Bez Ambar Inc (previously: Ambar Diamonds) is a jewelry design wholesale manufacturing company based in Los Angeles, California. It was founded by Bez Ambar in 1980. The commitment to innovation, unique artistry and uncompromised quality of workmanship placed the company at the forefront of traditional and fashion diamond jewelry. The company is engaged in rough diamond trading, cutting, and polishing to fit the specific requirements of each design. Bez Ambar’s innovations include new and unique diamond cuts like the Princess, Blaze and the development of advanced setting techniques such as the Invisible setting, the Boundless and the Micro-Pave. Bez Ambar designs are well known and sought after in the jewelry industry and are privately sold to fine jewelry stores throughout the USA and Canada.
Bez Ambar is the award winning designer and owner of Bez Ambar Inc. Bez was born and raised in Israel. He was first exposed to the world of art when he visited his uncle’s studio in the summer of 1968, at the age of 13. At 22 he moved to London to pursue his passion for painting, and to this day applies his artistic abilities to his designs. In addition to his creative talents, Bez is an avid self-learner with a child like curiosity and relentless determination. These qualities served him well in his quest for innovation. Bez developed some of the most important and popular diamond cuts and settings of the twenty first century. Bez Ambar’s innovations and high quality of craftsmanship is what distinguishes him from other designers. His design process always begins with a hand drawn sketch that is later transformed into custom made pieces. His collections are known and admired for their classical look and unconventional design. His superb artistry is expressed in the one of a kind designs that are made to the specific requests of his clients.
Gurhan the man is quite simply a passionate, innovative maverick. Get to know Gurhan and expect the unexpected. He is a citizen of the world, a renaissance thinker, a curious explorer, a casual fashionista, a rock music aficionado, an avid traveler, an accomplished photographer, a political junkie, a technology geek, an inventor, a theoretical mathematician, and a great cook. His varied life provides the backdrop against which he designs and each new experience fuels his inspiration for new creations.
Gurhan’s vocation. Gurhan was a latecomer to the world of jewelry design. At the age of 40 Gurhan “discovered” pure gold. Up to that point in time, he had an eclectic and cosmopolitan background, living in his native country of Turkey and elsewhere in Europe. In the 80s his love of music and entertainment were at the fore: he established a nightclub, followed by a rock bar (in which the DJ booth was an old 60’s combi van!), and a couple of restaurants. His tinkering side led him to making hi-fi audio equipment and a fascination with mechanical watches, which ultimately led him to studying watchmaking in Switzerland. And all this while he still had no training or involvement in jewelry.
Everything changed on the day Gurhan encountered a sheet of pure gold. He was immediately attracted by its warmth and sensuality. He was equally drawn to the challenge of working in a metal eschewed by other current-day designers who told him he was crazy to even think of working in such a soft, heavy and expensive metal. So he undertook the solitary journey to educate himself in the techniques of working in a material that had last been used for jewelry by the earliest goldsmiths 7000 years ago. By studying their examples he learned their secrets. From that point onward, it became his passion to perpetuate and perfect the legacy of these ancient craftsmen through distinctive designs for today’s woman.
Gurhan’s Love Story. Gurhan’s initial creations in pure gold quickly drew attention from discerning collectors in Istanbul and travelers to Turkey. An early admirer was an Australian woman living in New York and on vacation in Turkey. She fell in love with his jewelry and sought him out… promptly falling in love with him. Their ensuing passion, romance and love for each other are rivaled only by fairy tales. From the first moment it was evident that Fiona was Gurhan’s soul mate and his rich and diverse lifestyle was mirrored in hers. Together they built a life of adventure and variety which continues to fuel Gurhan’s inspiration for his designs. Today, now his wife, Fiona Tilley is the President and CEO of their company and together they have created a wonderfully successful brand which is the center of their life together. A life seeking out the mysteries of the past, of learning and exploration, of stretching the boundaries of their minds, their experiences and their very lives – a life worth living.
Combining classic elegance with on trend shapes and styles, JudeFrances Jewelry offers something for women of all ages. Starting with their signature hoop and charm earring concept, JudeFrances has evolved into a comprehensive line featuring necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings across several collections.
Founder Jude Steele uses her unique style and design aesthetic to lead the JudeFrances design team in creating fresh, on trend styles that appeal to a variety of women. Driven by fashion and style, Steele has a knack for staying ahead of trends. This combined with her background as a photographer has given her a keen eye not only in leading the design team but creating new vision for the company as a whole.
Adding another component to the ever popular JudeFrances earring hoop and charm silhouette, the now coveted earring charm frame creates endless Ways to Wear. Combining the JudeFrances 18K gold and diamond hoop earrings with any number of earring charms and earring charm frames create limitless style possibilities. As a collector, the JudeFrances woman can take the Ways the Wear to the Ways to Collect and create a jewelry wardrobe and look reflective of her own personal style. In business since 2002, JudeFrances continues to grow and develop into one of the most coveted fine jewelry lines available. Featuring twice yearly Spring and Fall Collections, the Classic 18K Collection is made with 18K gold, diamonds and semi-precious stones and the Soho Silver Collection is comprised of Sterling Silver, diamonds, and semi-precious stones.
Swiss Made featuring a unique self-powered illumination system. Without having to push a button or expose the timepiece to a light source, the time is continuously visible for up to 25 years. It’s part of what makes our watches ESSENTIAL GEAR and what the united States Navy SEALs and other professionals worldwide have chosen Luminox.
Showcasing hand-set diamond cases, Swiss movements and mother-of-pearl dials, the MICHELE design philosophy blends timeless elegance with contemporary fashion. Renowned for interchangeable straps, MICHELE features materials sourced from around the world. Inspired by extraordinary women, MICHELE watches bring a touch of luxury to every day.
The Sethi Couture jewelry line from San Francisco-based designer Pratima Sethi is an intricate mix of an old world charm yet contemporary glamour.
With an aesthetic informed largely by her parents, purveyors of gemstones, and their collection of rare natural colored and exquisitely cut old world diamonds , Pratima Sethi’s collection imbues an artisanal eclecticism telling of her childhood. Days spent sifting through her parents’ rare collection of gems and playing with her mother’s jewelry box filled with vintage finds, set into motion a love for fine objects that inspires Pratima’s work today.
Following a myriad of global travels during her MBA and further study abroad at HEC in France and a career at LVMH, Pratima’s love of fine jewels was put to work. The natural ease of handpicking stones to sketching elaborate jewelry designs illustrated the influence her past had on this new journey.
In 2010, sister Prerna Sethi joined her in building their namesake brand Sethi Couture. Cultivating her passion for design as a student of Architecture at U.C. Berkeley, Prerna developed a love for creating beautiful renderings and ornate objects. She continued to pursue her passion for design in a career in the fashion world but the call to create a lifestyle jewelry line with her best friend and sister using the very diamonds that they grew up admiring was inevitable.
The sisters embarked on an incredible adventure to create Sethi Couture going back to their heritage to do what they love.
With their contrasting, yet complementing personalities, Pratima and Prerna share a mutual appreciation for travel, history, and architecture where they were endlessly inspired by in their youth and which influence their designs now. Today, Sethi Couture can be found in the most selective stores with an equally noteworthy celebrity following.
In 1884, the Swiss pioneer Karl Elsener founded his cutler’s business. A few years later, he paved the way for an unparalleled company history by developing the legendary «Original Swiss Army Knife».
Today, Victorinox produces and sells unique, high quality products worldwide which are of practical use in differing areas of life: Swiss Army Knives, Cutlery, Watches, Travel Gear, Apparel and Fragrances.
The head office of is in Ibach, Schwyz, in the heart of Switzerland