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CONTENTS 6 Talkback 8 News 20 Auctions benefitting two US trail blazers 21 Journey from the centre of the earth 22 Art or jewellery, or both? 24 All we can say is … it was good to be back 33 Collaborative collections 35 A history of style 36 Fit for purpose 37 Introducing the golden triangle 37 Retailers Review 38 JWNZ President’s Report 38 Watchmakers’ Institute of New Zealand 39 Goldsmiths Guild of NZ 41 JWNZ Executive Notes 42 Jewellery Industry Registration Board 43 New Products and Services

Introducing Sahil Wadhwa, General Manager at the House of Bond

Where do you live and who do you share your home with?

I live with my beautiful whanau in Auckland, my wife Kritika, two-year-old daughter Kiyara and the newest family member, our son Ishir.

Tell us about your history in the diamond and jewellery trade … we understand you left an engineering career to continue your family’s involvement in the industry.

I come from a family who has been involved in the diamond and jewellery trade across three generations. While I graduated as an electrical and electronic engineer, I decided to switch paths and continue to support and grow our family business. I started with diamonds at Star Gems & Jewellery and when the opportunity arose branched out to fine jewellery through the House of Bond.

What does House of Bond specialise in?

House of Bond is well known for its extensive fine jewellery collection, from modern classics to vintage reproduction and Art Deco. The custom design part of the business has grown considerably over the past three years, due to having access to a wide selection of diamonds and coloured stones in-house and a strong manufacturing capability.

Who does House of Bond supply?

We supply to jewellery manufacturers and retailers in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands.

Who works alongside you?

Besides me, the core House of Bond team comprises our Sales Lead, Marienne Barbara, who gets the enviable opportunity to meet all our customers across the country. We also have a business & sales support team member (currently vacant) to manage day-to-day customer queries and business operations. And also the team at Star Gems.

How did the Covid-19 pandemic affect House of Bond’s business?

To our and most of the trades’ surprise and delight, the last couple of years resulted in a buoyant local market. We particularly enjoyed focussing on our NZ customers.

What keeps you excited about the jewellery/diamond industry?

There is always so much to learn in the industry - new trends, new products and new practices. The creativity in sourcing and designing fine jewellery is particularly intriguing. I am currently enjoying learning more about the coloured stone market and crafting exclusive products with them.

What were your impressions of the JWNZ Spring Trade, for example, the new venue and the reaction of the visitors to what you had on display… It was great to meet and greet our customers after a long hiatus! I think we all felt invigorated with the excitement and energy at the JWNZ Spring Trade Fair.

Greatest challenge in your job? While we are always excited to grow and expand our product range, keeping this up to date with trends and sourcing the right product for our market can be quite challenging - but that’s a challenge we love!

How do you relax away from the business?

I am an avid traveller and love to experience different environments and cultures. I also enjoy scuba diving and exploring the richness of ocean lifebut overall I love relaxing with family.

What is your most treasured possession?

Not sure if they qualify as possessions but my children would be top of the list!

What is the most important lesson life has taught you?

Treasure your core relationships and stay humble.

Best summer holiday destination … and why?

Summer in Europe. There is always so much on offer and it’s a great way to escape winter in New Zealand!

What is the most adventurous thing you have done, that has taken you out of your comfort zone?

I have a great fear of heights, but I managed to push to myself to go paragliding over beautiful Queenstown - what an amazing way to experience such a lovely part of the country.

Two things that top your bucket list… Diving in Galapagos for sure! I am also hoping we can take a year off to explore the world when the kids are a bit older - making memories to serve a lifetime.

How will the Wadhwa family spend Christmas Day?

This year my parents are away so we won't have a family gathering. But I’ll be doing something a bit different and going away on a meditation retreat.

If there was one special luxury item you would like to buy for yourself today, what would that be?

I like my cars. A Maybach Exelero would be nice!

Sahil Wadhwa.


Introducing Bespoke by BECKS.

Bespoke by BECKS gives our customers the opportunity to design and create a forever piece for their client. We’re proud to have the opportunity to work alongside our customers to create that special piece that celebrates a connection and story. Whether building on an existing BECKS design or bringing a unique vision to life, our dedicated customer service and production team are there to support you through the process.


2023 marks 40 years in business for Jill and Peter Cameron, Cameron Jewellery, Palmerston North. The couple, however, has decided to retire and hand the reins to their manufacturing jeweller, Sam Drummond and their daughter Jess, who has worked in the business for more than 10 years.

“With their combined experience, we know we are placing the business in very capable hands,” said Jill. “Sam and Jess will continue with the same ethics and business management that Peter

And after nearly 40 years in the hands of the Jones family and the last 15 years with Perrin Jones at the helm, Perrin has passed the torch to Geoff Kidd who, with his wife Emily, has purchased the Christchurch company PEKA.

Over the past 12 years Geoff has worked across various sales and marketing roles for Lion, managing

and I have conducted business over the years. We will be working full time until 24 December. This will allow us to continue to support and mentor Sam and Jess through the changeover period and through the busy Christmas season.

“We are very much looking forward to our new lifestyle and plan to make the most of our time by travelling both within New Zealand and overseas, spending time with our family and friends and enjoying more time with our grandchildren.”

some of NZ’s largest alcohol brands and working with a wide range of customers.

“Throughout those years I have enjoyed building strong customer relationships and unlocking growth through innovation,” said Geoff.

“I haven’t had any previous involvement with the jewellery industry, however, it has always been of interest to myself and Emily. I enjoy going gold mining as a bit of a hobby and managed to create our wedding rings with gold we found in Central Otago. It was a lot of fun and gave me an appreciation for the skill and artistry involved in the jewellery making process.”

Geoff says the attraction of PEKA was that it had been a long-standing familyowned business with a fantastic team of people.

“To have the opportunity to be able to continue that legacy and build on

the relationships with the diverse range of customers is something that really excited us.”

Perrin says the timing was right to sell the business. “I put a huge amount of myself into this business, so it was a hard decision to make and it took some time to come to it. But I am excited about the future and what challenges it may bring. In the meantime, I will be working beside Geoff full time until the end of 2022 and then assisting where required in 2023 and beyond. The PEKA brand will continue to operate as per usual, along with our current staff, quality products and excellent service.

“I am also planning on taking some time out as a family to do a decent stint of travel together. I know, however, I will miss the people. I have made many friendships with people throughout the trade in both NZ and around the world.”

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From left, Peter, Jill and Jesse Cameron and Sam Drummond. Perrin Jones with PEKA’s new Managing Director Geoff Kidd.

Fine Jewels, Watches & Luxury Accessories

Entries Invited

Webb's Fine Jewels, Watches & Luxury Accessories department are seeking entries for our online and live auctions. As 2023 approaches, we are looking for diamond jewellery, including pendants, earrings, bracelets, dress rings, and solitaires in larger sizes. Rare and coloured gemstones are also rising in popularity, especially in gold settings. Jewellery from distinctive periods are also sought after, such as those from the Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Edwardian, Georgian and Victorian eras.

High-quality timepieces from recognised Swiss brands, including Patek Philippe, Rolex, and Omega, will see much attention come auction day, alongside those by Cartier, Audemars Piguet, IWC, Tudor and Tag Heuer. Leather accessories and feature pieces from Hermès, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Givenchy and Christian Dior are also welcomed.

Webb's are at the forefront of the auction market for luxury accessories. If you are considering bringing your pieces to auction, please contact our specialist team for a complimentary proposal. We would love to hear from you.


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Following on from their successful conference in May, the Nationwide Jewellers group welcomed more than 320 Nationwide members at the 2022 International Jewellery Fair in Sydney. Nationwide’s programme included an industry economic outlook briefing and recommended strategies for the next 12 months. The group also released details of numerous special offers from its preferred suppliers exhibiting at the event, exclusively for Nationwide members and shared the destination for their next Time Out conference in Fiji in May.

Recipients of the annual Nationwide awards were acknowledged by members and suppliers at the group’s annual Awards Dinner, as well as members celebrating 10, 15, 20, 25 & 30-year milestones with the group.

• Apprentice of the Year - Ezekiel Maxwell Torrents, from Haab Designer Jewellers, Launceston, Tasmania.

• Suppliers of the Year: New Zealand - Worth & Douglas (Auckland)

Australia - Jewellery Centre (Brisbane)

• Members of the Year: New Zealand - Precious Metals Group (Hamilton)

Australia - Joint winners, Jade Jewellers (Burpengary, QLD) & Stephen Sparke Jewellers (Moree, NSW)


Sotheby’s auction of Important Watches in October offered a remarkable collection of 25 timepieces from a private Asian collection, the star highlight of which was Patek Philippe’s coveted Sky Moon Tourbillon 5002, widely accepted as the most important wristwatch manufactured this century, The model was Patek Philippe’s most complicated wristwatch at launch and is the brand’s first creation that features a double dial.

The watch features 12 complications, including tourbillon, minute repeating on cathedral gongs, perpetual calendar, retrograde date, sky chart, quarter moon phases, orbit display and sidereal time. The piece is further distinguished by its rarity, with only two examples manufactured each year, making it prized amongst collectors as a trophy timepiece.

The successful collector at the auction gained the watch for NZ$2,833,384.

10 JT2022 SUMMER Precious Gem Imports Ltd DIAMONDS OF DISTINCTION Roger McKinnon Joy Thavat Freephone 0800 PGI GEM or 0800 744 436 NEWS
Precious Metals Group owner Michael Platie and his daughter Alicia receive the award from Colin Polkington John Worth, of Worth & Douglas, with Colin Polkington.


For 50 years, the Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF has been the forefront of scientific gemmological research and testing to support a thriving gemstone and jewellery trade. In tribute of both its mission and accomplishments, some 150 industry leaders and opinionmakers from around the world gathered in Basel in September to celebrate the golden anniversary.

Founded by Swiss trade organisations in August 1972, from its earliest days the independent Swiss Foundation for the Research of Gemstones SSEF and its lab, the Swiss Gemmological Institute, has sought to enhance

knowledge, scientific research and transparency in the gemstone and jewellery trades. They did so through the efforts of expert staff and ongoing collaboration with academic institutes and technology developers in Switzerland and elsewhere.

The centrepiece of the gathering was a symposium in the Hans-Huber Saal of the Stadt Casino in downtown Basel. Entitled ‘Linking Past and Future: Visions for a Thriving Gem & Jewellery Trade’, its roster of speakers included representatives from major brands and auctions houses such as Anna Hu Haute Joaillerie, Christie’s, De Beers,

Gellner Pearls, Sotheby’s, The Muzo Companies and Van Cleef & Arpels. A wide range of themes were addressed including the role of auction houses, emerald mining in Colombia, provenance in the diamond industry, the state of the pearl sector, the power of gems throughout history, the roughto-jewel journey of the iconic Lesotho Legend diamond, the role of digital in the vintage market, valuation concepts for jadeite, the past and future of gem testing, the process of designing bespoke jewellery and sourcing rare gems.


• Inspired by her bee theme, Hamilton's Lynaire Kibblewhite’s daisy ring has yellow sapphires in the centre with a small baroque Akoya pearl as a bee.

• Lydia Courteille octopus ring with opal surrounded by sapphires and diamonds set in 18ct gold with black rhodium.

• Sylva & Cie opal and diamond heart cocktail ring in 18ct yellow gold.

• Lilly Street Arielle ring in 18ct yellow gold with indicolite tourmaline.

• A recent creation by vitreous enamellist Ilgiz F, the Onion Bud ring features delicate, hand-painted

enamel detailing in different shades of green.

• Magnolia ring in 18ct yellow gold with pink freshwater Edison pearl, tourmaline, citrine, diamonds, sapphires, and black enamel by Katerina Marmagioli.

JT2022 SUMMER 11 NEW ZEALAND’S PREMIUM GEMSTONE STOCKIST P.O. Box 37597 Parnell, Auckland Phone (09) 3778 038 Email sales@preciousgem.co.nz Fax (09) 309 6807 Website www.preciousgem.co.nz COLOURED GEMSTONES
Lynaire Kibblewhite Lydia Courteille Sylvia & Cie Lilly Street Ilgiz F Katerina Marmagioli


Global jewellery and accessory fashion brand Swarovski introduces its brand ambassador American model Bella Hadid as the face of its holiday campaign for 2022.

The campaign is set in an oversized world of crystals and colour where Bella Hadid acts as the brand’s ‘holiday fairy’, exploring the pieces inside every Swarovski box.


Together with Dubai builder Burj Binghatti, Jacob Arabo, the chairman and creative director of jewellery and watch house Jacob & Co., is developing what is expected to be the world’s tallest residential building. The new 100-story-plus structure, dubbed a ‘hyper tower’, is due to be built in the heart of Dubai’s financial district, Business Bay.

The new Dubai building draws “inspiration from the complex horological movements that beat in Jacob & Co. timepieces,” said Muhammad Binghatti, CEO of Burg Binghatti.

“The diamond-shape spires sitting at the peak of the tower are reminiscent of an actual crown, an ornament of unique finesse inspired by the design of Jacob & Co.’s finely cut gems.”

The building will consist of luxury twoand three-bedroom suites, and it will offer à la carte services for residents, including day care, bodyguards, chauffeurs, and private chefs. Jacob & Co. will also offer limitededition timepieces and jewellery that clients can purchase along with their residence.

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JIF Melbourne, February 4th and 5th … with exhibitors from Australasia, this is the first local industry event to kick off the New Year. It’s the perfect chance to reconnect with suppliers after the busy Christmas season, as well as getting a sneak peak into all the latest new collections, new suppliers and all your favourite jewellers and retailers under one roof. From the Jewellery Industry Network, the fair is a crucial and unifying backdrop for emerging new businesses to be discovered and to broaden industry awareness for returning brands.

Melbourne gem specialist, Hamid Bros, is excited to be exhibiting again this year. Supplying Australia with the finest gemstones since 1898, Hamid Bros will be showcasing a range of new collections in addition to its extensive range of existing stock.

“We thoroughly enjoyed attending the inaugural Melbourne Jewellery Industry Fair last year and look forward to seeing many of you there again,” said director Grant Hamid.

Diamond dreaming? The Jewellery Industry Fair includes an abundance of loose and fancy cut diamond specialists.

As a small business that started four years ago, Salt and Pepper Diamonds initially began with a small parcel of 10ct diamonds and have since evolved into an excess of 1000cts. Situated in Coffs Harbour, Salt and Pepper Diamonds is a specialty supplier of naturally heavily flawed, loose diamonds.

“We will most definitely be displaying our rough and cut Salt and Pepper Diamonds at the JIN Fair in Feb.,” said Brendan Cunningham.

“And at Ellendale Diamonds Australia, we are thrilled to become part of the Jewellery Industry Fair community, bringing our revered range of Australian-sourced and certified loose diamonds and stunning jewellery collections, Desert Rose and our new lines DIVA and ICONS,” said Gersande Price, Sales and Marketing Manager. “ www.melbourne.jewelleryindustryfair.com

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The Melbourne Fair, meeting the market in the New Year.


The HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show and the HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show will be held concurrently between 1-5 March 2023 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The twin jewellery shows will be held under the new EXHIBITION+ hybrid model, which comprises physical shows, smart business matching platform Click2Match, Intelligence Hub as well as hktdc.com Sourcing. The shows will help global jewellery traders explore business opportunities both in person and online.

USD385 Hotel Sponsorship Programme

Buyers will be entitled to a maximum of USD385 Hotel Sponsorship Programme if they choose to stay at a preselected hotel during 28 Feb - 5 Mar 2023.

Hotel Sponsorship Programme entitlements:

Visit 1 Day -> HKD900 Hotel Sponsorship

Visit 2 Days -> HKD1,500 Hotel Sponsorship (accumulative total)

Visit 3 Days -> HKD2,100 Hotel Sponsorship (accumulative total)

Visit 4 Days -> HKD3,000 Hotel Sponsorship (accumulative total)

USD320 Travel Reimbursement Programme

Buyers will be entitled to a maximum of USD320 Travel Reimbursement Programme during their stay in Hong Kong during 1 - 5 March 2023.

Travel Reimbursement Programme entitlements:

Visit 2 Days -> HK$1,200 Travel Reimbursement

Visit 3 Days -> HK$1,800 Travel Reimbursement

Visit 4 Days -> HK$2,100 Travel Reimbursement

Contact Jarrett Ho (jarrett.m.ho@hktdc.org) at the HKTDC Sydney office for application forms.


Exhibitors at Vicenzaoro September expressed their delight after the show made a triumphant return at the Vicenza Exhibition Centre.

Organised by the Italian Exhibition Group (IEG), the international gold and jewellery show was last held in 2019, but returned with a bang as more than 1,000 brands exhibited at the event. Figures from IEG show that overall attendance was up 10% compared to three years ago, while there was also an increase of 20% percent when it came to foreign attendees.

The next edition of Vicenzaoro will take place from 20-23 January, 2023.


200M Mechanical Diver "Fujitsubo"

Inheriting the design cues and attitude of the 1977 Challenge Diver.

Strong and light-weight, this Super Titanium™ model features an anti-magnetic movement designed for the digital age.




The New York-based brand Monica Rich Kosant has teamed with Chris Evert, the tennis sports legend whose lost-andfound moment on the court birthed the ‘tennis bracelet’, on a collection called ‘The Tennis Bracelet-CE. Born 1978. Finally Authentic’.

The story about Chris Evert and bracelets dates back to an early round of the 1978 U.S. Open in which Evert, then 23, was wearing a diamond line bracelet she had bought for herself.

“When I competed, I wanted to wear something that gave me confidence and empowered me, both as a woman and an athlete. My tennis bracelet added a personal element to my style on the court and served as a daily reminder that I can do and be anything,” said Chris.

Unfortunately, the bracelet flew off during play and the match was halted until it was located. In that moment, the tennis bracelet was born.

Chris says she was looking for an American designer to help her realise her long-time dream of collaborating on a line of tennis bracelets.

“She worked with us every step of the way throughout the design and branding process. She shared with us the things she remembered about that day: the green court, the white lines, and the dripping beads of sweat,” Monica Rich Kosant said. (At that time, the USTA National Tennis Center’s courts were green, unlike today’s signature blue courts.)


A Qualified Manufacturing Jeweller Wanted

Everson Manufacturing Jewellers has been in business over 40 years in Upper Hutt.

We need you if you are capable of doing remakes, custom design, custom-made work and jewellery repairs.

We are offering a competitive remuneration which will be discussed at interview.


William Zhang or Vicki Spackman 04 5287491


Three of the 13 styles in the collection, From the top, a bezel-set diamond tennis bracelet in yellow gold with 0.03ct emerald (starting at US$11,350), a bezel-set style in white gold with a 0.56ct emerald (starting at US$12,485) and the collection’s pinnacle piece, a tennis bracelet featuring fancy-cut diamonds and a 0.28ct emerald (staring at US$31,750).

Distributed by Duraflex Group Australia

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The Brand Agent

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Contact: Helen Finlayson

The Brand Agent

M. +64 27 722 6000

E. helen@thebrandagent.co.nz

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With a lifetime dedicated to luxury, Australian jewellery designer Margot McKinney’s extraordinary work and history was celebrated in an exhibition at Museum of Brisbane. Showcasing the timeless elegance and

some of the world’s rarest gems, World of Wonder: Margot McKinney, featured four areas of focus: Family History, World of Pearls, World of Opals and World of Colour.

For four generations, the

McKinney family name has been synonymous with luxury jewels. However, it is Margot who has elevated that name to new heights through her own jewellery brand and flagship store in Brisbane and internationally

through her stockists in the USA.


A spectacular large pink diamond sold for US$28.5 million at Christies November auction in Geneva to a private Asian collector. Dubbed “The Fortune Pink,” the rare 18.18ct pearshaped fancy vivid pink diamond garnered plenty of interest from global collectors. The number 18 considered lucky in Chinese culture. It is the largest pear-shaped fancy vivid pink diamond ever to be sold at auction.

Meanwhile at Sotheby’s October auction, the stunning Williamson Pink Star set a new record for price per carat after demolishing presale estimates. The cushion-shaped 11.15ct fancy colour pink diamond carried a presale estimate of $US21 million. A private US collector was victorious, paying US$57.7 million. The sale produced a new world record for price per carat, commanding US$5,178,000.


We are looking for an experienced retail salesperson to come and join our team. Someone who loves and has a passion for jewellery along with outstanding customer service skills. A background in the jewellery industry would be an advantage. This is a full-time role and will include one weekend day as part of your working week.

We are a high-end, fine jewellery store. We specialise in diamonds, coloured gems, custom design, and bespoke handmade pieces. We offer a personal service and the relationships we build with our customers are at the heart of what we do.

Our store has a really nice design space with a stylish yet relaxed feel. The team here are friendly, supportive, and welcoming – you will quickly feel like one of the family. We are based on the North Shore in Auckland and the beach is only a lovely 2-minute walk from the store (ideal for that lunch time escape).

As an experienced senior salesperson you will be our brand ambassador and will confidently manage customer enquiries, sales presentations, taking in repairs and general day-to-day operational tasks in store. You must be able to communicate clearly and concisely in English – both verbally and in writing, be approachable and polite and be very well presented.

In this role you’ll be supported and encouraged to further your career and add to your skill set by completing internationally recognized diamond and gemstone courses.

If this sounds like your ideal role, please email accounts@fifth-avenue.co.nz. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Yellow gold beryl, peridot, rubellite, kunzite, aquamarine, mandaring garnet , tourmaline and tanzanite ivory cuff. Rose gold Australian South Sea pearl, sapphire, tsavorite, peridot and diamond earrings. Australian South Sea pearls, sapphire, stacorite, peridot and diamond butterfly necklace. Yellow gold, white gold, Australian black opal (41.93ct), tanzanite, rubellite, mandarin garnet, beryl, peridot, tourmaline, citrine, kunzite and diamond Lillian transformable necklace.


French luxury fashion house Dior has announced the creation of The Fabulous World of Dior, a spectacular presentation illuminating the halls of the legendary Harrods London department store this holiday season. Until 3 January 2023, the façade of the Brompton Road edifice will be adorned with a monumental installation, showcasing the House’s different worlds and symbols, from jewellery and watches to fashion to beauty.

Creating an attraction to draw visitors, the compass rose, lucky stars, and flowers will guide visitors along the historic window displays - transformed and brought to life by a gingerbread tableau.


In a bid to tackle the issues its discarded packaging can create in the neighbourhoods around its Netherlands’ restaurants, McDonald’s has become a re-cycler by using its own branded litter to produce an exclusive jewellery collection.

The fast-food chain’s campaign introduced a limitededition collection of 14ct gold and gold-plated jewellery made to look like real litter, that included earrings made from French fries, sauce containers and a ring from a Big Mac box.

To enter the competition, customers had to throw their trash into a special golden bin in participating restaurants. Those who did so became an automatic participant. On selected times and dates unknown to participants, staff at the restaurants decided on the winners of the seven prizes.

Beautiful reproduction antique jewellery

A huge selection of earrings, rings, necklets, bangles and brooches, all handcrafted in Sterling silver, individually bead set with Swarovski marcasites and semi-prcious stones. Featuring 72-698 Garnet locket necklet, 72-783 Citrine necklet, 43-259 Citrine earrings, 43-266 Green Agate earrings, 43-269 Garnet earrings, 18-1049 Malachite GP necklet and 55-131 Green dragonfly brooch.

Something to suit every age and taste.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from John and the AM IMPORTS Team

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Auctions befitting two US trail blazers

In September Julien’s Auctions, Culver City, California, sold more than 1,600 lots of jewellery, clothing, furniture, artwork and assorted memorabilia from the estate of Emmy-winning sit-com actress, Betty White, who died Dec. 31, 2021, at age 99. White, an activist, comedian, author, radio host, talk show host and producer, was an icon in Hollywood for more than 70 years.

Every lot in the auction sold, with many soaring past pre-sale estimates and the total exceeding US$4 million, blowing away the original estimate of US$400,000 to US$600,000. Among the jewellery sold was a 14ct white gold sapphire and diamond pendant. White wore the necklace on episodes of ‘The Golden Girls’ and the ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’.

Betty White.

Also, in September the personal collection of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died aged 87 in September 2020, was auctioned at Bonhams, Los Angeles. The lots, which included a gold collar, lace gloves and a gavel, soared past estimates achieving US$516,090 overall.

Architect of the legal fight for women's rights in the 1970s, Ginsburg subsequently served 27 years on the

nation's highest court, becoming its most prominent member. She was described as a “demure firebrand who became a legal, cultural and feminist icon”.

Proceeds from the auction will form the basis of The RBG Endowment Fund, a charitable fund established by SOS Children’s Villages, the world’s largest organisation dedicated to caring for children without parental care or who are at risk of losing it.

The top lot of the sale was one of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s iconic judicial collars, gilt glass beads in a woven design, which achieved more than 58 times its estimate when it sold for US$176,775. During her time on the Supreme Court, Justice Ginsburg chose to style her judicial robes with bold collars and this was a rare opportunity to own a part of her signature look, as many of the others were donated to major museums.

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The actress’ sapphire and diamond pendant sold for US$35,200. Betty White’s 18ct gold Van Cleef & Arpels brooch set with sapphires and diamonds sold for US$21,875. The brooch is believed to be a gift from her late husband, actor and game show host Allen Ludden. Betty White’s vintage Ruseer 14ct & 18ct gold fortune cookie brooch sold for US$5,760. The cookie’s retractable 18ct white gold fortune reads “And he’ll be short, gray and then some.” Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s beaded judicial collar. Achieving 36 times its estimate, Justice Ginsburg’s black and gold opera glasses, engraved with ‘Southern District of New York’, sold for US$10,837. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Journey from the centre of the Earth

No one has ever visited the depths of our planet. However, a team of researchers from GIA and other institutions were able to gain incredible insight into the deep mantle - 660 km below the surface - by examining a diamond that in fact did ride a volcanic eruption to the surface.

Led by Dr. Tingting Gu, a GIA post-doctoral research fellow at the time of the research and now at Purdue University, researchers examined an exceptionally rare type IaB diamond from the Karowe mine in Botswana. The 1.5ct D-colour diamond’s inclusions, examined using advanced, nondestructive methods including FTIR, Raman spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction, revealed that water can be found at least across the earth transition zone (410 – 670 km deep) and into the lower mantle (more than 670 Km deep).

When the diamond was submitted to GIA for evaluation researchers were intrigued by its unusual inclusions. These turned out to be ringwoodite and brucite, very rare hydrous (water-bearing) minerals, suggesting the presence of water far deeper in the earth than previously believed.

Frank Brenker from the Institute for Geosciences at Goethe University in Frankfurt, said the study demonstrates that the transition zone is not a dry sponge, but holds considerable quantities of water.

“This also brings us one step closer to Jules Verne’s idea of an ocean inside the Earth.”

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Art or jewellery, or both?

Whether predominantly recognised for painting or sculpting, photography or film, many great modern and contemporary artists have dabbled in several mediums, including jewellery. A new exhibition brought together the jewellery musings of such artists.

Sotheby’s presented ‘Art as Jewelry as Art’. Bidding was online and artists featured in the sale included Alexander Calder, Claude Lalanne, Ettore Sottsass, Pablo Picasso, Kiki Smith and Salvador Dalí.

“These works were not made to be squirreled away in a drawer, vanity, or safe. They were meant to be celebrated on the body in a vibrant, interactive fashion. The way we define ourselves and the art we connect with are integral parts of who we are and is what ultimately defines us as creative beings.” said Sotheby’s Artist Jewellery Specialist Tiffany Dubin.

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A kinetic fringe pendant formed from 28 hanging silicon bronze rods suspended from a horizontal copper rod with a suspension loop at each end by Harry Bertoia. US$13,860. Pol Bury 'Boules des deux côtés d'un cylindre' bracelet. 18ct gold with articulated spheres on the interior and exterior of the cylinder with the original 1968 box. US$52,920. An Alexander Calder silver wire bracelet. US$75,600. 'Les Amoureux' necklace/brooch. 18ct thin gold cord with detachable pendant with pin on reverse. Signed Man Ray on lower edge of the lip. US$88,200. An 18ct violin brooch designed as a group of deconstructed violins. Signed Arman on the front. US$11,970. Jean Vendome 18ct articulated gold bracelet with a thin band atop on which two ammonites are mounted in slices and accompanied by four flat gold discs of varying sizes. US$10,710. From Claude Lalanne, a black leather and gilded bronze Orchidée purse. US$10,710. Luz Camino’s Crazy Agate Earring. 18ct earrings with agate, ruby, diamonds and enamel set in gold using the plique-à-jour technique. US$6,300.
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Salvador Dalí’s Persistence of Sound earrings in 18ct gold with diamonds, rubies, and emeralds. US$176,400. Ellipse with Holes ‘Spatial Concept bracelet signed Lucio Fontana 67 on underside, Sterling silver cuff bracelet with white lacquered oval with pierced holes positioned atop the wrist. 15.3 by 6.2 by 7 cm, wrist circumference: 18 cm. US$100,800. 18ct gold horse-head brooch with 11 rubies for the mane and one round white faceted diamond for the eye. By Franco Cannilla. US$8,190. Niki de Saint-Phalle Heart Tree brooch/ pendant. 18ct gold and multi-colour enamel pendant brooch with eight articulated red enamelled hearts and a pin on the reverse, with half loop for suspension. US$22,680. Georges Braque’s Tithonos. A dove brooch in silver and green enamel, with eyes set with rubies, US$6,300. Andrew Grima ring in 18ct gold with even striations on outer surface, set with a cabochon point-cut deep purple tanzanite and accented on one edge of setting with a band of seven diamonds set in white gold. $US20,160.

There’s no doubt about it, the lures that launched trade fairs in the first place, camaraderie and the opportunity to talk shop in-person, were absolutely upfront at the JWNZ’s Spring Trade Fair at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, Westhaven, Auckland.

On a sparkling Spring day 46 local and Australian exhibitors welcomed visitors to the new venue, the 151-year-old private club and holder of the America’s Cup.

“It was a much-awaited fair,” said Debbie Whiting, the event organiser. “After postponing the Fair three times and holding it in a new location made me a bit nervous, but excited too. There was, however, a huge buzz in the aisles, something I haven’t seen for a long time. There were also some extremely happy exhibitors, happy at the level of sales achieved, with a great percentage of them saying it was their best fair ever.”

Next year will see some changes to the fair’s format. With some existing exhibitors asking for more space, a waiting list of wannabe exhibitors and more Australians wanting to take part, two more rooms will be added to the floor format. The timing will also change, the fair will finish earlier at 4pm. It will be open to visitors from 9.30am.

Debbie: “We will grow as much as we can, but we prefer to keep the fair boutique-style, happy and friendly, rather than trying to fill a huge warehouse space in an average location. We also want to keep the prices the same. It is a very affordable fair. We don’t want to overspend to make it more glamorous. That would be cost prohibitive for our smaller participants.

“And we will book the great weather again!”

JWNZ Spring 2023 Trade Fair, 10th September.

All we can say is … it was good to be back

A novel attraction came at the end of the Fair’s trading day. The Champagne Lady greeted guests with a ‘skirt’ brimming with bubbles. A fitting finish to a stand-out happy day.

The 2022 JWNZ fair was the best jewellery fair in New Zealand to date! It was very well attended; a fabulous location and a lot of orders were taken.

It would be fair to say that I needed more than a bit of encouragement to come back to the trade fair, but that Sunday has changed that. The first point that I would like to make concerns the venue. Sensational, a talking point, maybe a little restrictive due to size, but this is a great venue and I hope it becomes the venue for many events to come.

From our perspective it was well organised, we were able to set up with ease and the day flowed well. Yes, you can sign us up for next year.

We were very happy with the location and layout of the fair; we would definitely commit to exhibiting next year. We were happy with the stand size and I thought the lighting was better than previous years.

The only thing I would change would be to open slightly earlier, but I note you are already making that change. Thank you for all your efforts and for finally getting our trade fair over the line.

We had a good trade fair, busiest in a long time. Yes, I would book for 2023. Packed lunch was great as we were too busy to leave the stand.

The fair was very good for us. Just wanted to see what interest there was in our product and I think it was strong. Yes, we will be re-booking. Lighting was excellent and appreciated.

The Fair was excellent, we had great sales, our best show to date. Yes, we would come back next year. Location great.

The Trade Fair was very good for us in terms of the business written, new clients, and reconnecting with our existing clients. Yes, we would book now for the 2023 Trade Fair.

The fair was good for us, even being upstairs. Yes, we would book again.

I agree with closing earlier, so exhibitors can pack up and socialise with retailers.

So good to be getting back to normal! We enjoyed it. The show was successful for us, and we loved the new venue. September 10th next year is a good date for us. We would like to book now.

I thought it was very well run and a success. We were well looked after and a lot of people had travelled to come. We enjoyed being next to busy stands and getting the flow-on people from that.

It was great to be there and meet everyone. Found it very worthwhile. From about 3pm it was pretty quiet for us upstairs, so finishing earlier would be better. The morning was much busier.

It was nice to get into this event and reconnect with the industry. Greeting many existing customers and being able to show off in-person the new series of ultrasonic cleaners, Elmasonic Select, was refreshing. Yes, we would book for 2023 and keep our position.

The fair was very well run. Great turn-out. In 2023 I think you need to open another room so can accommodate more suppliers.

We enjoyed better than expected sales. Great location. Yay to the earlier closing time.

- Roland Plank, Solar Jewellery by KH Plank The event management team on the day, from left, Sandeshi Kathriarachchi, Gracey Griffin, Debbie Whiting and Annie McDonald with the Champagne Lady, Olivia Gilligan.

So much anticipation, trepidation and excitement leading up to the JWNZ 2022 Spring Fair. And what a fantastic Fair it was! Wonderful new location at the RNZYS on the waterfront at Westhaven Marina, close to the city and excellent parking close to the venue.

The venue was a wee bit smaller than we’ve been used to, but the layout meant there was a good buzzy vibe throughout the day, the lighting was spot on (with no need for extras) and everyone was so happy to be back face-to-face again.

Good to see so many Australian exhibitors brave the ditch and join us, as well as all our loyal New Zealand exhibitors, it’s always good to see familiar faces and catch up on what’s happening around the traps. Thank you to all the visitors who came along to see what was on offer and enjoy a glass of bubbles with the ‘Champagne Lady‘wasn’t she amazing!

Also thank you to our Trade Fair sponsors: Star Gems & Jewellery, Landau Jewellery, Pacific Time, Morris and Watson and PEKA and the Spot Prize sponsors. Your generosity is much appreciated.

The fair was everything we hoped for and we look forward to welcoming you all back again in 2023.

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- Susi Chinnery-Brown, JWNZ President and JWNZ Trade Fair Chairman. Exhibitors Felicity Lehtonen and Susi Chinnery-Brown, Twentyfive 7. Visitors from left, Ben Bettridge, Garry Bettridge, GBJS Ltd and Paul Greenfield, Stasita.

Seen on the day …

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Meli Berends and Rick Youmans, Youman Capsule Jamie MacKinnon and Te Uri King, Olympic Swiss Watches. Nicola Adams and Terry Keoghan, Showcase Jewellers. Helen Finlayson and Phil Edwards, Duraflex Group Australia. Visitors Rex and Fiona Wilson, Gold ‘n’ Gifts Paihia. Nicci Crowe and Craig Dawson, Landau Jewellery. Jake Fastnedge and Matt Chambers, Elma Tech-span NZ. Zillah Daysh and Lisa Daysh, Audacious Gems. Aseem Wadhwa and Tilak Wadhwa, Star Gems & Jewellery. Malcolm Alderton, Advanced Retail Management Systems (ARMS). From left, exhibitor Helen ThompsonCarter, Fabuleux Vous, with visitors, Jennifer Pugh and Antonia Morris from Morris & Watson. Andrew Robalo, G & A Warburtons.

La Stèle


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The fabulous pairing of sterling silver with semi-precious stones & mother of pearl. fvjewellery com From left, visitor Helen Barrett with Dave and Laurence Koppenhagen. David Paterson, Paterson Fine Jewellery. Andia Abernethy and Jane Bell, NZ Gem Trading Co. Ltd. Maddie Chantry and Cindy Bucheler, Designa Accessories. Kristen Lloyd and Lyn Bilkey, Little & Stone Jewellery Cleaner. James Williams and Joel Blyde, Finneys Importers & Distributors Ltd.

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Model 29909 Green Dial Model 29709 Navy Blue Dial Model 29509 Black Dial Susan Wright, Origin Gold. Greville Ingham, BECKS. From left, Rachael McLeod, John Rose and Melinda Carey, West End Collection. From left, visitors Jennifer Franich, Chris Minturn, Grace Minturn, Lee-Ann Minturn and John Franich. From left, Deane Faofua, Vanessa Astley Kirsty Shutkowski, Glenn Stevenson and Julie Hitchmough, Regal. From left, Elizabeth Eames, Anne Plank and Roland Plank, Solar Jewellery by KH Plank. Dee Bolton and Helen Finlayson, Bolton Gems. Denis Childs, Moreton Jewellery. From left, Priscilla Yung, Carson Yung, Carl Yung and Mia Jovic, Carl Yung Gems. Ryley Kennard and Tas Kaur, Crombie Lockwood.
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Sahil Wadhwa and Marienne Barbara, House of Bond. Keith Mann and Mark Radon, Citizen Watches Australia. JIRBNZ’s Grant Harrison with Roger McKinnon, Precious Gem Imports. Visitors Mark Sanders and three-year-old Indi Sanders, Sanders Jewellers of Remuera. Visitors Ramil Pacheco, Pearl Pacheco (7) and Girlie Mendova, Jewellery Services. Perrin Jones and Susan Galbraith, PEKA Robert Russell and Michelle Arndt-Russell, Pronto Clock Company. Jesse Hopkins and Rodney Dyer, East Coast Origin Ltd. Visitors Tracy Dawson and Diane Dawson. Maulin Shah and Devang Shah, World Shiner NZ. Visitors Gary Barwick and Rowan Pilbrow. John Worth and Chris Worth, Worth & Douglas.

Collaborative collections

Chopard Creative Director Caroline Scheufele and musical icon Mariah Carey have collaborated on two new collections, the Chopard X Mariah Carey Collection and the Happy Butterfly X Mariah Carey Collection.

Whilst most collaborations are the result of brands chasing the artistic talent they seek to associate with, in this case it was initiated by the talent side of the equation. In December 2020, Mariah Carey approached Scheufele with the idea of collaborating on a collection that would celebrate the superstar’s ‘Diamond Disc’ in honour of her famous hit ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’.

The butterfly is an obvious choice of emblem for this collaboration. For Carey, ‘Butterfly’ is the name of her 1997 album that catapulted her career in RnB and Hip Hop music. For Scheufele, nature is one of her greatest inspirations when designing her collections, with butterfly wings featuring prominently in many high jewellery and watch creations.

The fine jewellery collection Happy Butterfly X Mariah Carey preserves the Happy Diamond design codes with a twist. Updating the style with the butterfly motif, each piece is also created from Fairmined-certified ethical gold and is either entirely paved with natural diamonds or red carnelian.

The Chopard X Mariah Carey Collection of one-of-a-kind high jewellery pieces consists of a pair of asymmetric earrings, a necklace and a ring, each created entirely from Fairmined-certified ethical gold, set with a full pavé of natural diamonds.


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Artist Mariah Carey wearing the white gold and diamond Butterfly High Jewellery ring.
34 JT2022 SUMMER JWNZ Spring Trade Fair 2023 info@jwnz.co.nz www.jewelleryfair.co.nz Sunday 10th September 9.30am to 4.00pm Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron Westhaven, Auckland Additional exhibitor space available but limited Contact Debbie Whiting, 09 378 1222, E. inklink@xtra.co.nz Visitor registration opens 10 April 2023. Contact Craig Anderson for details, 021 596 988, E. info@jwnz.co.nz

A history of style

In 1928 Boucheron, the French luxury jewellery and watches house located in Paris, was commissioned the largest special order in the history of Place Vendôme. In 2022, Creative Director Claire Choisne pays homage to this treasure by creating the ‘New Maharajahs’ Collection.

On August 2nd, 1928, Place Vendôme was buzzing with the arrival of Bhupindar Sing. The Maharajah of Patiala had come to Paris with 40 of his servants. Thirty-five suites had been booked at the Ritz to welcome the party. The Maharajah was a colossus - he was about 6 ft 7” - and he was famous for his immoderate taste for jewels. No one knew which jeweller he would go to.

On that summer day, escorted by Sikh guards carrying iron safes, Bhupindar Singh crossed the square and pushed open the door of Boucheron. There, he was welcomed by Louis, son of Frédéric Boucheron. In those safes, Louis counted diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and pearls by thousands. For these gems, Louis then imagined 149 designs: emerald and diamond collars, multiple-strand pearl necklaces and belts covered in precious stones.

"This commission by the Maharajah of Patiala seemed like a fairy tale, it is the stuff of dreams," said Claire Choisne. “In our archives, we have kept the 149 original designs from which I got my inspiration for this collection. I wanted to transpose these designs into the 21st century and to reinvent them for today’s Maharanis and Maharajahs. For those women and those men who want to express their personality and their own style."

For these New Maharajahs, Boucheron has highlighted designs referring to elements which symbolise ancestral India, such as the lotus flower, turban ornaments or wedding bracelets, but also for traditional techniques such as glyptics, the art of engraving stones.

But while the Maharajah’s treasures featured many colours, Claire chose to use colour sparingly, focusing more on white and transparent shades via diamonds and rock crystal, with a pop of green, courtesy of emeralds in select designs.

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The ‘New Maharani’ set, featuring three separate necklaces. At the centre of the lotus-inspired collar is a 4.08ct cushion-cut diamond, surrounded by diamonds, rock crystal and white gold. The ‘New Padma Nacre Earrings’ are a tribute to the lotus flower, with the word ‘Padma’ translating to lotus. The hoops are sun-shaped and mounted with 35.93cts of emeralds. Claire Choisne interpreted a turban pendant, or sarpech, as a hair jewel that can also be worn as a brooch. Meant to resemble a feather, it is set with full-cut and rose-cut diamonds in white gold.

Fit for purpose

Queen Elizabeth 11 was skilled in the art of wearing jewels. Particularly brooches, that were so suited to her duties. Large and worn high on the left shoulder they were visible even when sitting in a car or carriage. In fact, The Queen was so fond of the underrated accessory that she was said to have had 98 brooches in her collection.

Queen Elizabeth II wears Queen Mary's Russian brooch, set with a blue sapphire and diamonds, with the almost ever-present three strand pearl necklace at the start of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012. The brooch was a wedding gift to Mary of Teck from Empress Marie Feodorovna of Russia. The empress, who was born a Danish princess, was an aunt of Mary’s new husband, the future King George V of the United Kingdom. the brooch was one of the many pieces of jewellery that Queen Mary, who died in 1953, bequeathed to her granddaughter, Queen Elizabeth II.

Unlike many of the Queen’s brooches, which have been passed down by queens before her, the Queen designed the Centenary Rose brooch herself as a 100th birthday present for the Queen Mother. The piece earned its name from the milestone it was designed represent, but also from the 100 diamonds framing a hand-painted Queen Elizabeth Grandiflora Rose on rock crystal.

Most impressive and valuable of all the Queen’s brooches is the Cullinan brooch. The brooch is composed of diamonds III and IV from the 3,106ct rough stone discovered in the Premier Mine in South Africa, in 1905. The diamond was given to King Edward in 1907 by the Transvaal Government and sent by post in a teapot, while a decoy travelled via a highly publicised sea voyage. The largest of the nine important diamonds cut from the Cullinan stone is the 530ct Star of Africa set into the Royal Sceptre and part of the Crown Jewels. The eight ‘Lesser Stars of Africa’ as they are known, were made into jewels, including this brooch with its pear-drop Cullinan III that weighs 94.4cts and hangs from the square-cut Cullinan IV of 63.3cts. The brooch was jokingly referred to as ‘granny’s chips’ by the Queen, as it was her grandmother, Queen Mary, who had commissioned the jewels 50 years earlier. A further two brooches and a ring were made from other smaller stones.

The Queen's coronation world tour in 19531954 was marked with some significant jewel presentations, including this one. The women of Auckland showed their appreciation for the reigning monarch’s visit to New Zealand with a diamond and platinum brooch in the form of a silver fern. The gift was made possible by fundraising from a committee of women's organisations. It was presented on Christmas Day 1953.

The Williamson brooch is one of the few jewels that was not inherited by the Queen that she wore to many key events including her Silver Jubilee celebrations. A 54.5ct rough pink diamond was given to the Queen in 1947 as a wedding present from the Canadian geologist, Dr. John Thorburn Williamson, owner of the Mwadui mine in Tanzania. It took two months for the lapidaries Briefel and Lemer of Clerkenwell in London to cut the stone into a 23.6carat round brilliant-cut diamond. The gem was set in a white diamond flower brooch designed by Frederick Mew of Cartier in London in 1953. The setting’s delay was apparently due to Dr. Williamson’s wish to add further pink diamonds to his original gift. As these were not forthcoming, he added 170 small brilliants, 12 baguettes and 21 marquises instead. The gems were set in platinum and the jewel is 10.16cms tall.

Though it is not the most valuable, one of the brooches the Queen wore regularly is the Dorset Bow brooch, given to the then Princess Elizabeth by her grandmother Queen Mary for her wedding in 1947. The brooch is made of diamonds set in gold and silver, designed in the shape of an elaborate bow. The Queen frequently wore it for one occasion in particular: Remembrance Sunday. She used the brooch to gather the stems of the poppy flowers that she wore to honour Britain’s fallen soldiers.

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Introducing the golden triangle

Prada has launched its first fine jewellery collection, Eternal Gold, which uses 100% certified recycled gold alongside precious gems and metals.

Prada’s own archetype, the triangle, is traced in every piece - an affinity found between Prada’s triangle and diamond facets. The triangle also appears as a clasp closure for earrings and pendants, while its angles shape chain links and hearts and the head of a snaked bracelet.


A unique gift awaited H.M. Queen Margrethe II at the opening of the

Golden Days Festival in Copenhagen. Celebrating women who have had an impact on Denmark, the Festival launched the '50 Queens' exhibition by BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group, a display of 50 pedestals at the Kongens Nytorv town square, each representing a Danish woman of historical or cultural importance.


The Danish company Georg Jensen took part in the opening ceremony of the exhibition and gifted a unique necklace in sterling silver to Her Majesty, designed in collaboration with BIG and referencing the design of the exhibition.

Hand crafted in sterling silver, the

necklace features 50 elegant blocks of varying sizes, resembling the women's pedestals displayed at the town square, with the name of the exhibition ‘50 Queens’ engraved in the largest block.

In the busy Southland town of Gore, best known for its strong country music connections and the famous Creamota sign, Van de Water Jewellers has new owners - Brad and Megan Lamb, who took over in 2021. They have three children aged 5, 3 and 5 months, so running the store and being a parent requires a bit of juggling, (as we can all understand), but away from work Brad loves to relax by running when he gets a chance.

After many years as a high school teacher, Brad is enjoying the challenge of working at the bench, harnessing his practical and creative side. He really enjoyed his first JWNZ Trade Fair in Auckland, seeing all the ranges on display, but will ‘plan ahead’ next time to ensure he sees everything without rushing.

Brad is ably assisted in store by Philippa Goodwin, Julia Howden and Andre Johnston. And if you are ever in Gore, do visit this well-established store with a fabulous range of beautiful jewellery and watches, along with great friendly southern service.

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RETAILERS REVIEW BY SUSI CHINNERY-BROWN Brad Lamb Photography: David Sims Ragnar Hjartarson, Creative Director at Georg Jensen, attributes a very special meaning to the piece: silver blocks can be seen as miniature pedestals, each representing a steppingstone for women in history, while the design in its entirety symbolises the passing of time.' During the festival the central town square of Copenhagen, Kongens Nytorv - The King's Square - changed its name to 'Dronningens Nytorv' - The Queens Square.

And just like that, the JWNZ Trade Fair has been and gone. The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron at Westhaven Marina, Auckland, was a fabulous venue and a very successful fair all round. Marvellous to see so many familiar faces, all happy to be back together and catching up on what’s been happening in the industry.

Thank you to all who took the time to attend, to the sponsors and exhibitors and especially to our Trade Fair Manager/organiser - Debbie Whiting and our Executive Secretary Craig Anderson. You both did an amazing job getting it over the line at a brand-new venue. Looking forward to 2023!

On a more sombre note, it’s been heart-breaking hearing about, reading about and watching TV news reports of all the ram raids, break-ins and aggravated burglaries in recent months. So many jewellery stores, but also many other retailers right across the board. Our former President, Brian Barrett, covered this issue quite extensively in JT Winter 2022, so I can’t add much more, other than to extend our sympathy and support in whatever way we can.

Craig Anderson has recently emailed a very good article from our insurance brokers, Crombie Lockwood, which covered a broad range of security measures and staff training re same. It is impossible to predict when or where these thugs will strike next. The best way forward is to be vigilant and prepared as you possibly can be, with a clear plan of what to do if it should happen to you. And we hope the police will soon have greater powers to deal with the perpetrators, regardless of their age.

The first job to be tackled in my term will be to help develop a new Constitution / Rules of the Society, which will be done in conjunction with an in-depth review of the organisation and its relevance to the industry. Craig Anderson has already carried out the preparatory work and once completed will be presented to the National Council for review and ratifying before presenting it to the JWNZ AGM in 2023 for adoption by the membership.

I have just come back from a very busy two weeks working in the South Island and it was great to finally see so many tour buses on the road again. And


It’s that time of year again! You know the one. The time of year that makes you feel like you have a Christmas tree shaped target on your back. “Will it be ready by Christmas? It’s only been sitting in the bottom of my drawer for the last 10 years!”

But I digress…

With the review of the JWNZ’s Constitution/Rules of the Society, the time has also come for the Watchmakers of New Zealand to restart the discussion about the future of Watchmaking in New Zealand. Are we doing the right thing by our Apprentices? Are we doing enough to ensure that future generations will have the skills necessary to maintain

the timepieces of today and yesteryear, tomorrow? What will be the shape of our representative organisations? Moving forward, do we really need two organisations for watchmakers?

I know that that last question will raise the ire of quite a few who, for one reason or another, want to see the Watchmakers Institute of New Zealand and the New Zealand Horological Institute kept separate. But, is this really the way forward. Do we really need to rehash old grievances in which many of the antagonists are no longer with us?

Working as one group we can be stronger. Divided we will inevitably fail. Let the (positive) discussions begin.

a gazillion Juicy rental vans with their distinctive green/purple livery. There were a lot of people out and about; the shops were reasonably busy and all the cafes very busy in the tourist hot spots, so fingers crossed for a good summer ahead.

Wishing you all positive trading, a very Happy Christmas and peace in the New Year.

- Susi Chinnery-Brown, JWNZ President 07 889 3545, 021 751 115 susi@twentyfive7.co.nz

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Susi Chinnery-Brown. Nick Parker.


The Goldsmiths Guild AGM was held on 21st September in Wellington, with eight members attending – one via Zoom.

Peter Cameron stepped down from his position on the committee due to his impending retirement. I wish to thank Peter for his strong support, continued enthusiasm and helpful contribution to the Guild over the many years he has been a member and for the time he has served on the committee. We all wish you well in your retirement, Peter.

I also thank the following remaining committee members who have all agreed to continue, and who re-elected me as Chairman:

Brian Barrett (Chairman)

Ian Douglas

Lloyd Kelly

Darren Orr

Mike Sherring

Additionally, I welcome two new committee members and I look forward to working together over the coming year. It is heartening to have interest from out of Wellington:

Warren Beard (Wellington)

Steve Hayward (Whangarei)

During the meeting there were discussions raised regarding a skilled worker shortage with many businesses reluctant to take on apprentices. In their defence it was pointed out that a lot of young people are not prepared to commit to four years of training. It’s a double-edged sword and a problem we need to solve to guarantee the continuation of manufacturing into the future.

Also discussed was the concern over the proliferation of ram raids and smash-and-grab thefts. This discussion followed similar lines to those held at the JWNZ meeting in Auckland. Everyone concerned, but no-one having a solution to the problem. A particular worry was the increased risk to staff involved in a robbery situation. The Guild plans to investigate the risks involved, with the intention of adding a relevant section to the Health & Safety Manual.

We are always open to suggestions and welcome feedback from Goldsmiths Guild members on what they want from their organisation. The Guild is for the benefit of all members and we would like to feel that the decisions we make represent all members nationwide. Please feel free to make contact if you have something to say that could be beneficial to the Guild.

Christmas is looming and trade appears to be picking up. I wish you all well for successful summer trading, followed by plenty of time to relax with friends and family.

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The Jewellers & Watchmakers of New Zealand Inc.


Jewellery Time magazine - The focal point of JWNZ member and industry communication.

JWNZ Inc. Trade Fair - An annual event held on behalf of our members, for our members and industry.

Internet - www.jwnz.co.nz - The official JWNZ website with a free listing for financial members.

Press Releases - Jewellery and watch specific editorial promotion of product and JWNZ members.

Consumer Information - Online brochures, water resistancy guide and refund policy.


ANZ Bank - Business and Personal banking.

ANZ Merchant Business Solutions - Merchant facilities for EFTPOS, Credit & Debit Card sales.

Crombie Lockwood Insurance Brokers - Business, Personal and Travel insurances.

CourierPost - Special Trackpak rates, $2000 insurance cover on each parcel sent.

EFTPOS NZ Ltd - EFTPOS Terminals and Payment Solutions.

Gilrose Finance - Consumer Finance for Hire Purchase sales.

Grow Online Ltd - Creating Results Driven Websites, SEO (Search Engine Optimisation), SEM (Search Engine Marketing), Ecommerce Websites, B2B, Custom Solutions.

Office Products Depot - Stationery, Office furniture, Computer accessories and consumerables.

Vodafone - Telecommunication services - Fixed line & Broadband

Vodafone - DigitalMobile - Vodafone Product Suppliers


Jewellery Industry Registration Board of New Zealand - Representation on the Jewellery & Watch Industry organisation responsible for Apprenticeship Training.


Government Liaison (When required) - Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Commerce Commission, New Zealand Customs, Disputes Tribunal, New Zealand Trade & Enterprise, Immigration New Zealand, Statistics New Zealand, Ministry of Economic Development.

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Business & Personal Banking Merchant Facilities Telecommunication Ser vices


At the JWNZ National Council meeting it was agreed to complete an in-depth review of the organisation and its relevance to the jewellery and watch industry in the current business environment. As advised to the Annual General Meeting, the organisation is required to re-register between April 2023 and October 2026 and as the Rules (Constitution) are almost 40 years old, we will be reviewing the current Rules of the Society with a view to replacing them with a new set. Included in the review will be; member communication, benefits of membership and liaison with other organisations. including those within the jewellery and watch industry. The review is scheduled to be completed within 11 months and will be ratified by the National Council and its findings advised to members at the 2023 AGM.


Our Spring Trade Fair held on Sunday 11 September at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, Auckland was a resounding success. Online pre-registrations were well in excess of previous years and the number of visitors exceeded those who attended the last fair in 2019. The venue was

well received by both exhibitors and visitors and the positive comments and constructive criticisms are noted as we look forward to 2023. We have booked the venue again and are exploring the possibilities of having additional exhibition space to cater for those on our wait list, along with the added interest from potential exhibitors.

Debbie Whiting, Trade Fair Manager, did a fantastic job for us and we have mutually agreed that Debbie will continue in the role in 2023. Thanks again to our 2022 Trade Fair sponsors; Star Gems & Jewellery, Landau Jewellery (Christchurch), Pacific Time Industries, Morris and Watson and PEKA. Your ongoing support of our trade fair is greatly appreciated.


The upcoming issues of JT, Jewellery Time magazine, will be available as an e-magazine one month after the publishing and posting of the printed version. JT is the focal point for JWNZ member communication. Keep yourself informed as the magazine contains information such as events, JWNZ reports and editorial, business, news and industry updates.


The National Office is well aware of the issues that are currently being experienced with NZ Post courier deliveries, misdirected and/or missing parcels. Contact has been made with NZ Post to ensure our financial members are aligned with the latest NZ Post/JWNZ Member list. If you are having delivery issues with NZ Post, please contact Craig Anderson to discuss.


We acknowledge the passing of the following industry members; Ian Bond, Graham Hall, Beverley Morrison, Bruce Bartlett, Graham Healey, Peter Beck, Anne Edmeades, Russell Anderson, Warren Hall, Gary Chapman, Ian Young, Colin Hollingsworth, Warren Warburton, Keith Plier, Peter Minturn, Val Harry and Brian Wasley.


Craig Anderson

JWNZ Inc. Executive Secretary

P O Box 16007


Christchurch 8441

T 021 59 69 88

Int +64 21 59 69 88

E info@jwnz.co.nz

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Craig Anderson. Incoming JWNZ President Susi Chinnery-Brown receives the chain of office from former President Brian Barrett at the JWNZ AGM.


Some years are good and some years are great, depending on how you look at them.

Last year’s article at this time celebrated what a good year 2021 had been for the Trade. Along with acknowledging the challenges, which included having our AGM by Zoom and having to adapt to allow the eight candidates, who were seeking to become Trade Certified as Qualified, to sit their 2021 Trade Certificate examination simultaneously and remotely. This number sitting was to flow into 2022, with therefore eight more Tradespersons becoming qualified next year. A big goal and part of this was for JIRBNZ to dedicate time to encouraging employers to take on in 2022 a new first-year apprentice to fill their shoes.

Time to tell how that all went was presented at this year’s AGM of members of the JIRBNZ, which was held on the 30th September in Wellington.

In prior years this important measure was contained within correspondence assessments figures and last year totalled just four in number. This number for 2022 I am pleased to report was blown away completely and that for the 2022 year 16 new apprentices combined, in both manufacturing jewellery and watch and clockmaking, were taken on. This four-fold increase to 16 apprentices is a real credit to everyone involved.

The message being broadcast does appear to have got through and it is great to see employers take on board the united front of advice from all on the JIRBNZ Executive. I thank everyone

from leaders of separate factions within JIRBNZ and to the apprentices on the NZ Young Trade Jewellers Facebook page for the good work put in to push the message across. Thank you all for relaying the message: “If you want more Qualified Tradespeople, stop complaining, do something about it and take on more apprentices.”

There are still those who contact me in my role as Commissioner of Apprentices wanting help to employ a Qualified Tradesperson without any thought of putting an apprentice through themselves. Included in that are those who ask for assistance to glean a 2nd or 3rd year apprentice to them from their current employer, or those who look to snap them up as soon as they become Trade Certified as Qualified. I make it quite clear that the Registration Board totally supports any employer who takes on an apprentice, rather than trying to help garner someone away from an employer who has made the commitment to take them on and register their apprenticeship.

Support and celebration of

apprentices is the backbone of our skilled trade. A skilled trade is defined as requiring an apprenticeship to enter. If we lose that we lose our trade and most likely, we will loose it forever.

Pictured are two such former apprentices, Liam Ward and Helena Yntema who, along with their employers, deserve our celebration having duly completed an apprenticeship and satisfied all the assessments requirements to be Trade Certified as Qualified, Tradesman Manufacturing Jewellers. Well done and I look forward to the record 16 more apprentices for 2022 doing likewise in four years’ time.

Industry appointed Commissioner of Apprentices

Jewellery Industry Registration

Board of New Zealand

M: 0276930001,

E: info@jirbnz.org.nz

W: www.jirbnz.org.nz

Sponsors 2022

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Puri Panekiretanga – Keeping Standards High Registration Board of New Zealand Jewellery Industry
Qualified Tradesman Liam Ward and owner Qualified Tradesman Geoff Taylor. From left, Richard Mayo Director Jewellery Services, Helena Yntema Qualified Tradesperson, Grant Harrison JIRBNZ and Marty Leverno Qualified Tradesman.



FITZROVIA BUMBLE BEE, a contemporary timepiece at your wrist. 34mm gold-tone case with simple lines, but with refined details like the iconic Ted Baker bee applied on the dial and a comfortable black genuine leather strap. Also available with tan leather strap or duo-tone stainless steel and gold bracelet.


Introducing LILABEL, the new masterpiece watch by Ted Baker London. Extremely sophisticated and elegant, this 36mm timepiece features the Ted Baker Magnolia motif on an otherwise transparent dial and is combined with a chevron detailed gold-tone stainless steel bracelet. Also available in rose gold with blush pink magnolia details.



The new effigy of Furla Watches, the Icon Shape. A swirling 34mm silver and gold-tone case design also features a luscious green dial with satin-finish ringed by a repeating logo motif to make this piece unmistakably FURLA. Other colours also available.

STYLE: WW00032001L4, RRP: $449 NZD.

A truly unique style that epitomises the fun Furla attitude. The Furla Arch logo is the centrepiece of this design. Stainless steel case with a soft pink dial and set with a matching bracelet in silver-tone and rainbow enamel. Easily adjustable links help obtain just the right fit for this elegant jewellery piece. Also available in yellow gold with pink enamel. STYLE: WW00035001L1, RRP: $569 NZD.


The double rose gold 26mm case is made of pure high-quality surgical grade stainless steel and paired with an Italian leather Fennel Green strap embossed with the 'William Morris Strawberry Thief' motif, providing a modern-artisanal August Berg look and feel. The delicate 4mm crown features and engraved 'AB-infinity' logo completing the elegant look. The iconic Strawberry Thief 3D dial is elevated by 12 flawlessly-cut Czech Preciosa crystal indicators and petite Rose Gold hands. The Japanese quartz movement is protected by flat, crystal clear, anti-reflective, scratch-resistant sapphire glass, which completes the enchanting look of the August Berg + Morris & Co 'Petite' collaboration.

STYLE: M1ST0926A26LGNE, RRP: $429.95 NZD.


Rosefield Studio offers new watch and jewellery sets with a high-end appearance. The renowned Octagon Watch has been reduced in size and is now equipped with a highshine polished flat gold metal chain. The chain is fastened with a T-bar closure with Rosefield engraving that slides into the O-ring and is simple to adjust to fit every wrist.

STYLE: SWGSG-O55, RRP: $299.95 NZD.


The Teal Explorer is a timeless black watch with silver features making it the perfect every day accessory. The design includes an easy to read digital screen, stopwatch, alarm, backlight and is 100m water resistant with a two-year replacement warranty.

STYLE: X2223G2, RRP: $79 NZD.

Contact: Designa Accessories, Ph 64 9 480 2211, customer.service@designaaccessories,com.au, www.designaaaccessories.com.au

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Colour and style from BOCCIA Pure Titanium…

Mesh magic: Three new releases in fabulous Amazon Green 3281-10, Winery Red 3334-09 and our favourite little classic GP 3266-08.

Retro 3657: Super flat, high-quality bracelet, special dial structure, date, sapphire crystal in three dial options.

Luxury leather: The Melba with 25mm case, sapphire crystal & MOP dial in Martini Olive and Orange Tiger. Roman numerals on ivory textured dials and sapphire crystals in Meadow Violet and Strawberry Cream.

Royce Concept 3658: Super flat, new high quality strap construction, degrade dial, date, sapphire crystal in three striking colour options. A perfect presentation watch.

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Contact: Twentyfive 7 Ltd, Ph. 07 889 3545 or 021- 751 115, susi@twentyfive7.co.nz


Elevated basics with a mythical touch. The Nymph Huggies are designed with solid light opals to hug the earlobe and catch the eye with every turn.

Available in 9ct yellow or rose gold, or sterling silver these huggies will layer well with the other pieces in your collection or stand alone in their own right. Product code: OE011SS (sterling silver).

Contact: Ikecho Australia, Ph 612 9266 0636, cindy@ikecho.com.au, www.ikecho.com.au


Magically-sparkling summer design from Thomas Sabo. The small stud earrings are valuably crafted of 925 sterling silver and slightly blackened. Small, white zirconia stones are set by hand and give a unique sparkle to the jewellery. H2244-643-14, RRP $329.00.

Glamourous sparkle: this large Thomas Sabo cocktail ring for women in an exclusive design is elaborately crafted of slightly blackened 925 sterling silver. The centre stone is a large, white milky quartz, which is faceted in an artistic kaleidoscopic cut. TR2407-643-14, RRP $449.00.

Exude sunshine with this light and bright statement necklace from Ania Haie this season. Complete with a solid 14ct gold sunburst design, discover a single diamond centrepiece, set on a solid gold dainty chain. Pair up with our matching huggie hoop earrings or keep the look simple, letting this bohemian-inspired necklace speak for itself. NAU001-08YG, RRP $369.00.

Renew your everyday earring stacks with the perfect fine jewellery piece, Ania Haie’s diamond drop huggie hoops. Crafted in 14ct solid gold, these super sleek chunky huggies are finished with a single droplet natural diamond, serving up all the sparkle in an on-trend way. Wear them with a simple pair of hoops and all the studs. EAU001-15YG, RRP $619.00.

Inspired by nature by Mondaine. This Classic collection watch showcases a 40mm tone-ontone stainless steel IP gold plating and hands and markers with a polished finish to maintain the timeless design and minimalistic look of Mondaine. Featuring a deep ocean blue dial and a stainless steel Milanese mesh band, this timepiece pays tribute to the wonders of our seas. The Classic Collection comes with a clever quick-change system, allowing you to easily change your straps. A660.30360.40SBM, RRP $489.00.

Contact: Helen Finlayson, The Brand Agent, helen@thebrandagent.co.nz, Ph 027 7222 6000.

La Pierre Amazonite earrings: A versatile, easy-to-wear pair of sterling silver earrings, featuring the circular amazonite stone. A perfect pair of earrings for everyday wear.

La Pierre Amazonite short necklace: Amazonite is paired with the sterling silver curb chain to create this fabulous, bright, short style necklace. The chain is 50cm long with a 5cm extender chain. A great piece for summer!

Contact: FV Jewellery, 64 274 203 137, helen@fabuleuxvous.com, www.fabuleuxvous.com

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Bold and simple. This Citizen Limited Edition model celebrates the first anniversary of the relaunch of the Series 8 Collection. The eye-catching timepiece offers functionality and practicality and features a two-piece Duratect DLC finished stainless-steel bezel, diamond-like ceramic case, lightweight and durable carbon dial, 50-hour power reserve and 100m water resistance. (NA1025-10E). $3,499 RRP NZD.

Simple and elegant. This ladies’ Citizen dress watch features a clean two-tone brushed case and band. The stunning brass dial finish provides a touch of elegance, enhanced with Citizen’s Eco-Drive technology. This reliable timepiece is perfect for any occasion. (EW2626-80A). $450 RRP NZD.


Travel the world and never lose track of time with the new Bulova Wilton Automatic. A timelessly- elegant timepiece combined with advanced GMT functionality. This 4-hand luxurious design features a raised world map dial with cd groove texture, a 42-hour power reserve and 30m water resistance (97B210). $1,199 RRP NZD.

This elegant timepiece is the newest addition to Bulova’s iconic Rubaiyat Collection. The new and larger Rubaiyat enhances any ensemble, featuring a 40mm case and signature blue spinel cabochon crown at 12 o’clock. Easily go from day to evening with this contemporary and infinitely sophisticated design. (96L306). $650 RRP NZD.

Frederique Constant

Unique and subtle. Respecting the hallmarks of Geneva’s fine watchmaking, Frederique Constant’s 1888-piece Limited Edition Highlife Chronograph Automatic offers precision with its FC-391 calibre movement. This timepiece features a 41mm case, anti-reflective sapphire crystal, 60-hour power reserve, flexible and integrated design, and water resistance up to 100m. (FC-391WN4NH6). $6,664 RRP NZD.

From Frederique Constant’s iconic collection, the Highlife Ladies Automatic shows the perfect balance of classic, sporty, and modern design. This timepiece features a sapphire crystal, 50m water resistance, 38-hour power reserve and the Highlife’s signature globe motif dial fitted with eight diamonds. (FC-303VD2NH5B). $4,019 RRP NZD.


Honouring World Oceans Day in 2020 and 2021, Alpina helped to raise awareness with the 288-piece Limited Edition Seastrong Gyre diving watch. This 300m water-resistant timepiece features a 38-hour power reserve, case and strap produced from recycled plastics from the ocean. (AL-525LBN4VG6). $2,754 RRP NZD.

Remaining faithful to Alpina’s tradition of adorning women’s wrists with beautiful timepieces since the 1920s, the Alpiner Comtesse features a sporty, yet elegant look, perfect for your day-to-day needs. This 288-piece Limited Edition model showcases a 60m water resistance, sapphire crystal, and striking blue dial with rainbow-coloured indexes (AL-235NRB3C6B). $1,668 RRP NZD.

Contact: Citizen Watches New Zealand, (Northern Region), Mark Raddon, M +64 212427631. (Southern Region), Keith Mann, M +64 272460492. https://www.citizenwatches.com.au

Importers and wholesalers of premium Gold and Sterling Silver findings for manufacturing and retail jewellers.




Contact Julie on 09-478 9950 or info@nzfindings.co.nz www.nzfindings.co.nz

JT2022 SUMMER 47 New Zealand’s leading Safe & Vault specialists. Bullion Safes I Jewellery Safes I Cash Safes I Modular Vaults & Vault doors www.safeman.co.nz Ph: 0800 723 365 DIRECTORY



GEMS for Design Work & Trade repairs. Sourcing of Gems from the cutters. Hand Engraving, Setting, Sizing, trade repairs.

Prompt Turn around of your Jobs.

Richard 021670145, Argosy 03 3669332 141 Holly Rd, Christchurch 8014 argosy.jewellery@gmail.com

Sapphires, Rubies, Emeralds, Diamonds & Semi-Precious Stones Fast

19 Tapestry Grove, Silverstream, Upper Hutt 5019 p 07 5749410 e info@aven.co.nz www.aven.co.nz

Our Clocks range from traditional to contemporary, Collectables to Grandfathers.

Pronto Clock Company Ltd Ph 07 880 9795


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Available. P O Box 109380, Newmarket, Auckland. Ph: 09-623 2078 Fax: 623 2080 Email:
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The crew at Jewellery Time would like to thank our loyal advertisers and contributors. Thirty years plus behind us now and with good support from our industry we look forward to 2023 and four bumper issues!

To all a very Merry Christmas, may the season be prosperous and the New Year a great one.

Deadlines for 2023:

2023 Autumn Booking and Editorial:

February 14, Ad Material:

February 21, Magazine Posted:

February 28

2023 Winter Booking and Editorial: May 11, Ad Material: May 18, Magazine Posted: May 25

2023 Spring Trade Fair Special Booking and Editorial:

August 9, Ad Material:

August 16, Magazine Posted:

August 23

Give us a call to discuss how we can help.

2023 Summer Booking and Editorial:

November 3, Ad Material:

November 10,

Magazine Posted:

November 17

Any support the trade can give us is welcomed. It you have an advt., new products to promote, or an editorial feature suggestion, please get in touch.

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