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Four days to remember...

Presentation is key, of course, and many companies draw the attention of the crowds by creating stunning displays. However, spending money on that is simply not enough. At the end of the day, we will remember the pieces that were truly beautiful, the people who had something interesting to say. Most of all, we will retain in our memory the flashes of innovation, the brands that somehow pushed the limits, the creativity that makes attending an event such as JCK Vegas worthwhile. Innovation is what drove E. Pius Kaufmann to design his own jewellery line instead of relying on other people’s vision (page 44). Or what keeps prompting the Myslicki family to build their own machinery, create their own designs (page 58). We wanted to reflect the inspiration we felt at JCK Vegas on these pages by showcasing new ways to use pearls (page 52), the latest in ladies’ fashion watches (page 74) or exciting designers such as Noam Carver (page 70). You will also see that in the pages of EVER, our stunning new jewellery consumer magazine coming this fall. We hope we can inspire you too to try a new idea, walk on the road less travelled. The risks are high, I won’t deny it. The rewards, however, can be memorable.

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ENTREPRENEUR RAMIN MESGARLOU TOOK ON HIS GREATEST CHALLENGE: CREATING A 21K GOLD JEWELLERY LINE “If it exists, make it better; if it doesn’t, create it.” That philosophy has guided Ramin Mesgarlou since he started in business in 1988. The drive to succeed was there even from an earlier age: “I came to Canada in 1978, when I was only 10, and have always been very much entrepreneurial, I always wanted to have my own business.” Mesgarlou’s first attempt was a pizza restaurant he ran with his family. The timing wasn’t the best, since many people affected by the recession of late 80’s decided to open their own pizza places, creating a very difficult business environment. After a couple of years of that, he was introduced to the direct sales world. “I thought it was a pretty cool concept,” he says, “because it was almost like having multiple franchises around the world.” By age 25 he was already doing very well, having fully embraced direct sales. “I believe it’s the last bastion of the free enterprise, the last chance for an average person to hit a financial homerun,” he explains. Of course he also realizes the industry faces its challenges, posed sometimes by unscrupulous people and sometimes by those who are simply uneducated in the field and believe they can easily make a fortune. “The reality,” says Mesgarlou, “is that direct sales is a homebased business that requires knowledge and discipline.” Being a fervent direct sales advocate has also garnered him a series of important recognitions from the industry, as well as a title of “master networker,” and has led to the publication of his popular book “The Forensic Networker” (“forensic” due to its level of detail). Mesgarlou believes some of the people in the industry “are teaching the wrong things” and that’s why he keeps doing his seminars a few times a year.

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Mesgarlou applied his business knowledge to the nutrition & health business for 14 years, in which he managed to compile a list of 100,000 clients worldwide. When he decided to open his own company, he debated whether to stay in the health industry he knew so well or not but finally decided against it. One of the main reasons why is that the low profit margins per unit forced the distributors to sell high volumes of products to become profitable. Instead, he decided to go into the luxury goods business. Although Mesgarlou himself did not have a jewellery background, his family heritage of fine jewellery manufacturing dates back to 1882. “It makes sense to sell the most profitable items,” he explains. “Also, luxury items have been recessionproof for the past hundred years. Take a look at all the big brands, Cartier, Chanel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Versace … they don’t get affected by recessions, they actually increase their sales during recessions.” He also emphasizes that “last year, sales of luxury goods in the U.S. went up 18%. By the same token, the experts predict that there are going to be 10 million new millionaires created in the U.S alone over the next 10 years.” Those numbers certainly affected his business decisions. His company started selling its own high-end jewellery, “but there is a difference between expensive and fine jewellery, and I knew I wanted to create fine jewellery.” That’s when, in 2007, he created Feri, a line of fine sterling silver, tungsten, plangsten and ceramica collection. The success of his new line was astronomical – “in the first five years our company grew by an average of 297 per cent per year” – and led to an expansion into exclusive handbags and “shields” (sunglasses). The desire to bring his company to the next level led Mesgarlou to create an even more ambitious brand – Feri Mosh – which accomplished the unimaginable: ultra luxury jewellery collection made with an exclusive 21k gold composition. It took two million dollars and four years of

research for them to be able to add stones to 21k gold. “It was problematic because we wanted to keep the purity of the gold high but at the same time be able to work with the stones. We finally found a compound that works; obviously there were things we couldn’t do and designs we had to reject. It was a very expensive process but I believe that, when you want to do something, then you can get it done,” says Mesgarlou. One of the reasons why it required such a large investment is that, according to him, “the gold loss with 21k is three times bigger than the one with 18k.” As with many other wonders, the 21k breakthrough was almost an accident. As Mesgarlou recalls it: “We were working on a 20k compound and had already done all of our branding and had our signage ready referring to 20k. Then we tested the compound and it turned out to be 20.98k!” The Canadian company, with headquarters in Richmond Hill, Ont., also has a 19k gold bridal line that includes some very unique pieces. One of them could not be made by their master setter since it required someone with very small hands, while another, according to Mesgarlou, “contains 900 diamonds.” Both Feri and Feri Mosh will get the VIP treatment starting next year, when the company begins opening what it calls “galleries,” high concept retail spaces that are tentatively slated to open in Rome, Paris, Hong Kong and Dubai. Mesgarlou explains that, when he ventured into the world of fine jewellery and luxury goods, he was prepared to not make profits for some time and that he has been pouring about $3 million dollars a year into this venture. Ramin Mesgarlou is a man who hasn’t met a challenge he couldn’t overcome. In fact, he thrives on them. The next one, according to him, is to have a billion-dollar luxury designer company by 2015. We wouldn’t bet against him. [CJ]

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PEOPLE MAKING HEADLINES IN THE JEWELLERY INDUSTRY founder of Gevril Group, has acknowledged that Ferragamo faces high gains in the future under Ziff ’s leadership.

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Ferragamo’s high hopes Timepiece brand Ferragamo has appointed Paul Ziff as its new President of the U.S. and Caribbean markets. The Gevril Group, owner of Ferragamo and several other notable luxury brands, has stated that Ziff is an “industry leader” with many years of experience in the luxury watch industry. Ziff ’s latest role as North American President for Zenith Swiss Watch Company saw him re-launch the entire company with great results. He is also commended for establishing Chopard as a prominent luxury brand in the U.S. Samuel Friedmann,

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The Aston Luxury Group, a diamond jewellery manufacturer and a division of Gitanjali USA, has announced Jamison Ernest as its new creative director. Ernest is the founder of artistic studio Yellow Fever Creative and owner of Brooklyn Beat Records. He is “immensely grateful” to be joining Gitanjali’s 65year existence as one of the world’s largest corporations of diamonds, jewellery and lifestyle brands reporting over $2 billion in global sales and over $300 million in sales in the U.S. alone. President of Aston Luxury Group, Jon Mitchell, has announced the launch of a new brand called Love Universe under the partnership between Aston and Gitanjali, which debuted in June 2011 in Las Vegas.

Embee is on fire Embee Diamonds Atelier has announced that Maarten de Witte has joined their team as a new Executive Director in charge of diamond distribution in the United States. Embee Diamonds President Mike Botha stated that de Witte, is a perfect fit for their company because of his experience in the diamond industry and market for over 35 years. The company is expected to grow with the help of de Witte, adding new retailers to their existing client list. Prior to accepting his new position, de Witte was a Director of Research and Diamond Wizard for Hearts on Fire.

Climbing the Tiffany ladder On June 23, 2011, Tiffany & Co. announced that Patrick McGuiness has been appointed senior vice president and chief financial officer. McGuiness joined the company in 1990 and held various management positions before he was promoted to senior vice president of finance in 2007. In addition, James Fernandez was appointed the chief operating officer. Fernandez joined the company in 1983 and since 1999, he has served as the CFO. McGuiness will report to Fernandez, while he will be reporting to Tiffany’s CEO Michael Kowalski. [CJ]

A true diamond Antwerp Diamond Bourse has announced Maurice Fischler as its new president following the biennial elections held to replace six of the company’s 12 serving board members. Fischler, who also owns Fischler Diamonds Company, has served on ADB’s board for the past six years. World Federation of Diamond Bourses president Avi Paz welcomed Fischler, praising him as an “excellent diamantaire” in a public statement.

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aymond Weil Genève is certainly an avis rara within the Swiss watch making community. First of all, it’s one of the few brands that remains independent and hasn’t become part of a conglomerate. Secondly, it’s still a family company: It was founded by Mr. Weil himself, who brought in his son-inlaw, Olivier Bernheim and, more recently, his grandsons Elie and Pierre, to work with him. It is also a “new” company by Swiss standards, since it was created in 1976. Finally, it was born during an especially bleak time for the industry and, nevertheless, managed not only to survive but thrive. We had the pleasure to talk to Olivier Bernheim, the company’s president & CEO, who shares his vision for the brand as well as his insights into the industry’s biggest challenges. Speaking of challenges, he admits that nowadays watches face a tough competition from a myriad of gadgets that also offer the time. His strategy has been to “differentiate ourselves through style with a human face in a jungle of a highly competitive and anonymous market. Comparing to other electronic items, a watch remains a timeless object that people like to collect, offer for important events or just keep for pleasure.” In a tough market it’s essential to sense and even predict changes and quickly adapt to them. As Bernheim points out, “in the last 10 years we have seen our men’s segment quickly and strongly developing itself towards mechanical self-winding watches such as chronographs, moon phases, two-time zones, regulators and so on.” These changes have also been perceived in the women’s segment: “We are now seeing women developing a taste for automatic timepieces. This is more prevalent in our Asian distribution, but as we grow, we are seeing the trend also manifest

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itself in the United States and Canada.” Speaking of our country, Bernheim has high expectations regarding it: “In the past few months, we opened the first of our shop-inshops in Canada and are developing quite a few more at this time. Canada is one of our benchmark markets that my son, Pierre, follows very, very closely. Travelling and touring the country on a monthly basis, he made the decision of keeping an exclusive and limited distribution there, offering to every authorized retailer the opportunity to turn the brand a few times a year and to move the brand far from any discounting past policies.” The company also has big plans for the Asian markets. As Bernheim explains it: “Our upcoming global developments, with a focus on China and India, include new boutiques and opening shop-in-shops that enhance market visibility while offering refined luxury timepieces with the highest Swiss horological

heritage, at attractive prices, in a unique and dedicated brand environment.” Is it difficult to work with your father-in-law? Not for Bernheim, at least. He confesses he “learned so much from Mr. Weil and I am still asking his advice when he comes to the office. I have never worked for him, but with him and for the company.” As for working with his sons, he says: “Managing an independent, family-owned company is a real advantage and a strength. Coherent reactivity is at the heart of my management. My sons Elie and Pierre and I can contact each other at any moment of the day or week, so that we are able to act quickly. The trust we have in each other is key. Who can I trust more than my own kids? They also bring the modernity and the latest approach to the market. In addition, having them involved in the business creates a positive atmosphere within our partners who can feel reassured by observing Raymond Weil Genève is here to stay.” [CJ]

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A recent Gold Demand Trends report from the World Gold Council suggests that the demand for gold jewellery is on the decline as a result of high gold prices for the first quarter of 2011. The report shows that value of demand has decreased by 10 per cent to 20.5 tons while the actual value of American gold jewellery has increased by 12 per cent to reach $914.4 billion in the first quarter of 2011. Details show that the price of gold has increased by 25 per cent since last year and that is why retailers are now stocking more sterling silver products as opposed to gold. While global inflation is on the rise, the Standard Chartered Bank has published that the price of gold continues to soar with the trading cost of $1,543 per ounce (at press time). If gold costs reach $5,000 per ounce in the next decade, the gold market is predicted to be under deficit in the next few years. The demand for gold jewellery is suffering mainly as a result of financial problems in Europe and the political unrest in the Middle East and Northern Africa. RBS strategist Daniel Major stated that the largest variable that is going to make an impact on the cost of gold is the different currencies around the world. The main reason for the increase in costs is that the mining industry has not been constructing any new gold mines.

Bfly, the innovative Canadian jewellery company renowned for their butterfly-themed kids’ collections is a firm believer in promoting local talent, which in turn ensures the development and longevity of our industry. With that in mind, they recently hired 10 of the brightest jewellery students from different schools in Quebec (where Bfly has its headquarters), who will work together with the company’s design staff. The announcement is part of a very positive year for Bfly, which recently signed a deal to have its products distributed in France by Groupe GL, a major player in that country. The agreement is just the first step towards achieving distribution of Bfly across Europe. In addition, the company will launch a new gold collection in the fall and is already preparing for the release of a watch line in 2012.

Zeke’s catch jewellery robbers Laurie Gillespie, the manager of Zeke’s Jewellers for 17 years, had two suspicious women walk into Zeke’s around 10:30 am on Saturday, June 18th. The women matched the descriptions she had read in an industry association alert; they were accused of a string of robberies across the Prairies. She recognized the robbers “thanks to JVC. There were very good descriptions of them.” Gillespie told Canadian Jeweller, “The two women went right over to the heavy gold.” When they realized who the women were, “Our Clockwise From Top Left: John Zeke, the owner of Zeke’s Jewellers; Zeke’s Jewellers store; Laurie Gillespie, manager for 17 years

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faces went red, and hearts started beating. The one thing that gave them away were their gold teeth. I stayed with our customer, watching these two women and my coworker called the police.” Sensing something was up, the robbers left the store. Police found the women from Kitchener, Ontario, three to four minutes after the call, at a bank across the street. Gillespie said, “I heard they had $1,400 in cash and were trying to switch it to smaller denominations.” The robbers were arrested and transferred to North Battleford, Saskatchewan, to face outstanding warrants.

Hong Kong show generates AWE The September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair has been a staple in the global jewellery trade’s events calendar. It gathers 3,300 exhibitors from 45 countries and regions, as well as 44,000 buyers from 135 countries and regions. It is the largest fair ever in terms of exhibition space, in any industry, in Hong MCD Pearls Ad layout 1/20/11 6:09 PM Page 1 Kong. The fair in September occupies two top-

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JVC scores an ace Jewellers Vigilance Canada’s Fifteenth Annual Golf Tournament was held at Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham, ON, on Monday, June 20th, 2011. Fun was had by all, on the course during the day, during dinner and at the silent auction. All of the money raised will help JVC continue their work on behalf of the Canadian jewellery and watch industry. Many thanks go out to the sponsors who made the event possible with their generosity, as well as to the Golf Committee co-chairs Steve Taylor and Jay Cameron from Bulova Watch and Committee members Gino Top: Gerry O’Hanlon, Stephanie Wideman, Navaz Qadeer, Mo Charania; Bottom: Dinner

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On May 24th, 2011, in Montreal, the Canadian Foundation of Mining and Metallurgy (CFMM) held a showcase of fine jewellery, precious metals and precious stones. Over 100 executives of the mining industry, from Canada, Australia, South Africa and other countries, attended the event. Kaufmann de Suisse showcased their latest line of jewellery, and men’s watches and accessories were displayed from Patek Philippe, Bucherer and Vacheron Constantin. In addition, Marc Laverdière, Canadian brand ambassador for Macallan and Highland Park scotches provided samples and insights into selected beverages. Dr. Gerald Hatch, FCIM (Fellow of CIM) and founder of Hatch Consulting, welcomed guests, which included Mr. Glenn Clark, FCIM, President of CMMF, M. René Dufour, FCIM, CMMF Trustee and founding member, Dr. Chris Twigge-Molecey, FCIM, Member of the Board of Hatch and Chairman of the Board of CIM, M. Jean Vavrek, FCIM, President and CEO of CIM, Mr. Jim Popowich, FCIM and member of the Board of Directors

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of CIM, Mr. Thomas Ormsby, Director of Public Affairs, De Beers Canada, Mr. Dina Aloi, VP, Corporate Social Responsibility, GoldCorp, Mr. Louis Brun, Showcase organizer. Deborah Smith Sauvé, Director of CFMM, stated that the evening was a success, raising funds for the foundation, building relationships and showcasing fine scotches and exquisite jewellery.

Vancouver Police save the day On Thursday, May 26th, at the 2011 Western Robbery Investigators Seminar held in Edmonton, Alberta, Jewellers Vigilance Canada (JVC) presented to the Vancouver Police Department’s Major Crime Section a JVC Award of Merit for the investigation and arrests of eight suspects for armed robberies of jewellers in the Vancouver area. Congratulations to the following police officers involved in the investigations and arrests: Detective Constables Tim Russell, Jennifer McMartin, Aj Sandhu, Dean Wells,

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Colour Me Sold Inexpensive coloured gemstones are a great way to increase sales

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here’s something in the air these days. Call it recession, if you will, though the economists tell us it’s over. Despite our hypothetical emergence from the financial crisis, the average household budget doesn’t extend to a great deal of luxury these days. My last birthday was what I like to call a “socks and underwear” day. Most of us are being necessarily careful with our funds, such as they are.

gold and set with interesting, but modestly priced coloured gemstones. There is a huge palette of really beautiful and intriguing coloured gems that can fit into even the most modest budget. There are alternatives to $1,500 an-ounce gold to set these gems too. Silver alloys that are tarnish resistant, stainless steel with its unique appearance, and other metals are increasingly used in jewellery stores that have always had a focus on gold and platinum.

The average jewellery consumer is not average any more; they’re more of an exotic species, an unusual visitor from another place. We all like beautiful things, but right now, it’s pretty common to see jewellery stores with more tire-kickers than buyers.

The gems that you might use in these jewels are innumerable. There are hundreds of gems out there, and of those, there are many colour varieties. You can think of these as a palette of colours to paint a work of gem art for your client. The possibilities are endless.

One reason that these browsers aren’t buying is a shortage of available resources. The sad look in their eyes is because there isn’t anything cheap enough to give them the retail “fix” that makes life so worthwhile. It doesn’t, however, have to be this way.

Of course, we understand that there will always be a market for the big ones, the gems that are consistently at the forefront of the consumer’s knowledge and expectations, the diamond, sapphire, ruby, emerald, and pearl, among others.

A while ago, I was speaking to a manufacturer who had just taken the corner office in his multi-generation family jewellery business that had made gold and diamond wedding rings for decades. He said that when he inherited the business it was struggling. He immediately looked at the business model, and reconfigured it to silver and stainless steel rings. The volume necessarily had to increase exponentially, but working at a cost threshold of under fifty dollars instead of hundreds to thousands of dollars allowed the company to enter a whole new business area.

The other, less standard gems provide an exciting set of possibilities, and the options are endless. One of the most tempting elements of these alternative gems is their modest purchase price.

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Something to remember is the word “margin.” If you sell a five thousanddollar diamond and have a few hundred dollars of profit out of it, why not sell a tourmaline for a few hundred dollars and make a hundred dollars’ profit. Prices are not so clearly established in the consumer’s awareness, as are diamond prices, and due to this, it is actually possible to make enough to pay the rent with alternative gems. It is not a good idea to charge too much, but you should be able to make a living.

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gemologyfeature What gemstones can fit into a small budget? What can’t? For the price of a really awful looking carat diamond, you can provide a customer with a suite of beautiful coloured gemstone jewellery, including necklaces, earrings, and bracelets.

FOLLOW THE RAINBOW With an eye to colour, you’re able to follow the rainbow to your customer’s greatest desire. It is important to understand that the consumer doesn’t arrive at your store with an idea of buying something unusual, but if you are excited, it is easy to pass on the enthusiasm when you start to describe the other gems in your palette. Red spinel is an unheralded wonder among gems; it is hard, rare, and rich in colour (the Black Prince’s Ruby in the British Crown Jewels is actually a red spinel), and while it is not cheap, it costs a lot less than a similar looking ruby. Red is the most costly variety of spinel, but the gem is available in a vast range of other colours, most of which are really inexpensive, often tens of dollars a carat rather than hundreds or thousands per carat. There are great lavenders, pinks, and other colours to choose from. Tourmaline is available in almost any colour of the rainbow, and in most of those, it is pretty modestly priced. Paraiba tourmaline, a rich, electric blue green colour is very costly, priced as much as $20,000 per carat wholesale, but next in price would be the red or pink rubellite tourmaline, which might cost as much as a few hundred dollars per carat. However, greens and blues are available and can be modestly priced, in really clean bright gems, providing great options for design. While quartz isn’t available in red, it is found in lots of colours and textures. There are so many - I’ve seen a whole book dedicated to names of quartz gem materials. Quartz is found in transparent to opaque gems, uniform to spotted. Last week, for instance, I saw a necklace of rutilated quartz beads of colourless transparent rock crystal with inclusions of golden colour needles scattered through them. They looked great, were the owner’s favourite jewellery, and were only a few hundred dollars’ cost. Amethyst is the most costly quartz, but this purple gem is still only a few dollars to (usually) less than fifty dollars a carat’s cost. At this price, you can custom design something really special for your customer, with change to spare. (An added bonus: folklore tells that dropping an amethyst into one’s drink can prevent inebriation. I have tried this and it didn’t work for me, but maybe the size of the amethyst is related to the amount drunk!). Citrine is yellow to golden

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quartz, and has a lower price than amethyst. A suite of citrine can be less than the cost of a grading report on a similarly coloured diamond. While emerald of fine quality can be unsurpassed and quite costly, there are other varieties of this mineral, beryl, that are very modestly priced, and can be quite lovely. Morganite is a pink beryl. Morganite is named after the famous banker and financier, J.P. Morgan, who possibly gained his wealth through careful purchasing. He certainly could have saved some money by buying the gem that bears his name, for under a hundred dollars a carat in many cases. Some really nice-looking Morganite is found in Madagascar (though you don’t have to go there yourself to get one). Kunzite is another pink gem available in big, clean specimens for modest prices. Good pink colours and purplish pink specimens are available from Afghanistan, and though looking for the stuff yourself in that source might be difficult right now, the good news is it’s still coming into the market.

ADD SOME MYSTERY Phenomenal gems, such as moonstone, create a fascinating and mysterious look to jewellery. The bluish, or sometimes rainbow colour, light that floats around in the moonstone provides options for all kinds of jewellery, and is fascinating to look at, while it is still a very modestly priced gem. There are some remarkable blue gems towards one end of the spectrum. Lapis lazuli is a vivid blue gem, principally derived from Afghanistan; it is rich, and beautiful in colour, usually with tiny sparkly flecks of golden colour pyrite. This gem is modestly priced, even in the finest specimens. The options for colour are almost limitless, and it’s a great idea to ask your local coloured gem dealer for some suggestions. There really are dozens of gems available in shapes and cut styles that range from the conventional to the highly unusual. The shapes and forms, combined with the colours and textures available provide almost limitless choices for your clients and for exciting design choices. You certainly need to have an enthusiasm about these gems, but with this you might find customers coming again and again for new ideas and suggestions from what you have (and can afford to keep) in your regularly available inventory. Once you have a name for the interesting and unusual at an affordable price, it can generate business and referrals. [CJ]

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finding a career path can come as the result of a fortuitous encounter. it can be inherited from one’s parents. it can be perceived as fate. or it can simply be dictated by someone who knows better. that someone can be a family member or an authority figure, so why not a guidance counsellor? that’s exactly what happened to e. pius kaufmann when he was still a school student in his native switzerland. as he recalls it, “this person came in, asked me a list of questions and the undisputed outcome was coverstory that i had to be a goldsmith.” that option sounded right to kaufmann, who started to work as an apprentice, both in basel and geneva. however, switzerland proved to be too small for him. “i wanted to see the world,” he explains. “this was in the early fifties and i wanted to have an experience abroad. i tried to go to the u.s. but the visa was going to take too long. then i went to the canadian embassy: they were interested in me, treated me very well and managed to get me a visa in only two weeks. as a result, e. pius arrived in montreal in 1953, where he started working at birks. his craftsmanship and design flare stood out and soon he started winning design competitions, such as the diamonds international awards (kaufmann de suisse won the prestigious competition six times in total). after just a year of arriving in canada, e. pius kaufmann started his own business. since the very beginning he decided he would only sell his own creations: “we do everything, from design to the final piece.” that certainly set him apart from other jewellers who were just retailers. brand recognition was achieved not only through awards but also thanks to word of mouth and signature collections such as the flowing lines. inspired by women’s curves, the symmetry of art deco and the fluidity of art nouveau, flowing lines was born 15 years ago and has been a success ever since. “it’s bold and feminine at the same time,” as the jewellers themselves describe it. little by little the kaufmann family became involved in the business. as kaufmann puts it: “i told my oldest son money needed to be earned, and that’s how be became an apprentice.” in time both his sons, christopher and charles, joined kaufmann de suisse, as did his daughter, moneca. to this day, charles and moneca are still working with their father; him more focused on design, her more on the business aspect of the company. kaufmann de suisse has also expanded geographically, first to palm beach, in 1994 and then to new york in 2002. though the new york store has closed down since, the palm beach location keeps growing strong. “we decided on having a store in palm beach for two reasons: to follow our clients who vacation there and to reach a new clientele,” explains moneca. time showed it was a smart decision indeed. people tend to purchase more while on vacation. “and it’s also a time when men and women are finally together again, which makes them more inclined to shop for jewellery,” she adds. as to how moneca became involved in the family business, well, that’s another story…”i’ve been exposed to it my whole life, since i was a kid,” she admits. still, she first embraced a career as an equity analyst. she did her mba in europe, became a top analyst and opened her own discretionary money management company. however, all of moneca’s achievements weren’t strong enough to keep her away from the jewellery industry. “i’ve always admired the passion my dad pours into it and the beauty of the pieces,” she explains. a chance encounter with a dolphin also put things into perspective for her: “one day, after scuba diving in the ocean in mexico, i met this dolphin. we looked at each other and right then and there i knew i had to join my father in his business. i saw it as an opportunity to develop myself as a human being.” so, the next time he asked her to come work to the store, she said yes. “you sometimes have to take risks and go out of your comfort zone,” she says. she didn’t have a background in sales and admits she was nervous about servicing clients at first, since she believes they should be served with utmost knowledge. she was definitely hesitant to get behind the store counter and remembers how happy she was after closing her first sale: “i was terrified of going to the sales floor; the first piece i sold was a girl’s gold ring.” ultimately, you have to believe in what you’re selling. “the most wonderful thing is to be able to sell what you make yourself,” she adds. at first, moneca didn’t know she was a good salesperson. in fact, she was very surprised to realize she was the one who sold most chocolate bars at school (in grade 6). determination is what kept her knocking on every door until she sold the last bar. however, jewellery is obviously very specific. that’s why she complemented her days at the store with gemology classes in the evening, until she obtained her certification from the gia. it was exhausting but definitely worth it. knowledge is key in any business venture. in moneca’s case, that means she can educate clients on the beauty of gemstones and, thanks to her business background, also help them consider them as an investment. “diamonds are a great way of getting out of the currency risks. coloured diamonds, for instance, have seen their prices increase 15 per cent a year since the 70’s.” that’s why, when people ask them if the soaring prices of gold and diamonds have negatively affected their business, she responds that, in the contrary, it has actually For over“perception 50 years Kaufmann de Suisse hasisset bar brought in more customers. there’s still work to be done on the education front. is that everything we sell toothe expensive, which is not true,” moneca says. of course some pieces are, and deservingly so. “we recently a $1.5-million, 2-carat blue high with amazing designs sold and top-quality service diamond that was made into a beautiful ring,” in that respect, the kaufmanns understand that making their own jewellery gives them an advantage over other retailers. as moneca explains it, “we are able to offer a superior product for a better price; we know what BY CARLOS WEIGLE our costs are and that gives us more flexibility. we can also offer something more customized, which lowers the risk of purchase, PORTRAIT photography by Richmond lam especially for men. it attracts people who are looking for unique pieces. in addition, we can really do quality control, to ensure our styling by kelechi achonu products last a lifetime.” the only external brand kaufmann de suisse carries is patek philippe and carl f. bucherer watches, which they distribute in exclusivity in quebec. as for what the future holds, moneca is optimistic: “there is a market for high-end, unique jewellery.” however, she feels the industry in canada is being burdened by excessive taxation, which in turn discourages many customers of buying jewellery in our country, as well as promoting a proliferation of sales “under the table”. another perennial challenge is finding the right salespeople, ones with the integrity and the knowledge their clients expect. moneca admits it can be a frustrating, never-ending process yet she also feels “that sometimes good salespeople just find you.” kaufmann de suisse has a long tradition – over 50 years – to honour and also keeps moving forward. among their plans: a new, comprehensive website and the implementation of a customer relationship management system. in addition to that, they’re launching a new jewellery collection called jardins de la mer. this sea-inspired line plays with seashell shapes and promises to be very popular among customers. also in the works, something that will take their business to the next level: having other retailers carry their jewellery lines. even though nothing has been finalized yet, the kaufmanns are already looking into select retailers to partner with. moneca’s future will center more on advancing the business side of the company and designing pieces with her brother charles, and she admits she will continue . . | A U G U Swith T 2 0 1 1 them.” CJ 45 e. pius to serve some special clients, “not because they spend more money than others but because i have a relationship kaufmann was a young man who wanted to see the world. he’s been showing us, for over 50 years, how beautiful the world can be.

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FINDING A CAREER PATH CAN COME AS THE RESULT OF A FORTUITOUS ENCOUNTER. IT CAN BE INHERITED FROM ONE’S PARENTS. IT CAN BE PERCEIVED AS FATE. OR IT CAN SIMPLY BE DICTATED BY SOMEONE WHO KNOWS BETTER. THAT SOMEONE CAN BE A FAMILY MEMBER OR AN AUTHORITY FIGURE, SO WHY NOT A GUIDANCE COUNSELLOR? THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED TO E. PIUS KAUFMANN WHEN HE WAS STILL A SCHOOL STUDENT IN HIS NATIVE SWITZERLAND. AS HE RECALLS IT, “THIS PERSON CAME IN, ASKED ME A LIST OF QUESTIONS AND THE UNDISPUTED OUTCOME WAS THAT I HAD TO BE A GOLDSMITH.”

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coverstory That option sounded right to Kaufmann, who started to work as an apprentice, both in Basel and Geneva. However, Switzerland proved to be too small for him. “I wanted to see the world,” he explains. “This was in the early fifties and I wanted to have an experience abroad. I tried to go to the U.S. but the visa was going to take too long. Then I went to the Canadian embassy: they were interested in me, treated me very well and managed to get me a visa in only two weeks.” As a result, E. Pius arrived in Montreal in 1953, where he started working at Birks. His craftsmanship and design flare stood out and soon he started winning design competitions, such as the Diamonds International Awards (Kaufmann de Suisse won the prestigious competition six times in total). After just a year of arriving in Canada, E. Pius Kaufmann started his own business. Since the very beginning he decided he would only sell his own creations: “We do everything, from design to the final piece.” That certainly set him apart from other jewellers who were just retailers. Brand recognition was achieved not only through awards but also thanks to word of mouth and signature collections such as the Flowing Lines. Inspired by women’s curves, the symmetry of Art Deco and the fluidity of Art Nouveau, Flowing Lines was born 15 years ago and has been a success ever since. “It’s bold and feminine at the same time,” as the jewellers themselves describe it. Little by little the Kaufmann family became involved in the business. As Kaufmann puts it: “I told my oldest son money needed to be earned, and that’s how he became an apprentice.” In time both his sons, Christopher and Charles, joined Kaufmann de Suisse, as did his daughter, Moneca. To this day, Charles and Moneca are still working with their father; him more

focused on design, her more on the business aspect of the company. Kaufmann de Suisse has also expanded geographically, first to Palm Beach, in 1994 and then to New York in 2002. Though the New York store has closed down since, the Palm Beach location keeps growing strong. “We decided on having a store in Palm Beach for two reasons: to follow our clients who vacation there and to reach a new clientele,” explains Moneca. Time showed it was a smart decision indeed. People tend to purchase more while on vacation. “And it’s also a time when men and women are finally together again, which makes them more inclined to shop for jewellery,” she adds. As to how Moneca became involved in the family business, well, that’s another story … ”I’ve been exposed to it my whole life, since I was a kid,” she admits. Still, she first embraced a career as an equity analyst. She did her MBA in Europe, became a top analyst and opened her own discretionary money management company.

owever, all of Moneca’s achievements weren’t strong enough to keep her away from the jewellery industry. “I’ve always admired the passion my dad pours into it and the beauty of the pieces,” she explains. A chance encounter with a dolphin also put things into perspective for her: “One day, after scuba diving in the ocean in Mexico, I met this dolphin. We looked at each other and right then and there I knew I had to join my father in his business. I saw it as an opportunity to develop myself as a human being.” So, the next time he asked her to come work to the store, she said yes. “You sometimes have to take risks and go out of your comfort zone,” she says. She didn’t have a background in sales and admits she was nervous about servicing clients at first, since she believes they should be served with www.canadianjeweller.com

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t first, Moneca didn’t know she was a good salesperson. In fact, she was very surprised to realize she was the one who sold most chocolate bars at school (in Grade 6). Determination is what kept her knocking on every door until she sold the last bar. However, jewellery is obviously very specific. That’s why she complemented her days at the store with gemology classes in the evening, until she obtained her certification from the GIA. It was exhausting but definitely worth it. Knowledge is key in any business venture. In Moneca’s case, that means she can educate clients on the beauty of gemstones and, thanks to her business background, also help them consider them as an investment. “Diamonds are a great way of getting out of the currency risks. Coloured diamonds, for instance, have seen their prices increase 15 per cent a year since the 70’s.” That’s why, when people ask them if the soaring prices of gold and diamonds have negatively affected their business, she responds that, in the contrary, it has actually brought in more customers. There’s still work to be done on the education front. “Perception is that everything we sell is too expensive, which is not true,” Moneca says. Of course some pieces are, and deservingly so. “We recently sold a $1.5-million, 2-carat blue diamond that was made into a beautiful ring,”

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n that respect, the Kaufmanns understand that making their own jewellery gives them an advantage over other retailers. As Moneca explains it, “we are able to offer a superior product for a better price; we know what our costs are and that gives us more flexibility. We can also offer something more customized, which lowers the risk of purchase, especially for men. It attracts people who are looking for unique pieces. In addition, we can really do quality control, to ensure our products last a lifetime.” The only external brands Kaufmann de Suisse carry are Patek Philippe and Carl F. Bucherer watches, which they distribute in exclusivity in Quebec. As for what the future holds, Moneca is optimistic: “There is a market for high-end, unique jewellery.” However, she feels the industry in Canada is being burdened by excessive taxation, which in turn discourages many customers of buying jewellery in our country, as well as promoting a proliferation of sales “under the table.” Another perennial challenge is finding the right salespeople, ones with the integrity and the knowledge their clients expect. Moneca admits it can be a frustrating, never-ending process yet she also feels “that sometimes good salespeople just find you.” Kaufmann de Suisse has a long tradition – over 50 years – to honour and also keeps moving forward. Among their plans: a new, comprehensive website and the implementation of a customer relationship management system. In addition to that, they’re launching a new jewellery collection called Jardins de la Mer. This sea-inspired line plays with seashell shapes and promises to be very popular among customers. Also in the works, something that will take their business to the next level: having other retailers carry their jewellery lines. Even though nothing has been finalized yet, the Kaufmanns are already looking into select retailers to partner with. Moneca’s future will center more on advancing the business side of the company and designing pieces with her brother Charles, and she admits she will continue to serve some special clients, “not because they spend more money than others but because I have a relationship with them.” E. Pius Kaufmann was a young man who wanted to see the world. He’s been showing us, for over 50 years, how beautiful the world can be. [CJ]

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s the jewellery industry continues to emerge from the remnants of the recession, we see an old yet classic staple reinvent itself in order to appeal to the younger generation. Industry experts and retailers are continuously reporting a surging trend of an “edgier” look for pearls. Not to say that the timeless one strand pearl necklace that Audrey Hepburn wore in Breakfast at Tiffany’s has lost its charm, yet manufacturers are trying their best to capture the tastes of the more youthful crowd by mixing pearls with heavier materials and creating bulkier looks with layering and more colour.

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According to Lucy Stein, an industrial designer at MCD Pearl Imports, various brands are “making styles that are less girly atnd classic, like the single strand pearl necklace” by combining hard and soft materials. Stein specifically references the “biker aesthetic”: the use of leathers, chains, and lots of layering to transform the expected feminine image of pearls into a more intense design. Vice-president of Stuller Inc., Michael M. Clarke, also adds that “Tahitian cultured pearls combined with leather and/or sterling silver are being shown in some markets as wrist wear and as cufflinks to be worn ‘business casual.’” Heirloom no more

Clarke points out that amidst the resurgence of pearl jewellery, it is also no longer an heirloom-only item: “Pearls are for the fashion literate, for the self-purchase accessory consumer and for those wishing to be associated with the organic production of these remarkable gemstones.” Many retailers add that there are still the more mature consumers out there that opt for the classic look of pearls, which has been instrumental in inspiring one of the most coveted trends in jewellery history. On the other hand, the younger generation continues to push for pearl jewellery to have an “edgier” image. Hillie Schmiedhammer of Jewels by Koby adds that pearls are also trending as a great accessory purchase. “Pearls are a nice finishing touch; a ring or a bracelet can act as a beautiful accessory to finish off any wardrobe ensemble.” Schmiedhammer also says that if a consumer is looking to invest in pearls, it’s the simple, and elegant look they should go for. “The classic look, like a pearl with diamonds all around it, is what’s going to stay around for a while,” she says.

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“Cultured pearls, ranging from fashionably and price-accessible freshwater pearls to the highly lustrous south sea pearls, are making appearances in almost every designer collection for fall 2011,” says Clarke. A change in the market between 2009 and 2010 has given way to a renewed interest in gemstones that may be worn as fashion accessories or a statement of elegance. The South Sea cultured pearl market has displayed an increase in pricing due to a returning demand for quality, which in turn has generated more activity at the higher end of the market. Schmiedhammer also points out that the rising cost of gold has created a shift into pairing more pearl jewellery with silver instead. A burst of colour

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ecause culturing of pearls had its start using Akoya pearls, it could be said that they are the grandparents of the modern pearl family. Akoyas, the classic cultured pearls, range in sizes from 3 mm to 10mm, come in white or gold body colour with a variety of beautiful pink, yellow and green hues. Most Akoyas are round and are known for their intense, brilliant luster. South Sea cultured pearls are considered one of the most exclusive of all cultured pearl varieties and come in three varieties: white, golden and black. South Sea whites, known for their extraordinary size and satiny luster, range in size from 8 mm up to 18 mm and larger. Their size and beauty puts them in a class by themselves. South Sea golden are mainly cultured in the Philippines, and have golden orbs as rich in color as 24-kt yellow gold. They range in size from 8 mm to 18 mm. The glow from these pearls is warm and embracing.

South Sea blacks are also known as Tahitian cultured pearls. They possess an exotic palette of unique colours from light gray to midnight black, some with intense overtones of pistachio, aubergine and blue. They range in size from 8 mm to 17 mm. Tahitians are the perfect contradiction: on one hand they are edgy enough for jeans yet so classy they complement any gown. Freshwater cultured pearls are the youngest members of the pearl family. They are cultivated in Japan, the United States, but most of all, China. In addition to their standard shapes, freshwaters are known for their exotic ones and are considered the most versatile of all the cultured pearl varieties. They are produced in great abundance and offer an affordable colour palette that includes pink, orange, lavender, white and enhanced trendy colours. Freshwater cultured pearls present an affordable option to many customers.

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semi-precious stones. “Single pearl drops and better quality pearls set in combination with vibrantly coloured gemstones are also in demand,” says Clarke. “While white is the primary pearl of choice this season, work with grays, blacks and certain pastels continues to provide interesting contrasts when combined with seasonably fashionable quartz gemstones.” A look to the future

The events that unfolded in Japan during and following the devastating earthquake are pointing to a potential influence on the pearl industry trends. Because the growth process of a single pearl takes a substantial amount of time, the real effects of the quake won’t be noticed until after a few years have passed. Stein says that there are no immediate effects on the pearl market at the moment but that the pollution from the quake will eventually take its toll. [CJ]

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companyprofile | ReadyMounts

READY MOUNTS CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE IN THE JEWELLERY INDUSTRY.

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s any well-seasoned businessperson knows, finding what the market needs and then providing it is key to making it out there. Doing it year after year, well, that’s certainly a challenge, one that George Myslicki couldn’t resist.

It all started back in the days when he used to work for his father-in-law, who owned a jewellery store. He soon realized he didn’t enjoy the hours and wasn’t crazy about dealing with customers either. “I liked the technical aspect of the business,” he explains. However, the experience helped him find out what he should concentrate his efforts on: “At the time, there was a bit of a void in the casting industry, the service was not what it should be and everything took two, three, four days to get done.” He then decided that was a good starting point for his own company. His game-changing plan was to deliver castings back to the client in 24 hours. It’s always a good idea to focus on one thing and do it well, especially when you’re starting a small business. Thus, in 1986, Ready Mounts was born. The first years were certainly hard. His wife, Edith, who soon joined him, remembers “sometimes working until midnight or two in the morning.” The effort was needed if they wanted to provide a service that was not only faster but also of better quality. Of course, after 25 years, they’ve got the hang of it! “Since then we started casting every day, every colour of gold, every karat,” says George. What started just with him and an apprentice is today a well-established, expanding company who employs 16 people. The nature of the business has also evolved and has gotten more demanding. “When we started it was very basic,” explains George. “Customers brought a mold in or used our molds, we injected a wax and did the casting. Today there is a lot more custom jewellery involved. And that’s where we try to specialize.” Again, he saw where the market was headed and got there first. With most of the mass production moving overseas, the smart thing to do was to focus on custom-made jewellery. It goes without saying that that brought a new set of challenges. “There’s more labour involved in casting today,” he notes. “Because we deal with handmade pieces and waxes, they have to be handled with care. With the old wax, if it broke it didn’t matter. However, if the customer brings in a one-of-akind piece, you have to be extremely careful with it.” The service Ready Mounts offers has

also gotten increasingly more complex and comprehensive. As George describes it: “Some customers have the software, and they design the jewellery pieces themselves, then email us the file, we print it and make the piece for them. Some customers, though, just send us a picture and we take it from there all the way to the finished product. We basically start with any concept, idea or design, and we take it to whatever stage they want us to.” Some will want us to do it completely to the very end. They don’t want the headache of running around. We basically cover all parts of thte production industry. Whatever they want us to do, we will do it for them.” To make that possible, their son Michael – who is a jewellery designer, CAD expert and, according to their parents “a perfectionist” – joined the company and leads a design team of four. The company also counts on the invaluable input of their daughter Kimberly, who studied business and became a GIA-certified gemstone expert and who is willing to take Ready Mounts to the next step. That includes setting up a website with e-commerce that will allow customers even in remote locations to get everything they need, without having to order on American websites and deal with all the over-the-border hassle that entails. Another initiative that sets their company apart from the competition is the CZ Sample Collection. For about $1,000 retailers can get up to 40 ring replicas in any style, which certainly provides them with flexibility – after a customer picks one style, then the ring can be handmade and customized at Ready Mounts. A measure of how popular the collection has become is the fact that the program just started last year and is already present at 120 retailers. Some people swear by their old-fashioned machinery and some can’t live without their high-tech tools. The Myslickis wanted to be extra cautious and rely on both. “You can’t stop production because your machines aren’t working,” says Edith. That’s why they keep “back-up” machines available – some of them built by George himself – at all times. That fact has brought them continuous business, even some provided by their own competitors dealing with malfunctioning machinery. Finding a niche in the market and being ahead of the game have always been priorities for George. “I was the first guy in Toronto to cast platinum commercially,” exemplifies him. That mentality – shared by the whole family – is the only way to keep you in business. Especially for 25 years. [CJ] www.canadianjeweller.com

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Among the many trends that surfaced at JCK Vegas, one was evident: It’s time for customized, make-it-your own jewellery. by Carlos Weigle

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henever you attend an event such as JCK Vegas, the first word that comes to mind is “big.” The 2011 edition of North America’s largest jewellery trade show certainly didn’t disappoint. The numbers speak for themselves: more than 20,000 buyers, including over 600 VIP retail stores attended this year, which represents a 16 per cent increase over 2010. The new venue at the Mandalay Bay pleased most people and provided a change of scenery for those who’ve been attending the show every year. The mood was obviously harder to gauge. Some were proclaiming the recession is finally over and, although that might be right for certain companies, the truth is that caution was still palpable. That feeling of optimism and a dash of uncertainty has prompted some manufacturers and retailers to stick to what’s safe – the bridal market – while others are taking the route of innovation in an attempt to stand out from the crowd. One of the key trends seems to be customizable jewellery and finding new ways to make each piece unique to the person wearing it. Pandora, Chamilia and Moress are just some of the brands that are still doing very well with the charms & beads frenzy, which taps into that desire for individuality. Even so, Pandora is already adding some non-bead but equally customizable pieces, such as layering necklaces and watches with interchangeable straps and bezels.

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All pieces from Vianna Brasil. Clockwise from top left: Eternity Earrings, Raffinatto earrings, Colar Citta necklace, Anel Urban Chess ring.

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Kameleon, a Canadian company, is bringing its own twist to that trend. The innovative “jewel pops” allow customers to easily change the jewel featured in bracelets, earrings and pendants. As with beads, “jewel pops” are collectible, which allows for returning customers. FIND YOUR NICHE

Another smart strategy is to find a niche market. One successful example of that is Canadian brand Bfly. The company, which focuses on jewellery for kids that is ultraresistant and hypoallergenic (and extremely cute), as well as the Inverness piercing system, recently closed a deal to have its products distributed in France by Groupe GL. The French company is well known for distributing brands such as Lacoste, Kenzo and Disney. A deal like that is no small feat. Men’s jewellery is another underserved market. While male customers are more and more interested in wearing jewellery, brands are somehow lagging behind. Canadian company La Bréa saw an opportunity and presented its own men’s collection by designer Charles P. Bahringer, which attracted a lot of interest at the show. The same can be said about Crown Ring, which launched its men’s collection, designed by the Excellence in Design award winner, Noam Carver (see story on page 70). Whoever said there’s no more room to grow should talk to Rony Tennenbaum, a jewellery designer who decided to create his own line of engagement and wedding bands for gay & lesbian couples and who is experiencing great success.

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Bastian: 1. Bangle in floral design in sterling silver; 2. Bold pendant in sterling silver with rose gold and ruthenium plating; 3. Earhangers, in sterling silver with culturted sweetwater pearl; 4. Ring in sterling silver with amethyst 2.5 ct; 5. Pendant in drop-form in sterling silver; 6. Turnable Heart pendant in sterling silver partly rose gold plated. Winner of JCK award 2011 in mixed metals category. Designed by René Hofmann; Charles P Bahringer: A. Tribeca wood inlay ring; B. XXL bracelet; C. Armor Plate cufflinks; D. Structure money clip

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Likewise, innovation always manages to turn heads. Stuller, for instance, presented a pilot project in association with Sony that allows clients to see 3-D, rotating representations of their custom-made pieces. Sometimes, innovation is both on the technical and design sides. Take Zeevog, for instance. After six years of research and development, a group of diamantaires created the Diamond in a Diamond brand which, as the name implies, offers pieces where a diamond is encrusted within a diamond of contrasting colours without any visible metals, to create seamless and prong-less diamond jewellery. Pretty impressive, if you ask me. THE WORLD AT YOUR FEET

The international presence was also very strong at JCK and provided, at least in some cases, a breath of fresh air. An honorable mention is Bastian-Inverun, one of Germany’s top jewellery makers. Their pieces – precious stones set in both sterling silver and gold – are modern and simply stunning. When we talked to them at the show they said they were looking into expanding into Canada (they have limited presence in our country), which is good news. Another international brand that garnered attention was Vianna. The Brazilian company showcased some beautiful pieces, characterized by the use of local gemstones such as imperial topaz, tourmaline, aquamarine, beryl, among others, with designs inspired by the nature and culture of the South-American country.

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Counter Clockwise from Top: Busatti Red Wing Beat; Busatti Spilla Liberty; Zeevog Susie bracelet; Zeevog Ricardo pendant

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An Evening of Glitter and Hope JVC Jewellers’ Ball

Join Jewellers Vigilance Canada for the Annual Jewellers’ Ball Highlights of the evening include: Cocktails and a silent auction start at 6:30 p.m.

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Canadian Jeweller’s 2011 excellence in Design Awards

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Needless to say, the Italian pavilion was a mandatory stop for those trekking the aisles at JCK. Their design continues to be unparalleled and it would be impossible to highlight just one of their brands. It was also the place to be to watch great clothing and style (kudos to some of the people handling their booths!). Newer but powerful players such as India and Hong Kong also made their mark. Asian markets in general were the centre of attentions (and many of the conversations), as their rapidly expanding upper classes are craving for luxury goods and fine jewellery. On the not so bright end of conversations, they were also mentioned as possible culprits of the intense pricing wars. Not too worried about that were the Swiss watchmakers present at the show, whose brands are showing incredible growth in Asian markets. In fact, many of the companies presented new models and reinforced the notion started at Baselworld that at least they can put the recession worries behind. Other exhibitors also showed optimism and reported a good outcome from JCK. Steve Turac, from TIG Group, was happy with the results obtained by some of the brands they represent, including Ritani, Ostbye and Imperial Pearls. The same could be said about their partners, the Julius Klein Group, which brought some amazing diamonds to the event.

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Top: Pandora’s new necklace concept: chains in sterling silver with rhodonite and 14k gold accents. Bottom left to right; Pandora’s breast cancer awareness ribbon charm – 14k gold with pink sapphire, Pandora’s new limited edition breast cancer awareness bead – 14k gold and pink enamel, Sterling silver Pandora bracelets and clips from the Pandora Moments collection, Pandora’s new breast cancer awareness bead – Sterling silver and pink enamel, Pandora’s breast cancer awareness ribbon charm – Sterling silver with pink zirconia.

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Speaking of diamonds, they were on most people’s minds. Along with gold, investors showed great interest in them, as a way to escape the uncertainties of economies and currencies worldwide. In that respect, Eden Rachminov, of Rachminov Diamonds said coloured diamonds are becoming more and more popular due to their beauty, dwindling supply and soaring prices. The rising prices of gold also meant an abundance of silver, platinum and other metals at JCK, presented in creative and stunning ways. PAJ Elle and its sterling silver pieces, for instance, were a big hit at the show. The brand’s Canadian designer Claire Vessot and its creative director, Olivier Assouline, received the admiration from happy customers and retailers alike. The show was big, as expected. The jewellery was stunning (for the most part). The conversations, business deals and new ideas were the main reason why JCK Vegas is still the place to be. [CJ]

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All pieces from Chamilia. Clockwise from top: Swarovski Collection Pink; various charm pieces; TC Poster bracelet; Chamilia Chocolate Wine Flex bangle; Swarovski Collection Blue Bead Toss; Iconic Elegance Teardrop

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Canadian designer Noam Carver makes an impact with his innovative men’s collection

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he learning process is, oftentimes, very frustrating. An unskilled, 18 year-old Noam Carver realized that while he sat in the Montreal workshop of Italian jewellery designer Paolo Vena. It was there where he struggled to learn the very difficult skills of jewellery making, often feeling overwhelmed and angered. “I’d ask `how do you do this and how do you do that,’” reflects the now 31-year old designer who received the Excellence in Design award last year in Toronto (a culmination of various awards running the gamut from placing second in the men’s jewellery category at the Bench Conference Passion Awards to being one of the winners at

the Centurion Emerging Designer competition). But with no forthright responses from Vena during his apprenticeship, Carver was confused. “All along I thought he really wasn’t teaching me much, yet therein lies the secret. The true art of jewellery making is the process of problem solving, learning how to think and formulate ideas. A skilled master jeweller can visualize his process ten steps ahead and plan out an approach for creating a piece.” Learning how to hold a file, the correct method of using a saw, and ultimately feeling comfortable working with tools and developing a certain touch can be taught, but “all this has to come from within and it is a lengthy and difficult path.” www.canadianjeweller.com

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designerprofile | NoamCarver After his apprenticeship, he went back to school and enrolled in the fine arts program at Concordia University majoring in sculpture and studio art. During this time period, Carter was exposed to art history and the practice of conceptual art. With his educational endeavors divided between jewellery making and art school, Noam says “both practices helped shape my outlook and creative process.” With the emergence of CAD design, his creative process was given a new tool of which to exploit. That was when his first design piece – a ring with interlocking components and medieval designs – was born. He has since successfully combined analytical mechanical engineering with the creative design process in his pieces. “The ability to create a piece of jewellery with multiple components allows for a finer assembly and a better finish. I wanted to create pieces with multiple components that interlock in new ways. What mechanical engineers had at their disposal was now at my fingertips.” FIND YOUR NICHE

Over the years, Carver’s passion for jewellery design has only grown and evolved. “It’s skill and knowledge,” he states on his progressive development. “As I mature and am exposed to new things, my frame of reference expands. Too many people live their lives in routines, consumed with fears – fear of change, fear of new beginnings, fear of personal growth.” Never wanting to live his life in that fashion, Carver puts himself in unfamiliar territory and continues to grow by pulling himself out of his comfort zone in order to experience life. “As my skill level evolves, so then does my

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desire to create and innovate.” Segueing out of his comfort zone emerged the challenge of competitions that sharpened his design skills. “Every competition you try and top yourself, you attempt to create pieces that will stun judges and beat out the competition. It’s a real personal challenge and, as you continue to compete, your experience in pushing the limits grows.” The need for constant evolution hasn’t stopped Carver from learning from other masters. In fact, today he works with the classic methods and traditions of jewellery making from centuries past. As he points out, “I have always loved history, whether it was the Egyptian, Mayan or Roman”

ecently, Carver has aligned himself with Crown Ring, a Canadian premiere wedding band manufacturer. “We decided to start off with a men’s silver and 18k gold line,” says the innovative young designer, who hopes to make an impact on the entire industry with his men’s collection. “This year in JCK Las Vegas, the one thing I kept hearing over and over again were retailers looking for men’s designs.” Recognizing that this segment of jewellery making might be lacking in originality and creative construction, Carver says, “I have never respected designers who adapt known objects or symbols from popular culture and miniaturize them for jewellery. My goal has always been to create a completely new aesthetic. Men are fascinated with complexity and detail; the challenge

is in fusing these elements in a look that caters to every man. Fashion is evolving and so are men; they are more aware of the way they look, adapting quicker to new trends.” Carver is first to point out that the men’s jewellery market is ripe for a transformation in modernization and innovation. In his Apex men’s collection, Carver has fused organic elements and futuristic designs. “The Apex pattern can be interpreted as a topographical landscape but it is constructed with geometric shapes,” explains the designer. “Geometric patterns are becoming more and more popular in architecture and in all forms of design. Every piece appears as it is constructed much like an airplane would be, with a shell and multiple panels fitting over it.” Using multiple component designs gives Carter the flexibility to play with color by “changing panels to either 18k yellow gold, silver or blackened silver.” In addition to shapes and patterns, he finds innovation in the use of semi-precious stones such as onyx, lapis, and mother of pearl. “I went to great lengths to source and collect rare stones but the biggest constraint was consistency. The Apex quartz has now become a new tangent in which to explore.” The reception his collection has received from retailers worldwide has spawned energy in its distribution, but the creative vigor for 2012 has already begun with the expansion of the Apex line. “It consists of rings, pendants, cufflinks and bracelets.” Yet Carter adds that he has set a goal to return to his design roots in the coming year: “Going back to how it all first started – women’s jewellery.” [CJ]

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igh-end watch brands are enjoying a rebound in business, declaring the end of the Great Recession—the biggest downturn ever in watches and luxury goods. While things are improving for retail jewellers in North America, however, the recovery is slow. Facing higher gold prices, retail jewellers are hoping more affordable price points will keep consumers spending.

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A good trend 21 cents } Fashion watch sales increase in North America in 2010, in dollar terms 9 per cent } Sales increase in sold units $50-$350 } 52 per cent of sales were in that price range $97 } Average unit retail price

According to consumer spending reports by The NPD Group, a leading consumer research company, 2010 fashion watch sales in North America surged by 21 cents in dollar terms and 9 per cent in units. Moreover, consumers actually traded up in fashion watches: 52 per cent of sales were in the $50 to $350 price range. The average unit retail was $97. Timepieces for a new generation

The uptick in sales was driven mainly by the ladies’ segment, especially those aged between 18 and 34, a target demographic for nearly every retail channel. Although NPD found that women aged 35 to 54 accounted for 37 per cent of all sales, the biggest increase in selling occurred among women under the age of 35, accounting for 27 per cent of sales. Even better, more than half of transactions were made at regular price, not on sale – so much for the notion that the younger generation only uses their hand-helds to tell time! Some of this upswing could be attributed to “frugal fatigue,” as consumers reacted to pent-up demand. Indeed, one of the hottest fashion watch brands at retail has been Fossil’s Michael Kors brand, which grew from US$150 million in sales in 2009 to about US$250 million in 2010. It is also testament to the fashion watch brands’ ability to carefully capitalize on fashion trends, colours, new materials and the idea of a fashion watch as a fashion accessory.

Above: Swatch Full Blooded collection. Right: Kenneth Cole Automatics collection with ceramic bracelet; Following page: BCBG Chroma collection

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Here are a few key trends emerging for 2011 in fashion watches:

As the business has grown, so has the diversity in fashion watch offerings. Gone are the days when fashion watches were mere arm candy, consisting of brightly coloured, mostly plastic or silicon cases and straps. While those bright pops of colour remain important, fashion watch brands have expanded into new materials. Some, like ceramic, were inspired by higherpriced brands such as Chanel and Rado. Fashion watches have also begun to feature automatic mechanical movements. Geneva Watch Group layered in some Japanese-made automatic mechanicals in its Kenneth Cole and BGBC Max Azria collections, which retails from about $225 to $250. The styles all have transparent windows in the dial exposing the movements. While relatively new at retail, the style initially performed well, says Pamela Roccabruna, Geneva’s marketing director. “The exposed dials add a richness and a greater perceived value.” Fashion watch brands walk a fine line between offering affordable fashion and adding perceived value that would command price points hovering around $200. Even in silicone colour styles, brands point out that the material covers stainless steel links or cases, making the styles more durable. [CJ]

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• Rose gold PVD- or IP-plating, especially in ceramic styles, in black, white and chocolate brown. An emerging colour is frosty grey PVD, also combined with rose gold in bicolour styles. • Ceramics come in all white and all black versions, but now include similar styles in brown and gunmetal. Details on cases and bracelets include shiny and matte finishes in combinations. • Colour: Besides omnipresent black and white styles, pinks now are more fuchsia, a version of Pantone’s colour of the year: honeysuckle. Purple is the widespread favorite for fall into holiday, including vivid purple to a deep aubergine. Greens are an important colour in fashion this fall, but the khaki-like greens seen in most brands were more successful as men’s looks. • The latest metal to watch: aluminum, which was also used in several high-end brands, returns at all price points in watches, this time in PVD plating in gold tones, bronzes and in colours, including aubergines, blues, and greys. • Enamel cases and dial details in more colours than can be found in ceramics. Many have a 60’s-mod look à la Courrèges. • O versized chain or status-look link bracelets usually in yellow gold plate, but also in white and black. • O versized “boyfriend” cases continued to sell, making many larger watches (about 40 mm or above), basically unisex. However, most brands now have scaled-down versions, especially in sport-watch styles with cases ranging from 34 mm, 36 mm or 38 mm. Feminine details are also important, including mother-of-pearl dials, coloured, white or grey straps in silicon or leather. • A nimal print looks are still important in dial and strap designs, but the latest additions are tortoise, horn and ivory looks made from an acetate blend that’s very durable. The material is used in bracelets and cases alone or combined with metal. • Link bracelets in ceramic, steel, aluminum and silicone are growing in popularity, particularly in women’s styles. Uptrending look: return of mesh styles in silver, black, white, brown, browns and rose plate. • Crystal accents are still important, especially as diamond prices increase. Like many high-end jewellery brands, baguette-cut crystals as increasingly being used in white, black and gem colours such as ruby, sapphire and amethyst. • Petites, the update of the small-scale “nurse” watch, are present across many brands. In fashion lines, they are mostly jewellery-oriented styles. Smaller-sized cases – about 26 mm or less –address the Asian market, and are considered less fashionable in North America. • A ll-black watches, even in chronographs, dive and other sports styles, are popular with women, too. Many use all-black crystals on the dial or bezels, or add a touch of colour. • Straps continue to be dominated by silicon or rubber styles, but patent leather, distressed leather and metallic leather looks should be added for fall/holiday. Fashion colourways include aubergine, ox blood and grey/taupe.

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WHERE DOES STOLEN JEWELLERY GO? BY JOHN LAMONT, JVC’S DIRECTOR OF CRIME PREVENTION

While most police focus on jewellery thieves, the “fences” still go unpunished. Over the last decade Jewellers Vigilance Canada (JVC) has focused on crime against the Canadian jewellery and watch industry. We have made solid strides in engaging law enforcement to help fight these criminals. The task is daunting but an important fight. We asked John Lamont, JVC’s Director of Crime Prevention, what happens to all this stolen merchandise. We think you will be surprised to hear about an Afghanistan connection and which “real thief ” is getting away. — Phyllis Richard, Executive Director, JVC

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DRUGS AND TERRORISM — A car is parked outside a shopping mall in Timmins, Ont. In the car is a local drug dealer while inside the mall a young teenager is in a jewellery store, talking on a cell phone describing the diamonds on display to the drug dealer parked outside. Within minutes the teenager asks to see a solitaire diamond. When the ring is given to him he runs from the store with the diamond, which is then used to pay a drug debt. There is no doubt that a large amount of stolen jewellery is used to purchase or pay drug debts. But it goes much deeper than that. ¶ Recently, a major Canadian Police Department wrapped up a long, intensive investigation of a gang that was robbing jewellery retailers and using the money to buy heroin. The heroin came from Afghanistan. It has been widely reported that heroin from Afghanistan is used by the Taliban to buy weapons which are used to kill Canadians and other coalition Forces. ¶ FENCE OPERATIONS AND INDEPENDENT JEWELLERS — In May of this year the FBI in the United States busted a nationwide “grab and go “theft ring that ran out of Detroit. Nineteen people have been charged. The stolen merchandise was being sold to local jewellers. These thieves not only knowingly purchased the stolen jewellery, they also recruited young men to commit the thefts. They planned the jobs and told the young thieves what items they wanted, especially Rolex watches and large diamond rings. They increased their inventory with other company’s property, sold it for huge profit, and were able to beat the legitimate jeweller’s price. This does not just happen in the United States, it takes place in Canada as well. ¶ PAWNSHOPS AND SECOND-HAND STORES — Many are legitimate businesses that may

unknowingly, because of the nature of the business, buy stolen jewellery from thieves. ¶ PERSONAL USE — In and around the Toronto area, several jewellery stores were robbed by a gang that sold the merchandise to “willfully blind” vendors in downtown Toronto as well as local jewelers in the north end of the city, and the money was used to support themselves and their families. ¶ ONLINE AUCTIONS — These outlets are used by many individual thieves. Responsible companies such as e-Bay and Kijiji have put in place programs that greatly assist property crime investigators to track down these people. ¶ FLEA MARKETS — Flea markets are numerous throughout Canada and are a quick and more profitable method of converting stolen merchandise to cash. ¶ ORGANIZED CRIME — Police departments throughout Canada have taken a much greater focus on organized jewellery crime gangs that are operating in Canada, especially South American gangs that have crossed the border from New York City and Miami. They target travelling salespeople and once they have obtained a line of jewellery the merchandise is smuggled back into New York City or Miami and sold for cash, which is used to support further criminal activities. ¶ Other organized groups are using cash obtained from selling stolen jewellery to assist in bringing family members from other countries into Canada. ¶ In all these situations the main thief is the fence who knowingly buys stolen jewellery. JVC is constantly suggesting to all police that once the bandit who enters the jewellery store or victimizes a travelling salesperson is caught, the incident is not solved; the real thief - the fence - is still out there and soliciting other criminals. [CJ]

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 7 10:30 am – 11:45 am How to Sell More Color – Doug Hucker, AGTA 1:00pm – 2:15pm Keynote Address: The Model Store for the New Economy – Brad Huisken, IAS Training 3:00pm – 4:15pm Responsible Jewellery Practices Catherine Sproule, Responsible Jewellery Council MONDAY, AUGUST 8 10:30am - 11:45am Increase Sales by Changing Your Habits – Becka Johnson Kibby, The Q Report 1:00pm - 2:15pm Keynote Address: Closing Techniques: Are You Up to the Challenge? 3:00pm - 4:15pm Gemstone Secrets to Success – Richard Drucker, GemWorld International TUESDAY, AUGUST 9 10:30 am – 11:45 am Partnering With Local Businesses to Drive Their Best Customers In Your Store – James Porte, Porte Marketing 1:00pm – 2:15pm It’s Not Just the Engagement Ring…Get the Most Out of Your Bridal Category – Brad Huisken, IAS Training WHAT’S NEW? - JCK Toronto is pleased to announce an exiting new product awards program. Retailers, cast their vote for the best new product featured on the show floor. There will be identifying tent cards that will be placed next to the exhibitor’s product in their showcase that is up for consideration.

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Honoured with the Watch of the Year award from the prestigious Dutch magazine 00/24, the Rue Royale by Pequignet Manufacture ($8,000), had to beat some serious competition in its category including Chopard, Eberhard, Panerai and Tag Heuer. This truly elegant timepiece with a Calibre Royal in-house Manufacture movement is supposed to symbolize the renaissance of manufacture-based French Haute Horlogerie. Celebrated by both readers and a panel of experts, the Rue Royale makes us want to slow down time so we can stare at it for hours.

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