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CANADIAN JEWELLER The independent voice of the Canadian jewellery industry since 1879

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SPOTLIGHT ON YESTERDAY JANINE DRUERY EDITOR

What are we celebrating? For starters, we are commemorating the fact that we hold a very extraordinary and notable title: “Canada’s oldest (read longest running) magazine. We have been around, in various formats and styles, since 1879. Just think about that for a moment, if you will. It means that our first issue came out the same year that Thomas Edison tested the first electric light bulb; Albert Einstein was born; Sanford Fleming proposed Universal Standard Time; milk was first sold in glass bottles; and Madison Square Gardens opened its doors. That’s a seriously long time ago. When our first issue came out it was an eight-page newspaper called The Trader, and its slogan was “A Journal devoted to the interests of the Hardware and Jewelry Trade.” We’ve obviously changed a great deal since that time. And we are both honoured and delighted with our longevity as a magazine, and our position as the independent voice of jewellery retailers in Canada. So, what are we planning? In the year to come, we will take a virtual trip back in time and visit our magazine in all of its incarnations. We will focus on various time periods in our history – the magazines themselves and the jewellery of the era (please see “Canadian Jeweller Through the Ages” on page 82 to see what was going on in the late 1800s).

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And there are more plans in the works. There will be retrospectives. There will be pictorials. And, of course, there will be a few fantastic parties! After all, you don’t expect us to exist on a strict diet of photo spreads and historical references, do you?

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WE ARE OFFICIALLY in countdown mode at Canadian Jeweller. And, as we enter our 135th year of publication, we are all doing some celebrating and planning.


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I am pleased to extend my warmest greetings and congratulations to the readers and publishers of Canadian Jeweller magazine, which next year marks its 135th anniversary. For over a century, your publication has provided designers, manufacturers, and consumers with unique and timely information on the art and craft of fine jewellery, fashion trends, and business developments in Canada and abroad. Canada is not only a leading source of precious metals and gemstones, it is also at the forefront of jewellery design, production, and retail. This milestone offers an opportunity to reflect on the history of your publication and the important role it has played in shaping a forward‐ looking jewellery industry that is proud of its achievements. I would like to commend everyone involved in the production of Canadian Jeweller magazine for your continued commitment to promoting this sector of our country's economy. Please accept my best wishes for a memorable anniversary celebration and for every future success.

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by Marco Miserendino Vice President Bijouterie Italienne P.M. Inc.

MY EXPERIENCE AS A MEMBER OF THE EDITORIAL BOARD OF Canadian Jeweller has been both educational and novel. It has led me to explore my thoughts on what the magazine brings to its readers, most of them jewellery store owners like myself. My story will probably reflect many of your stories. Born and raised in the sumptuous world of jewellery, it soon became my passion. As a fifth generation jeweller in my family, I quickly realized that my whole life would revolve around it. Like many of Italian heritage – where design, art and a profound appreciation for beauty are a part of our history – this quest for creativity and beauty became the essence of my life. The passion that is expressed in unique designs, the precision of a timepiece, and the use of raw and authentic materials in creative designs inspire me just like good food and wine. As we all know, being an entrepreneur is not always LA DOLCE VITA… hence, we need to stay in touch and stay informed about our industry – constantly honing our skills and knowledge as jewellers. While Canadian Jeweller provides us with news and updates from the global jewellery industry, what sets it apart and is of particular value to us as Canadian jewellers, is its Canadian outlook on our unique market conditions, consumer trends and regional particularities. Canadian Jeweller magazine is the “voice” of the jewellery industry, and is Canada’s oldest publication. Its objective is to be the main source of information for jewellery and watch professionals, with key insights, news, trends, and in-depth analysis of the industry to help them reach their business objectives. Without a Canadian magazine’s perspective on our industry, we would be dependent on sourcing our information solely from foreign publications. I am proud to be a part of Canadian Jeweller magazine as it enters its 135th year of publication and continues to deepen its roots in the Canadian jewellery industry. Wishing all of you, and Canadian Jeweller, many years of prosperity!

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Véronique Dubé is a trilingual freelance copywriter, translator and proofreader. After years of working in jewellery business, she joined an advertising agency and pursued her passion for writing. As a result, her language skills, jewellery background and journalism have combined to make her an oh-so-versatile contributor.

JOHN LAMONT

John Lamont is the Director of Loss Prevention for Jewellers Vigilance Canada (JVC), which provides loss prevention to the jewellery and watch industry. If anyone knows his stuff it’s John: he spent 20 years with the Toronto Police Service (investigating many armed robberies during his last six years with the Toronto Holdup Squad) and was a Loss Prevention Manager at Peoples Jewellers for 25 years.

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Sarah B. Hood is a Torontobased freelance journalist who explores the culture of fashion, food, urban life in her many books and articles. Her work has been short-listed for the National Magazine Awards, the Kenneth R. Wilson Awards (including her work for Canadian Jeweller). Sarah interviews a new generation of jewellers in "Family Matters" on page 110.

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Canadian Jeweller welcomes Marielle Torrefranca to our team as editorial intern. Marielle is currently studying print and broadcast journalism at the Humber Institute of Technology and Learning. Fueled by an interest in fashion and music culture, she is the acting editor and founder of the music news publication Substruct News and a short literary fiction hobbyist.

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If you want to know which celebrity is rocking the hottest looks, ask Bonnie Siegler. The Los Angeles-based scribe has been covering the celebrity circuit for more than a decade. Not only is she a contributor to style mags like InStyle, Redbook and Elle, she has penned two books on celebrity life and entertaining. She reports on the latest from the red carpet on page 44.


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A master eye for gems … born or made? Coming from four generations of jewelers undoubtedly piqued my interest in this great business. But one needs to constantly train their eye by looking at gems – the more you learn, the better you will be at identifying and pricing gems, as well as being an effective salesperson and well-rounded businessman.

Something most people don’t know about you. GIA is what brought me to Christie’s. After studying in Santa Monica, I attended a GIA Career Fair where I had my first interview with the company.

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With the new Crisscut Emerald-Cut diamond, available exclusively from Stuller, your customers no longer have to choose between the shape they want and the brilliance they crave. The new 77-faceted cut maximizes every gem’s sparkle by eliminating the gray-looking windows that the standard 46-facet emerald-cut diamonds have. For more information, call 800-877-7777, or visit stuller.com/crisscut.

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The Gc TechnoClass features a stunning design that makes for the ultimate wrist accessory. Complete with a stainless steel case in rose gold PVD, the watch boasts a quartz chronograph movement, a dial in a rich brown sunray tone and a slick brown, genuine leather bracelet. Gc is a Swiss-made statement brand that is committed to providing top quality timepieces and luxury products for both men and women. 4. INDIA HICKS

Like all true heirlooms, the India Hicks Domino Necklace is a complete circle from mother to daughter, named after Hicks' own daughter. This elegant 16mm sterling silver circle features 1/4cts of micro pave diamonds around your personal Love Letter on a 16” silver chain with a lobster clasp. A personalized expression of love for that special someone. Retail cost $795.


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Introducing JewelPops Inc’s fabulous new Celtic-infused sterling silver jewellery line called Boudicca. This stunning sterling silver and amethyst torque pendant is the perfect piece to honour your Celtic heritage. For more information, visit jewelpop.com, call 877-593-0922, or email lotusorders@eastlink.ca. 5. VALANGIN INC.

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This elegant 14k gold necklace is highlighted by a double checkerboard, hand-wrapped rectangular white topaz. Available in a variety of colours of stones and gold. Simply… for every day!

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GIA is using the latest technology to help educate and engage consumers in a conversation about the 4Cs of diamond quality. Designed to be used at point of sale, the app features video and interactive tools to educate customers about how GIA grades the 4Cs and offers direct access to GIA’s online database of GIA reports.

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Wish Upon a Star Emmy Rossum added an extra dose of sparkle and shine to her outfit with a Le Vian 14k rose gold Chocolate Diamond ring ($2,447.50) at a special Los Angeles screening of Showtime’s ‘Shameless.’ The young starlet looked ravishing in a green and purple floral Oscar de la Renta dress paired with green Bionda Castana heels at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood, California.

The Young and the Fresh-faced Actress Lyndsy Fonseca attended the 1st annual Children Mending Hearts Style in Beverly Hills looking very fashionable with a pair of Carrera Y Carrera white gold and diamond Granda earrings ($4,400).

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Maria Sports Le Vian At the Sony Open Player Party in Miami, tennis champ Maria Sharapova sported Le Vian 18k Strawberry Gold rhodolite earrings with Vanilla Diamonds ($51,348).

Halle Makes “The Call” When doesn’t Halle Berry look sophisticated and chic – even when expecting her second child? At the Buenos Aires premiere of her film “The Call,” the star chose a pair of Demarco 18k white gold diamond drop earrings ($21,825) and an IritDesign sterling silver and diamond ring (price upon request).

Bright in Blue The Humane Society of the United States held its annual benefit gala in Beverly Hills. Kaley Cuoco attended the event wearing an Isharya blue lapis Goddess honeycomb bangle ($198), along with a Michael M. sapphire and diamond flower ring ($1,460).

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Jewellery professionals are getting ready for CJ Expos Toronto – three dazzling days of jewellery, parties and networking. Canadian Jeweller brings you the highlights...

TORONTO IS ABOUT TO GET BRIGHTER and more beautiful. The countdown is on to CJ Expos 2013, and international jewellery professionals are gearing up to sparkle and shine at one of Canada’s biggest displays of bling! Friendly western hospitality is coming east for CJ Expos Toronto. Not only will visitors see the most innovative and au courant goods, several new-to-Ontario promotions will be introduced. CJ Expos promises to bring the warm, relaxed feel of WCJE to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for three days in August. WCJE Edmonton has been the best buying jewellery show in Canada for the last 35 years. It, too, was renamed CJ Expos Edmonton in October 2012. Lilie Ford, Toronto and Edmonton Event Director, plans to grow CJ Expos Toronto jewellery exhibition beyond its western 48

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counterpart. With proactive participation and support from new CJ Expos owners Geoff and Phil Payne, great strides have been taken in 2013. That is easily understood; both Geoff and Phil were born and educated in the Toronto area. Visitors to the show will get their chance to visit an array of worldclass exhibitors, peruse the latest in trends and fashions, rub elbows with their colleagues, and enjoy exclusive retailer discounts – all under one roof! Canadian Jeweller is a proud sponsor of this dazzling exhibition, and is pleased to offer up the following highlights to help you plan for the T.O. jewellery event of the year…


OPENING NIGHT SOIREE Come eat, drink and be merry! CJ Expos, Beverly Hills Jewellers and Canadian Jeweller magazine invite all visitors to the Toronto show to a lavish, complimentary Opening Night Welcome Gathering on August 11th from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Ritz Carlton Hotel at 118 Wellington Street West – a mere hop across the street from the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Come network and nosh with your peers.

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As the official CJ Expos publication and media sponsor, Canadian Jeweller magazine will be there to cover the events, participants and, of course, the jewellery. “Publisher Olivier Felicio and his team have always been enthusiastic supporters of every facet of the jewellery world and portray a continued focus on Canadians,” says Event Director, Lilie Ford. “They are not only Canada’s most tenured jewellery magazine, they speak for the soul and spirit of our industry. We are proud to be their partners.”

Gold Star Independent is the official sponsor of an incredible giveaway from Lexus at this year’s show. All visitors have the opportunity to enter a draw for a brand new luxury 2013 Lexus ES350. One lucky winner will drive away this beautiful baby, which comes loaded with sunroof, leather and navigation package. Canadian Jeweller magazine will draw the winner on August 13th at 1:00 p.m. Be sure to register and attend CJ Expos for your chance to win. Additional chances to win are available by visiting the Gold Star booth.

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Fashionistas and trend watchers take note: CJ Expos will feature a New Product presentation centre at the show. Unique exhibitors will be on hand to showcase the latest and newest jewellery trends in a unified display area. Come see what’s “new and now” at the presentation centre, located on “Main Street” near the pianist and the Lexus giveaway.

IN VINO VERITAS

Have a love of all things grape? Get your tastebuds ready. Canadian Rocks by Master Design is sponsoring a wine service for visitors to the show. Get ready to sip, taste and savour some fine wines from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the lounge area of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Did we mention you’ll be able to enjoy your vino while listening to the sounds of a grand piano on the show floor? Bottoms up!

AMAZING EXHIBITORS

You can expect to see prestigious, long-standing exhibitors at the show, such as: Beverly Hill Jewellers, Ital Can, Best Bargains, A.V. Diamonds, BK Jewelry, Kin Chong Gems, Gold & Silver House and Almar Jewellery. Making their Toronto debut this year are: Soheil’s Gems Limited, Charles Garnier, Gem Premium, Eternal Treasure Jewelry, House of Marley, Impeccable Global, Genius Diamond, Arte Joyeros, Mystic Creation Imports and Kenita Jewellery. With so many amazing exhibitors, it’s hard to single any one or two companies out, but following is a sampling of a few of the must-sees at the show:

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Marley Watches

Canadian jeweller Marley Blurb will be on hand at Booth #431 to display her Marley Watches. Expressive in the details and refined by design, the watches are rugged yet distinguished with subtly sophisticated features. Each watch is crafted with socially and environmentally conscious materials such as recycled stainless steel casings, FSC certified rear wood dials and salvage leather straps.

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Brad Leith, chief designer at Impeccable Global, has created the most magnificent silver and gem stone jewellery through the use of visual interpretation of nature seen during his many years of global travel. Each piece of Kibela Jewellery is created as a work of art, singular in its design and manifested beauty, embellished with unique precious stones. Come see them at Booth #335.

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Ital Can says its focus at this year’s show will be “to give clients diamond jewellery and silver jewellery at discounted prices as well as 12 months to pay. We understand the market is not easy and we want to work with our dedicated clients through these tough times.” Visit them at Booth #413 to see their full line and their gold jewellery at discounted prices.

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Beautiful jewellery produced by Arte Joyeros, a family-owned business in the South American Andes will be on hand at Booth #434. The collection includes rings, bracelets, earrings, pendants and sets in 14K gold and sterling silver. The company’s products are inspired by a magical mix of cultures, resulting in a blend of seduction, distinction, “embrujo,” passion, serenity and adventure.

If you find yourself weighted down with all manner of merchandise at the end of the show, visit Malca-Amit at Booth #208. Malca-Amit offers one complimentary courier shipment for retailers to help you safely ship your CJ Expos purchases. One free two-pound LVS parcel shipment, insured up to $5,000 will be given to all registered retailers. Additional insurance is available. Malca-Amit also offers a full list of retailer and exhibitor shipments on a daily basis at the show.

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News / Trends / Events OWL PROVIDES FINANCING FOR JEWELLERY INDUSTRY

Noting that jewellers often need money quickly to take advantage of good business deals, OWL Financial Group LLC of New York says it offers financing for those in the jewellery industry. The company, specializing in large loans to the diamond industry, allows companies or individuals to obtain immediate funds without a credit check or personal guarantee. OWL offers short-term collateral backed funding, based on the value of the assets pledged. OWL says its Interest rates are considerably lower than most alternative lenders and offers flexible terms.  

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The stars looked extra bright at this year’s Juno Awards in customdesigned jewellery by Toronto’s Mark Lash. For this year’s star-studded music gala, Lash had the honour of bedazzling Victoria Duffield, Kira Isabella, Anjulie, Melanie Fiona and Crystal Shawanda, to name a few. Most of the pieces were highlighted by diamonds and coloured gemstones. “I’m very excited to be part of, and supportive of, the Canadian music scene,” says Lash. Lash has been designing for more than 30 years and an exceptional clientele list including celebrities such as Michael Buble, Anne Murray, John Legend and Drake.

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Jewellers Vigilance Canada (JVC) welcomed Detective Doug Bedford to the advisory board during a meeting on May 13. Det. Bedford has worked for the York Regional Police for 15 years. He supervises an investigative team within the Organized Crime section’s drugs and vice unit. Det. Bedford previously worked for the Hold Up Squad, where he was the lead investigator for two cases involving South American theft groups who target the jewellery industry.

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The Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company (JMI) celebrated its centennial at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton, Wisconsin on May 16 – a long way from its humble beginnings in the back of a jewellery store in downtown Neenah, Wisconsin. The company introduced plans for its future at the event, with employees, agents, local jewellery professionals and other special guests in attendance.  President and CEO Darwin Copeman says the event was one of the year’s highlights, noting that JMI has “a certain sense of responsibility to continue such a great legacy for the next 100 years.” JMI also acted as the title sponsor of the JCK Rocks the Beach event on June 2 at JCK Las Vegas as part of its centennial celebrations.

FATHER OF CULTURED PEARL BUSINESS DIES AT 86 

Distinguished pearl expert and former cultured pearl business owner Frank Mastoloni has died. He was 86. Mastoloni was the president of Frank Mastoloni Pearls for almost 56 years. The company became one of the largest and most respected businesses of cultured pearls worldwide. He was also a former president of the Cultured Pearl Association of America and a guest speaker at the Gemological Institute of America. Mastoloni was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on June 27, 1926. He is survived by his wife Maryann, their three children and their spouses and seven grandchildren.  

TW STEEL LAUNCHES ‘PILOT YOUR LIFE’ PROMOTION

In celebration of its brand new 24-piece Pilot collection, Dutch watchmaker TW Steel is offering consumers the opportunity to fulfill their lifelong ambitions through its new worldwide promotion, Pilot Your Life. Consumers can enter the contest by sharing their dreams and ambitions on the Pilot Your Life website. To log in and enter, consumers can purchase a TW Steel watch to receive a card with a login code. Entries will be accepted until November 30.  

RICHEMONT MAKES BRAND APPOINTMENTS

Richemont, a global luxury product group, has made two new appointments. Jerome Lambert has been named head of the Montblanc’s pens business, while Daniel Riedo will oversee watch manufacturer Jaeger-LeCoultre. Lambert is currently is charge of Montblanc, and Riedo is an industrial director of Jaeger-LeCoultre. Lutz Bethge, the chief executive of Montblanc, will be appointed

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for the record as a non-executive chairman of the brand and will step down from any operational business on June 30. Bethge has been with the company for 23 years, having served in several different roles.

STULLER BECOMES EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTOR OF BLINGGUARD

HARRY WINSTON WELCOMES NEW CEO

Harry Winston has announced that Nayla Hayek will become the company’s new CEO. Hayek, a member of the family that heads up Swatch Group, has already been filling the role of chairwoman at Harry Winston. She is the daughter of Swatch Group founder Nicolas G. Hayek who passed away in 2010, and the sister of current group CEO Nick Hayek. Hayek will replace Frederic De Narp who left the position in March when Swatch bought Harry Winston.

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Stuller has announced it will become the exclusive distributor of products from BlingGuard. BlingGuard offers a variety of products, such as BlingWraps and BlingDots, designed to make jewellery feel more comfortable to its wearer. BlingWraps are a hypoallergenic and latex-free substitute to ring sizing, while BlingDots are disposable earring backs that relieve the weight and pressure of the earring piece. “BlingGuard was inspired from my own jewellery needs and I knew they would have great traction in the jewellery industry,” says BlingGuard founder and CEO, Jenny Moore. “Stuller was the name that came up every time I asked who could help me bring this product to retail jewelers. It’s been a perfect partnership right from the beginning.”  

MYERSON’S APPOINTS DIANA LUXTON

Myerson’s Limited, a Canadian company specializing in creating custom jewellery, has appointed Diana Luxton as the new director of business development. Luxton comes from Tiffany & Co. and has worked in the jewellery industry for the past 15 years. “As someone coming from the world of retail, I have a strong perspective on both the needs and expectations of our clients,” says Luxton. “I am confident that we, at Myerson’s, can exceed those needs.”

STÉPHANE LINDER BECOMES CEO OF TAG HEUER

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INSPECTION TO BE CONDUCTED FOR PRECIOUS METAL SCALES

Measurement Canada is conducting an inspection targeting scales used for “Cash for Gold” transactions in the precious metals and gemstones trade sector. The scales are to be certified and traders must be on track for their legal requirements. Since “Cash for Gold” has gained more popularity than ever in the last couple of years, Measurement Canada will inspect the precious metals to ensure that trading in this sector is running fairly.  


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TIFFANY BLUE BOOK BALL CELEBRATES THE GREAT GATSBY

In anticipation of the release of The Great Gatsby, starring Carey Mulligan and Leonardo DiCaprio, Tiffany & Co. unveiled a new line of jewellery at the Blue Book Ball in New York. Influenced by the 1920s art deco era, the Blue Book collection features bracelets, earrings, rings and headpieces accented with such stunning gems as freshwater pearls, diamonds, aquamarines, onyx and tanzanite.        

PANDORA CEO RESIGNS, REPLACED BY SUPERMARKET EXEC

After joining Pandora 16 months ago, Björn Gulden has departed from the company and will assume the position of CEO at Puma. Gulden will be replaced by Allan Leighton, the current chairman of Pandora, who served as head of Asda, a supermarket chain before it was obtained by Wal-Mart. This will be Leighton’s first CEO position since Asda.  

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FIRST DIGITALIZED GEMMOLOGY BOOK RELEASED

‘The Handbook of Gemmology’ made its debut on April 1. Written by Geoffrey M. Dominy, the book has 654 digitalized pages and includes more than 700 colour photographs, diagrams and illustrations. Divided into three sections, the publication includes a section on gemmology, photographs (including the Hope diamond) and gem identification and allows readers to view it using iPhones, androids, iPads and eReaders as well as laptops and computers.  

NEW COLLABORATION INSPIRED BY BOARD GAMES

Hasbro, Inc. is kicking off its collaboration with World Trade Jewelers, which will see Hasbro designing iconic, colourful jewellery pieces inspired by classic children’s board games. The pieces will be available through a network of over 10,000 retail partners as well as online shopping sites. “Jewellery retailers will recognize the power of Hasbro’s highly popular brands and see this as a huge opportunity,” says Murray Shabot, CEO of World Trade. The jewellery collection, set to debut in fall 2013, will reflect specific themes from various Hasbro games, including Candy Land, Scrabble and My Little Pony.  AUDEMARS

PIGUET WELCOMES CEO FOR NORTH AMERICA

Xavier Nolot has been appointed the new CEO of Audemars Piguet’s North American division Nolot will take on the financial, operational, sales, and marketing affairs of the North American sector of Audemars Piguet. Nolot began at Audemars Piguet in March 2003 as a sales administration manager. CJ


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arrivals of high-end, discounted brands including Diane von Furstenberg, Elie Tahari, Michael Kors, Kate Spade and Tory Burch. The jewellery counters feature pieces from the likes of Anzie, Giles & Brother, Dannijo and Kenneth Jay Lane, and watches from John Hardy and Emporio Armani – all at prices ranging from approximately $100 to $1,000. “Our vendors are thrilled to partner with us to further grow their reach in the Canadian market,” says Heather Arts, VP of hr2. “hr2 targets everyone who loves leading brands, on-trend style and irresistible prices.” The Vaughan store is the second of approximately 10 hr2 stores Holts is planning to open as part of its expansion plans for the new brand. CJ C A N A D I A N J E W E L L E R . C O M / J U N E / J U LY 2 0 1 3

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Couture winners exceed design expectations NEARLY 1,000 PEOPLE GATHERED to celebrate the finalists and winners of the 2013 Couture Design Awards at the beautiful Wynn Las Vegas & Encore Resort on June 2. The evening was marked in one of Encore’s ballrooms where guests included designers, retailers and members of the media. This year’s panel of jurors included Catherine Lee Davis, design journalist; Jennifer McCurry, fine jewellery expert and buyer at Marissa Collections; Jill Newman, senior editor at Robb Report magazine; Melissa Oster, co-founder and owner of Oster Jewelers; and jewellery designer David Yurman. Design awards were presented to winners in 11 categories: Heather Moore for Bridal; Arunashi for Coloured Gemstones Above 20K; Lauren

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Allesandra Rosa Di Geso awarded Chubb Prize ON MAY 23, Alessandra Rosa Di Geso was awarded the Chubb Prize of Excellence from the prestigious Chubb insurance company. During the reception, which took place at Birks Café par Europea, the certified FGA gemmologist was honoured for her exceptional academic results in Stone Assessment and Jewellery during her 2012 exams at the School of Gemmology in Montreal (EGM). Other 2012 graduates were also praised for their excellent work during the event. In addition to Chubb insurance, representatives from Jewellers Vigilance Canada and Gemworld International also attended the event.

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In her speech, Di Geso thanked her parents and highlighted the excellent work of Montreal’s School of Gemmology. She also expressed her admiration for school president Odile Civitello. Di Geso hopes to pursue her career in Montreal and undertake a few personal projects along the way. CJ


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SHAMBALLA JEWELS PYRAMID BRACELET, ORNÉ DE PYRAMIDES EN OR ROSE ET DE DIAMANTS

Shamballa dévoile trois nouveaux modèles de bracelets et lance le fermoir Star of Shamballa

Lors du plus récent Salon Mondial de l’Horlogerie et de la Bijouterie Baselworld, Shamballa dévoilait leurs tout premiers bijoux entièrement faits en or et leur fermoir Star of Shamballa (SOS). Les bracelets Shamballa Jewels Royal Bracelet et Shamballa Jewels Tennis Bracelet sont équipés d’un nouveau fermoir conçu par Shamballa. Issu d’une innovation technique et inspiré de la précision mécanique des montres, ce dernier se bloque grâce à deux épingles de sûreté. Le fermoir SOS est le deuxième de la famille Shamballa, le premier ayant été fabriqué à partir du principe maintenant très connu du macramé et de deux boules d’or. Le Shamballa Jewels Pyramid Bracelet a aussi été présenté lors du Salon Baselworld. Inspiré par l’architecture des pyramides, il suit un courant déjà très en vogue. Les pyramides sont ainsi montées sur des petites plaquettes d’or. On peut les accompagner de pavés de diamants ou de pierres précieuses. Shamballa poursuit la tradition et innove en proposant de nouvelles façons de porter les pavés. Tous ces nouveaux modèles poursuivent la philosophie de Shamballa, celle de combiner les idées spirituelles au design moderne norvégien tout en accordant une grande place à la personnalisation des bijoux.

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La collection d’automne des bijoux Zinzi

Toujours à l’affût des dernières tendances, Zinzi présente les nouveautés de l’automne, dont les bijoux en argent plaqués d’or rose. Facile à agencer à tout autre bijou, le rose se veut réconfortant, décliné en pendentif et en anneaux ornés de pavés de zircons cubiques. Les bracelets câbles sont à l’honneur et on les agence au plaqué or ou à l’argent. La simplicité est aussi bien présente, tout en étant distinguée, et on offre des ensembles de pendentifs, de bagues, de boucles d’oreilles et d’anneaux en argent sertis de pierres. Fabriqués en argent sterling, ornés de pierres de couleur ainsi que de cristaux de Swarovski, ils sauront plaire à tous les goûts. Zinzi est une collection de bijoux de Hollande, très populaire en Europe et à travers le Canada. Devenez détaillant autorisé ZINZI dès aujourd’hui.

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Teelux : l’élégance inspirée du golf

Designer chez Birks pendant plus de 10 ans, Annik Lucier conçoit des pièces originales et personnalisées, inspirées par le thème du golf. Elle propose une élégante collection de bijoux en argent ornés de perles. À deux reprises, en 1998 et en 2004, elle a remporté le prestigieux prix DeBeers Diamond International Award. Cette compétition regroupe plus de 2000 participants à travers le monde. Les créations d’Annik Lucier éveillent les émotions à travers leur forme et leur structure, où originalité et design se côtoient à merveille. La designer a par ailleurs conçu des bijoux pour Maria Sharapova et Ana Ivanovitch.

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La baisse du prix de l’or fait augmenter les ventes de bijoux

Le métal jaune a peut-être perdu de sa popularité auprès des investisseurs, mais la baisse de son cours a fait grimper les ventes de bijoux en or, selon le rapport des tendances globales de la demande du World Gold Council. Bien que la demande en bijoux était surtout menée par la Chine et l’Inde, on a enregistré aux États-Unis la première augmentation des achats depuis 2005. La demande de bijoux en or a atteint une hausse de 12% par rapport au même trimestre l’an dernier.

Des boucles d’oreilles vendues pour 2,39 millions de dollars chez Sotheby’s

La vente des bijoux de l’actrice italienne Gina Lollobrigida, créés par le joailler italien Bulgari, a établi un nouveau record aux enchères pour des boucles d’oreilles en perles et diamants datant de 1964. Ce lot phare a été adjugé pour 2,39 millions de dollars US, soit deux fois leur estimation. L’actrice a précisé qu’une partie des recettes de la vente serait versée à la recherche sur les cellules souches. La vente des bijoux de l’actrice a atteint 4,92 millions de dollars US, doublant ainsi les estimations initiales.

Rio Tinto établit un nouveau record pour la découverte de diamants rouges

Pour la première fois en 30 ans d’histoire de la mine Argyle Diamond, Rio Tinto a annoncé la mise aux enchères de trois diamants rouges, les plus gros jamais produits par sa mine australienne. Totalisant 1,56 carat, l’Argyle Phoenix est l’un des trois diamants qui seront offerts lors de la vente de l’annuel Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender. Les diamants rouges, tout comme les bleus, se vendent entre un et deux millions de dollars le carat. Leur valeur est en moyenne 50 fois supérieure à celle des diamants blancs.

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Ultimate Ceramic conjugue modernité et savoir-faire >

La sélection de bijoux offerts par la compagnie française Ultimate Ceramic est abordable, associant à la fois céramique et acier inoxydable; céramique, argent et zircons cubiques; céramique, or et diamant ou sans diamant. Pour un effet chic et affirmé, la céramique est offerte en blanc ou en noir. À la fois moderne et audacieuse, Ultimate Ceramic réinterprète les classiques de la bijouterie et offre un effet unique, à des prix accessibles.

Plus d’un million de dollars de bijoux Chopard sont volés dans un hôtel à Cannes

Le 16 mai dernier, alors qu’on présentait le film Bling Ring (ironie du sort !), des voleurs se sont emparés de précieux bijoux Chopard. Le vol s’est déroulé à l’hôtel Novotel de Cannes; vers 5 h, le coffre a été descellé et emporté. La maison Chopard est partenaire du Festival du film de Cannes depuis maintenant 15 ans. Les organisateurs affirmaient cependant que la célèbre Palme d’or, fournie gracieusement chaque année par la maison Chopard, était en sécurité.

Oscar de la Renta lance une collection pour le commerce de détail

L’argent à son plus bas niveau depuis deux ans

L’argent suit le cours de l’or et chute aussi; le 20 mai dernier, il est tombé sous la barre des 22 dollars US l’once. Selon les analystes de Citibank, ce phénomène n’en serait qu’à ses débuts. Après une augmentation du prix qui a duré plus de 10 ans, les experts croient que l’offre grandissante provenant des mines combinée à l’atonie de la demande pourrait fortement influencer le prix de l’argent. De son côté, l’or s’échangeait la même journée à 1384 dollars US l’once.

Pour la première fois de son histoire, Oscar de la Renta rend une collection de bijoux de fantaisie haut de gamme disponible au commerce de détail. Le groupe Abbiamo sera responsable de la distribution des bijoux. Fabriquées aux États-Unis, les pièces ornées de pierres semi-précieuses, de cristaux tchèques et de résine coulée à la main seront vendues à des prix de détail variant de 100 à 1500 dollars US. C A N A D I A N J E W E L L E R . C O M / J U N E / J U LY 2 0 1 3

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Jusqu’en 2020, le prix des diamants augmentera de 6% par année

Selon le rapport de l’analyste des marchés capitaux du groupe BMO, Edward Sterck, l’augmentation du prix des diamants de 6% par année est due, entre autres, à la hausse de la demande de la Chine et de l’Inde et aux faibles perspectives d’approvisionnement. Malgré tout, la demande pour les diamants aux États-Unis devrait demeurer stable. La hausse des prix des diamants bruts serait aussi causée par les problèmes de production de De Beers.

Les ventes et les revenus de Pandora en hausse

Pandora a débuté l’année en force : ses ventes, tout comme ses profits, ont augmenté lors du premier trimestre. Le groupe a enregistré des revenus en hausse de 40,6% par rapport au même trimestre l’année dernière et les profits nets sont chiffrés à 76,1 millions de dollars US. Selon le P.-D.G. de Pandora, Björn Gulden, ce fait serait attribuable à la nouvelle collection de la Saint-Valentin et au concept de vente en magasin.

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Le 29 mai dernier, Bleu comme le ciel ouvrait sa nouvelle succursale au Quartier Dix30. Étant sans cesse aux aguets des dernières tendances dans le bijou de fantaisie haut de gamme, la bijouterie offrira les collections ginette_ny, reconnue pour son style pur, sensible dépouillé et élégant ; Alexis Bittar, un favori de Madonna, Rihanna, Cameron Diaz et Michelle Obama ; COLLIER ET BOUCLES D’OREILLES Reminiscence, qui propose un DE LA COLLECTION STEFANIA VINTAGE, GAS BIJOUX mélange de contrastes et de cultures ; Clio blue, où le poisson, l’emblème porte-bonheur, est à l’honneur depuis 1981 ; Gas Bijoux, symbolisé par le soleil et Redline, qui allie le diamant et le fil. CJ


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LES MÉDIAS SOCIAUX ET LES BIJOUTERIES Par Véronique Dubé Aujourd’hui, tous ceux qui gèrent une entreprise ou qui sont impliqués dans les communications et l’image d’une organisation sont concernés par les médias sociaux. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest… Le pouvoir de produire et de diffuser des messages est devenu un jeu d’enfant : il est désormais simple et peu coûteux de communiquer. Par les réseaux sociaux, certains sont même capables de rejoindre un auditoire plus grand que tout le public touché par un média traditionnel. La diffusion est rendue facile, mais planifier et se positionner dans notre marché reste un défi qu’il ne faut pas prendre à la légère. Pour les propriétaires de bijouteries, ces outils de communication représentent une réalité; et qu’on le veuille ou non, on y est déjà… Avec la participation de M. Gabriel Bellomo, directeur artistique + stratège en communication et interactivité

LES ÉTAPES PRÉLIMINAIRES

Avant toute chose, il faut comprendre ce que sont les médias sociaux. Pour une entreprise, il ne suffit pas que de transposer son message publicitaire. Encore faut-il bien saisir la portée de ses actions. En quoi les médias sociaux peuvent-ils être utiles pour les petits commerçants? M. Bellomo répond : « Les médias sociaux permettent d’établir un contact direct avec le client. C’est un échange entre le commerçant et le client final. Quand le message est perçu, les gens sont exposés et on suscite une action. Les médias sociaux sont comme une autoroute; il s’agit d’une conversation et non d’un monologue. C’est pourquoi il faut se positionner dans son domaine puisque contrairement au modèle traditionnel de la communication, où le client se situe à la toute fin de l’action, le client est au centre de la communication dans les médias sociaux.» S’interroger sur ses façons de faire constitue un aspect important, puisque les médias sociaux impliquent intimement la culture de l’entreprise. Il faut aussi observer ce que les concurrents font dans notre industrie et trouver l’angle qui nous représente. Quelles informations doit-on faire véhiculer? Quel média utilise-t-on? À qui veut-on s’adresser? Peu importe notre décision, «il faut se positionner comme un expert dans notre domaine. On ne doit pas pousser les ventes, ou du moins, on ne doit pas laisser cette impression. C’est du lèche-vitrine. Il faut fournir des informations valables sur une base régulière. Et surtout, donner de l’information sans attente.» Quand on utilise ce moyen de communication, on rejoint à la base une conversation. Il devient donc primordial d’être à l’écoute des consommateurs. En d’autres mots, pour tout propriétaire ou gestionnaire d’entreprise, il faut arriver à gérer son image et sa réputation, déterminer les attentes des consommateurs et découvrir les opportunités qui en ressortent.

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GABRIEL BELLOMO, DIRECTEUR ARTISTIQUE + STRATÈGE EN COMMUNICATION ET INTERACTIVITÉ

PASSEZ À L’ACTION

Alors que des entreprises investissent des milliers et des milliers de dollars chaque année dans leur stratégie marketing, elles improvisent en matière de médias sociaux. Voilà une erreur courante. Il faut plutôt agir en mettant de l’avant un plan d’action qui s’appuie sur des objectifs bien définis. « Les réseaux sont des outils, poursuit M. Bellomo. Une stratégie doit être établie avant d’utiliser les médias sociaux. Dans les bijouteries, un outil comme Pinterest, qui a connu une explosion de popularité, devient intéressant. Les photos sont directement dirigées au site web. Notez aussi que 97 % des abonnés Pinterest sont des femmes. Les commerçants doivent en tenir compte dans leur approche.» Chaque média répond à différents besoins. « Si le détaillant préconise davantage une image formelle, c’est LinkedIn. Facebook, on l’utilise pour le côté plus « émotionnel », pour le sentiment d’appartenance. D’ailleurs, les pages professionnelles Facebook regorgent d’informations cruciales sur votre clientèle. Elles sont un outil de mesure en temps réel. » Autrement dit, elles permettent d’établir le potentiel de communication. Veut-on miser sur le service à la clientèle? Positionner la qualité des différents produits? Mettre de l’avant

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une compétence ou une expertise bien déterminée? Gérer l’image de l’entreprise? Attirer la clientèle potentielle? Entretenir une proximité avec nos clients existants? Effectuer des ventes en ligne? Les médias sociaux peuvent vous aider à atteindre vos objectifs. Mais il faut se rappeler que continuité et long terme sont les mots d’ordre : les aspects auxquels vous voulez toucher seront désormais disponibles à toute une communauté virtuelle. Vous devez aussi maintenir la diffusion de votre contenu – donc connaître la réalité et l’image de votre entreprise - et la poursuite des conversations. L’impact de vos initiatives doit être mesuré. Doit-on répondre à tout? «Idéalement, on ne laisse pas tomber dans l’oubli. On peut, par exemple, diriger le client en boutique», soutient M. Bellomo. En évaluant les données auxquelles les médias sociaux vous donnent accès, vous serez en mesure de bien connaître les goûts de votre clientèle. « Le but ultime des médias sociaux est d’augmenter le nombre de visites sur une page, d’obtenir les informations de nos clients, par exemple en organisant des concours. Il s’agit là d’un énorme potentiel pour augmenter la base de données sur les clients qui permet ensuite d’organiser des activités de marketing direct. Le commerçant veut les informations de ses clients pour pouvoir apprendre à les connaître et ainsi mieux répondre à leurs besoins. » Le contenu demeure la priorité. Par effet de ricochet, quand on touche un consommateur, cette personne devient un ambassadeur qui partage notre message. C’est une relation donnant-donnant. Il faut interagir, converser et partager. CJ


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Television personality Giuliana Rancic at the Le Vian Red Carpet Revue

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This year’s JCK Las Vegas show proved to be another massive success in the ever-evolving and fascinating world of jewellery and watches. The event, which took place at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino from May 31 to June 2, featured an impressive and extensive array of jewellery and watch designers, brands and collections, and up-to-the-minute trends. Brushed yellow gold and silver were quite prevalent among many jewellery designers and retailers. H. Weiss Co. led the game with its Marika Desert Gold brushed gold cuffs, while Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry debuted the Metropolis Collection featuring a line of 18k yellow gold and diamond pieces inspired by 1920s Art Deco architecture. Rose gold continued to reign at this year’s show with watch brands like Bulova and TW Steel incorporating the metal into their latest timepiece designs. Stuller, Inc. and Charriol also made a distinctive use of rose-toned gold in their latest designs. Simon G., known for its exclusive connection to the world of celebrity, made stunning use of

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rose gold throughout many fine jewellery pieces. Constantly booming with visitors, the brand’s booth never saw a dull moment, with celebs like Mario Lopez making an appearance. But the fun didn’t stop there; Simon G. also hosted a private party for friends of the brand at the stunning Tao Nightclub & Asian Bistro in The Venetian Las Vegas, complete with a performance from the Village People. Many other jewellers put strong emphasis on various hues of blue in their collections. Whether it was through the use of sapphires or aquamarine gems, names like Rina Limor and Le Vian put the colour front and centre at this year’s exhibit.  And even if you tried, you couldn’t miss Effy Jewelers’ booth at the show. Displaying its latest and most iconic collections behind gleaming glass cases surrounding the booth, Effy was a shining star at JCK. Even Effy Hematian himself was on hand to greet visitors and meet with clients. JCK also marked an important time for TAG Heuer, which celebrates


Arabian Nights “Flying Carpet Timepiece” (Meissen Joaillerie)

Bloom Blue Sapphire and Diamond Ring, Jardin Collection (Effy, $3,295)

Coral Bells Pin with Chrome Tourmalines & Diamonds (Zaffiro, $39,000)

45mm Chronograph Miyota 0S20 movement, Pilot Collection (TW Steel, $499)

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the 50th anniversary of its Carrera Collection this year. To mark this milestone, the emblematic watch brand hosted a gorgeous suite at Mandalay Bay’s THEhotel, complete with a review of TAG’s most iconic watches through the years. On the heels of its domination of Baselworld, Oris brought its spectacular diving watches straight to JCK. The Oris Aquis Depth Gauge is a diver’s dream, complete with a toolkit that allows its wearer to conveniently change the watch bezel mid-dive. The watch brand also celebrated its partnership with Playboy magazine during a party at the Wynn Hotel’s sumptuous Lily Bar, with no shortage of Playboy bunnies on hand to sign autographs and snap photos with guests. And if anyone delivered the “wow” factor at this year’s exhibit, it had to be Pandora. Hosting its visitors at THEhotel, Pandora stunned visitors with a sensual performance from two dancers and a fashion show displaying the brand’s versatility. CJ

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Patravi TravelTec FourX Limited Edition (Carl F. Bucherer, $52,900)

Kiwiberry Green Diamonds and Vanilla Diamonds Rings (Le Vian, $3,197)

Natural Druzy Necklace (Rina Limor, $4,200)

Autumn/Winter 2013 Collection (Pandora, $60/bracelet, $40-$75/bead)

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Green & Gold Bracelet, Spring Collection (Chamilia, $20-$75/bead)

Linea Steel Quartz Ladies Watch (Baume & Mercier, $2,100)

Colvmbvs Lady Watch with Steel 36mm Case (Charriol, $3,650)

Engagement Ring and Matching Band, both from Tres Chere Collection (Stuller, Inc., $1,815 and $1,955)

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TO HELP MARK THE 135TH ANNIVERSARY of CANADIAN JEWELLER, we take a look back at the amazing transformation of both our magazine and the jewellery world. The past several decades have given us everything from the conception of some of today’s most iconic brands, to the introduction of innovative materials, to the celebration of jewellery during several momentous periods in history. It’s astounding to think that Canadian Jeweller has been there for many of these moments, starting in 1879 when the publication was founded as The Trader. Running with the slogan “A Journal devoted to the interests of the Hardware and Jewelry Trade,” The Trader was only eight pages long when it hit the streets in Toronto in September, 1879. Today, all Canadian Jeweller copies boast 100-plus colourful pages of the latest trends, important industry events, profiles of standout Canadian jewellers, and a showcase of the industry’s top advertisers.

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LEFT TO RIGHT: NOVEMBER 1900 COPY OF THE TRADER & CANADIAN JEWELER; THE WADE FAMILY NECKLACE (1903) IS A CONSUMMATE EXAMPLE OF THE GARLAND STYLE, WITH DIAMONDS MOUNTED IN PLATINUM MILLEGRAIN BACKED WITH GOLD IN A PATTERN OF SCROLLS, FLOWERS AND LAUREL SWAGS; DRAGONFLY BROOCH (1904) BY LOUIS COMFORT TIFFANY, WITH BLACK OPALS, DEMANTOID GARNETS AND PLATINUM

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In history: One of the most important purveyors of the Neoclassic style during this time period was Cartier, which introduced platinum into its jewellery designs. This style become a favourite among aristocrats, opening the door for Cartier to become the official source of jewellery to royal figures like King Edward VII and King Chulalongkorn of Siam. In the magazine: Just in time for the holiday season, the November 1900 issue of The Trader & Canadian Jeweler spotlighted Elgin Watches and various other sterling silver novelties including Gen Rings and Gilt Clocks, all from T. H. Lee & Sons Co. in Toronto. C A N A D I A N J E W E L L E R . C O M / ­J ­­ U N E / J U LY 2 0 1 3

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COMFORTABLE ELEGANCE BERANI jewellery design aims to give clients a high-end jewellery experience in a store designed to inspire – not intimidate. by Janine Druery photographs by CHRISTOPHER WAHL

TORONTO’S BAYVIEW VILLAGE is not your typical mall. You won’t find teenagers texting in a food court or bargain hunters sifting through sale bins. You’re more likely to come upon Manolo Blahnik-clad women shopping at Pink Tartan and Vivian Shyu, lunching at Oliver & Bonacini, or picking up a gourmet dinner at Pusateri’s. At this type of shopping centre, where most of the stores are upscale, it can be a challenge to stand out in the crowd. Yet, Berani Jewellery Design has managed to do just that with its unique brand of comfortable elegance. The store, owned and operated by husband and wife team Saro and Stefanie Der Haroutiunian, is contrary to many luxury retail stores where the intimidation factor is large. Berani invites the client in with a custom design that blends sophistication and warmth – not to mention salespeople who smile. “We know it can be intimidating when you first walk into a jewellery store, but we want to do things in a different way,” says Stefanie. “We want customers to get an inviting feeling when they walk into the store.” Decked out in sumptuous materials – crystal, wood, marble –

the store (which features its own integrated Swarovski shop) is the ultimate in luxury. “We wanted shoppers to be drawn into the store on a pathway of oversized marble slabs, under a floating ceiling with glowing edges,” says Stefanie. Yet, while the space is large at 3,000 sq. ft., it still gives the customer a feeling of intimacy with its dim lighting, hanging crystals and customized canopy chairs for one-on-one meetings.

FROM THE BENCH TO RETAIL Stefanie and Saro bought the store from its previous owners 12 years ago and proceeded to make it their own. While Stefanie came to the jewellery world from a career in banking, Saro has been in the business for 25 years. “By fluke, I ended up in the jewellery business,” says Saro, who was born in Armenia and once thought he’d be a lawyer. “I don’t know what would have happened if I was a lawyer, but no matter what I had done in life, I think I always wanted to be great in what I was doing.” Saro started on the bench as a jeweller, before deciding in 1995 to make the switch into retail. He managed a few stores C A N A D I A N J E W E L L E R . C O M / J U N E / J U LY 2 0 1 3

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“We wanted shoppers to be drawn into the store on a pathway of oversized marble slabs, under a floating ceiling with glowing edges.” – STEFANIE DER HAROUTIUNIAN before deciding to go out on his own. “It was difficult,” recalls Saro. “I never thought it was possible because of the overhead that our business has, and the inventory that we have to carry. But slowly we started, and little by little we grew the business – and we are still growing.”

SIMPLE PHILOSOPHY

“As Canadians, typically when it comes to fashion, jewellery or clothing, we are always a few years behind the rest of the world – especially Europe,” says Saro. “So we bring it right away from Europe fresh and try to tell people – why don’t you be one of the first ones to wear this fashion? You are going to see that in two to three years everyone is going to be wearing this.”

Saro became a prominent jeweller in Toronto by holding fast to what he deems a simple philosophy: providing jewellery of the highest quality with the best possible service. The store carries only the highest end jewellery, with brands like Gucci, H.Stern, Carrera y Carrera, Omega, TAG Heuer and, their newest, Girard-Perregaux watches. Stefanie says Berani aims to carry the high-end brands that have developed a trust and a name for themselves. “We are in a unique mall,” she says. “People come to buy.” Stefanie notes that consumers visiting the mall are knowledgeable about brands, “know what they’re looking for and want a certain level of sophistication. That’s how we tend to choose our brands. Does it match the area? Does it match the clientele?” Saro and Stefanie frequent prominent jewellery shows, visit factories and choose merchandise based on their clients. “We understand our demographic and we know what our clients are looking for, and that’s how we do our shopping,” Saro says. “Sometimes we brings things and we tell them ‘we chose this for you.’ And they appreciate that.” While about 75 per cent of Berani’s business is designer jewellery brands (with a 70-30 per cent split between jewellery and watches), the store specializes in custom work (about 15 per cent of the business). Saro aims to create custom pieces for his clients that are both unique and wearable. Stefanie says this personal touch, combined with experience and know-how, that sets Berani apart in the industry. “It’s experience and service,” she says, “and also being here as long as we have been, they trust us. When they come in, they know that they are getting quality items at a very good price.”

AHEAD OF THE CURVE It is the trust factor that is responsible for Berani’s repeat customers – about 80 per cent of its clientele. Stefanie likens their repeat business to going to the doctor: “You have to trust the person that you are going to – trust them that they’ll give you the right advice, the right expertise, and it’s the same here. People are spending a lot of money. They want to know that they are getting quality. So that’s the main reason why we’ve been able to be consistent and be in business for as long as we have been.” Berani’s clientele are predominantly female, between the ages of 35 to 55. And most of the clients (Saro estimates the number at more than 70 per cent) are purchasing the jewellery for themselves. The customers are a very savvy bunch. So, while Stefanie and Saro carry a lot of classic pieces, they also pay strict attention to what is au courant for clients who want the latest from the runways and red carpet shows. C A N A D I A N J E W E L L E R . C O M / J U N E / J U LY 2 0 1 3

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Saro says their clients do quite a bit of traveling and understand the trends. “The world is very small now,” he says. “A lot of people are travelling to Europe and are seeing what’s out there. Then they come back to where they trust and want to do their business.”

FACING CHALLENGES The couple agrees it’s not easy to stay on top and notes that running a jewellery business is not without its share of challenges. “The hours are long,” notes Stefanie. “And also making sure we are keeping up to date with our brands and what people are looking for. If we’re not changing things or buying things consistently there is no way that we would ever be able to do what we do.” And with two children and another on the way, Stefanie notes that they “have many hats that they wear.” But the duo certainly has no plans to slow down. In fact, Stefanie and Saro are looking to grow their business. “We are looking at expanding, we are looking at different projects,” she says. “We are collaborating with a lot of companies we have currently and a lot of other companies that we don’t.” Saro says they would like to see Berani as one of the top five jewellers in Toronto within the next 10 years. To do that, he says, they must continue to keep their exceptional level of service, add more brands, keep abreast of the market and educate consumers about how jewellery should be worn. It will be hard work. But, as Stefanie says, Berani is a “labour of love,” and enjoying what they do – and for whom they do it – makes it all worthwhile. “It’s the people that make it interesting, more than the jewellery,” says Saro. “I love jewellery but I would never go to a museum to look at it. It’s the customers that make life interesting for us – in a good way.” CJ

AT A GLANCE: Name: Berani Jewellery Design Owners: Saro and Stefanie Der Haroutiunian Location: Bayview Village Mall, Toronto Store Size: 3,000 square feet Staff: 10 employees Known For: High-end jewellery and custom design Brands: Gucci, H.Stern, Carrera y Carrera, Omega, Tag Heuer and others Newest Line: Girard-Perregaux watches Interior: An elegant blend of marble, crystal and wood, with private canopy chairs for client meetings and an integrated Swarovski shop Cool Factor: White, pod-like display cases with hanging crystals above each one

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PARADISE FOUND

India Hicks lives on a tiny, sun-drenched island in the Bahamas. This lifestyle has both inspired her jewellery and helped her find her own voice in the world of design. By Janine Druery WITH AN INNATE SENSE OF STYLE, a background in fashion, and a family lineage that includes revered artistic types, India Hicks would likely do well at any creative endeavour she put her mind to. So, it’s no surprise she has succeeded in a myriad of ventures – from fashion model to photographer to TV host to interior decorator. Hicks, the daughter of renowned interior designer David Nightingale Hicks and Lady Pamela Mountbatten, grew up in a world of celebrity and nobility. And with a turn as a bridesmaid to Lady Diana, and a career as a model for the likes of Emilio Pucci and Ralph Lauren, she has had experiences most of us only see on lifestyle television. But since moving to the Bahamas 17 years ago, the London-born beauty has adopted a laid-back lifestyle. And career-wise she has been making a name for herself in the world of design – with jewellery as her most recent endeavour.

HAPPY CIRCUMSTANCES “It was pure coincidence,” she muses of her foray into the business three years ago. “A set of happy circumstances led me to my partner SDC Designs.” An immediate connection to her jewellery partner and a desire to do something different quickly got the ball rolling. “As with designing any collection, someone says ‘Tell your story’ and it is quite intimidating,” says Hicks. “I am in no way a trained jeweller or gemologist. I was completely blind in this, but I had a very strong vision of what I wanted to say.” Thus her first collection called 'Island Life' was created – a collection borne out her life on Harbour Island in the Bahamas, where she lives with her partner and five children.

“We started with 'Island Life' because for 17 years I’ve lived on this very small island and we felt that was the strong message I have and I felt very proud that it was my life – I wasn’t the daughter of someone or granddaughter of someone.” The collection was inspired by her everyday reality – the colours and textures of the island, the sounds of the waves on the shore, elements of nature such as sand and coral. “I am surrounded by nature,” notes Hicks. “It is ever-changing, and its very interesting. And it does all of the work for me. I sit back and just see what nature has done this week.” Hicks describes this collection as very organic – “you’ll see palm fronds, occasional starfish – all sterling silver and diamonds because the price of gold was astronomical at the time.” She says she initially worried what people wanted to see in her collections, before deciding the person she really needed to please was herself. “You go to all of these trade shows and you are overwhelmed by all of the choice. In the end I just said ‘this is ridiculous, I am going to choose what I want.’ And in way of design, I have stopped worrying what everybody else likes. You have to just say ‘I like this. I’m going to wear this.’”

A FATHER’S INFLUENCE Her second jewellery collection took a different turn and was – in large part – influenced by her famous father. “Although I once said, 'No, no, no, I’m not influenced by my father,' I am completely influenced by my father,” says Hicks. “Although I’m

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not as bold as my father and I’m not as confident as my father who always wanted to make a very loud statement. And I’m not as keen to live in rooms of bright pink and shocking red and puce purples.” It was when Hicks moved to the Bahamas and started a life there that she realized “in a quiet way I could have a voice. It was very hard to find my own way and now I’m quite confident in the world of design. I’ve come to the point where I do think I have a point of view.” She named her second collection 'Hicks on Hicks', a silver, architecturally-inspired collection she describes as “masculine.” This collection, which features bold, stand-out pieces such as cuffs, statement rings and medallions, uses her father’s famous geometrics and hexagon patterns as the primary design element. “It was as though they had been virtually designed for jewellery,” says Hicks. “So we couldn’t resist.” Her third collection was dubbed 'Love Letters'. Inspired by her father’s own “logo” (a simple and chic, yet strong statement of four H’s joined in a cross) Hicks created an entire silver alphabet in kind, calling the collection 'Love Letters' as an actual love letter to her father. She calls this collection her “most sophisticated”, and it was so well received that it landed her single diamond letter charm made it to ‘Oprah’s Favourite Things’ list.

MOVING FORWARD Hicks’ latest collection, launched at JCK in Las Vegas, is her first gold collection. It consists of smaller, delicate gold and diamond pieces from her 'Island Living' collection: palm fronds, fish tails, moon phases, and bows and arrows. “This time I said let’s do gold and we did it in a completely different way,” she notes. “They are all fine and tiny little pieces. Same story, different design.” So with all of her different collections, which piece does she favour? “I wear an ‘N’ around my neck [from Love Letters], which stands for ‘nobody,’” she laughs. Because she has five children, she thought that would be easier than wearing five different charms. Hicks calls her collections – and her company – “organic and ever-changing.” And it is something that, despite all her other endeavours, she is excited about pursuing. “The jewellery world has infinite possibilities,” says Hicks. “I think that it’s a lovely business in the fact that you can discover unknown names making jewellery at home and find just beautiful, unique points of view. And then you can find a David Yurman who appeals to a much broader market.” She says she doesn’t know what her next creative endeavour will be. But whether it's her jewellery, her home goods or something brand new, it’s bound to be as free-spirited and creative as the designer herself. “The design world as a whole is something I do feel passionate about,” says Hicks. “I grew up with it, it’s in my DNA, it’s somewhere where I feel confident.” CJ

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“I am surrounded by nature. It is ever-changing, and its very interesting. And it does all of the work for me.”


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Bringing a taste of Europe to the Canadian market

Tresor Paris’ original and accessible designs have made the company a great success across the pond. By Irina Lytchak

IN TODAY’S ENORMOUS and continuously growing jewellery industry,

many companies and brands must aggressively work toward setting themselves apart from the rest. It seems that Tresor Paris has been able to find that “it” factor, especially in North America, where the brand is currently booming with clients and retailers alike. Inspired by the sophistication that is Parisian style and born in the heart of London, Tresor has quickly garnered a global following for its lavish, innovative and accessible designs. “I think our reputation is our biggest asset,” says Salim Hasbani, business development director at Tresor Paris. “We don’t just produce some products and hope for the best. We keep very active because you’ve got to have fresh minds, new ideas and unlimited designs.”

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A TASTE OF HISTORY Hasbani comes from a lineage that’s been a part of the jewellery and diamond business for more than a century. The Hasbani family established a reputation for designing and manufacturing fine gold and diamond jewellery for several decades and, by the turn of the century, Salim had decided make a change that would better accommodate the modern consumer. “The reason for Tresor Paris was purely to move with the times, to move with the economy,” he says. “In 2009, we decided to go down the crystal route because of the worldwide economy and the recession. Not everybody could afford a half a million pound piece and that’s why we came up with this concept where we manufactured a full crystal bracelet that was affordable.” The Tresor Paris trademark came to fruition around 2001, starting in the UK, with the help of Hasbani’s brother-in-law, Maurice Lousky, managing director at Tresor. The brand was officially launched and marketed in late 2009. Today, Tresor Paris runs the gamut, from designing the jewellery pieces to manufacturing and distributing all around the world. “The majority of the business, I would say over 95 per cent, is done directly with us,” explains Hasbani. “We own the rights to the brand, we make our own designs, and we do basically everything from start to finish.”

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GLOBAL EXPANSION

At the time of its inception, Tresor Paris launched its first line, the Orion Collection, along with the infamous Monaco bracelet, and that is when Hasbani says the brand really took off. “We wanted to produce something that is elegant and stylish,” he says. “That’s how we came up with the idea of using semi precious stones; they have the glamour of the diamond, but come at an affordable price.” Since then, the Orion Collection has grown to feature hundreds of various styles and pieces, spanning a vast array of colours and materials to accommodate a wide range of clientele. Hasbani says that Tresor Paris’ target audience for the affordable range of crystal products runs from the ages of seven to 77, adding that his wife and even his grandmother, who is 94, wears a Tresor Paris bracelet. “Realistically and from the figures that we have, I would say our biggest audience is between the ages of 17 and 45. But really everyone is our client. Everyone is our consumer.”

Having cemented itself in the UK, Tresor Paris made a move across the pond several years ago and has since developed a strong presence throughout a number of retailers across Canada. Hasbani says that he hopes the Canadian market will be just as much of a success for Tresor Paris as the UK was, where the brand now retails in close to 2,000 shops. “The growth just happened so quickly,” explains Hasbani. “And I think the reason was that people had faith and trust in us. They knew what they liked and they saw that the company was a family business. It took about three to four months before we were in 400 shops.” After expanding into Canada and securing clients in countries like France and Spain, where there is a very huge market for the brand’s crystal bracelets, Tresor Paris moved into Australia and the US. The brand anticipates for Canada to become one of its largest clients. There are many factors that can be accredited to Tresor Paris’ success, including a strong marketing campaign, social networking, celebrity ties and charity work. But most importantly, it appears to be Hasbani’s perseverance and passion for a business that he’s been a part of for quite some time. “What keeps me passionate is what I do,” says Hasbani. “I’m a workaholic and I love the demand from customers. I know that consumers love our products and that’s what keeps us going.” CJ

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Pave set silver stainless steel bracelet, Tornade Collection, $899

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Gold crystal-frosted stainless steel bracelet, Neptune Collection, $199

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White crystal, stainless steel, black-white cord bracelet, $149

Pink, 44mm watch, ISL Collection, $149

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AU NATUREL

In the world of jewellery, the nature theme continually renews and reinvents itself – just like Mother Nature herself. By Silvana Longo THIS SUMMER, fashion and jewellery trends are taking their cue from

Mother Nature. In fashion we are seeing a playful mix of bold graphics such as pairing floral jeans with animal print pumps paralleling more subdued black and white combinations. The nature-inspired jewellery trend continues to evolve this season along with its flora and fauna fashion counterpart – it’s just not as black and white. When it comes to defining jewellery design trends, the world’s attention turns to the riveting vision and trend forecasts of Paola De Luca, creative director of the largest European jewellery trade fair VicenzaOro. Just days before she was about to reveal her trend vision for the 2015 spring trade show in Italy, she briefly backtracked to the present to give Canadian Jeweller her take on summer's nature-inspired jewellery trends. She quickly indicated that the trend is not directional, but rather is on a journey that is always evolving. “Nature has always been the muse of everything, and it is even more so because of environmental issues, pollution. And the fact that we live our lives more often indoors, nature becomes more and more the desirable thing we crave,” says De Luca. De Luca pays close attention to socio-cultural changes that affect consumer behaviour and purchases and, in this case, the modern-day reality of being removed from nature literally makes us want to own it and carry it with us throughout our busy urban lives. “It’s kind of the way we are now getting closer to nature, but with more of an alchemist feeling… it is the alchemist who is really looking at nature and trying to simulate it through interesting and beautiful technology,” she says.

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THEME TAKING SHAPE

De Luca has watched the nature theme take shape over the last decade, reflecting the changes in technology changes and the new needs from the consumer. “It is a nature that we call ‘experimental nature’ and it is evolving,” says De Luca. “It started as something very precious, pretty and literal and now it is going into abstraction.” Thanks to technological advances like new ways of cutting metal from gold to titanium, there are more ways of expressing this nature theme than ever before. Nature is simulated into products through colours and textures, and it is becoming a multi-sensorial experience versus just a visual silhouette. What is probably distinguishing the nature theme in jewellery this season the most is the importance of texture. “There is a new attraction and rediscovery of craftsmanship, so even though something is industrially made, it is simulated into something that looks handmade, that is closer to nature. It’s not just nature-inspired or classical like last century’s approach – it is a modern approach to nature,” sums up De Luca. Doves’ chief designer and company president, Doron Hakimian, agrees with the nature trail leading to abstraction and imperfect finishes. “One could say that nature-inspired jewellery is cyclical but I think the current trend is more towards stones that are natural, things that come from the earth,” he says. The stones he uses, like agates and topaz, are all natural and organic with no dyes or treatment. “One of our most successful collections to date is the St. Barth’s Blue collection inspired by a trip to St. Barth’s,” says Hakimian. The collection uses a combination of the bluest natural Arizona turquoise with checker-cut white topaz on top which gives it the colour and texture of the Caribbean sea.


“RACCOON” NUMBERED, LIMITED EDITION, SWISS-MADE TIMEPIECE IN STAINLESS STEEL WITH CHOCOLATE, VANILLA AND BLACKBERRY DIAMONDS AND STINGRAY STRAP. (LE VIAN, $13,595)

PALOMA PICASSO OLIVE LEAF BIB NECKLACE WITH TSAVORITES IN 18K YELLOW GOLD (TIFFANY AND CO., $71,500)

PALOMA PICASSO OLIVE LEAF CUFF IN 18 KARAT GOLD (TIFFANY AND CO., $12,700)

EXOTICS FLORETS MIXBERRY DIAMONDS CALLA LILY BOUQUET RING IN 14K HONEY GOLD ACCENTED WITH FANILLA DIAMONDS AND STUDDED WITH CHERRYBERRY, GOLDENBERRY BLUEBERRY AND KIWIBERRY GREEN DIAMONDS. (LE VIAN, $10,645)

LAPIS EARRINGS WITH DIAMONDS SET IN 18KT ROSE GOLD (DOVES, $4,620)

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Nature is simulated into products through colours and textures, and it is becoming a multi-sensorial experience versus just a visual silhouette. PALOMA PICASSO OLIVE LEAF EARRINGS WITH PEAR-SHAPED RUBELLITES AND DIAMONDS IN 18K YELLOW GOLD (TIFFANY AND CO., $50,000)

EXOTIC ELEMENTS

It seems the successful formula for nature-inspired jewellery is to convey the look and feel of the exotic. Just this past spring, global retailer Tiffany launched Paloma Picasso’s Olive Leaf collection, capturing elements from the olive groves surrounding her home in Morocco, a place of serenity. The designer places beautiful and colourful gemstones among leafy branches of gold or silver. Peter Mesksian of Michael M. also talks about the nature theme taking a turn towards the abstract. “Where the trends really change and evolve is in the shapes of petals, and whether or not the representation of a flower is subtle or obvious, implicit or explicit,” says Meskian, who designs the brand’s collections with his son Michael. Resonating strongly with the trend forecaster’s take on nature theme’s journey to replicating the natural, it’s the beauty of imperfect finishes that remind you of a rock or something in nature which is echoed in Meskian’s description of his company’s Dreaming in Color Collection. “The materials used in the collection – raw, vintage cuts and slices of diamonds lend themselves to more organic looks where styles are able to sort of take their own shape,” says Meskian. “And it worked very well.” Mirage Creations’ Michael Sapir sees the nature trend winding down, but says there are pieces that are always staples. The top three sellers according to Sapir in order of their importance are flowers, butterflies and snakes. “Snake rings are really big this year,” says Sapir. He attributes their popularity this season to the Chinese calendar declaring this the year of the black water snake. But again, it’s not a literal interpretation, “we will do a bangle inspired by the shape of a snake,” clarifies Sapir. Another proponent of the abstract is Eddie Le Vian. “Sinuous swirls reminiscent of headless black water snakes and mini florets that look like bouquets of mini flowers are dominating the nature trend,” concurs Le Vian.

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CRAZY FOR COLOUR

When it comes to predominant colours this season, fashion trends invariably rule the roost and this colour palette is not for wallflowers. “Fashion is going towards very bright and bold colours so nature is associated with this explosion of colour,” says De Luca. “The most popular gemstones are agates in an array of colours from deep orange to emerald green,” says Hakimian. “We also use mother of pearl which is an iridescent stone that people often liken to the colour of a rainbow.” Staying classic is always in style, according to Meskian. “You can’t go wrong with bright, white diamonds,” he says. “Other than that, the deep green of emeralds and citrus hues lend themselves well to botanically-inspired pieces and is absolutely on-trend for the season.” Besides the brightness of colour dominating the nature scene, the new mediums being used offer longevity and maintenance-free pieces. “New uses of enamelling are very durable as are the pave set colour diamonds and gems,” says Le Vian. Showcasing nature-inspired jewellery collections in-store should follow the understated rule of elegance recommends Meskian. “Any item that is explicitly nature-inspired will likely be a focal piece, so I would keep it as elegant as possible so that the nature-inspired piece can speak for itself.” With the nature theme in constant flux, luckily it is a display that reinvents itself every season – just like Mother Nature herself. CJ


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WHILE SHE MAY BE NEW TO THE COMPANY, Sian Williams certainly isn’t new to the business of watches. Having recently taken on the role of president of Bulova Canada, Williams brings with her a great passion for the industry and a management track record that speaks for itself. Williams began her career on the fashion side of things, working in cosmetics and perfume with big brands like Estee Lauder and Christian Dior. In 2007 she moved to the watch sector, first with Movado, where she worked with both fashion and luxury collections, and then with Fossil, where more of the fashion products and luxury names solidified her foundation. As for her record, she’s earned plenty of awards and recognition along the way. In her two-and-a-half years with Fossil she doubled both the headcount and the business. Proud of the strong team and the strong sales, Bulova is an ideal progression, a brand that has presence and prestige, a broad appeal, and an opportunity for Williams to do what she does best – grow the business. “It’s a very exciting time for Bulova,” says Williams, who feels she’s just at the start of the wave. While she feels fortunate to be in the role, Williams also has the strengths and experience to take the brand to the next level. Noting that she’s working with a great team, she uses terms like “visionary” and “exciting” to describe her colleagues and the business in which she feels immersed. After almost two months, Williams has a firm footing and is developing a strong sense of where this wave will go. “There’s lots of talent and new direction breathing new life into Bulova,” she says. “With new knowledge, the sky’s the limit!”

AT BULOVA, IT’S TIME FOR SIAN WILLIAMS The new president of Bulova Canada has a love of fashion, a passion for the business, and the experience needed to take the brand to the next level. by Liza Marley

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A STRONG FASHION SENSE The business and development, and many of the prospects and opportunities excite Williams, but she also admires the product. “I’m a fan of rose gold. I’m dying to see our fourth-quarter Caravelle products,” she says. “Beautiful diamond jewellery, crystal, threepronged settings,” she says, noting that the fashion sense of the collection excites her. While on the subject of style, Williams discusses how watches, like all accessories, do go through the ebb and flow of style. “It’s like ‘the length of the skirt’ conversation,” Williams says. And just as some fashion designers are in constant pursuit of the perfect hemline, Williams uses the analogy in terms of watch size. The boyfriend watch is the trend. It’s long been all the rage for women – the oversized, elegant-yetweighted watch, too big for a delicate wrist yet perfectly at home there – and Williams admits to loving hers. “Is the boyfriend watch going out of style? Some say yes, some say no. But the trend to a more minute watch is coming; it’s not just small, it’s super-small. We’re into extremes,” she says of the trend on her radar. NOT JUST A PIECE OF JEWELLERY While super-small may be on the upswing, Williams also notes that it’s important for a watch to be in tune with a person’s style. It’s not just a piece of jewellery, it’s got its function, and a watch, for many, is not an option – it’s a necessity. Bulova carries quite a range of styles, price points and collections. While rose gold is Williams’ favourite, those anticipating Bulova’s new collections, Williams says, will find it’s “all about diamonds.” Elegant, luxurious and refined, diamonds are a classic. And, Williams says that in some of Bulova’s new collections, pieces start in the $300 to $600 range. That’s quite an accessible price point for a luxury-level item. With fresh collections on the horizon, great value planned for the consumer and a passion for the business, Williams is just getting started. It’s the right time for Sian Williams to do great things as the president of Bulova Canada. CJ


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It’s all about bright gemstones, nature-inspired pieces, extreme chandelier earrings, and extra-large, extra-luxurious brooches and crosses for fall and winter 2013/2014. By Irina Lytchak

When it comes to fashion trends, the world follows in the footsteps of the renowned European fashion houses which command the latest and most innovative styles. Somehow, Europe is always ahead of the curve when it comes to fashion – and the same can be said for jewellery. Runway shows in London, Milan, Paris and New York dictate that fall and winter will be all about over-the-top chandelier earrings and thick chains, and that no outfit will be complete without a brooch or bold gemstone bauble.

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Moving away from the simple stud earring, the fall season is all about statement jewellery, including hardto-miss chandelier and pendant earrings. Designers like Balmain have embraced this trend on the runway with transparent plastic pendant earrings, but the variety available to the consumer is limitless.

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CROSSES Dolce & Gabbana paid tribute to the Byzantine era with a Fall/Winter 2013-2014 collection featuring heavy and lavish crosses in earrings, necklaces and even crowns. Many jewellery designers have used cross imagery in their pieces for some time, but the upcoming season will shine an extra bright light on these specific designs.

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CHAINS Chains have always been predominant in jewellery but next season you’ll see heavier and larger pieces. Despite a reputation for being extra feminine and elegant, Chanel featured chain elements in everything from bag straps and belts to necklaces, bracelets and bangles during its Fall/Winter 2013-2014 show. This new trend is a departure from the standard, thin chain lines, and places an emphasis on thick pieces layered together for effect.

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Many jewellery designers seem to have an unspoken agreement that one can never have too many gemstones. Following designers like Gucci, many jewellers are promoting their largest and brightest pieces to complement simple yet elegant outfits. The look for fall: adding the perfect dose of dazzle to any outfit with statement pieces embellished with an array of rainbow-coloured stones.

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Island Life Starfish Cuff (India Hicks, $2,650) Gray Gold Leaf Acorn Pendant (Simon G., $3,080) Snake Ring K-50184R5 (Gabriel & Co., $1,575) Snail Shell Earrings in Pink (Costis, $16,000) Octopus Sterling Silver Bracelet (Kabana, $1,799) Limited Edition Lion Ring in 18k Yellow Gold with Black and White Diamonds (Roberto Coin, $46,000)

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When you follow in the footsteps of previous generations, you can have some pretty big shoes to fill. But the current owners at Independent Jewellers, Crescendo Jewellers and Valangin Inc. are not only filling the shoes, they are putting a fresh spin on their families’ businesses. By Sarah B. Hood

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TO EACH HIS OWN Two brothers take over 76-yearold Independent Jewellers

Jeremy Epp explored several career options before making the decision to enter into the family business. Nevertheless, today he and his brother Jonathan are equal partners in Independent Jewellers, a full-service jewellery store with two outlets in Winnipeg. “There was an opening at the company four-and-a-half years ago, and my brother had already decided he wanted to go into the business,” he says. “It was originally going to be a three-year plan, but it took four.”

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Independent Jewellers carries about 15 brands of watches and about the same number of jewellery brands; the staff includes a goldsmith, a watchmaker, an appraiser and an insurance specialist. Although Epp grew up around the company, he never expected to end up as one of the owners. “I thought it would never happen because I had seven cousins who were all older than I was and, in my view, more qualified,” he says. “It was never even presented as an option when we were younger.” The company, now in its 76th year in business, was founded by Epp’s grandfather and passed on to Epp’s father and two uncles. “In 1998, my dad bought out his brother and brother-in-law,


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newgeneration and at that point it really became our family business,” says Epp. However, “by that point I had already moved out of home. I worked in the hospitality industry and thought about teaching.” After receiving a Bachelor of Commerce, Epp eventually found himself managing a fitness business. “That led me back to realizing that sales, marketing and business in general are things I enjoy and have some aptitude for,” he says. So when the possibility arose of moving into the family business, it seemed like a natural fit.

“In my teen years I would work some summers. I did everything, whether it was shipping or in the casting department or answering phones or paperwork. I went from department to department and learned a little about all facets of the business.”

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“We went to Basel recently and we bought a lot of watches; that’s something we do every year, but that’s my money now!” – Jeremy Epp,

The process of handing down the company may have taken longer than expected, but “on February 1st of this year, my dad got into a car and drive down to Phoenix for two months with my mom,” says Epp, which left the younger generation truly in charge. “It’s subtle, but it is a change. We went to Basel recently and we bought a lot of watches; that’s something we do every year, but that’s my money now!” “We’ve changed a lot in the past four years,” he says. “I think we’ve started to get to know our customers better, and that really has translated into some unexpected, positive events. “My brother and I have different strengths. He’s a very techy-savvy individual. The staffing and marketing side of things would be more my focus. He jokes that ‘I take care of the robots and you take care of the people.’” There are no plans to alter the essential nature of the business, says Epp, who hopes that it will remain “comparable to what we have now – one that’s trustworthy and generous and that cares for the people who work for it.”

THIRD GENERATION IS THE CHARM Crescendo begins where Siffari left off

Although Crescendo Jewellery just launched in 2012, it has a longer history than many North American businesses. David Reuben and his cousin and business partner, Matt Rudin, are grandchildren of Larry Wenger, who founded Siffari in 1941. Son Marvin Wenger and son-in-law Nelson Reuben carried the company into a second generation. Upon their retirement, David Reuben and Matt Rudin opened Crescendo, which had previously been the name of Siffari’s U.S. division. “Siffari’s strengths were style, quality and service, and we have for sure carried that on,” says Reuben. “Those are things that we really hold true. We still sell the Siffari line; we have the molds and models, so we now make those as well as our own new collections. Also, we have launched a new website that has online pricing and high-resolution images for our customers, if they need them.” Reuben has fond memories of learning about the business in his youth. “It was a good thing, coming in as a kid, just to hang out there with my dad, my uncles and my grandfather,” he says.

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quality and service, and we have for sure carried that on.” – David Reuben,

In those days, Reuben didn’t plan to move into the company. It wasn’t until later, he says, that he realized he enjoyed it, “and then one thing led to another.” In 1993, Reuben went to California to study at the GIA (Gemmological Institute of America), and when he returned, he joined the family business. “I probably like the front-end of it most, and dealing with the customers. That’s the part that I’m drawn to. Matt [Rudin] enjoys the factory end of it, but we don’t see it so much as ‘my area’ and ‘your area’; it’s very intertwined,” he says. “Personally, and for our business, we stress style, quality and service, and we mean that. We carry on the great core values and ideals that were in Siffari. These are very important things to us. This company is like a family for all the employees here, and we want it to have that sort of feel,” he continues. Both Reuben and Rudin have children of their own, but they aren’t in a hurry to bring them into Crescendo. “I want them to do whatever they want to do,” says Reuben. “My grandfather always wanted me to come in, but he didn’t pressure me, and my dad said ‘Do whatever you want to do,’ so I didn’t really have pressure. I would say, number one, they have to enjoy it, and it has to be a place where they would want to come every day. Honestly, I’m hoping that they do whatever makes them happy.”


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newgeneration that if I went into finance I would always be able to go into the business,” he says. “I started working part-time when I was 14 years old as a shipper and delivery boy. I did my CEGEP degree in Administration, and then I went into university and did a Bachelor’s of Accounting and Finance at Concordia.” From 1982 forward, Monney worked with the company, but it was not clear for some time when his father would want him to take it over – if ever. “I had to do it by steps, because I never knew if my father was going to retire or not,” he says. “In the last couple of years, I had started another career in real estate construction, because my father was 70 years old and he had no plans for retirement. The company was not progressing with new trends, and I couldn’t do anything because he was still making all the decisions.”

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WATCH AND LEARN Valangin changes with the times

Back in 1961, three young Swiss men decided to leave their homeland to make their fortune in North America. Meeting in Quebec City, they decided to open Valangin Inc., a jewellery company that specialized in watches. Now Patrick Monney, the son of one of those three young men, Robert Monney, is moving the company into new territory. “My heart was always into sports, like most kids, but I knew

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Therefore, he says, “I started building condos. When he saw that it was serious and I was pulling away, he called for a meeting with me.” Monney learned that his father’s health was deteriorating, and that it was time for him to start running Valangin. In 2010, “I started taking everything under my own hands. It’s a good thing that I had worked in the business full-time since 1982, because everyone knew me and I had been in jewellery stores across Canada.” When his father died in February of 2011, Monney was ready to move Valangin into new territory. One of his dreams, to buy a building, has already been realized. He’s also going through an extensive needs analysis, and plans to upgrade CRM (Client Relations Management) and other software associated with running the company. “The website, the software, that’s going to be a major step,” he says. Monney is also moving PATRICK MONNEY carefully towards another goal: expanding into the U.S. and Mexico. “I’ve opened up the doors by opening a small subsidiary in Champlain, New York.” Monney intends to maintain some key aspects of the business like custom corporate work. “We use steel dies when a lot of people use plexiglas; we’ve got dies we’ve been using for over 25 years,” he says. Valangin’s reputation for service and quality control are also top of mind. “We’ve got a good name for this,” he says, “and it’s something I’m fighting hard to keep.” CJ


CANADIAN JEWELLER MAGAZINE FIRST ANNUAL 2013 AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE Canadian Jeweller Magazine is pleased to present the first annual 2013 Awards of Excellence celebrating the very best in Canadian jewellery retailing, product development and watch brand innovation. The Canadian Jeweller Magazine Awards of Excellence offers members of the jewellery industry a prestigious forum in which to be recognized by their peers. Being recognized with a Canadian Jeweller Magazine Award of Excellence provides winners with tremendous opportunities to promote their achievement in marketing initiatives. Winners will be announced at the annual JVC Jewellersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Ball on November 16th, 2013. CANADIAN JEWELLER MAGAZINE NOW INVITES ENTRIES AND NOMINATIONS IN THE FOLLOWING AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE CATEGORIES:

1. Independent Retailer-of-the-Year: This award recognizes excellence by an independent Canadian jewellery retailer (five

stores or less) with an emphasis on product selection and knowledge, customer service, and innovative marketing initiatives.

2. Multi-store Retailer-of-the-Year: This award recognizes excellence by a multi-store Canadian jewellery retailer (more than 5 stores) with an emphasis on product selection and knowledge, customer service, and innovative marketing initiatives.

3. Product Line-of-the-Year: This award recognizes new thinking in leading-edge product development which pushes the

envelope in terms of trends, aesthetic sensibility, pricing, increased sales, and backed by innovative marketing initiatives and exemplary customer service.

4. Watch Brand-of-the-Year: This award pays tribute to watch design innovation and originality along with attention to cutting-edge marketing techniques and customer service.

To find out how you can become a sponsor of Canadian Jeweller Magazineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Awards of Excellence, please contact Zinnia Crawford at zinnia@thergmgroup.net or call 416-203-7900 X 6135. For complete details on how to enter in one of the above categories or on the Excellence in Design Awards, contact Norma Meneguzzi Spall at norma@thergmgroup.net or 416-686-9110. Entry deadline is September 6th, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. *Entry form can also be downloaded at canadianjeweller.com


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2013 Categories 2012 CATEGORIES 1. DIAMONDS & COLOURED DIAMONDS: Any piece of jewellery that puts diamonds or coloured diamonds in the spotlight. Each design mustAny have a minimum ofor1coloured carat. diamonds in the spotlight. 1. DIAMONDS & COLOURED DIAMONDS: piece of jewellerydiamond that putscontent diamonds Each design must have a minimum diamond content of 1 carat.

2. CANADIAN DIAMONDS: Show Canadian diamonds in a magnificent jewellery design. Entries must feature Canadian diamonds and 2. CANADIAN DIAMONDS: Show Canadian diamonds in a magnificent jewellery design. Entries must feature Canadian diamonds and be accompanied by be accompanied by certification attesting to each diamondâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Canadian origin. Smaller accent stones need not be Canadian. For assistance in certification attesting to each diamondâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Canadian origin. Smaller accent stones need not be Canadian. working with a Canadian diamond supplier, please contact norma@thergmgroup.net 3. PEARLS: Let natural pearls dominate as the central design element. Other gemstones and diamonds can be used as accent stones.

3. PEARLS: Let natural pearls dominate as the central design element. Other gemstones and diamonds can be used as accent stones.

4. PLATINUM: The overall metal content of these designs must be a minimum of 75 percent platinum, but any combination of gemstones and gold may be used.

4. PLATINUM: overall metalrun content these designs must be a minimum of 75 percent platinum, 5. COLOURED GEMSTONES: The Let your creativity wild inofthis category which features coloured gemstones as the central design element. but any combination of be gemstones andcriterion. gold may be used. Creativity will a key judging 6. RAISING5.STAR AWARD: Open to jewellery design of a category Canadian which jewellery designcoloured program, gemstones emerging designers are and recent COLOURED GEMSTONES: Letstudents your creativity rungraduates wild in this features encouraged to express their creativity with a design using materials of their choosing.

as the central design element. Creativity will be a key judging criterion.

To find out how you can become a sponsor of you this can prestigious event, please contact Felicioevent, at olivier@rivegauchemedia.com To find out how become a sponsor of thisOlivier prestigious 416-203-7900 X 6107. or call 416-203-7900 x 6135. please contact Zinnia Crawfordor atcall zinnia@thergmgroup.net For complete details on how to enter your design, contact Norma Meneguzzi Spall at norma.m@sympatico.ca or 416-686-9110

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ENTER CANADIAN JEWELLER’S EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN COMPETITION Please print legibly: DESIGNER’S NAME (as you would like it to appear on the award if selected) ___________________________________________________________________________ COMPANY OR STUDENT AFFILIATION (as you would like it to appear on the award if selected) ____________________________________________________________________ ADDRESS_______________________________CITY_____________________________ PROVINCE______________________________ POSTAL CODE____________________ PHONE_________________________________ FAX______________________________ EMAIL ADDRESS___________________________________________________________ CATEGORY________________________________________________________________ TYPE OF JEWELLERY___________________ VALUE OF DESIGN (SPECIFY RETAIL OR MATERIALS) _________________________________________________________________ Describe the piece, including metal used and karat value, gemstone types, weights, cuts and colour. (Complex designs should be accompanied by technical details.) _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ ENCLOSED ARE: MY FINISHED PIECE(S) OF JEWELLERY. AN ENTRY FEE OF $30 (CHEQUE CAN BE MADE PAYABLE TO THE RGM GROUP) I understand the entry rules and regulations and I abide by those terms. SIGNATURE ____________________________________________________ SEND ENTRY ALONG WITH A COMPLETED FORM TO: Excellence in Design, The RGM Group., 60 Bloor Street West, Suite 1106, Toronto, ON M4W 3B8

RULES, REGULATIONS AND INFORMATION • Jewellery must have been designed and made in Canada. • Jewellery must incorporate precious metals and must adhere to the criteria set out in each category. • All gemstones must be natural. Synthetics are not permitted. Students may substitute CZ for diamonds. • One submission per designer, per category. • Contestant assumes all liability for designs and jewellery submitted. Although we will take reasonable precautions while the jewellery is in our possession, Canadian Jeweller cannot be responsible for insuring the jewellery. • We suggest you extend your own policy to cover your piece or pieces for loss, theft or damage for the duration of the competition. • In each category, three finalists will be selected. Judges will then choose an overall winner in each category. • To enter, submit finished jewellery, an entry form and a $30 fee for each package. • Entries will be returned by a courier at the expense of the designer. To arrange for the return, please contact a Canadian Jeweller representative at (416) 203-7900 x 6128. • Entry deadline is September 6, 2013, 5p.m. • Winning entries and all information provided about the entries may be used for promotional purposes. Slides, renderings and other reproductions of the

designs, as well as press releases, will also be used for this purpose. • Entries will be judged on the basis of originality, creativity, beauty, wearability and quality of workmanship. Consideration will also be given to marketability. • Contestants agree to hold Canadian Jeweller, The RGM Group., and its employees and representatives, etc., harmless from any and all claims, litigation and other legal proceedings. • Judging of all entries will take place during October 2013. Up to three finalists in each category will be selected. • The winning designs will be announced at the JVC Jewellers’ Ball to be held in Toronto on November 16th, 2013. • Entries not selected as a finalist will be returned to the designer in October 2013. • The judging process is confidential and the judges’ decision is final.


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Forging an alliance with the police will go a long way toward preventing crime in the jewellery industry. By John Lamont, Director of Crime Prevention, JVC The recent events of the Boston Marathon bombings and the arrest of two suspect terrorists plotting to blow up a VIA Rail train have demonstrated, better than any words can say, how important working with police is to prevent and apprehend criminals. JVC first partnered with police in 1996 and has since forged strong relationships with many police departments across Canada. This column looks at some of JVC’s more recent interactions with police. – Phyllis Richard, Executive Director, JVC I’VE HEARD IT SAID THAT “in retail, if you stand still you will die.”

Part of what this means is that you must continually strengthen relationships for them to be successful. This is true in both personal and business relationships. JVC is always working to build a strong relationship between the jewellery/watch industry and the police to bring a greater focus to crimes committed against our industry. I recently attended the Jewelers Security Alliance of the USA security seminar in Las Vegas. I arranged to have three Canadian Police Investigators attend with me: Detective Don Cardwell of the York Regional Police, S/Sgt Bruce Walker of Calgary Police Service and Det/Cst Caroline Wigglesworth of the Vancouver Police. Each of the Canadian investigators gave a presentation to seminar attendees on jewellery crime in their areas. They made important contacts with police investigators from the New York City Police as well as the FBI. They also spoke with loss prevention managers from many jewellery chains in the U.S., sharing information on loss prevention techniques and methods of combatting jewellery crime. The overall consensus from the officers was that networking and sharing information is of the utmost importance. They also agreed that proper security equipment can help prevent losses; if a loss does take place, equipment such as properly installed cameras can greatly assist police in solving a crime and preventing further crime.

SHARING INFORMATION During the recent events in Boston, cameras captured video of the subjects responsible for the crime; the sharing of these pictures with the public helped to very quickly identify the subjects. There is no doubt that the quick apprehension of the two men prevented further bombings from taking place. The sharing of information between the FBI and the RCMP also prevented terrorists from blowing up a VIA Rail train. These methods work in preventing and solving all types of crime. JVC has had great success when sharing pictures of subjects responsible for grab and runs, diamond switching and other crimes.

JVC ACTIVITIES JVC is continually updating security policies for jewellers in order to help combat changes in criminal activity. To assist in this process, Detective Doug Bedford of the York Regional Police has

become an advisor to the JVC Board of Directors. His expertise and knowledge in investigating major jewellery crimes is a great asset to the Board. JVC continues to be a major sponsor of the Eastern and Western Police robbery conferences. The next conference will be held in Vancouver at the end of May. JVC is working with Vancouver and Calgary police to put together a training seminar in each city so Police can talk to jewellers and travelling salespeople about crime they may face in their daily routines. JVC is also working with Edmonton Police to speak to jewellers at the Edmonton show in August. JVC has developed a “Police Only” database where police can share information with any police officer in Canada investigating any jewellery crime – information that may be to sensitive to initially release to the public.

APPRECIATION AWARD To further build the strong industry-police relationship and show our industry’s appreciation to police when they have investigated and solved a major jewellery crime, JVC awards the JVC/Jewelers Mutual “Police Appreciation Award” to investigating officers. In the past, the award has been presented to the following police departments: York Regional Police for a major investigation involving South American gang members targeting travelling salespeople; Vancouver Police for a lengthy investigation and subsequent arrest of a gang committing armed robberies of jewellery stores in the Vancouver area; Peel Regional Police for the arrest of a gang targeting jewellers in Brampton; Waterloo Regional Police for an arrest of a gang committing violent armed robberies in Kitchener and Guelph. Most recently, Durham Regional Police received the award for the arrest of three individuals for a violent robbery in Oshawa where a jeweller and a staff member were severely beaten. In any relationship, one must work to make it strong. JVC will continue to work to build a greater information sharing network through future endeavours via Facebook and Twitter. Building a strong relationship with police will greatly help to reduce crime in our industry. CJ

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The 1920s are making a comeback in the world of fashion and jewellery, largely in part to the release of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby. A decade known for its modernity – and a break with tradition – the Roaring Twenties were all about adopting new styles. In fashion, women celebrated the elements of fringe, pearls, satin, velvet and rhinestones. These two ensembles are a modern equivalent of the fun and risqué tastes of Jazz Age fashionistas...

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– 01. Omega De Ville Ladymatic “Diamonds & Pearls” watch – 02. Emilio Pucci Dress, $1,895 available at Holt Renfrew – 03. Doves ‘Angel Hair’ 18k Yellow Gold Earrings, $3,861 – 04. Vanessa Tugendhaft Dalhia Bracelet – 05. Mawi Glitter Crystal Pouch, $778, available at Holt Renfrew – 06. Christian Louboutin Strappy Heels, $995, available at Holt Renfrew

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Inspired by the glamour of the Jazz Era, the latest Tiffany Blue Book Collection is nothing short of spectacular. The diamond corsage bangle of round and baguette diamonds is a magnificent creation, fashioned for the wrist of a sophisticated woman, most likely spotted at cocktail clubs and black-tie balls. Set in milgrained and polished platinum, and featuring pave, bead and bezel settings, this stunning statement piece is a true testament to the glitz and glamour of the Jazz Age. (Price upon request).

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