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Gems & Jokes with Ariel Tivon

Gems & Jokes with Ariel Tivon

By Ariel Tivon
Ariel Tivon introduces 'Gems and Jokes' which is an informative yet informal take on the world of gems and jewellery, listening to some great behind-the-scenes stories of the industry and bringing some interesting facts to light. Listen to some awesome interviews with various guests with an extra aim of aiding some amazing charitable causes.

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THE RATNER STORY WITH JONATHAN RATNER
In this podcast I interview Jonathan Ratner, cousin of Gerald Ratner, who gives us an incredible insight into the entire Ratner saga. Jonathan helps shed light on lessons to be learned from the mistakes made during the course of the rise and fall of the Ratner empire. Why did Gerald Ratner say what he said? Was his unforgiveable comment the only reason for the downfall of the business? Tune in and find out the story behind the story. WWW.TIVONJEWELS.COM #TIVON #JEWELLERY #JEWELRY #FINEJEWELLERY #FINEJEWELRY #GEMSTONES #DIAMONDS #GEMEDUCATION #COMEDY #CHARITY #MARKETING #JEWELLERYINDUSTRY #GEMSTONEINDUSTRY #GEMEDUCATION #FAMILYBUSINESS #ENTREPRENEURSHIP #ENTREPRENEUR #ARIELTIVON #JEWELLERYMARKETING #JEWELLERYPODCAST #JEWELRYPODCAST #GERALDRATNER #JONATHANRATNER #RATNERS #CORPORATEPRACTICE #HSAMUELS #SIGNETGROUP #LESLIEDAVIS 
46:24
August 23, 2021
MASSIMO MACCHI - A LESSON IN BIG BRAND THINKING
In this podcast I interview Massimo Macchi, who was at a point Executive Vice President of Bulgari of Jewellery, Watches and Accessories Sales Division worldwide and helped list Bulgari on the stock exchange in the US. In addition Massimo was also Vice President of Gucci Group as well as having worked for Playtex, American Express & Procter & Gamble. So it can be safe to say Massimo is no stranger to Big Brands. Massimo imparts invaluable knowledge on the thinking behind big brands, how the landscape of promoting and advertising has changed and the mindset & strategies required to run a brand, especially if you're a small player trying to get in. WWW.TIVONJEWELS.COM #TIVON #JEWELLERY #JEWELRY #FINEJEWELLERY #FINEJEWELRY #GEMSTONES #DIAMONDS #GEMEDUCATION #COMEDY #CHARITY #GOLD #ITALIANJEWELLERY #JEWELLERYINDUSTRY #ITALY #MASSIMOMACCHI #GEMSTONEINDUSTRY #GEMEDUCATION #FAMILYBUSINESS #ENTREPRENEURSHIP #ENTREPRENEUR #ARIELTIVON #gioielleria #Gioielli #BULGARI #GUCCI #BAINANDCOMPANY #TIFFANYS #HARRYWINSTON #SHARONSTONE #JULIAROBERTS #ProcterAndGamble #AmericanEXpress #Playtex
01:05:16
August 09, 2021
ANTIQUE, COLLECTABLE & VINTAGE JEWELLERY
In this podcast I speak to Lydia Levy about the world of antique, collectable & vintage jewellery and gems. We explore the surge in auctions of these 3 categories of jewellery and debate the appeal of modernising old jewellery creations. WWW.TIVONJEWELS.COM #TIVON #JEWELLERY #JEWELRY #FINEJEWELLERY #FINEJEWELRY #GEMSTONES #DIAMONDS #GEMEDUCATION #COMEDY #CHARITY #TANZANITE #MARKETING #JEWELLERYINDUSTRY #GEMSTONEINDUSTRY #GEMEDUCATION #FAMILYBUSINESS #ENTREPRENEURSHIP #ENTREPRENEUR #ARIELTIVON #JEWELLERYMARKETING #JEWELLERYPODCAST #JEWELRYPODCAST #ANTIQUESANDCOLLECTABLES #ANTIQUEJEWELLERY #VINTAGEJEWELLERY #ARTDECOJEWELLERY #ARTDECO #OLDCUTDIAMONDS #GRAFF #GRAFFDIAMONDS #AUCTIONS #AUCTIONHOUSES #SOTHEBYS #CHRISTIES #BONHAMS
50:00
July 26, 2021
KATERINA PEREZ
In this podcast I interview Katerina Perez - jewellery journalist, influencer and marketing strategist.  We discuss Katerina's love for jewellery and gems and how this love grew to a massive Instagram following of 356,000 and counting. Katerina gives us an insight into how to improve our Instagram marketing techniques and shares some great stories from her past. Check out Katerina's website https://www.katerinaperez.com/ as well as Instagram @katerina_perez WWW.TIVONJEWELS.COM #TIVON #JEWELLERY #JEWELRY #FINEJEWELLERY #FINEJEWELRY #GEMSTONES #DIAMONDS #GEMEDUCATION #COMEDY #CHARITY #TANZANITE #MARKETING #JEWELLERYINDUSTRY #GEMSTONEINDUSTRY #GEMEDUCATION #FAMILYBUSINESS #ENTREPRENEURSHIP #ENTREPRENEUR #ARIELTIVON #JEWELLERYMARKETING #JEWELLERYPODCAST #JEWELRYPODCAST #KATERINAPEREZ #INSTAGRAM
45:00
July 12, 2021
TALKING TAZANITE
In this podcast I interview Janet Silk, one of the toughest business ladies I know, who knows Tanzanite far better than most.  Janet gives us an insight into the history of Tanzanite mining, what makes Tanzanite so special, her thoughts on the future of Tanzanite and teaches us some very "special" technical terms for describing gems (cover your kid's ears). Plus so much more! Please help support Janet's chosen charity - www.kilt.org.za - Please donate generously. WWW.TIVONJEWELS.COM #TIVON #JEWELLERY #JEWELRY #FINEJEWELLERY #FINEJEWELRY #GEMSTONES #DIAMONDS #GEMEDUCATION #COMEDY #CHARITY #TANZANITE #MARKETING #JEWELLERYINDUSTRY #GEMSTONEINDUSTRY #GEMEDUCATION #FAMILYBUSINESS #ENTREPRENEURSHIP #ENTREPRENEUR #ARIELTIVON #JEWELLERYMARKETING #JEWELLERYPODCAST #JEWELRYPODCAST #TANZANITEMINING #TANZANITEONE #GEMFIELDS #TIFFANYS #TANZANIA #ZOISITE #ETHICHALJEWELLERY #ETHICALGEMSTONE #MINING #KILT
47:23
June 28, 2021
HUGH BROWN - WHAT IS ETHICAL, RESPONSIBLE & SUSTAINABLE?
In this podcast I interview world-renowned documentary photographer Hugh Brown. We discuss Hugh's work which focuses specifically on the mining industry - both big mining as well as artisanal - and get a first-hand insight into what is truly ethical, responsible & sustainable when it comes to mining and the sourcing of raw materials. Check out https://youtu.be/yOWCKXKKWfE as well as www.hughbrown.com and Instagram @hbrownofficial to follow and support Hugh's work. WWW.TIVONJEWELS.COM #TIVON #JEWELLERY #JEWELRY #FINEJEWELLERY #FINEJEWELRY #GEMSTONES #DIAMONDS #GEMEDUCATION #COMEDY #CHARITY #TANZANITE #MARKETING #JEWELLERYINDUSTRY #GEMSTONEINDUSTRY #GEMEDUCATION #FAMILYBUSINESS #ENTREPRENEURSHIP #ENTREPRENEUR #ARIELTIVON #JEWELLERYMARKETING #JEWELLERYPODCAST #JEWELRYPODCAST #MINING #MININGINDUSTRY #ARTISANALMINING #RESPONSIBLEMINING #RESPONSIBLESOURCING #ETHICALSOURCING #SUSTAINABILITY #ENVIRONMENTALIMPACT #HUGHBROWN #PHOTOGRAPHY #DOCUMENTARYPHOTOGRAPHER #CRUELESTEARTH
57:58
June 14, 2021
ELIZABETH GALTON IN THE SPOTLIGHT
In this podcast I interview award-winning designer, Creative Director and initial winner of BBC's Dragon's Den - Elizabeth Galton. Elizabeth gives us an insight into the thinking of big brands, marketing to today's consumers and words of wisdom for any young budding jewellers coming in to the industry.  Elizabeth also tells us her story and what it took to conquer the Dragon, Duncan Bannatyne. Please help support Elizabeth's chosen charity - DogsTrust  https://www.dogstrust.org.uk - Please donate generously. WWW.TIVONJEWELS.COM #TIVON #JEWELLERY #JEWELRY #FINEJEWELLERY #FINEJEWELRY #GEMSTONES #DIAMONDS #GEMEDUCATION #COMEDY #CHARITY #GOLD #MARKETING #JEWELLERYINDUSTRY #ELIZABETHGALTON #GEMSTONEINDUSTRY #GEMEDUCATION #FAMILYBUSINESS #ENTREPRENEURSHIP #ENTREPRENEUR #ARIELTIVON #DRAGONSDEN #BBC #MAPPINANDWEBB #SIGNET #CREATIVEDIRECTOR #JEWELLERYMARKETING #JEWELLERYPODCAST #JEWELRYPODCAST #DOGSTRUST #DUNCANBANNATYNE
33:03
June 02, 2021
THE ITALIAN JEWELLERY INDUSTRY FT. CHIMENTO
In this episode I interview Michele Battaglioli (authentic Italian in case the name didn't give it away) - Sales Director of Chimento Gioielli.  We discuss the Italian jewellery industry, its history, its nuances, what makes Italian jewellery so popular and the secret to a good Italian pasta (we disagree about the garlic). If you like this episode, please share it and leave a comment, suggestion or question. WWW.TIVONJEWELS.COM #TIVON #JEWELLERY #JEWELRY #FINEJEWELLERY #FINEJEWELRY #GEMSTONES #DIAMONDS #GEMEDUCATION #COMEDY #CHARITY #GOLD #ITALIANJEWELLERY #JEWELLERYINDUSTRY #ITALY #CHIMENTO #gioielleria #GEMSTONEINDUSTRY #GEMEDUCATION #FAMILYBUSINESS #ENTREPRENEURSHIP #ENTREPRENEUR #ARIELTIVON #MICHELEBATTAGLIOLI #GIOIELLI #ChimentoGioielli 
43:22
May 19, 2021
RUBIES & SAPPHIRES - A DELVE INTO THE INCREDIBLE WORLD OF THESE 2 GEMS
In this episode I interview a good friend and colleague Samir Sukhadia whose family have been trading in the gemstone industry for generations.  And when an Indian & a Jewish guy get together you know the negotiations are going to be tough ;). We discuss the value of gems, investment gems, how Rubies & Sapphires are sourced, the issue of Myanmar (Burma) and much more... with a whole lot of dad jokes in between. If you like this episode, please share it and leave a comment, suggestion or question.  IF YOU WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND SUPPORT A GREAT CHARITABLE CAUSE, PLEASE DONATE - VETERANS AID https://veterans-aid.net-/donate/ WWW.TIVONJEWELS.COM #TIVON #JEWELLERY #JEWELRY #FINEJEWELLERY #FINEJEWELRY #GEMSTONES #DIAMONDS #GEMEDUCATION #COMEDY #CHARITY #GOLD #INVESTMENTGEMS #JEWELLERYINDUSTRY #RUBY #RUBIES #SAPPHIRES #SAPPHIRE #GEMSTONEINDUSTRY #GEMEDUCATION #BURMA #MYANMAR #SRILANKA #FAMILYBUSINESS #ENTREPRENEURSHIP #ENTREPRENEUR #ARIELTIVON #RUSSELLPETERS
51:26
May 05, 2021
DIAMONDS - A GLIMPSE BEHIND THE SCENES
In this episode of Gems & Jokes with Ariel Tivon, I interview a long standing veteran of the industry and get a behind the scenes take on how the diamond industry works today as well as some very interesting facts about its history.  This includes some unknown facts about the diamond industry's stand against the apartheid system in South Africa as well as how many of the contentious past practices have been cleaned up.  If you like this episode, please share it and leave a comment, suggestion or question. WWW.TIVONJEWELS.COM #TIVON #JEWELLERY #JEWELRY #FINEJEWELLERY #FINEJEWELRY #GEMSTONES #DIAMONDS #GEMEDUCATION #COMEDY #CHARITY #GOLD #INVESTMENTGEMS #JEWELLERYINDUSTRY #DEBEERS #DIAMONDINDUSTRY #DIAMONDEDUCATION #SOUTHAFRICA #KIMBERLEYPROCESS #MAZAL #FAMILYBUSINESS #ENTREPRENEURSHIP #ENTREPRENEUR #APARTHEID
35:34
April 19, 2021
BEAUTY & THE BEAST!
In this podcast, I (the beast) interview Leonora Smee (Brand Ambassador - the beauty) and gain insight into marketing & advertising of a jewellery brand in today's world as well as an insight into the mind of a millennial. We also discuss the Berkshire Youth Trust (https://berkshireyouthtrust.com ) a charity close to Leonora's heart.  Please help support this charity and donate generously. If you like this podcast and found it informative or entertaining, please share it with friends or colleagues and follow me for more podcasts. Also please leave a comment or ask a question and I'll do my best to respond as soon as possible. Thank you for listening! WWW.TIVONJEWELS.COM #TIVON #JEWELLERY #JEWELRY #FINEJEWELLERY #FINEJEWELRY #GEMSTONES #DIAMONDS #GEMEDUCATION #COMEDY #CHARITY #GOLD #INVESTMENTGEMS #JEWELLERYINDUSTRY #BERKSHIREYOUTHTRUST #CHARITY
34:01
April 01, 2021
An Introduction & Brief History
This episode gives an introduction and brief history into how I got into the jewellery business, a brief history of the family business and an introduction as to what this series is all about.  If you like this podcast and found it informative or entertaining, please share it with friends or colleagues and follow me for more podcasts. Also please leave a comment or ask a question and I'll do my best to respond as soon as possible. Thank you for listening! WWW.TIVONJEWELS.COM #TIVON #JEWELLERY #JEWELRY #FINEJEWELLERY #FINEJEWELRY #GEMSTONES #DIAMONDS #GEMEDUCATION #COMEDY #CHARITY #GOLD #INVESTMENTGEMS #JEWELLERYINDUSTRY
23:47
March 17, 2021