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Keeping up with Colour Having started with our re-introduced Trends & Colours format last winter—our annual trends tracker guide—we continued with the Spring/Summer colour and trends story in our Spring issue. Now, in our Summer issue, we look at the colours for Fall/Winter 2010, as predicted by Pantone and used by a number of fashion designers, as well as examples of fine jewellery that complement these colours. In terms of trends, a more detailed look at some of the top twelve trends listed in our our annual trends tracker guide is also presented here, namely floral designs, organic creativity, the allure of pink gold, and jewellery that sends a message. Clearly, colour is not just for fashion and jewellery. It is an important component of nearly everything in our lives. A powerful form of communication, colour can influence emotions, provoke the senses, and even affect our health. It is also the driving force in most consumer decisions. According to marketing psychologists, colour accounts for 60 percent of the acceptance or rejection of an object within only a few seconds. In another domain, colour on the walls can make a person comfortable and relaxed or look for the nearest exit. In this regard, how important is it to paint the walls of your store with warm colours that are inviting and relaxing, while offering a certain level of vibrancy and interest? Probably, very important. Keeping our pulse on the marketplace is essential for reporting on the trends and colours of fine jewellery. In this regard, see our report from BaselWorld, one of the essential gathering places for designers from around the world. In a dramatic reversal from last year, the ambiance at this international show was generally upbeat. Yet it was clear that the industry has undergone some tranformations over the year. Today’s markets have clearly been affected by the recession—no surprise there—and research indicates that consumers are more price-conscious than ever before, something that many jewellery designers have not failed to notice. Consumers are also more careful with what they purchase, preferring to forgo fleeting fads in favour of more classic items that represent real value. Value is also seen in going green in more than just a colour sense. The movement towards products made with eco-friendly metals and gemstones, coming from ethical and sustainable mining practices, is alive and well and growing. This important topic is also the subject of several conferences at the summer shows in Las Vegas. And, speaking of Las Vegas, we look forward to seeing many of you there at the summer jewellery shows.

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Opera Omnia – An Italian Masterpiece Jörg Heinz – Tying Up the Loose Ends Elena Votsi – Olympic Gold Bastian Inverun – Ingenuus, Verum, Unicus James Kaya – Pushing the Limits Brüner’s – Elegant and Affordable Luxury Utopia Jewels – Harmony and Perfection Brosway – Ready for Summer Raffaela Mannelli – Tuscan Treasure Oroamalia – Florentine Enchantment

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To celebrate having received a prestigious star on the Friends of Hollywood Walk of Fame, L’Oreal has partnered with Carelle to create three colourful compacts for the screen’s leading ladies. The three compacts are made in sterling silver and plated in a different colour 18K gold, which enhances the beauty of the amethyst or citrine gemstones and embodies the spirit of the award show for which it is exclusively made. Each of the three compacts showcases shooting stars encrusted with diamonds. 08


1. Stephanie Pratt from the TV series â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Hills,â&#x20AC;? wearing earrings made of a diamond cascade ending in a magniďŹ cent pearl drop, from the Classic Riviera Collection by Avakian. 2. Mariah Carey, wearing 18k white gold and diamond Peacock earrings by Gumuchian, at the 12th annual Keeper of the Dream Awards held at the Sheraton Towers in New York City . 3. Grammy nominated singer Ashanti wearing a gold and gemstone ring to the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, by Zorab Atelier de Creation. 4. Sandra Bullock at the Academy Awards, wearing platinum and diamond earrings and a platinum and diamond bracelet from her personal collection by Neil Lane. 5. Charlize Theron at the Academy Awards, wearing platinum and diamond cluster earrings (17.25 carats), and a platinum and diamond bracelet by Harry Winston. 6. Demi Moore at the Academy Awards, wearing platinum and diamond bracelet, platinum and diamond bracelet with crystals, platinum and diamond ring with a pearl, and a platinum and diamond hair clip by Van Cleef & Arpels. 7. Kate Winslet at the Academy Awards, wearing platinum and yellow diamond pendant (19 carats total), platinum and yellow diamond drop earrings (10 carats), and three platinum and yellow diamond bracelets by Tiffany & Co. 8. Penelope Cruz at the Academy Awards, wearing platinum diamond drop earrings (18 carats), and three platinum and diamond bracelets (51 carats total) by Chopard.

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The words Magic Touch, Dreamlike, Wonder, and Revelation have often been used to describe the jewellery created by master jeweller and designer Stefan Hafner over the years. The brand’s well-deserved reputation comes from the creation of a scintillating range of high-quality and high-design pieces imbued with festive glamour and splendour. Stefan Hafner’s diverse and dazzling array of designer collections are matched only by the multitude of inspirations from the brand’s team of creators who are endowed with skills as diverse as architecture, fashion, graphic design, theatre sets, and photography. With a passion for creativity on par with their traditional skills in goldsmithing and stone-setting, these talented individuals work together in the brand’s factories in Valenza to create award-winning jewellery that can be described as the “New Classic.” With its jewellery meeting the highest standards in design and manufacture, the brand has earned accolades from around the world. Among its notable recent achievements are the “Best Design in Diamonds” prize from the American Jewellery Awards competition (three years in a row) and the “Best Design in Show” award by the Couture Design Collection in Las Vegas. This year, Stefan Hafner is introducing the new Promise, Rosa Tattoo, and Silhouettes collections. Combining the traditional skills of the goldsmith with a fresh approach, these jewels offer a design that is contemporary with an intrinsic lightness. Among the highlights of the Promise collection are various combinations of superb and sophisticated rings that feature white or rose 18K gold set with black and white diamonds, blue and pink sapphires, and other precious gemstones with a large stone crowning the ensemble. Alternating white or black diamonds also combine with coloured stones to give the pieces a touch of opulent diversity. With its new Rosa Tattoo collection, Stefan Hafner imbues its pieces with a note of playful whimsy. Evoking a real tattoo, these pendants come in various colours composed of rose or white 18K gold set with diamonds and precious gemstones such as coloured sapphires, rubies, and tsavorites. Rosa Tattoo is the perfect answer to those who want a tantalizing—yet temporary—tattoo next to their skin. 12


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The brand takes a more emotional journey with its Silhouettes collection. One of the pieces in this line is the beautiful Bride pendant, made of white 18K gold, white and black diamonds, and pink sapphires—perfect for any wedding. For something a bit more fanciful, the demure Fairy in white gold with white and black diamonds will delight all those who are young and young-at-heart. A part of the Italy-based Blu Group, Stefan Hafner jewellery (along with Italian brands IoSi and Nouvelle Bague) is distributed in North America by Miami-based Opera Jewels. Founded in 2003 by Massimo Zerbini and Andrea Medri, Opera Jewels has shown itself to be exceptional, not just in the way the company approaches business, but with the brands and retailers. “In this erratic and critical economic period,” explains Massimo Zerbini, “when so many companies are afraid to invest in developing and creating solid relationships with customers, Opera Jewels is strengthening its commitment with presence, support, and innovation. Our goal is to become—for every customer—an important strategic partner in their success.” And partner it is, not only for its retailers, but also for the Stefan Hafner brand, the quintessence of Italian Design. (www.operajewels.com, www.stefanhafner.com)

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Massimo Zerbini, like all great marketing talents, has immersed himself in the growth and evolution of the brands distributed by his company Opera Jewels. Today, he has created a new brand, Opera Omnia. As its name implies, it is an Italian masterpiece that utilizes the audacity of its aesthetic choices to elevate the artistry of Italian goldsmithing to unparalleled new heights By Diana S. Zimmerman It is said that a Stradivarius violin “sings as none have ever done before, with a clearer voice and greater volume, a pureness of tone that makes it seem almost alive.” Each violin is given a name, and is cherished by its fortunate owner. And so it can be said of Opera Omnia’s first jewellery collections—so expertly crafted that these pieces, too, seem to sing with a pureness of design and an expertise of craftsmanship that defy previous standards. From the beginning of this endeavour, Zerbini has played an essential role in the evolution of the Opera Omnia brand. He has assembled the finest artisans and designers to create a remarkable team that is focused on building a new, strong, and distinctive brand identity through a style and set of values that reflect the post-modern world of ultimate luxury. By incorporating precious gems and only the highest quality materials, Opera Omnia is achieving a prestigious status for its superior design, stone quality, and superb manufacturing. Opera Omnia’s first two collections can be described as having a strong emotional impact. The jewels feature dramatic colours and uncommon shapes that enhance the subtleties between light and shadow. The Canouan line is inspired by the dream of a private, exclusive world surrounded by the splendid sea of the southern Antilles, a refuge surrounded by pristine nature, a varied landscape of green hills, secluded bays, and white sandy beaches. The second collection, Saba, magically takes a step back in time. It evokes an unspoiled landscape on a Caribbean island, and is a monument to Nature’s best, both above and below the ocean’s surface. Lively chromatic combinations of pink gold, jet, multi-colour sapphires, and tsavorite create natural echoes of this enchanted land. “At Opera Omnia, we pay great attention to even the slightest detail in crafting our jewellery,” explains Zerbini. “This helps to make the jewels unique.” As for the wearer of these original pieces, he describes the Opera Omnia woman as “an individual who is self-confident, dynamic, cosmopolitan, and very often a selfpurchaser. She is proud to reveal the different aspects of her personality.” In terms of distribution, the brand has decided to work only with select retailers. Following the successful strategy of Opera Jewels, Opera Omnia will work closely with these stores to help develop business. The brand’s strategy and

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co-marketing activities for 20102011 are focused on three pillars: working closely with retailers to support them throughout their business development; having a consistent communication plan to help increase awareness and visibility of the Opera Omnia brand with retailers’ final customers; organizing local events to enhance the importance of the brand, its brand image, and identity at the point of the sale. As part of Opera Omnia’s communication plan, the brand will use co-op marketing in local media suggested by retailers to promote its jewellery with final consumers as well as in retailers’ own catalogues, for example. In terms of other activities, it foresees sponsorship of, and participation in, trunk shows, parties, and other events. “For our best clients, we have allocated a certain marketing contribution based upon the retailer’s total annual turnover,” says Zerbini. Rarely does the jewellery industry experience such an amazing new offering, one that, like a Stradivarius, is destined to set new standards, not just for today, but for generations to come. Opera Omnia is truly an Italian masterpiece. (www.operajewels.com)

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.h6+,)-2>³ 8=-2+948,)0337))2(7 Throughout the history of jewellery, designers have viewed the clasp, often a simple hook, as an unloved and often neglected necessity. That is, until 1974. By T. R. Flora The Achilles heel of fine jewellery has always been how to fasten the ends of a necklace. Reaching behind to open a clasp at the nape of the neck was awkward for its wearer, yet no one seemed to come up with the perfect solution. That is until 1974, when—after much contemplation and experimentation—a young German goldsmith came up with a revolutionary idea. What if the clasp were not at the back but at the front of the necklace, at its centre? What if the function of the clasp were hidden inside a beautiful piece of jewellery? What if the design could be changed in a split-second? The ingenuity of Jörg Heinz’s clasp began with its function. The necklace’s wearer can open and close it simply by pressing and twisting the fastener. Its precise mechanism makes it easy to open, yet maintains the clasp securely closed. This invention was more than just a technical and design innovation. It was one of the world’s first variable systems for modern jewellery. These interchangeable pieces became design elements in their own right. Whether they feature pearls, gold, platinum, gemstones, or steel, Jörg Heinz’s clasps ensure that chains are easy to open, close, and transform. Each wearer can adapt her jewellery to match her outfit: sleekly simple for everyday wear, tastefully elegant for the business look, or opulently lavish for festive occasions. Since 1974, the family brand has steadily refined its capabilities, using a combination of cutting-edge technology and traditional savoir-faire to create beautiful new designs. Today, the firm’s founder has been joined by his sons Martin and Lars Heinz. “Our invention of the modern clasp has often been described as a milestone in the history of jewellery. Because it’s so easy to interchange, it offers unlimited creative vistas for form to follow function,” says Martin Heinz. The brand continues to unveil new collections such as the Mystery Sphere collection, which offers a new “twist” to design with mysterious spheres that have a tempting outer skin surrounding a precious interior. The latest in the parade of innovative jewellery is the Magic Pendant. Each pendant, which can be clipped onto a chain or necklace, contains three different looks that the wearer can individually bring into view by means of a user-friendly rotating mechanism. South Sea and Tahitian pearls, diamond pavé, brilliant-cut diamond solitaires, midnight-black onyx, or warm red enamel make this piece of jewellery into a magical quick-change artist, one that elegantly reflects Jörg Heinz’s slogan: Always different, but always me. Whether creating magical pendants or interchangeable clasps, the Jörg Heinz team can always figure out a way to tie up the loose ends. (www.joerg-heinz.com) 26


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In 776 BC, the Olympic Games enjoyed their beginnings in ancient Olympia, as part of a religious festival in honour of the Greek god Zeus. Many centuries later, an artist and jewellery designer from modern Athens was chosen to redesign the Olympic medal. But her other remarkable creations would also make Zeus very proud. By Cynthia Unninayar

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Elena Votsi is not only proud of the Olympic Games, but also takes pride in her country’s ancient past. “If you live in Athens, you walk on ancient streets. You see ancient sculptures. The Acropolis, for example, reminds us that we have a great archaeological heritage,” muses this award-winning jewellery designer. Pride in this heritage is one of the inspirations for her jewellery designs, many of which are sold in the gift shops of such august institutions as the Acropolis Museum, Benaki Museum, the National Gallery-Alexandros Soutzos Museum, and the Cycladic Art Goulandris Museum, among others. But this trained artist and painter turned jewellery designer doesn’t just look to the past for ideas. “Sometimes, it comes from a picture, a movement, a feeling, a shape, the way the light hits an object in the morning sun, or even contemplating the universe,” explains Elena. Thinking about the heavens was certainly a source of inspiration for her award-winning golden spiral ring that won last year’s Couture Design Award in the “Best in the New-to-Couture” category for designers who exhibited for the first time at the prestigious Las Vegas show. “The spiral represents the life-giving elements of water and sunlight while the motion evoked by the 266 brilliants captures the unstoppable expansion of the cosmos,” she adds. On a more earthly level, Elena Votsi has taken part in major design exhibitions around the world with hand-made pieces that range from angular geometric shapes to voluminous spheres to colourful diamond, gemstone, and South Sea pearl pieces, all set in 18K gold. The men have not been left out either as can be seen in her collection of colourful cufflinks. Her design talents have also been recognized by some of the world’s most prominent fashion brands, among them Gucci where she worked for three years. Currently, her artistic creations are being sold in galleries and shops in Greece, of course, but her designs are attracting more and more attention in the USA, which is fast becoming her major market as more and more new stores welcome her high quality artistic designs; designs that reflect history, luxury and art; designs that are truly Olympic Gold. (www.elenavotsi.com)


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&%78-%2-2:)692³ -2+)2997:)69192-'97 Awarded the title of “Silver Jewellery Brand of the Year” for the past three years in its home country of Germany, Bastian Inverun’s reputation for quality sterling silver jewellery is quickly spreading around the world. By T. R. Flora The philosophy of Bastian Inverun can be summed up in three Latin words— Ingenuus, Verum, Unicus—that combine to give the term Inverun. Signifying Noble, Genuine, and Unique, these words embody the values that have guided the company since 1974. A specialist in sterling silver jewellery, the brand was also the first to launch silver jewellery set with diamonds more than 20 years ago, resulting in a very successful line that continues to this day. From the very outset, Bastian Inverun has set a simple guideline that it follows faithfully: Designs that are in line with the latest trends but that are also made for eternity. The brand’s Spring/ Summer 2010 collections offer a fashionable assortment of jewellery using only natural materials, including sterling silver, gold, genuine gemstones such as citrine, garnet, carnelian, chalcedony, and selected pearls. The Silver & Diamonds line stands out by virtue of its innovative design work that skilfully combines classical forms and with cutting-edge modernity. The skilled craftsmanship, high-quality fashioning and finishing, and imaginatively-cut gemstones combined with stylish settings make each individual piece a sparkling little masterpiece. And, all of this comes with an affordable price tag. With its attractive price/value ratio, the strong marketing support it provides to retailers, and the highly comprehensive range of more than 100 new designs every season, it is clear why Bastian Inverun is well established in Europe and is moving rapidly into overseas markets such as the United States, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia. The company is not resting on its laurels, however, and continues to meet the market needs for today’s price-conscious consumer who wants trendy yet timeless pieces that are noble, genuine, and unique.

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.%1)7/%=%³ 497,-2+8,)0-1-87 “In today’s world, where every other design looks alike, I like to push the limits,” says James Kaya. And push the limits he does with highly creative, progressive, and edgy designs that are unlike any others. By Cynthia Unninayar The designs of James Kaya are decidedly modern, where the fluid organic meets the urban mechanical to create unique and eye-catching rings, pendants, and earrings. With angular edges and accents that seem more reminiscent of nuts and bolts, many of his creations have an almost industrial look about them. Industrial, maybe, but the materials he uses are fine 18K gold, platinum, precious gemstones, diamonds, and pearls. Other designs, however, evoke a more fluid form with gentle curves and simple lines. All of his pieces testify to a desire to create elegant yet edgy jewellery that is stylishly precise and simple. “Simple designs may look easy,” Kaya muses, “but because of their simplicity, they need to be of the best quality since they leave no margin for error.” Most of Kaya’s pieces are one-of-a-kind, and are handcrafted by this classically trained goldsmith. “It takes time and patience to produce high-quality jewellery,” he says, “but I refuse to mass produce because the personal aspect is lost when the designer does not participate in the actual creation process.” James Kaya’s interest in jewellery design began when he was very young, ultimately leading him to pursue an apprenticeship in metalworking. As an accomplished designer and goldsmith, he now runs his own studio, Solair Jewelers, in Boston. Where do his design ideas come from? “I draw my inspiration from infinite sources, including of course architecture and art, that let me combine the traditional qualities of fine jewellery with the best of modernism. My goal is to create pieces that are visually exciting with elegant simplicity.” Kaya’s designs have won numerous awards, including the Saul Bell Award (three times), the American Vision Award (two times), and various other accolades such as Designer of the Year from the International Jewelry Designers Guild. The winning pieces include a beautifully crafted platinum ring set with yellow sapphires and diamonds, an 18K gold rubellite and diamond pendant, a platinum tension-set ring with yellow sapphires and diamonds, and many others. When asked about the future, James Kaya says that he will continue designing while pushing the limits of fine jewellery. (www.jameskaya.com) 32


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&6i2)6³)0)+%28 %2(%**36(%&0)09<96= At the forefront of fashion, this creative jewellery brand captures the daring fun of Brazilian style and the bold colour of Brazilian gemstones in three new collections that are sensual, sophisticated with a touch of whimsy, and very importantly, affordable luxury for today’s lifestyles. By Cynthia Unninayar For Brazilian brand Brüner, designing stylish and high quality jewellery has been its guiding principle for the last 44 years. With collections ranging from classic to contemporary to even exotic, the creative use of colourful Brazilian gemstones combined with diamonds and gold results in pieces that are eye-catching, fashionable, playful, and very importantly reflect the new versatile and affordable luxury that today’s consumers are looking for. For the Summer 2010 season, Brüner has created three new collections: Alegria, Lume, and Disco. “Alegria means joy and happiness,” explains Carla Brüner, co-owner. “Inspiration for this line comes from the fluid and graceful motions of a ribbon dancer. The precision synchronization of the ribbon and the choreography of the dance are evoked in this jewellery.” Another important characteristic of Alegria is the colour versatility of its pieces. “We wanted to create jewellery that would go with any situation, from casual day wear to elegant soirees.” To this end, the stones—amethyst, blue topaz, citrine, and prasiolite—are interchangeable, allowing customers to personalize their jewellery to match an outfit, and even the pieces themselves are transformable. An earring, for example, can be easily changed from an elegant dangle to a simple stud or hoop in a few seconds. The second line, Lume, signifying fire, features organic, abstract designs using gemstones with special cuts, to give an almost surreal effect. “Fire, the sacred symbol in almost every culture, imparts its mysticism to inspire the jewellery in our Lume line,” adds Carla. Lume uses gems such as cognac and champagne citrine, amethyst, prasiolite, and green gold quartz paired with diamonds and 18K gold. The third line, Disco, reminiscent of the exuberant rhythm of Brazilian youth plays on the colours of shimmering Brazilian gems combined with the brilliance of gold and diamonds. Colours for Disco range from the popular orange and yellow shades of citrine and quartz to the vibrant tones of blue topaz and amethyst. “The citrus colours continue to be popular for the summer months, while the blue and violet tones are more animated,” says Carla. With its bold and unique Brazilian expression, Brüner’s jewellery can be dressed up or dressed down, worn with an evening gown or with casual business attire, making it a perfect solution for today’s woman on the go who wants elegant and affordable luxury. (www.bruner.com.br)

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9834-%.);)07³ ,%6132=%2( 4)6*)'8-32 Notturno earrings in white gold, diamonds, South Sea pearls.

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As 16th-century philosopher Sir Thomas More envisioned it, Utopia is a faraway and mythical island of harmony and perfection, a gateway between heaven and earth. On a more terrestrial level, 20th-century Italian creators Paolo Gaia and his daughter Anna envisioned jewellery that would evoke this same perfection and harmony: “We imagined the light on that island to be similar to the luminescence of Utopia Jewels.” By Cynthia Unninayar

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This Utopian story started in Milan more than 60 years ago with a family enterprise called Gaia, a gemstone cutter and supplier of pearls and precious gems. In 1997, the third generation decided to create a brand that would give new life and image to South Sea pearls and coloured gems. Paolo and Anna chose the name Utopia, to reflect the perfection of their products. “The gleaming perfection of South Sea pearls and precious gemstones combined with precious gold and diamonds evokes the essence of Utopia Jewels,” says Anna. And, to reach this level of Utopian perfection, she adds, “each jewel is made entirely in our own workshops in Milan, from A to Z. This includes cutting the coloured gemstones and even making the clasps. It is important to have perfect quality control. Our customers, and their customers, are very demanding and we want to offer the best quality we can.” When it comes to quality, Utopia insists on only the finest gems and pearls. “We use only the South Sea and Tahitian variety because they are the most precious and beautiful. They deserve to be showcased in fine jewellery.” The brand’s team of experts travels the world over in search of the finest stones, and it partners with a pearl farm in Australia to obtain the highest quality of these living gems. Anna herself spent eight months at the farm learning how to determine the quality of pearls, something she still loves doing. “Actually,” she reminisces, “I was not interested in jewellery or joining the family business when I was younger.” Preferring the world of finance, she obtained a degree in Economics from Milan University. “Living in Milan, however, and with my family in jewellery, I became more involved with design and fashion. I began to appreciate the precious metals, gems, and, of course, the perfect pearls that take more than two and a half years to create.” Today, as president of Utopia Jewels USA, she not only manages the company, but also brings feedback from the market to the brand’s team of designers. “I am the link between the market and the design,” explains Anna. “For example, I saw the need for placing our upmarket yearly collection, Bolero, on the


same level of importance as a new more fashion-oriented, gem and pearl line called My Utopia.” While the brand uses mostly precious stones—mainly sapphires of all colours—this new fashion-forward collection mixes semi-precious gems with South Sea and Tahitian pearls with a high design element. The new My Utopia collection is composed of two styles: a more classic line and more fashionoriented pieces. Utopia also creates one-of-kind pieces with unique designs and exceptional pearls and gemstones. In terms of fashion, Utopia also anticipated the trend towards blackened metals and uses black 18K gold mixed with brown diamonds and dark or multi-coloured Tahitian pearls. “The use of brown diamonds permits us to create products at lower price points than white diamonds, in keeping with market demands, while being quite stylish,” she explains. “In terms of market demands, we listen to our retailers, and we support them in a number of ways. First of all is our product design and quality. Secondly, most of our media planning is done in co-op with our retailers, using magazines that they suggest, including local publications. Thirdly, we are introducing special lines such as our present entry-level collection at Couture for the American market, with retail prices ranging from $1500 to $4000. I must say that this has been quite an effort because of the high prices of South Sea pearls and the quality of the pieces. The line has two styles, one classic and one more contemporary.” Utopia has been present in the American market for four years, with an office on Madison Avenue and a fully equipped service centre to handle any alterations or repairs that might arise. Manuel Martin, director of the U.S. operation, explains, “It was important for us to have a presence here since it allows us to have closer contact with our clients and, in turn, to be in a position to respond to their needs in a more timely manner.” Among the brand’s clients are many independent retailers as well as Saks and Neiman Marcus. What about the Utopian future? “Our primary market is now Europe,” Anna states, “but our plan is to strengthen distribution in Eastern Europe and the Middle East, as well as in the USA. We eventually want to open some corners and single-brand boutiques in a few international tourist destinations.” Anna is not in a hurry, however, insisting that everything has to go step-by-step, with controlled growth. “I believe that it is important to proceed steadily and smoothly, keeping in mind that the most important aspects of our business are the products and the support for our retailers.” This then is the secret to the harmony and perfection of Utopia Jewels. (www.utopia-jewels.com) One-of-a-kind bracelet in white gold, South Sea Pearls, tourmalines.

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6%**%)00%1%22)00-³ 897'%286)%796) A small village near Florence is home to one of the more unusual Italian brands, Raffaella Mannelli, named after its stylishly chic and passionate designer. By Cynthia Unninayar Since the age of three, Raffaella Ricci knew that she wanted to create jewellery. Growing up, she had a first-hand view of the goldmaking process at her uncle’s factory in Arezzo. Later, while studying Foreign Languages at Florence University—she speaks four—Raffaella took courses in design in view of one day realizing her dream. After working for one of the city’s well-known jewellery retailers, where she gained experience in design and sales, she started her own company in 1998 with her husband, Alessio Mannelli, a practiced gemmologist with experience in industrial design. At first, the pair focused on custom orders, then in 2002, the first Raffaella Mannelli Collection was launched. Quickly moving away from more traditional designs, she found inspiration in nature and art. “I have to just open a window and look at the trees or travel to the seashore to find ideas. I also look to art and architecture. I then begin to draw and the designs take shape,” explains Raffaella in her studio in Borgo San Lorenzo. And what unusual shapes they are! Using black ebony hardwood as a base, Raffaella combines gold and diamonds to create sinuous designs that seem deceptively simple. “They’re not simple at all,” she explains. “The carvers are specially trained but they must also have the talent to carefully follow the lines of the wood to achieve the desired effect. If not, the piece will break.” Because each piece of wood is different, each piece of jewellery is also slightly different. The average piece takes five to seven days to produce, all by hand. The effect of the gold and diamonds against the black wood is indeed dramatic, but when adding colour, such as sapphires and other gemstones, the effect is dazzling. “The reception by retailers has been amazing,” she says, adding that the United States is her largest market, followed by Italy. “Surprisingly, 2009 was our best year, and for the first quarter of 2010, sales were up 30 percent.” The brand has a distributor in New York, who handles her North American clients, which include Bergdorf Goodman and many independent retailers. What’s next for Raffaella Mannelli? “We will continue to create while looking for new challenges,” she muses. Recently, she has been experimenting with boxwood, a white hardwood that is also fashioned into stylishly fluid designs with gold and precious gems. “Like ebony, boxwood is very hard, and also offers many possibilities.” Together, this husband and wife team will continue their vision that combines natural materials, geometric shapes, and provocative designs for the Raffaella Mannelli brand, one of the true treasures of Tuscany. (www.raffaellamannelli.com) 56


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The meaning of Oromalia in Italian is “enchanted by gold”, so it is no wonder that Salvatore Barberi’s Florence-based company has earned a reputation as an exceptional producer of fine gold jewellery. By Cynthia Unninayar The guiding principle for master goldsmith Salvatore Barberi has been to be innovative yet never eccentric. He has always believed in creating simple yet new shapes, shapes that are fluid and unpretentious while being elegant and refined, shapes that combine classical style with contemporary design. All of Oromalia’s jewellery is handcrafted in the brand’s workshops with great attention to finishing. Large pieces, such as link bracelets and earrings, are cast and then invisibly soldered together to make them light but strong and durable (with a thickness of at least 0.2 cm). No detail is too small for Barberi, such as placing pins in the earrings to hold them in place and make them comfortable to wear. Always looking for new challenges, Barberi was the very first, a number of years ago, to use ebony in his creations. “I use it like a highly polished gem,” explains this design pioneer. “When combined with 18K gold and diamonds, it gives an original and novel dimension to our jewellery.” Each piece of the dark hardwood is carefully handpolished to a brilliant shine for an unequalled finish. The craftsmanship is so precise that it is impossible to see where the ebony links are cut and joined together. Among Oromalia’s collections is the Ethnic line, inspired by Africa, which combines ebony, gold, and diamonds in sleek elegant pieces. Ebony showcases the wood in various shapes with gold and diamonds. As its name implies, Classic features various colours of gold in a variety of links, ovals, and circles, some set with mother-of-pearl and diamonds. Thread is composed of slender gold and diamond earrings and bracelets. Parisienne includes a number of pieces in gold with diamonds, mother-ofpearl, and gems in circles or ovals. Last, but certainly not least, Jungle and Leather have enjoyed great success all over the world with their combinations of leather, gold, and diamonds. The shapes are simple yet refined, and very comfortable to wear. Barberi has also recently added a gold spring clip to the Leather bracelet line, with or without diamond pavé. These fashion-forward bracelets have attracted the attention of young customers and those who are young-at-heart. Oromalia is now truly a family affair since daughter Sandra has joined the company after her studies. While Salvatore works at the bench and oversees the other master goldsmiths, his wife Teresa and their daughter Sandra take care of customer service and other administrative functions. Sandra also travels to trade fairs around the world to showcase the brand’s products. Created with a mixture of passion, creativity, and technical skill, the fine jewellery of Oromalia is endowed with a definite Florentine enchantment. (www.oromalia.com) 58


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Since 1923, this German brand has used the highest quality diamonds, gold, and platinum in innovative ways. Among these unique designs are floating diamonds in the “Liberté” collection, rings that turn into bracelets in the “Zoom” line, and unusual “Vendetta” pinky rings with translucent corundum inlay. Couture, German Pavilion, GP1

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&%7)0;360(³ ;,%8%(-**)6)2') %=)%61%/)7 At the previous edition of BaselWorld, pessimism was rampant, all too reflective of the watch and jewellery industries as a whole. This year, however, things were quite different. By Cynthia Unninayar

BaselWorld, the World Watch and Jewellery Show, opened on an optimistic note on March 18 and the optimism continued throughout the entire show. When the fair closed its doors eight days later, on May 25, a total of 100,700 trade professionals from across the globe had crossed its turnstiles—a seven percent increase over the 2009 edition. Exhibitors numbered 1915, a slight decrease from last year’s total of 1952. Given the times, however, these numbers were not totally unexpected. The media, both consumer and trade, was well represented with more than 2900 people visiting the fair. Jacques J. Duchêne, President of the Exhibitors’ Committee, drew a very positive conclusion from the results. “We are delighted with this year’s BaselWorld. Without being euphoric, we can optimistically look ahead this year. The show is, and remains, the place to meet for the watch and jewellery industry.” On a purely anecdotal note, it was clear that traffic was much greater in the watch halls than in the jewellery halls. Having said that, however, many jewellery exhibitors reported that most of the buyers who did show up were optimistic and ready to order. Comments from the various brands in Halls 2, 3, and 6 were mixed, and ranged from “ok” and “better than last year” to “excellent” and “one of the best BaselWorlds ever.” Strolling the halls, it was evident that many jewellery brands and designers have been facing the challenges of the economic slump with a variety of new products and innovations. One major example is the continued use of lightweight, hollow, and lacy designs, which allow for a bigger and stylish look at a smaller price. Alternative metals such as titanium, steel, and bronze have become mainstream for upscale designers, while wood has joined the ranks of precious commodities. Dark clouds over the industry have also had their silver linings, literally. The use of this white metal by even very upmarket brands continues unabated. As one designer quipped, “It’s not the metal that is important, it’s

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Fine jewellery takes centre stage at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre 16-20 September 2010 Under the product sectorisation initiative, HKCEC will showcase only fine finished jewellery, including jewellery set with gemstones, diamonds, pearls, jade and jadeite. In 2009, the Fair featured over 1,700 fine finished jewellery exhibitors from 38 countries and regions.

Themed Pavilion Highlight AsiaWorld-Expo Diamond Pavilion – Over 400 exhibitors will display fine cut and polished diamonds, occupying over 15,000 square metres. It will be the biggest diamond pavilion under one roof worldwide, including AWDC pavilion from Antwerp and IDI pavilion from Israel.

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There were plenty of smiles among the exhibitors during the 31st edition of the International Gold, Silver, and Jewellery trade exhibition OroArezzo, held from April 10 to 13th in the Tuscan town of Arezzo. According to fair officials, the show closed with a high level of confidence and motivation, a welcome relief after the last past two difficult years. “For the first time in a long time,” explains Giovanni Tricca, President of Arezzo Fiere e Congressi, “we can say that things are going in a positive direction. All the signs emerging from OroArezzo will be evaluated and put to good use.” Among the positive signs were a 10 percent increase in the number of exhibitors (453) and a 15 percent increase in the number of qualified buyers (nearly 12,000). Of these, 26 percent were foreign (compared to 20 percent in 2009). “The productive boost hasn’t just been an emotional one,” adds Raul Barbieri, director of Arezzo Fiere e Congressi. “The exhibitors of OroArezzo have truly received valuable input for 2010, including the necessity of insisting upon universal recognition of the added value of the ‘Made in Italy’ label or else risking a decline in the brand just to satisfy the various needs of international markets. And Arezzo Fiere e Congressi, with its Organizing Committee, will assist companies with their promotional efforts throughout the year, both in Italy and abroad.” Barbieri adds that the fair has invested a great deal in helping exhibitors, including inviting more than 260 carefully selected international buyers in collaboration with the Italian Trade Commission. These invited guests came from both traditional markets (Europe, USA) and emerging nations (Russia, China, India). “We are a true marketing partner for these businesses, becoming an essential point of reference for anyone operating in the sector.” The commitment of national institutions is also strong, including that of the Ministry of Economic Development—Department for Business and Internationalization, to help Italian companies compete and protect their creations on the international market. Among the many special events that took place during the show was Gold Up, a prestigious event that paired the jewels of the “Oro d’Autore” collection with the designs of 16 of the most elite Italian fashion houses. OroArezzo also hosted the 19th edition of its Première competition. Focusing on design, the event offered buyers the opportunity to preview the stylistic trends and technological innovations of Italian jewellery in terms of products that will be offered for sale later this year. Première also proved to be a testing ground for jewellery designers, as the best pieces were selected by a panel of judges, based on design, practicality for manufacture, and saleability. Clearly, OroArezzo was a definite success for the city of Arezzo, and for its local jewellery industry as well as that for Italy. The 32nd edition will be held again in April 2011. (www.oroarezzo.it)


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.);)06=*%-6 By F. Sewani The 45th Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair, which opened February 26, turned out to be one of the best in recent years. Overall results, in terms of sales and orders reported by exhibitors, were far better than expected, despite the uncertain local political situation that dampened the mood of the fair’s opening day. With the situation resolved by the evening, the fair proceeded normally over the following four days. The star business category of the fair was silver jewellery. Silver is clearly recovering much of the market share that it had lost in previous years. Gold also did well, while in the gemstone sector, many vendors reported brisk sales. Clearly, those buyers who attended the show were quite serious. In hard times, it is the single-minded trader who carries the corporate flag to international fairs. This 45th edition of the fair showcased the worldclass skills of Thailand’s home-grown artisans, thereby encouraging industry links with traders from around the globe and offering participants the chance of being at the centre of the gem industry. The BGJF is now internationally recognized as among the top five gem and jewellery exhibitions in the world. It is a proactive platform where Thai gems and jewellery are promoted on the international stage, and it also serves to further enhance Thailand’s image as the leading source of the highest quality gemstones, created by the world’s finest craftsmen. The fair featured many special attractions such as the TGJ Elite Creation Pavilion, the Hot 2010 Vol II Design Pavilion, the Diamond Fine Pavilion, and the Business Matching Zone. Among the invited speakers, Martin Rapaport, who delivered the keynote address at the “Diamond Decade: New Opportunities” seminar, insisted that the new business reality is not about money, but rather about values—economic, social, political, and generational values, which are all undergoing a fundamental shift. The key to the future survival in the global economy, he stressed, is to adopt strategic thinking and not just remain a survivor of the past decade. It is necessary to reposition one’s business as a winner in the next decade. The President of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses, Avi Paz, gave a presentation about the “Global Economy, the Thailand Economy, and the Diamond Market” during the show. He acknowledged that the past year was the most difficult in history for the global economy. However, the economic climate looks much better now and he felt that the people in the gems and jewellery industry should start 2010 with hope. The 46th edition of the Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair will be held September 7 to 11, 2010 at the Impact Challenger venue. (www.bangkokgemsfair.com) 76


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The outside of the Leonardo Jewelers store in Red Bank, New Jersey.

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Selection of gemstone, diamond, and 18K gold rings by Ramon. From left to right: Leonardo Zeik, founder of Leonardo Jewelers, his wife Lourdes, the Mayor of Red Bank the Honorable Pasquale Menna, son Michael Zeik, and son Leo Zeik.

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When Leonardo Zeik opened his first store in 1964, his passion for fine jewellery—combined with a strong work ethic, determination, and compassion for others—started him on a long journey, one that continues today with the second generation. The story of Leonardo Jewelers reads like the American Dream. A young immigrant from Cuba, Leonardo Zeik arrived in the United States in the early 1960s with a wife, four young children, and no money. To provide for his family, he found a job in a factory, working two back-to-back shifts. After these gruelling 80-hour weeks, he began selling jewellery door-to-door to other Cuban immigrants. By 1964, Zeik saved up enough money to open a store in his hometown of Elizabeth, New Jersey. Originally called Joyeria Leonardo, the store was small with only one counter for jewellery and watches. The rest was packed with necessities that other Cuban immigrants would need, such as toasters, refrigerators, furniture, and clothing. Zeik understood only too well the hardships faced by these new arrivals, and he did his best to help them. As his son Michael explains, “His store was a place where Cuban-Americans who didn’t have established credit, couldn’t speak English, or didn’t have the cash to pay for their necessities, were offered credit with no questions asked. He didn’t even charge interest on their debt. A handshake to repay whatever they could afford on a weekly basis was all he asked.” Many of these original customers, their children, and grandchildren have remained loyal clients of Leonardo Jewelers. By the end of the 1960s, Zeik eliminated the furniture, appliance and clothing lines to focus on high-end jewellery and Swiss watches. The store quickly gained a reputation for having some of the highest quality pieces to be found anywhere. During the 1970s, the store expanded beyond its original CubanAmerican customer base, and Leonardo Zeik became one of the first U.S. retailers to travel to Europe in search of fine jewellery. “In Europe, our father met and forged relationships with the finest goldsmiths and designers,” says daughter Lourdes. “Now, 45 years later, we continue to scour the planet for new and exciting jewellery brands whose attention to detail, beauty, and quality are unparalleled. Sometimes they are new designers who have strokes of genius and are one-trick-ponies, so to speak. Others are consistent in their quality and creativity. One brand that offers consistency in its products is Ramon.” Ramon’s jewellery speaks for itself in the showcases at Leonardo Jewelers, as Lourdes goes on to add, “The quality, design, and finish of Ramon’s pieces are among the most beautiful and well-finished pieces in the industry. The brand’s designs have stood the test of time. They are created for the ages.” It has been more than a decade ago since the elder Zeik passed the business onto his children—Ivette, Leo, Lourdes, Michael, and Vivian. Inheriting more than just a successful business, the second generation also received their father’s passion for quality and craftsmanship as well as his commitment to customer service. Read our highlight on www.CIJintl.com


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Mirella/Edward Mirell 25, 61 Monica Rich Kosann 49 Monnaie de Paris 68 Nafco 36 Nanis 66 Neil Lane 9 Nikki Sedacca 16 Nina Runsdorf 24 Nouvelle Bague 1, 13 O, P, Q Opera Omnia 14, 15 OroArezzo 74 Oromalia 58 P.V.Z. 74 Palmiero 41, 50 Paris Blues/Zalemark 48, 57, 60 Paula Crevoshay 43, 47 Peter Storm 44 Ponte Vecchio 36 Preziose 51 R Raffaella Mannelli 56 Rahaminov Diamonds 43, 60 Ramon 17, 45, 78, 79 Rebecca 10, 11, 64 Replay Jewel 48 Richard Krementz Gemstones 41 Rina Limor 43 Robert Wander 24 Rodney Rayner 39, 42, 51, 62 Rosato 66 Rosy Blue 65

S, T Samra 64 Sem-Ar 74 Skagen Designs 55, 61 Staurino 48 Stefan Hafner Cover, 12, 13, 43 Stephen Webster 41, 46 Sun Jewels 70 Suna Bros 42, 47 Swarovski 37 Talento Joias 16 Tamir Jewels 22 Tanzanite Foundation 46, 47 The Fifth Season 45, 51 Ti Sento 70 Tiffany & Co 9, 22, 41 Trésor 47 TTF Studio 64 U, V Umane 39, 68 Utopia Jewels 3, 52, 53 Van Cleef & Arpels 9 Vendorafa 51, 68 Versace 36 Vianna 22, 38, 60 W, X, Y, Z Wellendorff 62 Yael Designs 40, 47 Yael Sonia 18 Zorab 9, 18, 38, 42, 62

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