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Silverworks: Philippine chain store shares strategy on winning over millennials
Louie Gutierrez, managing director of Philippine chain store Silverworks, discusses Filipinos’ love for silver jewellery and his initiatives to engage millennial customers.
Thomas Sabo: Rebel at heart
For Thomas Sabo, it all began with silver. His enthusiasm for the metal led the Austrian citizen to complete an apprenticeship to become a precision mechanic.
Daniel Koren: Living the dream
DANI by Daniel K is essentially a passion project. American designer Daniel Koren had built a name for himself in high jewellery circles for his bespoke gold and platinum pieces with diamonds and precious gemstones.
Ketty Koutsolioutsos: Folli Follie’s visionary
Success stories like Folli Follie are few and far between. Ketty Koutsolioutsos started designing her own jewellery lines in the early 80s in Italy where she and her husband Dimitris were both pursuing successful careers.
Lise Aagaard: Trollbeads' trailblazer
Forty years ago in Copenhagen, Soren Nielsen designed a small silver bead decorated with six different troll faces and strung a leather cord through it. His sister, Lise Aagaard, took the concept further and started placing the beads on silver bracelets, arguably pioneering a jewellery system that eventually spawned charm bracelets and the DIY/personalisation craze.
Anders Colding Friis: Charting Pandora’s course
Danish goldsmith Per Enevoldsen may have set up the company in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1982, but it was really at the beginning of the millennium that the Pandora brand burst onto the scene and took the charm bracelet to stratospheric heights. Fifteen years later, Pandora is one of the world’s top three jewellery companies by retail value and truly the silver jewellery world’s benchmark for success.
The TOUS universe
It was in 1985 that Rosa Oriol came up with the bear motif that is now the emblem of Spanish brand TOUS. The rest, as they say, is history. Together with her husband Salvador Tous, Oriol built the foundation for a jewellery and lifestyle brand with a fresh appeal. Jewellers since 1920, the Tous family business evolved into a domestic brand before branching out internationally in 1996 with its first overseas store opening in Japan. The couple’s four daughters – Rosa, Alba, Laura and Marta - eventually joined their parents in bringing the brand to new heights.
Carlo Coin: In his father’s footsteps
Roberto Coin is an institution in jewellery circles. Choosing to describe himself as a “creator” rather than a “designer,” the affable Italian jeweller came into the industry relatively late, having made his name in the hospitality arena first before entering the jewellery manufacturing scene in 1977 and establishing the Roberto Coin brand in 1984.
Art & design at Georg Jensen
CEO and chief creative officer David Chu reveals his grand plans for the brand
John Hardy’s creative soul
Head designer and creative director Guy Bedarida shares his thoughts of jewellery and Bali
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