to 31
the Lithuanian Assay Office publishes all newly registered or deregistered economic entities in the public state institutions’ permit register
December, 2012, a number of registered economic enti-
CHANGE IN THE NUMBER OF ECONOMIC ENTITIES
ties has almost doubled – from 617 to 1196.
OPERATING WITH PRECIOUS METALS AND PRECIOUS STONES, in 2006–2012* (units)
We believe that publication of information on legal (i.e., registered in the Lithuanian Assay Office) precious
metals businesses, as well as announcement of informa-
tion on termination of such businesses, will help both to
protect interests of ordinary consumers – jewellery buyers
and ensure the integrity of business transactions. One of the major legislative amendments is a legalized
exemption for precious metals businesses, with the status
of artist, to re-register their responsibility mark every 3
Before 26 October, 2012, a responsibility mark of any
entity – a manufacturer, an importer, or any other entity,
entered into the precious metals market – was subject to obligatory re-registration every year. Upon change in the Requirements for Registration the Responsibility Mark at the initiative of Ministry of Culture of the Republic of
According to data as of 31 December of a calendar year.
During the economic downturn, there was also an increase in the number of pawnshops, accepting precious metals, precious stones, which has grown from 132 in 2006 to 240 – at the end of 2012. There was a significant increase in economic entities that purchase and sell precious metals, precious stones, their products and scrap – correspondingly from 186 to 387. A number of jewellers, producing precious metal- and precious stone-ware, has increased from 181 to 308 dur-
A number of small-scale entrepreneurs, operating un-
ing the period from 31 December, 2006, to 31 December,
der a business license or an individual activity certificate,
2012. Among them, 151 legal entities and 157 individuals
has more than doubled for the period from 31 December,
were engaged in manufacturing at the end of 2012.
2006, to 31 December, 2012 – from 142 to 348.
In recent years, there was an increase in investment
Upon coming into effect of the Law on Small
gold traders – from 14 economic entities in 2006 to 38
Communities of the Republic of Lithuania as of 1
entities by the end of 2012.
September, 2012, three such communities were registered
Besides, a new activity has emerged and is gain-
by 31 December, 2012.
ing ground – precious metal and gemstone product e-commerce. At the end of 2006, this business was operated only by a single closed joint stock company. By 31
CHANGE IN THE NUMBER OF ECONOMIC ENTITIES
December, 2012, this activity was legalized by 14 compa-
OPERATING WITH PRECIOUS METALS AND PRECIOUS
nies and 10 individuals.
STONES, in 2006–2012* by status (units) CHANGE IN THE NUMBER OF ECONOMIC
ENTITIES OPERATING WITH PRECIOUS METALS AND PRECIOUS STONES BY TYPES OF ACTIVITIES,
IN 2010–2012** (UNITS)
1125 ￼ 150
0 * According to data as of 31 December of a calendar year ** The Law on Small Communities Republic of Lithuania which became 1 September 2012
2010 of effective
Economic entities, running activities with precious
* According to data as of 31 December of a calendar year ** The same economic entity may run several activities
metals, precious stones, and thier products, are generally
engaged in distribution of these products – in wholesale and retail trade. Within the period from 31 December, 2006, to 31 December, 2012, a number of these companies has increased from 560 to 1016.
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OPERATIONS with precious metals and precious stones are mainly carried out by joint stock an /or closed joint stock companies, a number of the registered ones was 262 – in 2006, and 568 – by the end of 2012. There were registered 194 individual enterprises in 2006, and 246 – by the end of 2012.
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Promotion of Lithuanian Jewellery
Business Development Report by Angele Juodzeviciene
Zumbrickas’s individual enterprise and 26 other
International Baltic Jewellery Show “Amber Trip”, it is go-
Lithuanian jewellery business enterprises have
ing to present the production of Lithuanian amber and
received the European Regional Development
jewellery producers to its potential clients and partners.
Fund support. Participation in the 10 th ANNIVERSARY
The project aims at encouraging Lithuanian amber
International Baltic Jewellery Show “Amber Trip” was
jewellery companies to search more actively for foreign
compensated with 49% of the total costs.
partners. It stimulates raising international awareness
Public institution Enterprise Lithuania (VšĮ “Versli
of Lithuanian amber and jewellery producers by using a
Lietuva”) under the Ministry of Economy of the Republic
group initiative as well as participating in international
of Lithuania provided partial funding to the companies
events in Lithuania and abroad.
participating in the international shows, where export
“International exhibition and business missions are
potential of the company groups (hereinafter “IGEI”) as
one of the most effective export development instru-
well as expansion of business relations is going to be
ments. Cooperation of companies and formation of clus-
ters strengthens their competitiveness, for this reason we
The group of Lithuanian jewellery companies took ad-
especially encourage export development initiatives of groups of companies. We see a growing initiative “from
vantage of this opportunity. In the 10th ANNIVERSARY
E.ZUMBRICKO II DEBRECENO 70–10 KLAIPEDA LT-94153 LITHUANIA owner EDVARDAS ZUMBRICKAS TEL. +37039838245 FAX +37046360652
Enterprise “Misara”, Olegas Lenko, Jonas Damzen’s
selves and are participating together in the international
Personal Enterprise, Audrius Lukauskas, UAB “Aukso cen-
exhibitions or business missions. It shows their motiva-
tras”, Alfredas Daulius’s Individual Enterprise, Martynas
tion as well as serious intentions and determination”, says
Kaubrys, Darius Tamašauskas, Algirdas Marčius, UAB
Director General of Public institution Enterprise Lithuania
“Ambermozaika”, Dainius Gadliauskas, Marius Dūda,
(VšĮ “Versli Lietuva”), Paulius Lukauskas.
R. Benetis’s enterprise “Lašas”, Vytautas Jukna, Edita
For the project of E. Zumbrickas Individual Enterprise –
Šarkuvienė, E. Dunauskas’s enterprise “Pajūrio krantas”, R.
participation in the "10th Anniversary International Baltic
Balšaiti’s Amber Studio, D. Milius’s Economic Commercial
Jewellery Show Amber Trip 2013", EUR 19 816 were al-
located, i.e. 49% of the total costs.
IGEI’s encouragement is one of the activities of the
The following companies participate in the pro-
project titled “Opportunities for Business Creation and
ject together with E. Zumbrickas’s Individual Enterprise:
Expansion” of Public institution Enterprise Lithuania (VšĮ
Astijus Jasaitis’s Amber Company “NAPOLEONAS”, UAB
“Versli Lietuva”), intended to be funded by European
“Sidabrine kameja”, UAB “RMD linija”, A. Kleišmantas’s
Regional Development Fund. The planned allocation by
Individual Enterprise “DU SAFYRAI”, UAB “Saniston
the end of 2014 is EUR 1,7 million.
Baltic”, UAB “Silver Amber”, UAB “Amber Tree”, Individual
A variety of amber products Amber DM
D.Miliaus UKI Mob.tel.: +37068759712, +37060613750 E-mail: email@example.com www.amberdm.lt skype: dainius777xxx
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the bottom”, when enterprises are forming clusters them-
Stone processing and collectible examples Cabochons and jewellery by special orders
MINERALS TRADING +37060078629 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jewellery tools & equipment â?Ś Decorative stones Silver details â?Ś Packing bags www.silveridea.lt / www.juvelyrams.lt Tel.: +370 698 55360, +370 612 05330 E-mail: email@example.com
OJSC Gomel PO CRYSTALL – state-owned company for 40 years, one of the best by leading companies in Belarus and the global market. The main activity of OJSC Gomel PO CRYSTALL is production of precious metals jewelry with precious stones inserts and polished diamonds inserts, production of State awards by request of the Administrative office of President of the Republic of Belarus. View this company’s jewelry with Yakutia diamonds and precious stones is delivered to nearly every major country in the world. Even such high-level companies like”Cartier” and “Tiffany” have already purchased diamonds shaped jewelry his masterpieces, and the Arab Emirates, Sheik sends special orders for unique jewelry. In 2011, Moscow, OJSC Gomel PO CRYSTALL has become an international professional master contest winner “Best cutter”. This great victory reaffirms Yakutia diamonds flawless manufacturing quality.The quality management system of the enterprise has been certified to comply with the international requirements of ISO 9001–2001.
UAB "Aukso Centras"
Trakų st. 6–24, LT-01132 Vilnius, Lithuania
Tel. +370 5 212 12 14 / Fax +370 5 212 16 22
www.auksocentras.lt / firstname.lastname@example.org
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Indre Giedraityte, an artist, a custom designer and Algimantas Seselskis, an amber master jeweller
A new jewellery platform in Vilnius
URVYNE – this is a new jewellery platform in
has been found throughout the ages. This idyllic place in
Vilnius. It was originally the initiative of two young
a nature reserve is where Algimantas was born and spent
Lithuanians to open a combined workshop with a
showroom in the heart of Old Town Vilnius. It is now locat-
There were also lots of curious crows poking around
ed at Literatu street (see a map attached). Those budding
the village and surrounding sand dunes. To live in isola-
creative are Indre Giedraityte – an artist and a custom de-
tion is a death sentence for the bird. They even raise there
signer and Algimantas Seselskis – an amber master jeweller.
young as community. The birds' ways are very creative
So let us explain just a little bit about “PURVYNE” title.
and intelligent when it comes to sustaining themselves
Directly translated from Lithuanian the word PURVYNE
and ensuring the prosperity of the flock. There is an old
would not necessarily become a typical name for a jew-
Lithuanian proverb “Varnas varnui akies nekerta” loosely
ellery shop. Just because the word itself means “mud”
translated as “Birds of feather flock together”.
or “quagmire”. Historically it was and still is a name of
In our quite challenging times economically it is not
a small fishing village on Curonian spit where sea amber
easy for a lone artisan to earn his or her daily bread. “One
to put creative in a linked community and pull their energies together and collectively in a complete synergetic fashion.
intensifies though when one feels strongly about the people around and what is happening to the world. The current 'global village' civilization state promotes interconnectedness and forges a great variety of meanings and interpretations for its cause. Combining the ancient matter of amber with modernistic materials like medical caoutchouc and contemporary design and styling approaches reflects the idea of prehistory entangled with our day to day lives and responsibilities.
REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA EU, NATO, Hallmarking Convention Capital Vilnius Official language Lithuanian Currency Lithuanian litas (LTL); 1 EUR – 3.4528 LTL Time zone EET (UTC+2); Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3) Area – 65 200 km 2 Population (2012) 2 979 000 Government Parliamentary republic President Dalia Grybauskaite Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius GDP (PPP) Per capita (2012) 15 931 EUR Ethnic groups (2011) 83.7% Lithuanians, 16.30% others Largest cities Vilnius 542 932 Latvia Kaunas 336 912 Klaipėda 177 812 Lithuania
Jewellery by “Purvyne”
can learn a lot from a crow's flock these days” – Algimantas insists. That is the idea behind PURVYNE place – to put creative in a linked community and pull their energies together and collectively in a complete synergetic fashion. Where does the inspiration for a specific jewellery de-
sign come from? Indre believes that inspiration is just like love itself
and – “comes without a warning”. An urge to create
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THE IDEA behind PURVYNE PLACE –
Market has the Necessary Transparency Information prepared by Balarusian Assay Inspectorate under the Ministry of Finances
he infrastructure of the Belarusian jewellery mar-
How many entities operating in the field of jew-
ket is sufficiently developed and has the neces-
ellery (producers and sellers) were there registered
sary transparency. The state carries out a balanced
in Belarus in 2012? How many of them started their activities in 2012?
national policy on the precious metals and stones market management. There are no barriers to entry to the market
In the Republic of Belarus, doing business in the field
of new members, regardless of the form of ownership or
of precious metals and stones must be licensed. Licences
nationality of the capital.
are complex, i.e. under a single licence activities may be
The jewellery industry in Belarus has been introduced
conducted in several areas subject to licensing (works and
by both large-scale producers of jewellery products of
public and private ownership (OAO “Gomelskoje PO
All in all, 11 works and services related to precious
“Kristall”, jewellery factory “Zorka”), as well as small en-
metals and stones may be licensed, including retail and
terprises (ZAO “Belgran”, jewellery factory “Egrett” and
wholesale trade as well as production.
other) and jewellery workshops.
ON 1ST JANUARY 2013, 311 LICENSES granted the right to
In the Republic of Belarus, a compulsory national hallmarking of the precious metal products produced in
manufacture or sale precious metal and stone products. IN 2012, 45 LICENCES out of the mentioned amount were obtained.
Belarus and intended for sale in its territory is required. Such requirement applies to the precious metal products imported to the Republic of Belarus for sale as well. From 2010, a voluntary hallmarking was introduced for the precious metal products produced in the Republic
Also in 2012, upon the request of licensees, the exist-
of Belarus and intended for export from its territory.
ing licences were being often complemented by expanding their scope.
The following assays have been fixed to precious metals intended for hallmarking:
For more information on licensing refer to: Regulation of the President of the Republic of Belarus No. 450 dated 2010.09.01.
Platinum – 900; 950; Gold – 375; 500; 583; 585; 750; 958; (583 hallNumber of products hallmarked in 2012:
mark may only be applied to products manufactured by individual orders);
Gold – 903 000 items
Palladium – 500; 850; Silver – 750; 800; 830; 875; 925; 960. Hallmarking is performed by the State Assay Super vision Inspectorate of the Ministry of Finances of the
Silver – 907 000 items
Republic of Belarus (hereinafter – State Assay Supervision Inspectorate).
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The Belarusian Jewellery
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Belorussian jewellery holding
“KRISTALL-HOLDING” will increase its domestic jewellery production capacity in 2.2 times
“Gomelskoe PO Kristall” jewellery
Angele Juodzeviciene interview with Ruslan Sorokovoj, CEO of the Managing Company “Gomelskoe PO Kristall”
oday the Belorussian jewellery market depends on
We discuss the structure and strategic tasks with
the import. The demand is chiefly satisfied by im-
Ruslan Sorokovoj, director general of the manag-
ports of foreign articles into the republic. At the
ing company of the jewellery OAO “Gomelskoe PO Kristall”.
end of 2012, a jewellery holding was created in the country. Such incorporations are beneficial for the national
The holding consists of 3 big jewellery compa-
economy: two industrial enterprises let out around 50 %
nies, state enterprises. How will the spheres of ac-
of domestic jewellery production, and in the total scope
tivities be distributed? OAO “Gomelskoe PO Kristall”, which is the biggest
of Belorussian sales of “everlasting treasures” their part makes 18 %.
producer of jewellery, brilliants and diamond instruments,
the development and promotion of a united
holding. ZAO “Belgran” which also produces jewellery
brand of jewellery holding with OAO “Gomelskoe PO
and brilliants, and OAO “Beljuvelirtorg”, the greatest
state jewellery sales network in the Republic of Belarus,
the creation of effective logistics of the domestic
have become the participants of the holding.
production jewellery supply and foreign production
In the jewellery holding, OAO “Gomelskoe PO Kristall”
jewellery purchases into a united network of the hold-
and ZAO “Belgran” will be implementing the tasks of in-
ing aimed at the maximal satisfaction of the demand
creasing production of jewellery, the permanent increase
and speeding-up of the turnover;
of quality and competitiveness on the basis of moderniza-
the introduction of coordinated price policy into
tion of production facilities in accordance with advanced
the united sales network, using the possibilities of
technologies of jewellery production. OAO “Gomelskoe
transfer price formation;
PO Kristall”, will also ensure the promotion of brilliants
the development of a united advertising policy; the introduction of advanced methods of sales ac-
and domestic jewellery products in foreign markets. OAO “Beljuvelirtorg” is becoming the only retail net-
tivities aimed at the increase of realization scope in
work of the holding, and it will be performing the reali-
the united sales network of the holding.
zation of production of the participants of the holding,
jewellery production of missing assortment of other pro-
It is known that it is not the first year when the
ducers, including the imported products into the Republic
company OAO “Gomelskoe PO Kristall” is participat-
ing at jewellery exhibition “Amber Trip”, what is your evaluation of this exhibition and how interest-
What aims, tasks does the Holding is raised?
ing, perspective is for you the Baltic market?
The strategic tasks of production activities of the jew-
In March 2013, OAO “Gomelskoe PO Kristall”, is plan-
ellery holding in 2012 – 2017 will be the leading develop-
ning to participate in the International jewellery exhibition
ment of jewellery production, keeping the leading posi-
“Amber Trip” in Vilnius for the third time.
tions among domestic jewellery producers, extending the
The participation in this exhibition allows to increase
jewellery assortment, increasing its quality and ability to
the level of recognisability of the brand “Gomel Kristall”
compete in ensuring the further development of new and
in the market of the Baltic states. For the visitors of the
present kinds of activity.
exhibition – to acquire products directly from the pro-
In order to reach these aims, it is planned by 2018:
ducer or to conclude contracts for the acquisition of high quality flawless jewellery “Kristall” produced from Yakut
TO INCREASE the scope of jewellery production in 2.2 TIMES; TO EXPAND the cooperation with foreign
diamonds that are the best in the world.
partners of missing assortment jewellery production; TO INCREASE the scope of diamond processing production in 1.4 TIMES; TO INCREASE the scope of diamond instruments production in 1.5 TIMES. The strategic tasks of retail and marketing activities of the jewellery holding are to increase the part of domestic jewellery products in the internal market, to increase the efficiency of sales of jewellery and leading products. OAO “Beljuvelirtorg” will be seeking to implement the above-indicated tasks by strengthening the available competitive advantages of the united sales network as well as by creating the supplementary ones:
“Gomelskoe PO Kristall” jewellery
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has become the managing company of the incorporated
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Statistic of the Publish Institution
“Latvian Assay Office” Information provided by Public Institution “Latvian Assay Offic”
Over 2012 the Latvian Assay Office assayed and hallmarked precious metal articles:
Gold – 181 217 items Silver – 411 108 items During 2012 in Latvia were 1830 entities engaged in jewelry, 349 new places were registered in Latvian Assay Ofice. The Assay Office of Latvia (VSIA "Latvijas proves birojs")
Contact: Teatra str. 9, Riga, LV1050, Latvia +371 672 10009 / email@example.com / www.prove.lv
Angele Juodzeviciene interview with Nikolay Shalna, the Head of the Company “RAYNIK”
Tell us about how and when the Raynik Company was revived? The RAYNIK Company was founded in 1996. It was established for wholesale trade of jewelry made from precious metals. We wanted to enrich the Latvian market, filled mainly with consumer goods by that time, with fine jewelry of high quality. After all, the Guild of Jewelers of Latvia was formed back in January 25, 1630, which indicates that the traditions of jewelry art have deep roots in this land. Tell us about your experience. At the beginning we were supplying original silverware from the United States, Mexico, Italy and other countries, bringing the exclusive collections from international exhibitions. In 1995, diamond jewelry sales in the jewelry group
Jewellery by “Kiev Jewellery Factory”
increased to 28% in value terms. Diamonds have become the top selling product among variHow do you evaluate the Latvian jewelry market?
ous groups of goods. After becom-
Jewellery By “SIGAL”
ing the Kiev Jewelry Factory’s (KYUZ)
Now Latvia and other Baltic countries are flooded with
distributor in the Baltic countries, the
glass products (China), Swarovski, artificial sapphires, em-
RAYNIK Company started to supply
eralds, opals, rubies, though Western jewelry fashion dic-
high quality ware made of gold and
tates natural, organic stones. At the same time, the price
of these products with artificial stones is unreasonably
Since 2011, we are representa-
inflated several times. One of the main principles of our
tives of the Canadian company SIGAL within the territory
company – we strive to deliver only products with natural
of the Baltic States. SIGAL is a brand with a worldwide
stones. This applies to both silver and gold ware.
reputation. Its silverware is distinguished by the original
Our main business partners are Baltic jewelry compa-
design and the highest quality of workmanship. The brand
nies that want to compare favorably with the proposed
is always at the peak of fashion trends. David Segal’s pro-
range. After all, we have not only the exclusive ware,
jects are a visual expression of his style. When it comes to
made of KYUZ gold, but also white or yellow gold-coated
fashion and jewelry, David likes to say: “If you love it, wear
silverware with precious stones of the same level.
it”. If you want to have truly stylish jewelry to emphasize
How, in your opinion, has the
your look and personality, the stunning products by David
Latvian jewelry industry been
are definitely for you.
developing during the reces-
KYUZ and SIGAL use only high quality stones that
sion? How did you survive the recession?
have passed certification. Just before sending to Latvia, the KYUZ products take one more, additional control
Many small jewelry companies
check in the State Hematology Center of Ukraine.
Jewellery By “SIGAL”
have closed during the recession,
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RAYNIK – Fine Jewelry of High Quality
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others have reduced the number of their stores. So far, I have not heard about them re-opening. We were not only able to survive in times of downtime, but we managed to develop new directions, in particular – SIGAL. We are also actively working with the Thai firms producing marcasite silver. We are the only company in Latvia that delivers expensive jewelry (necklace, brooches, bracelets) made of marcasite silver. Which jewelry exhibitions do you participate in? We have taken part in various jewelry exhibitions many times, both as participants and as VIP guests. The exhibitions took place in New York (USA), Bangkok (Thailand), Moscow (Russia), Vilnius (Lithuania), Warsaw (Poland), Riga (Latvia), Tallinn (Estonia). What are your future plans? Our company is moving forward, not stopping on what we have achieved. We plan to expand the geography of our customers-partners not only at the expense of the exhibitions, but also through the Internet-space.
REPUBLIC OF LATVIA Jewellery by “Kiev Jewellery Factory”
EU, NATO, Hallmarking Convention Capital Riga Official language Latvian Currency Lats (LVL); 1 EUR – 0.6998 LVL Time zone EET (UTC+2) – Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3) Area – 64 589 km 2 Population (2012) 2 217 053 Government Parliamentary republic President Andris Berziņs Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis GDP (PPP) Per capita (2012) 12 730 EUR Ethnic groups (2011) 62.1% Latvians 37.9 % others Largest cities Riga 706 000 Liepaja 301 621 Daugavpils 343 646
Jewellery by "SIGAL"
Latvia Lithuania Kaliningrad Region
„B&G” Bogumila i Marian Kelar ul. Mariacka 2l, 80-833 Gdansk, Poland firstname.lastname@example.org www.bursztynowagaleria.pl
Artistic jewellery & amber Sculptures Meninė juvelyrika & gintarinės skulptūros
KALININGRAD AMBER COMPANY
Please, visit us Aplankykite mus
IN THE MARKET
Amber Trip – Stand A24 Amberif – Hala A 224
+7 4012 473749 / +7 9114721433 www.Alexamber.ru
Jewellery Silver Jewellery findings Machinery and tools Tel.: +48 603 114 132, +370 616 477 86 E-mail email@example.com
UAB “ART VETUS”
Poilsio str. 7, LT-93200, Klaipeda, Lithuania
Amber-Bernstein Mob. +37068631576 / E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.ambertrade.eu
not obligatory in Estonia Jelena Muhhamedjanova Manager of Assay Office of Estonia
ince 2004 hallmarking of jewellery is not obligatory in Estonia. The compulsory marking on jewellery items is that of Sponsor’s mark and
Fineness Mark. In the same year the State Register of Sponsor’s Marks by the Government of the Estonian Republic was established. In Estonia, a Sponsor’s mark indicates a manufacturer and an importer, who is responsible for the conformity with the Precious Metal Act of the articles of precious metal. According to the actual dates, there are 128 manufacturers (a person or an enterprise), 131 importers and 50 enterprises, which have the registration as
items and about 3% of gold items did not corre-
manufacturer and importer (only valid registration
spond to declared fineness.
is taken into consideration) in the State Register of
About Assay Office of Estonia…
Sponsor’s Marks in Estonia.
According to the present legislation there are re-
At the same time, if jewellery item is marked
quirements for a company, which have the rights to
with EU country manufacturer Sponsor’s mark it
be named as Assay Office of Estonia. One of the main
may be sold without any registration in Estonia. As
requirement is the laboratory accreditation in the
a consequence of present legislation, the jewellery
scope of precious metals analyses according to EVS-EN
assaying and hallmarking has diminished. The jewel-
ISO/ IEC 17025 standard. Every five years the tender is
lery marking with Sponsor’s Mark and Fineness mark
announced for the competition between companies
is provided by manufacturer or importer without any
for contracting assaying with Estonian government.
additional control of the jewellery fineness. Thus,
Since 2004, Estonian Assay Office was the contracted
the quantity of hallmarked jewellery and the quan-
company. In 2008, the Assay Office was joint with AS
tity of enterprises in the State Register of Sponsor’s
Metrosert, Central Metrology Office in Estonia, and
Marks does not reflect the exact jewellery market in
continues its business as a division of AS Metrosert.
Only five experts are running everyday business in
It is a really free market, even for certification of
our division of Precious Metals. The jewellery marking
with Sponsor’s Mark (without checking of fineness)
As an example, in 2011 18500 ps. of silver jewel-
and jewellery hallmarking are very important parts
lery items and 3500 ps. of gold jewellery items were
of our activities, too. Also, there are gemmology and
checked and hallmarked according to wishes of the
expertise activities in our service list.
manufacturers or the importers. In 2012, the quanContact: Aru 10, 10317 Tallinn, Estonia +372 6814833 email@example.com / www.metrosert.ee
tity of hallmarked jewellery was even smaller: 8000 ps. of silver items and 1000 ps. of gold items. Amongst the checked items about 20 % of silver
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Hallmarking of jewellery is
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Castle in the Air Report by Pekka Erelt
dozen years ago, the group of jewellery artists called ohuLoss (Castle in the Air) first stepped into the Marzee Gallery in the Netherlands.
Kadri Malk, Piret Hirv, Eve Margus-Villems, Tanel Veenre, Kristiina Laurits, Villu Plink and Katrin Sipelgas, who is now pursuing work in other fields. Their arrival was made possible by Estonian Academy of Arts professor Kadri Malk, who upon receiving the invitation to the exhibition issued an ultimatum to the Dutch: she would only participate if she could take some younger artists with her. And young indeed they were, some still in university. Some smiled superciliously: “Children on holidays!” But the smirking was quick to cease when these wunderkind put their first works on display. This was something new, a breath of fresh air from Estonia, Kadri Malk „Mid-day of Life”
Kadri Malk „As Mountain I remain Silent 2”
ESTONIAN JEWELLERY REPORT Eve Margus-Villems „Palisade”
Tanel Veenre „Les Fleurs du Mal“
Kristiina Laurits „M”
which had a jewellery art scene and traditions of which
are multifaceted, not just mini-Malks. Mälk teaches them
not much was known at the time. These young people
to think for themselves. Everyone must find his or her own
thought for themselves, boldly, quite differently, without
answer to the question of “why”. Castle in the Air’s re-
needing to lean on crutches borrowed from their teacher.
cent exhibition in Tallinn’s lighthouse had symbolic signifi-
And even as students, their technical skills exceeded those
cance. Estonian jewellery art is currently the lighthouse of
of many trained jewellery artists in the West.
Estonian art; its rays currently shine the most brightly and
As a group, Castle in the Air has exhibited mainly
the farthest out into the world. It is a light can be seen a
abroad – in Germany, Portugal, Spain, Denmark, Hungary
good distance off the coast, and on the other side of the
and China. The biggest exhibition in Estonia to this point
dividing waters. That very fact is significant.
was from August to September in the lower lighthouse in Tallinn. While jewellery artists are often considered individualistic, Castle in the Air confirms the opposite. They are a loyal fellowship. “How have we managed to stay
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together for 12 years, I don’t know, there must be some secret there. Maybe it’s because no one dominates the
EU, NATO Capital Tallinn Official language Estonian Currency Euro (EUR) Time zone EET (UTC+2) – Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3) Area – 45 227 km 2 Population (2013) 1 286 540 Government Parliamentary republic President Toomas Hendrik Ilve Prime Minister Andrus Ansip GDP (PPP) Per capita (2012) 17 117 EUR Ethnic groups 69.0% Estonians, 31.0 % others Largest cities Tallinn 416 144 Estonia Tartu 101 169 Narva 65 886
others, no one wants to be a diva. The best of Castle in the Air and Estonia in general is characterized by high standards and meaningfulness. “You have to have be attuned to what you are about to undertake before you start work. It’s a slow and thorough process of getting on the right wavelength. It has to be just right, so that psychological intonation is there. Just like playing an instrument. If a string on an instrument is too slack, it will not resonate; if it is too taut, it breaks,” says Malk. The Western world, in its throes of consumerism and tendency to try to trump everything rapidly, easily and inexpensively, has forgotten the allure of perfection. Castle in the Air radiates that forgotten beauty and its light casts its glow increasingly further in the world. Castle in the Air is not alone. There is always some-
one beside it. The Estonian Academy of Arts jewellery and metal art department has produced a number of tal-
ented jewellery artists – Maria Valdma, Ketli Tiitsar, Kertu
Tuberg, Julia Maria Kunnap, Maarja Niinemagi, Andrus Rumm and others. They, too, are Kadri Malk’s students.
The rapid rise of Estonian jewellery art, especially in the past decade, is largely thanks to Malk.. Her students
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The Gemworld Munich – a glimmer in autumn
The fourth edition ofthe Gemworld Munich has seen a small decrease in visitor numbers but ended with all in all satisfying sales for exhibitors. Regarding the uncertain economic environment and the up to now slow business in autumn, many of them put their hopes into the Munich show – and have not been disappointed.
Report by The Munich Sow Press Office
ith around 6.000 professional visitors, the
gets more and more interesting for international buyers.
Gemworld Munich has attracted about as
It could be heard from several sides, that clients from sur-
many visitors as last year. Given that there
rounding countries like France, Italy and Austria but also
was a talk of good business despite a considerably grown
some Asian buyers contributed to the good results. So the
exhibitor number they must have come to Munich with
much expected answer to the question if the Gemworld
concrete buying intensions. Vendors of precious stones
Munich has established as an international platform for
as well as jewellery manufacturers and suppliers of ac-
colored stones in Europe may turn outpositively: As the
cessories showed themselves satisfied by the show’s pro-
organizers communicated, some new exhibitors already
cess. While they spoke of reasonable activity on Friday,
announced an extension of their booths next year.
Saturday was for some a bit too calm. Sunday surprised
Pavilions as key attractions
by a strong rush and steady demand in halls B5 and B6.
The proven pavilion-concept, which was already ex-
More and more visitors from Europe discover
tended by an ICA pavilion last year, has grown again in
the innovative platform and benefit from the
2012: Especially for Brazilian exhibitors from Minas Gerais a
“Brazilian Pavilion” has been established. Besides first class
Especially exhibitors of precious stones presented a
cut stones the present companies have brought high qual-
high quality offer in Munich which is in this form seldom
ity raw material directly from the mines to Munich. In the
tobe found in Europe. Companies from Brazil, the US,
well-known “Gemworld Pavilion” Paul Wild OHG, Henn
Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand and other important regions
GmbH, the Atelier Tom Munsteiner as well as Cameo-Roth
as well as German exhibitors made sure that the show
and Amador presented exclusive grounds and valuable
on new clients and interesting contacts they could establish in Munich.
Europe’s young designers were guest at the Young Designers‘ Corner The Young Designers‘ Corner where eight finalists of the initially announced jewellery competition presented their works has also been well-frequented during the three days. After the award presentation on Friday the young designers from Greece, Italy and Germany showed their creations to the visitors. Mirjam Dreher who graduated from the FH Trier came off as the winner with an innovative and perfectly implemented jewellery concept. All young creatives presented attractive objects and drew many visitors to their showcases during the week-end. The organizers and participants have been highly satisfied and spoke up for a new edition next year. By implementing such activities, by its broad offer and the attractive ambiance the Gemworld Munich has stone art objects. One highlight was the special exhibition
underlined its claim to become a relevant European gem
“Faust and no end”. Mr. Roth and his father presented for
and jewellery trade fair in autumn. Supported by good
the first time the complete and impressive series of 14 cut
business and a pleasant atmosphere exhibitors and visi-
cameos showing key scenes of the “Faust” story – a real
tors have been enthusiastic about this innovative event.
masterpiece of the Idar-Oberstein art of cutting.
Demand for jewellery and accessories on FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY
reasonable level Vendors of jewellery and accessories have finished the Gemworld Munich 2012 in the context of their expecta-
EU, NATO Capital Berlin Official language German Currency Euro (EUR) Time zone CET (UTC+1) – Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2) Area – 357 021 km 2 Population (2012) 81 305 856 Government Federal parliamentary constitutional republic President Joachim Gauck Chancellor Angela Merkel GDP (PPP) Per capita 28 873 EUR Ethnic groups 91.5% German Germany 8.5% others Largest cities Berlin 3471 756 Czech Republic Hamburg 1 786 448 Bavaria 1 353 186
tions and so had a positive end of this year’s autumn season. Many buyers from southern Germany as well as from Austria and Switzerland benefited from the show in order
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to stock up for Christmas sales. Lots of exhibitors report
is facing severe changes in the future Angele Juodzeviciene interview with the Director of the Danish Jewellery Association Jens R. Moller
Tell us about the Danish Jewellers Association The Danish Jewellers Association was in its present form founded in 1972. In the early 1900 there was a kind of cooperation between jewellery companies that in the fifties later led to a more formalized cooperation. In 1958 a common secretary was established in a joint cooperation between retailer and supplier organizations and today we are still cooperating to facilitate activities that our members can benefit from. Our Danish Jewellers Association focus iscreating
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activities that can help our members selling their products. We are co-organizer of the largest jewellery and
We do not have the exact numbers of the articles pro-
watch fair in Scandinavia, The Copenhagen Jewellery and
duced and imported but an estimate would be that 25 %
Watch Show that this year takes place the 22nd to 25th of
is produced in Denmark and is 75 % imported.Jewellery
August, 2012. We have organized ajoint Danish pavilion at
is imported from many countries around the world and
the Inhorgenta Fair in Munich in February and plan to do
the most important being Thailand, Italy, Hong Kong,
the same at the IJL London fair in September.
Germany, Spain and Portugal. Is amber important to the Danish Jewellers?
Our Association is deeply involved in education of goldsmiths, silversmiths and designers. Furthermore we
As amber exists in its natural form in Den mark
advise the government in legal aspects involving the
obviouslythis plays an important role to the Danish con-
Jewellery business such as topics like hallmarking and the
sumer but fashion changes has impacted the interest for
control of fineness.
amber Jewellery that at themoment seems to be at a fairly
How many jewellery manufacturers and trad-
low level. However the Danish Jewellery company House
ers exist in Denmark today? How many of them are
of Amber has great success in China and has opened nu-
members of the Danish Jewellers Association?
merous own retail outlets. This is a good example of seek-
Today we have 75 members in the Danish Jewellers
ing growth outside your home market. What is the present development status of the
Association and in total there are about 100 Danish sup-
Danish Jewellery market?
pliers. Besides our Association we have theDanish Retail Jeweller and Watchmaker Association that has around
Like the rest of Europe Denmark has experienced the
financial crises and this has negatively impacted consumer
What is the split between imported and na-
behaviour. The consumers have been saving money in-
tional produced jewellery products e.g. how many
stead of spending money and especially sales in luxury
hallmark articles are imported and how many are
goods have declined dramatically.We have seen an in-
crease in shop-closing as well as a decrease in the num-
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The Danish Jewellery market
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bers of suppliers due to a tuff competition environment.
well equipped to handle these changes. The major prob-
On the positive note we have also seen that Danish com-
lems will be to translate and understand the impact of
panies with a strong strategic focus on innovation end
changes in consumer behaviour towards issues such as
export grow their businesses likePandora.
sustainable Jewellery, environmental code of conduct, in-
How has increased prices of precious metals and
ternet trade etc.
gems effected the Danish jewellerymarket?
Which companies are the most important in shaping the Danish jewellery for the future?
The increase in prices of precious metal has been on the agenda for several years. This challenge was present
There are a lot of the Danish companies with excellent
before the financial crises and therefore our companies
performance even small companies with a new Danish
have had a long experience in dealing with this specific is-
design mind-set that will give them a huge potential on
sue. For the last ten years both retailers and suppliers have
the European market. The Danish market provides a broad
accustomed themselvesto rising prices for silver, gold and
portfolio of different sized companies such as Pandora
diamonds. This have allowed opportunities for changes in
and Georg Jensen but also midsize and smaller companies
ranges e.g. from 14 carat to 8 carat and from 8 carat to
who are about to gain foothold on the European market
silver Jewellery etc..The tendencies have been increasing
such as Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen, Aagaard and Kranz&
prices but without large fluctuations. Such a situation is
Ziegler.All of these companies are important for develop-
easier to handle than situations with hugeprices increase
ing the Danish and international markets. What do you consider to be the next step for the
and decrease fluctuations.
jewellery business in Denmark?
What is your opinion about Danish Jewellery market?
Danish Jewellery have a very good reputation through-
The Danish Jewellery marked is facing severe changes
out the world and the next step for the Danish Jewellery
in the future. However we have a long tradition for in-
industry will be to use this platform for further growth
novation and design and Danish companies aretherefore
and with focus on international expansion.
KINGDOM OF DENMARK EU, NATO, Hallmarking Convention Capital Copenhagen Official language Danish Currency Danish krone (DKK), 1 EUR – 7.4605 DKK Time zone CET (UTC+1) – Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2) Area 357 021 km 2 Population (2012) 5 580 413 Government Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy Monarch Margrethe II Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt GDP (PPP) Per capita 28 411 EUR Ethnic groups 87% Scandinavians Sweden 13% others Largest cities Denmark Copenhagen 1 935 746 Aarhus 252 213 Odense 158 678
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ANNIVERSARY PRECIOUS 2013 Report by Asa Axelson, the organizer of Precious fair
recious was initiated in 1988. Our ambition was to create a forum where the watch and jewellery industry’s leading manufacturers, suppliers
and buyers representing Sweden and the Nordic region could meet representatives from the most exciting new and independent watch and jewellery stores. The initiative was well received and Precious is now our most important meeting place. For three intense days and evenings we gather the industry and move it forward. The overall aim of Precious is to increase interest in our handicraft, to make it more attractive and to increase business within the whole sector. At the same moment as Precious 2012 closed the doors, the countdown began for Precious 2013! We will of course use our positive experience and the constructive criticism we got last fall, but we’re not happy with just that. To us, it’s not just to create a copy of Precious 2012.
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It’s about creating something even bigger, even better, even more inspiring and – most important – even better
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business for all involved, exhibitors, industry representative or reseller. During 2012 Precious strengthened it’s position as our industry’s leading trade fair. The overall venture, which was launched in 2012 in order to develop Precious over the long term, actually surpassed our expectations already in the first year. Venue fully booked. Last year we had 150 exhibitors and 4696 visitors, representing 736 companies. Precious – Stockholm Nordic Watch & Jewellery Fair arrange Precious Talents, a department at the fair for new designers in the industry. Our aim with Precious Talents is to identify and highlight new talent in the jewellery business and to give them an opportunity to present themselves to a wider market. From the previous year´s nominees we pick a winner based on how well he or she has succeeded in the year since he/she was nominated.
ANNIVERSARY PRECIOUS will be held at Stockholmsmässan 6–8 SEPTEMBER 2013
Report by Antonio Altarriba Art’s promoter
will here briefly enlighten to Baltic Jewellery readers
much more liberal in the use of materials, however, both
Finnish schools for jewellery. The Finnish higher edu-
have ambitions and motivated staff and students.
cation system consists of two sectors, polytechnics
Today’s Lahti’s University of Applied sciences, Institute
and universities, each with its specific mission. Here I pre-
of Design and Fine Arts (www.lamk.fi) has a bachelor de-
sent three polytechnics, also called Universities of Applied
gree program for jewellery design, 240 credits, and with
Sciences, which naturally differ from universities. I name
the objective to prepare students to pursue a career in
them according to the city: Lahti, Imatra and Kuopio.
jewellery design, research and development, studio pro-
Today’s jewellery education in Finland is given mainly
duction and small entrepreneurship.
at Universities of Applied Sciences, which started to op-
Jewellery education in Imatra, Saimaa University
erate in the nineties. In Finnish language are called am-
of Applied sciences (www.saimia.fi), has its origins in
mattikorkeakoulu, in English polytechnics or University
Ylämaa. A village next to Lappeenranta, rich in spectro-
of Applied Sciences. These institutions are formed as Ltd companies, own and run by local authorities, authorised by the government. There are 25 polytechnics in Finland. The degree studies give a higher education qualification and practical professional skills. They comprise core and professional studies, elective studies and a final project. All UAS (university applied sciences) degree studies include practical on-the-job learning (about six months). The student has to gain 240 credits to get the UAS degree, which takes about four years. The school of Lahti was founded in 1899; of course, the name and the aims of the institution were according to the needs and resources of that time. In 1971, the municipality of Lahti founded the Art Institute of Lahti, and, in the same year, the municipality bought the goldsmith school of Helsinki, institution founded in Helsinki in 1938. The goldsmith school was integrated in the new Art institute and Lahti became a remarkable city for Art and design education. Jewellery education had two lines: goldsmithing and silversmithing. The first one stressed on the skill of handling noble metals and the second one was
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The Kuopio Academy of design has a long tradition on craft education; over a hundred years. During the seventies ceramics, textile and metal education programmes were very successful and the school gained a very good reputation all over Finland training craftsman and women, who would live making crafts in their own studios as micro entrepreneurs. Kuopio Academy of Design (www.designkuopio.fi) has a design degree programme (240 credits/ 4 years) which includes a specialisation option on jewellery and precious metals. It provides the student with the abilities to design and manufacture jewellery and utility articles that are suitable for unique, small scale and industrial production. This programme takes new students every two years. Aalto’s University (www.aalto.fi) where you will find the highest education in design in Finland, also Lapland’s university has a visual programme. It is worth mentioning that there have been several dissertations on jewellery in lite quarries. The first workshop on cutting and polishing
both universities, next January 2013 “Women and Jewelry
spectrolite was in 1973. The municipality of Ylämaa aimed
– A Social Approach to Wearing and Possessing Jewellery”
to encourage and promote the use of spectrolite stone
by Petra Ahde-Deal in Aalto’s university. But either have
for designing jewellery and objects, however, the school
not a specific educational programme for jewellery.
moved in the eighties to Lappeenranta, where teaching
Finally, there are also some vocational schools where
premises suit better for developing skills and market in the
you can study jewellery and metal craft. Studies are quite
craft school. The stone line development had a positive
synergy around the city.
References: Ministry of Education and Polytechnics.
In the nineties with the new UAS, the craft school of Lappeenranta and the Imatra art school were integrated into the Saimaa University of Applied Sciences educational programme. In that time there were two lines, Fine Art in
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Imatra and Stone and jewellery design in Lappeenranta. Jewellery lived exciting times; experimenting and innova-
EU, Hallmarking Convention Capital Helsinki Official language(s) Finnish, Swedish Currency Euro (EUR) Time zone EET (UTC+2) – Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3) Area – 338 424 km2 Population (2012) 5 421 827 Government Parliamentary republic President Sauli Niinisto Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen GDP (PPP) Per capita 26 786 EUR Ethnic groups 93.4% Finn 6.6% others Finland Largest cities Russia Helsinki 596 233 Espoo 252 730 Tampere 215 315 Estonia
tive materials, large possibilities to internationalization often lecturers and workshops leaders from abroad. All this made possible that the six month practical on-the-job learning, which is compulsory to all UAS students, was carried out in Japan, Germany, Spain, Holland, Sweden etc gaining experience and new friends. The school staff managed to establish contacts all around the jewellery world. In 2009, the jewellery department moved from Lappeenranta to Imatra. Now jewellery education is one subject in Fine Art. During the first year students go through all subjects, after that, they specialise in one: photography, sculpturing, painting, graphic art, jewellery. After their studies the student gains the title of Bachelor degree on Visual Arts of the University of Applied Sciences (UAS degree). In Imatra now jewellery is emphasized as an art making creativity.
Watch Trade Fair 2012 was a success Angele Juodzeviciene interview with Stine Ingvoldstad Svendsen, The Organizing Committee of the Norwegian Jewelry and Watch Trade Fair
We would like to know your opinion about
through marketing of the Norwegian Jewelry and Watch
Norwegian Jewellery and watch industry.
Trade Fair. What is your opinion about the previous
The industry in Norway is quite small, with few pro-
ducers of jewellery. Foreign brands are popular among the customers. The main trend is the scandinavian modernist
Norwegian Jewelry and Watch Trade Fair 2012 was a
Traditionally its been difficult to get recognized as a
During the days of the exhibition, and the feedback
Norwegian jewellery designer. Few shops and long dis-
from our survey confirmed the need of a trade fair in the
tances have made it hard too distribute the jewellery.
Norwegian jewelry and watch industry. Both the exhibi-
One of the goals of the Norwegian Jewelery and
tors and the buyers were pleased with the 2012 trade fair.
Watch Trade Fair is to promote and create a channel for
How much exhibitors was in the show, from which countries?
designers. Here they have the possibility to display their collection and build a network within the industry. Some
The exhibition takes place in cooperation to Norway’s
of the tools we have used is giving them a good posi-
largest gift and interior fair ‘Gave og Interiør’. The fairs
tion within the hall as well as promoted them. Each year
are in the same location with the same date, and visitors
we will promote new designers and their collections
are free to visit both exhibitions. The gift and interior ex-
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Norwegian Jewelry and
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Barak from Briza about color enhanced diamonds and Thomas Heyerdahl about marketing within the industry. The purchasers visited the fair to get inspiration of future trends and new products, to meet new suppliers and socialize. What do you see as the next steps for the jewellery business in Norway? Increased competition from lowcost countries makes it important too focus on quality and an individual buying experience. Design, correct materials and business profile will become more important as customers search for the genuine and authentic. It is with great pleasure that the Norwegian Jewelry and Watch Trade Fair will be arranged 22.–25. August 2013 in Lillestrøm, Oslo, Norway. What about expectation for the next fair? Due to the great feedback from our first year we are looking forward to Norwegian Jewelry and Watch Trade Fair 2013. We have listened to the feedback from both visitors and exhibitors and have taken it into consideration when planning the next fair. We estimate to have more hibition have between 300–400 stands while Norwegian
exhibitors both national and international as well as a larger
Jewelry and Watch Trade Fair had approximately 70
spectrum of visitors. We will touch on the current topics
high end jewelry and watch exhibitors. The exhibitors come
within the industry through our seminar programme.
from mostly Norway , Denmark, Sweden, Italy and Poland.
94% concluded with orders from customers. 91% of the exhibitors met their key customer base. 80% of the buyers did not visit other jewelry and
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watch trade fairs in the Nordic countries.
Hallmarking Convention Capital Oslo Official language Norwegian Currency Norwegian krone (NOK); 1 EUR – 7.4350 NOK Time zone CET (UTC+1) – Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2) Area 385 252 km 2 Population (2012) 5 033 675 Government Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy King King Harald V Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg GDP (PPP) Per capita 39 526 EUR Ethnic groups Norway 86.2% Norwegians 13.8% others Largest cities Oslo 876 391 Bergen 257 752 Stavanger/Sandnes 189 828
Why, how they explain it? They didn’t know other fairs, or they didn’t want to go to the other fairs? The buyers are not interested in visiting similar fairs in other countries to avoid the traveling and expenses due to the demography of Norway. The goldsmith shops are used to suppliers visiting them with the collection. However they are pleased to finally have a trade fair in Norway where they can see an large collection of brands in one place.
98% of the buyers would like to re-visit Norwegian Jewelry and Watch Trade Fair in 2013. What can you say about the educational program of the exhibition? Norwegian Jewelry and Watch Trade Fair had a seminar program, including talks by Nina Hald about pearls, Alvilde David-Andersen about Norwegian design, Amnon
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publications and 16 vertical portals serve over 1,000,000
and combined with the latest technology, outstanding
quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, adver-
craftsmanship, immense variety, flexible production ca-
tisers and subscribers from all over the world with high
pacity, excellent finishing quality, competitive prices and
value face-to-face business-matching events, quality and
the shortest delivery time, Istanbul Jewelry Show is an
instant market news and industry trends, and round-the-
ideal place to source products in every category of price
clock online trading networks and sourcing platforms. We
and quality, from price point merchandise to high-end de-
have 1,100 staff in 21 major cities across Asia, stretching
from Japan to Turkey.
WORLDWIDE REPORT At the Istanbul jewellery show
Shri Siddharth, Mr. Vipul Shahssier, Mr. Haresh Zaveri at IIJS Signature 2013 Inaugration
The IIJS SIGNATURE show at its optimum in the sixth edition
Report by GJEPC Press Office
he Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council
national and national retailers and manufacturers come
officially inaugurated its Sixth edition of Signature
together to build associations, transact business and forge
in Mumbai on February 22, 2013, at the Bombay
long-lasting relations that enable business transactions all
Convention and Exhibition Centre (NSE Complex),
year around. Hopefully we will see greater quantum of
Mumbai. Spread over 30,000 sq m with 1083 Booths, IIJS
business being transacted during this edition of Signature
Signature 2013 being held from Feb 22–25, 2013 is the
largest of the Signature event held thus far with participa-
The Signature show this year features 5 international
tion from over 550 exhibitors and over 7000 National and
pavilions, which include Thailand, Belgium, Turkey, Israel
and UAE. Given the event’s growing international recog-
The event was inaugurated by Chief Guest, Smt. Rita
nition this year’s show will feature the UAE pavilion for
Menon, IAS, Chairperson and Managing Director, India
the first time as the ME continues to emerge as one of the
Trade Promotion Organisation, Guests of Honour, Mr.
key markets for the Indian trade. The product offering has
Stephen Lussier, CEO, Forevermark Diamonds Pvt Ltd,
been segmented to include all aspects of jewellery and
London and Shri. Siddharth, Joint Secretary, Ministry of
will offer some of the most unique designs in gold, dia-
Commerce & Industry along with Chairman, GJEPC, Shri.
mond, and precious stones jewellery, the Signature Club
Vipul Shah, Vice Chairman, GJEPC Shri. Pankaj Parekh and
that will feature high end couture jewellery, besides loose
other senior officials from GJEPC and eminent members
diamonds and precious colored gemstones.
of the trade. The distinguished guests lit the lamp as a
The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council is
mark of commencement, which was followed by a guided
an all – India apex body for Gem & Jewellery represent-
tour around the exhibition.
ing 5,500 members. Set up in 1966, it operates under
Speaking at the event, Mr. Vipul Shah, Chairman,
the supervision of the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India.
GJEPC said, “Signature is a great platform where inter-
outlines comprehensive jewellery industry CSR doctrine, founded on defensive, proactive and disclosure principles Report by CIBJO Press Office “As businesspeople we behave ethically through the quality of our management of people and processes, as well as the way in which we impact upon society,” he stated. “And because we have the ability to make a difference to those around us – both negatively and positively – outside stakeholders take an interest in our activity. They may be consumers, but they also may be unions, the government, NGOs, the financial sector, community leaders, opinion makers and the mass media.” When we talk about Corporate Social Responsibility it is essential to qualify exactly to whom are responsible, Dr. Cavalieri said. He defined three main groups: “One, our business community, which includes all the executives and employees along the entire length of the chain of distribution, or as they say, from the mine through to the jewellery retailer; two, our consumers, who buy jewellery for its Gaetano Cavalieri
beauty, heritage and its ability to express human emotion,
and who rely upon us to protect its value and reputation; aetano Cavalieri, the president of CIBJO, has
and, three, our stakeholders, who include the millions of
outlined a comprehensive doctrine for Corporate
individuals living in the countries and regions around the
Social Responsibility in the greater jewellery
world in which are active, and for whom we represent a re-
industry. He was speaking on December 12 at the 3rd
source for sustainable economic and social development.”
International Gem and Jewellery Conference GIT 2012 in
The jewellery industry needs to be aware of its extraor-
Bangkok, Thailand, where he was the keynote speaker
dinary status and develop tools and systems of dealing
and delivered the opening address.
with whatever social challenges and ethical problems that
To be responsible corporate citizens in the modern
may arise, Dr. Cavalieri stated, noting that the Kimberley
jewellery business, three basic rules of practice must be
Process Certification Scheme is one these and is designed
followed, Dr. Cavalieri said:
to protect the chain of distribution.
“ONE, to defend the industry from the various challenges that could threaten our reputation and integrity; TWO, function as a positive influence, serving as a means for sustainable economic and social development in the communities and countries in which we are active; and, THREE, to be fully transparent in the way we operate our businesses and about what we sell.” www.balticjewellerynews.com
Treated and synthetic diamonds:
can you identify them yourself?
Report by J. Van Royen, HRD Antwerp Introduction
well-equipped grading laboratory can make the distinc-
The value of a diamond is determined mainly by four
tion between natural and treated stones.
important characteristics, the so-called four Cs: Colour,
An additional complication is the appearance on the
Clarity, Carat and Cut. For many centuries, people have
market of synthetic (i.e. man made) diamonds. Again, in
tried to improve the (apparent) characteristics of their
general it is impossible to identify these stones, after pol-
stones. In most cases, this is completely legitimate and
ishing, without the use of sophisticated equipment.
generally accepted. In fact, the best example of this type
Yet, in some cases an experienced professional can
of enhancement is the cut: a good cut grade is by defini-
still identify treated, synthetic or at least.suspect. stones,
tion theresult of human craftsmanship.
without the use of extremely expensive or complicated
A number of different enhancement techniques are
equipment. In a series of short contributions we will illus-
accepted, but must be mentioned explicitly when a stone
trate some cases in which this is possible.
is offered for sale. The reason for this is the price difCoatings
ference between natural and treated diamonds. If two stones have exactly the same properties, but one of them
Coatings are the oldest examples of diamond treat-
is treated, the natural stone has a much larger value.
ments. They have been mentioned already many centuries
Historically, treatment techniques were primitive, and ex-
ago. The purpose of a coating is to change the (apparent)
perienced jewelers or diamantaires were able to tell the
colour of a diamond. Fancy colours can be obtained by ap-
difference by carefully examining the stones. In the last
plying a coloured substance, e.g. paint, on the surface of
decades, however, enhancement technology has become
the stone. Even the use of nail polish has been mentioned.
more and more sophisticated, and in many cases only a
In recent years some high tech coatings have reached the market, based on materials such as silicon dioxide (SiO2) or calcium fluoride (CaF2). In general these coatings can
Example of a damaged coating on the surface of a polished diamond
be identified by an experienced professional, equipped with a microscope, or even a loupe. Coatings are never perfect, and it is often possible to observe zones where the coating is missing or damaged. It should be mentioned that the example shown here is a badly damaged coating. Therefore it is easily recognized visually. Freshly applied coatings can be much more difficult to identify. It is advisable to clean diamonds with a mixture of pumice and sapphire powder. In this way, if there is a coating, it will be scratched, and therefore more easily visible. In the next contributions, different diamond treatments will be presented that can be identified without extremely expensive or complicated equipment. ď‚˘
Our business is special. It is related to people’s emotions and stable value of gems
Report by Violeta Kisielienė G.G. (GIA) The head of gem testing laboratory elry market. Geologists-experts of the laboratory prepare seminars about gemstones; consult everyone, who is interested in general and interested in entities and individuals. Information is provided on the internet, by phone, and also we are getting more and more orders by mail. („Baltic Jewellery News“ note: Consultation is confidential, cost depends on the size of the stone. The Gem testing laboratory guarantees that the stone examined is indeed a real diamond, and contains a full
At the Gem testing laboratory, Vilnius, Lithuania
and detailed quality description, focusing on the 4 Cs:
Carat (weight), Color, Clarity and Cut. The Gem Testing or 19 years, gem testing laboratory (under PI
Laboratory is the only one in the Baltic states possessing
“Lietuvos Prabavimo rūmai”) has been testing
CIBJO-registered masterstouns collection for color, which
diamonds, sapphires, rubies, emeralds, and other
ensures the quality of services performed.) We give some statistics: in 2012, the laboratory issued
gemstones that are in the market of Lithuania. Next year,
quality certificated for almost 26 thousands of jewelry
the laboratory will be celebrating its 20 th anniversary.
items and 140 281 of gemstones. If we compared with
While talking about the topicality of the laboratory, it
the previous year, the growth was about 20 percent.
is necessary to note that in age of globalization, activity of the laboratory, qualifications of experts-gemologists, and
Compared with the old members of the European
conclusions are inseparably linked to the world’s jewelry
Union, our jewelry market is still not as resplendent and
industries. We are a part of the same wide chain, which
has very narrow choice. It is not surprising. It is only sur-
goes directly from the mines to the retail of jewelry piece.
prising that often we contend with extremely negligent
At this position, both objectives and methods appear.
attitude towards so called liability for our country’s market
Gemstones travel all over the world: they are dug up in
one place, polished in another, later they are modified,
Gemstones on the counters do not even have a name!
and finally, the stone is mounted in jewelry. This action
Or the name is primitively inaccurate or deliberately more
can be performed in prestigious jewelry companies or pri-
attractive. The market is full of colored corundum; syn-
vate jeweler's workshop, and even places that have noth-
thetic and natural rubies filled with lead glass and pre-
ing in common with jewelry business.
sented to the buyer as a natural raw ruby. Another ex-
Our laboratory, which is a very small part of this huge
ample: colorless quartz stones are colored in green paints
industry, has set the same objectives, and by implementing
and presented as jadeite, blue ones – as lapis lazuli. In the
them according to its competence, contributes to the re-
Gem testing laboratory, each day experts see a lot of such
quirements, which are raised for all laboratories in this field.
In recent years, our highest aspiration is not only to
Since we are optimists, we would like to believe that
carry out the functions, which are determined by the
Lithuanian jewelry community, which is gradually evolving,
laws of Lithuania, but also to seek for universal education
will find the inner strength and will shift its socially irrespon-
and transparency of society, which is involved in the jew-
sible participants by implementing educational activities.
Mr. Amber and his second Amber Museum â€“ the most beautiful amber boutique in the world
Mr. Fehrn – a legend in amber business
Soren Fehrn is a person, who has won
by 1 May 2013.To the majority of the biggest producers I
a worldwide fame for amber. Thanks
was their most important buyer when they started their
to him the amber jewelry is experienc-
business. Some of them forgot this.
ing its golden age in Asian markets. Mr. Fehrn is the only
My father had a wholesale business of articles for jew-
one who has set up two Amber Museums: “Copenhagen
elry shops such as cutlery, candlesticks, silver plates, and
Amber Museum” in Denmark and “Bernsteinladen Amber
when golden articles started to be sold in the shops, he
Museum” in Taipei, Taiwan. The Museum in Denmark
also had these products. As the office was in my parents’
founded in 1994, and the in Taipei founded 2012. Mr.
flat, I was close to business from my early life. Invoices
Soren Fehrn kindly agreed to tell us his story. Mrs. Vilia
were written by hand and added mentally. I remember
Fehrn and Mr. Helmut Spangenberg also shared their im-
when we got the first calculator. It could only add or de-
pressions about the activity of Mr. Fehrn.
duct. Then the first electronic writing machine (IBM) came
You are known worldwide as Mr. Amber – leg-
end of amber business. Tell us more about yourself.
I have been trading for life. When I was 14 my pas-
Mr. Soren Fehrn: Most of the people in amber busi-
sion was bicycle racing, and therefore I learned everything
ness know me as I have been in this business for 50 years
about bicycle-construction, and I constructed, bought and sold bicycles. I have been interested in electronics all my life, and
Beauty of Amber (Mr. Amber's collection)
have made printed circuits for power amplifiers, which I sold together with all the parts enabling people to build an amplifier. It was natural that my choice of direction was electronics. Therefore in 1962 I started to study to be an electronic engineer. In the end of 1962 I was tired of it. I was on the wrong path. This was too boring. I decided to join Copenhagen Business School. The classes should start in August 1963. I was looking for a job and there were plenty, as at that time the business was booming. I could not really decide, so one day I asked my father, whether I could try to go and sell his merchandise in Copenhagen, as his company (mother&father) did not have clients there. I got 2 cases with samples, including some amber.
At that time I had only a scooter, Bella Zundapp. This was constructed and it had 1 baggage rack on each side, so I had 1 case on each side. I STILL REMEMBER MY WORST DAY AS A SALESMAN. I was showing all my samples to one jeweler. ALL I GOT
WAS HIS ORDER FOR
PERSONALITY Mr. Amber and his big Amber weight 8.8 kg
1 CHARM 12DKK – 1,60 EUR.
“Wytwornia Wyrobow Bursztynowych”, “Spojna”, which
By visiting the jewelry shops, I noticed that amber was
represented all the small companies, and “Art Region”. At
becoming more and more popular. At that time it domi-
that time “Coopexim-Cepelia” could export with different
nated in 3 companies. Henningsen in Thisted, Klarskov
exchange rates. It meant that if the price of the supplier
Andersen in same town, he was the supplier of my father,
did not match the client’s idea, the exchange rate could be
and Godtbergsen in Copenhagen. I started to look for
changed, so that the deal could be done.
producers in other countries and got contact to DDR (East
During my first visit to Poland I got to know Grzegorz
Germany). I got the agency from VEB “Ostsee-Scmuck”
Kurowski, who is still my best friend today. He was the
in 1963. In 1964 I got the agency from Poland, which
technical chief in the Polish Amber factory. In 1967 he es-
I visited first time that year. At that time there were 2
tablished his own company and started to produce mainly
exporters, namely “Coopexim-Cepelia” and “Prodimex”.
amber cabochons, necklaces and pendants. This co-oper-
“Coopexim-Cepelia” represented the only big factory
ation lasted until I sold “House of Amber” 2007.
As the political relation between Germany and Poland
produced for us.
at that time was bad, I took care of the export to Germany
In 1971 I started to sell the assortment from Kaliningrad
through Denmark. In 1964 I also started to produce am-
ber in Denmark. I had a small workshop which I estab-
In 1971 and onwards our export expanded and we
lished in the basement of my house. In 1965we opened
were selling worldwide. I had 2 sale-trips a year visiting the
the first workshop outside, but still only 1 worker, as we
customers. Both trips were round the world. One of them
only made amber pendants. In 1967 I bought a new house
included Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and many of
which had space for both office and workshop, so we had
the Islands in the South Pacific, the other one started in
everything there. In 1967 we had the first salesman, in
Middle East. Both trips included: Hong Kong, Korea, Japan,
1969 the next, in 1970 one more until I had 3 salesmen
Singapore, Hawaii, America, Caribbean and London. At
in Denmark and1 in Norway and Sweden. I took care of
that time I had more than 200 travel days a year.
Germany myself. The business with Germany was very im-
In 1975 the space was again too small, so we bought
portant to us, as the merchandise I bought in Poland was
a new place once more. This time it was big. It consisted
with 60 days credit, and I sold with 14 days. This gave us
of 2 buildings. One of 440 m2 and one â€“ 256 m2 with 128
cash flow for our expansion. In 1966 when I had finished
m2 basement. Here we stayed until 2000.
business school, I started to export to America and went
In the meantime we also started to include Taiwan as
there in 1966. In 1967 we started to export to Japan, but
by coincident I was looking for a supplier for more ef-
I did not visit Japan until 1971. It was fantastic that the
ficient machines and went there, because we had a big
Japanese were just as crazy as the Chinese are today.
order for rosaries to Bahrain. I bought the machinery, but
In 1971 we had too little space again, so we bought
under the negotiations, the supplier asked, what I should
premises close to my house. There we established our first
produce. I said â€“ amber beads. He asked what amber it is. I
workshop of silver/gold-articles with amber. At that time
explained what it was and he said: "Send me a few kilos".
we had only 4 silver/goldsmiths and only finishing cast-
I did and this started the amber boom in Taiwan.
ings, which some other companies specialized in casting
I still remember that when I met my client this year in September and asked when our cooperation started, his wife answered that it was the year when they bought their first Mercedes, in 1989. Maybe this is why
Beauty of Amber (Mr. Amber's collection)
I AM KNOWN CALLED MR. AMBER IN ASIA.
In 1999 we moved again. There were several reasons. The first thing that happened was the unification of east and west-Germany. My biggest supplier DDR, which delivered 40% of my products, suddenly stopped supplying 1990. We then had to increase our own production, but now we had to buy material in cash, add the labor-charge and sell on credit, in comparison with what it was before, when we had credit on the finished products. The next wave came when the communist system stopped in Poland. Here suddenly I got a lot of competitors instead of having a stable supplier. The polish suppliers were learning very fast and though our quality at that time was better, we had problems because of the different price. Poland experiences the same today with Lithuanian competitors. What to do then? I started to make my first retail
shop. At that time we had a lot of Korean, Japanese and American tourists in Denmark. So I started to buy finished goods for my shop, and do only little wholesale. We
opened in June 1994. In 1988 I met my Chinese (Taiwanese) wife. She bought amber from me. Until 1992 it was business relation only, but in 1992 things changed. We started to date and today we have been married for 23 years. Mrs. Vilia Fehrn: Mr. Fehrn opened up Chinese market and supported many Taiwanese companies who started manufacturing in China. China became one of the most important amber production centers and today, China is the most important market for amber. Mr.
Mr. Amber's collection : A piece or Art (Amber + Buffalo horn set in gold)
Fehrn is the one who made amber international. When he sold amber products to Duty Free shops worldwide, he supplied amber products to the whole world as well
only happy attendants.
.Ravfehrn Aps. known as "House of Amber" today – Mr.
Mrs. Vilia Fehrn: He is the most honest and right-
Fehrn's former company is the creator of many amber
ful person I have ever known and he has NO enemy in
markets throughout the world. Many important amber
business. Both his suppliers and buyers like to do busi-
markets could follow this company.
ness with him and many of them became his lifelong
Mr. Soren Fehrn: My wife opened The Danish Amber
close friends. People pay their respect by calling him "Mr.
house in Taiwan in 1995. In 1996 we opened the next
Amber". He always shares his knowledge and precious ex-
shop in Denmark, the next in 1997, one more in 2000 and
perience generously and provides his ideas, opinions and
the last in 2003. Our own workshop was only produc-
give advises free to anybody who appreciates. I can not be
ing special items for the shops, and most of the products
more proud of being Mrs. Fehrn! Helmut Spangenberg: Our families started to know
were bought. This was the reason we moved from our big house to a smaller one in 1999.
each other in 1965 and I got engaged in Amber business
We had the wish to try our concept outside Denmark,
in 1971. During these nearly 45 years we developed trust-
and wanted to buy the company owned by the Witzky
ful and fair business relation on one hand and a deep per-
family. The business of the family started in Kaliningrad
sonal friendship on each other.
and Gdansk in 1884, so this is the oldest existing amber
From the beginning, when I was a manager in our
company in the world.
company “Westfalica Bernstein-Schmuck”, we started as
In 2003 Mrs. Peters, who was the owner, and knew
customer of Soren’s company “ RavFehrn” and were best
my wish to take over the company, asked whether I still
partners till we closed Westfalica in 2007.In 1992 I bought
wanted to buy it and I said yes. So since 2004 we ran 2
“Ostsee-Schmuck” company with two partners and con-
shops in Germany. This was also the year my wife and I
tinued trading with “RavFehrn” / “House of Amber”.
started to go to China. We wanted to open retail shops
During this long time we always kept contact and met
there and registered Danish Amber House in China.
several times a year in his company, in our factory or at
In 2006 I felt that I did not want to work anymore and
different fairs in Germany, Lithuania and Poland and had
made a decision to sell my Danish company “House of
a lot of fun.
Amber”. I split the Danish and German shops and on 31 May 2007 I sold the Danish company and went on “retire-
SOREN FEHRN is a man,
ment”, only running 2 German shops. In 2010 I moved
who was fair and honest in every situation of our partnership. For me it is great honor and great pleasure to be one of his companions and I like to confirm his story concerning our time together. I SAY CONGRATULATIONS
from Denmark to Munich, where I now live. In winter when it is too cold in Munich, we live in Marbella, Spain. The summertime is spent in Denmark, where we meet family and friends. We still visit the fairs and are happy
AND ALL THE BEST FOR YOU, DEAR SOREN!
that we are not participating in the game anymore but are
Diamond heist at Brussels Airport CRIMINALS
February 19, 2013
rmed robbers grabbed diamonds worth ap-
“We find it hard to understand how a robbery such as
proximately 38 million EUR as it was about
yesterday’s heist could take place,” said Caroline De Wolf,
to be loaded into the cargo hold of a plane
spokesperson for the Antwerp World Diamond Centre.
at the Brussels Airport Monday night. The theft oc-
“We are currently awaiting the results of the investigation
curred just before 10 p.m. Monday and involved a
but we do fear the damage for Antwerp, the world’s lead-
Helvetic Airways Fokker 11, which was about to op-
ing trade centre, is significant.”
erate a Swiss International Air Lines flight to Zurich.
“We choose to transport goods via airplane, precisely
Helvetic was performing the flight for Swiss under
because of the safe and controlled nature of this means of
a wet-lease arrangement. The flight was due to leave
transportation. We do hope additional security measures
Brussels at 20:05, but was subsequently cancelled. The
can be put in place in order to safeguard a fluent and safe
incident occurred after the aircraft’s passenger doors had
transport of diamonds.”
been closed. On board were 29 passengers and four crew
De Wolf says the Antwerp diamond community is
members, none of whom was injured. All the passengers
shocked by the “brutal heist” which included both rough
received on-the-spot care and assistance, and were re-
and polished stones. Antwerp is the world’s prime dia-
booked to their desired destinations.
mond trading hub; eight in 10 of all rough and half of all polished diamonds are traded in Antwerp.
“Helvetic Airways and SWISS will now be taking every possible action, in cooperation with the authorities and
De Wolf says to date, Antwerp has been the most highly
specialists in the field, to ensure that the incident is fully and
secured diamond centre in the entire, global industry, guar-
thoroughly investigated,” the airline said in a statement.
anteeing a safe business environment and safe transport of the vast stream of valuable goods to and from Antwerp.
The robbery was “evidently aimed at valuables (diamonds amongst others) which had been due to be loaded into the aircraft’s cargo hold,” according to a statement
Source of information: http://www.aircargoworld.com
released by the Antwerp World Diamond Centre.
Police: Suspect in jewelry store robbery shot in head Jan. 4, 2013
Swedish jewelry store robbery that led to a
Erik Olsson, spokesman at Stockholm County police head-
shootout between police and four suspects
quarters. "Shots were exchanged between police and the
ended with one suspect being shot in the head
Friday, police said.
"We know that one of the robbers has been shot,"
The incident happened in the eastern town of
Albin Naverberg of the Sodertalje police told the
Sodertalje, about an hour south of Stockholm, the
Swedish news agency TT reported.
The suspect was taken to a local hospital, but the ex-
Police received a report of an armed robbery at a jew-
tent of his injuries was unclear.
elry store and when they arrived at the scene, police en-
No one else was injured in the incident and the other three suspects fled the scene, police said.
gaged in a shootout with the four suspects. "We were first told that three of them had gone into the store while a fourth stayed in the vehicle," said Sven-
Source of information: http://www.upi.com
March 2013 – August 2013 Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair Date: 26 February – 2 March, 2013
Bijoutiful 2013 Date: 05–08 April, 2013
CK Las Vegas Date: 31 May–03 June 2013
Asia Fashion Jewellery & Accessories Fair Date: 4–7 March, 2013
Jewelry Fair Korea Date: 18–21 April, 2013
UBINALE 2013 Date: 13–15 June, 2013
Oroarezzo Date: 13–16 April
Asia Fashion Jewellery & Accessories Fair Date: 20–23 Jun, 2013
Venue: Bangkok, Thailand www.bangkokgemsfair.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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Hong Kong International Jewellery Show Date: 5–9 March, 2013
Venue: HKCEC, Hong Kong www.hktdc.com/fair/hkjewellery-en firstname.lastname@example.org
X Anniversary International Baltic Jewellery Show “Amber Trip” Date: 13–16 March, 2013 Venue: Vilnius, Lithuania www.ambertrip.com email@example.com
International Jewelry & Watch Show Abu Dhabi (JWS) Date: 14–18 March, 2013 Venue: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates www.adnec.ae firstname.lastname@example.org
Amberif, International Fair of Amber, Jewellery and Gemstones Date: 20–23, March, 2013
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Istanbul Jewelry Show March Date: 21–24 March, 2013
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Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair - JUNE Date: 2–23 June, 2013
Venue: HKCEC, Hong Kong www.Jewellerynetasia.com email@example.com
Jovella 2013 Date: 02–03 July, 2013 Venue: Tel Aviv, Israel www.stier.co firstname.lastname@example.org
Malaysia International Jewellery Fair 2013 Date: 12–15 July, 2013 Venue: Kuala Lumpur,, Malaysia www.elite.com.my email@example.com
India International Jewellery Show Date: 8–12 August 2013 Venue: Mumbai, India www.gjepc.org firstname.lastname@example.org
Norwegian Gold & Ur Date: 22–25 August, 2013
Venue: Lillestrøm Exhibition's, Norway www.gull-og-ur-messe.no email@example.com
Japan Jewellery Fair (JJF) Date: 27–29 August 2013 Venue: Tokyo, Japan www.japanjewelleryfair.com firstname.lastname@example.org
AMBERMART Date: 29–31 August, 2013
Venue: Gdansk, Poland www.mtgsa.com.pl email@example.com
BALTIC JEWELLERY NEWS ANNOUNCES
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KERTU VELLERIND free-lancer jewelry-artist
Aušros vartų 15–5, LT-01129 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel. / fax +370 5 212 08 23. Mob. +370 610 11 302 firstname.lastname@example.org www.balticjewellerynews.com www.facebook.com/BalticJewelleryNews
We will always find space for you if you want to advertise with us
Stiklių 4, Vilnius, Lithuania HYPERLINK www.cella.lt
Hobusepea 2, Tallinn 10133, ESTONIA Tel. +372 566 472 87 email@example.com
HANDMADE JEWELLERY Svajunas Udrys artist
Mob. +370 686 14551 firstname.lastname@example.org
CYRKONIA ul. Naramowicka 104, 61–619 Poznan, Poland Tel. +48 61 8216920 Fax +48 61 8202757 email@example.com
CONTEMPORARY LITHUANIAN JEWELLERY Laima Kėrienė and other artists creating exclusive work Silver, gold and precious stones combined into unique pieces Open Tuesday to Saturday 12 to 18
POWER & AMBER spolka cywika
80–838 Gdansk, Targ Rybny 6/4B, Poland Tel. 48 606594181 firstname.lastname@example.org
PRODUCENT BIZUTERII drobnej
Business Address: ul. Jednosci, Narodu 27/85, 83–110 Tczew, Poland We will always find space for you if you want to advertise with us email@example.com www.balticjewellerynews.com
Tel.: +48 58 5315851, +48608 032534
We will always find space for you if you want to advertise with us firstname.lastname@example.org www.balticjewellerynews.com
This column of the "Baltic Jewellery News" magazine is for all those who are looking for something in the jewellery world or want to offer something to others. If you are looking for something but cannot find it, place your advertisement in this magazine and you will certainly get help. The creators of the magazine are sure of that as the "Baltic Jewellery News" reaches many people of the jewellery business world and not only in the Baltic Sea Region.
E XCLUS I V E M AG A Z I N E F O R T H E J E W EL L ERY B US I N E SS I N T H E BA LT I C S E A R EG I O N
www.balticjewellerynews.com Laike us on
“The main idea of the magazine – to get jewellery business representatives from all over the world familiar with the status of this business in the Baltic Sea Region and to contribute to its development as much as possible. Our magazine presents the best in jewellery news, reviews and design trends, reflected objective information, main problems, achievements, important events about jewellery world”
Ewa Rachon, the Manager of the International Fair Trade
of Amber, Jewellery and Gemstones Amberif and Ambermart, International Amber Fair, Gdansk, Poland
Malgorzata Dopierala, technical Manager of the International Fair Trade of Amber, Jewellery and Gemstones Amberif and Ambermart, International Amber Fair, Gdansk, Poland
IT WAS NICE TO MEET YOU AGAIN! Mariusz Gliwinski, company “Ambermoda”, Poland
Bartolomej Hamerlak, company “Rodent”, Poland Andzey Wira, company “Wira”, Poland
OUR FRIENDS Wanda Gontarska, the Manager of the “Gold Silver Time" trade fair, Warsaw, Poland
The team of “Sypniewski” company, Poland
Zbigniew Kwiatkowski GJEPC coordinator for Poland and Ukraine and Giedrius Guntorius, the Manager of International Baltic Jewellery Show “Amber Trip", Vilnius, Lithuania
Aneta Banasziuk, company “Aneta Banasziuk ATHRA”, Poland Bilal Achmadov,
company ”Arpas”, Turkey
company ”Robis”, Poland
Congratulate on your Birthday! Company “Amberimages”, Lithuania
Nikolay Salna – 21 May
Helmut Spangenberg 10 March
Angele Juodzeviciene – 24 May
Virginijus Sarkus – 5 March
Company “Raynik”, Latvia
Company “Ostsee-Schmuck GmbH”, Germany
Aleksandras Afanasjevas – 19 March
Amber Jewellery Company “Amber Seaside”, Lithuania
Aydin Colakoglu 7 June
Company “Alexandra Gold”, Turkey
Alicja Kosciuk – 20 March
Egidijus Dunauskas – 13 June
Company “PHU Leksus s. c.“, Poland
Company “Pajurio krantas”, Lithuania
Rasit Hosgor – 22 March
Grzegorz Komuniewski – 10 June
Company “Arpas”, Turkey
Company “P.W.KOM Grzegorz Komuniewski”, Poland
Bartolomej Hamerlak – 25 March
Edvardas Zumbrickas – 24 June
Company “Rodent”, Poland
Company “E. Zumbricko IĮ”, Lithuania
Slavomir Wasilewski – 28 March
Algirdas Milius – 1 July
Company “Amber Kewa”, Poland
Jeweller , Lithuania
Stanislav Michnovic – 30 March
Galina Kovaleva – 7 July
Company “Saniston Baltic”, Lithuania
President of the Fund “Form”, Russia
Svajunas Udrys – 30 March
Soren Fehrn – 11 July
Mr. Amber, “House of Amber”, Denmark
Elvyras Cikanavicius – 30 March
Antonio Altarriba – 20 July
Company “Sidabrine kameja”, Lithuania
Arts Council, Finland
Dainius Milius – 2 April
Cemal Bulunmaz – 24 July
Company “D.MILIAUS UKI”, Lithuania
Giedrius Guntorius – 12 April
Editor-in-Chief of “Baltis Jewellery News” magazine, Lithuania
Company “Bulunmaz”, Turkey
Organizer of the International Baltic Jewellery Show “Amber Trip”, Lithuania
Cengiz Ozdeniz – 16 April Company “Ital Gold”, Turkey
Lev Romanenko – 9 August
Rokas Budrikis – 24 April Amber Jeweller, Lithuania
Roman Lapuchin – 11 August
Arunas Kleismantas – 25 April
Knut Rudloff – 15 August
Nina Uspenskaya – 12 May
Maryte Dominaite – Gureviciene – 17 August
Company “Du safyrai”, Lithuania Jeweller, Kaliningrad, Russia
Marius Duda – 14 May Jeweller, Lithuania
Lina Butkute – 18 May
Company “Aukseda”, Lithuania Jeweler, Kalinigrad, Russia
Company “Aukso Centras”, Lithuania
Company “Nordschmuck GmbH”, Germany
Artist, art curator, Lithuania
Jonas Damzenas – 24 August Company “Damjon Amber”, Lithuania
Company “Miutto”, Lithuania
We Wishes You
Success in Business and Personal Life www.balticjewellerynews.com
XI International Baltic Jewellery Show
“AMBER TRIP” 12–15 March, 2014 APPLICATION FORM – CONTRACT Company name Address
(Street, city, country, post code)
Product index (please, choose): amber jewellery, silver jewellery, gold jewellery, gemstones, semi – precious stones, equipment, others
Name of service
Price without VAT 1m² (EUR)
Desirable area in the show with a standard stand’s equipment (minimum 6 (six) sq.m.)
Obligatory record in the show’s catalogue
Sum without VAT (EUR)
Sum: VAT 21% Total sum: Sum by words Data
UAB “AMBER TRIP” Aušros Vartų g. 15–5, Vilnius, LT-01129, Lithuania Tel. +370 5 2608495, Fax +370 5 2608497 email@example.com www.ambertrip.com
EUR S. P.
(Position, name, last name, signature)
Baltic Jewellery Show
“Amber Trip” 12–15 March, 2014
Vilnius, Lithuania Tel. +370 5 2608495 Fax + 370 5 2608497 firstname.lastname@example.org www.ambertrip.com
Baltic Jewelllery News – 100 page magazine published in English, since 2005 and distributed in the whole Baltic Sea Region countries: Lithua...
Published on Mar 1, 2013
Baltic Jewelllery News – 100 page magazine published in English, since 2005 and distributed in the whole Baltic Sea Region countries: Lithua...