NEW YORK, NY (April 4, 2016) – CADAR™, a fine jewelry brand by award-winning designer Michal Kadar, announced that distinguished industry veteran Ralph Destino has been appointed a Director of the company. In this role, Destino will guide the brand’s entry into the marketplace, with particular focus on developing relationships with retail jewelers across the country. Destino, who served as President and Chairman of Cartier, Inc., during his 32-year tenure with the company, will work directly with Michal Kadar, Founder and Creative Director of CADAR, who made the announcement today.
“We are delighted to welcome Ralph to CADAR,” said Kadar. “He is one of the most respected executives in the fine jewelry industry, and I am confident that his strategic vision for the brand will be invaluable as we introduce the Collection to discerning style makers.”
“I am extremely pleased to join CADAR as Director,” Destino said, “and I look forward to ushering the brand toward continued growth, by nurturing and expanding relationships with the most prestigious fine jewelry retailers. Michal Kadar is an extraordinarily talented designer, and the CADAR Collection is truly superb. I have no doubt that CADAR will be very well received and extremely successful in the marketplace.”
Destino brings a wealth of experience to CADAR, with a career in the jewelry industry that spans more than four decades. Following his retirement from Cartier, Destino served as Chairman of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and led the organization for three years. Destino holds the positions of Chairman Emeritus at both Cartier and the GIA. Among his many industry accolades, Destino is a recipient of the 2012 Jewelers of America Lifetime Achievement Award and was inducted into the Retail Jewelers Hall of Fame.
The CADAR ethos is based on purity of form. Each piece is conceived with reverence, embracing subtle visual references, including Art Deco, Art Nouveau, spiritual geometry and Japanese artistic motifs. The Collection embodies bold minimalism and elemental beauty, and is noted for proportion and balance. CADAR evokes an experience, a celebration of the moment, capturing light and expressing movement. Made in New York and Italy by local artisans, CADAR features yellow gold and diamonds, and reflects the singular standards of its Founder and Creative Director Michal Kadar. CADAR is currently available for sale by private appointment.
To learn more or to view the Collection, please visit CADAR.com.