AWARDS & EVENTS
Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) - GEM EMPATHY AWARD
Tivon Fine Jewellery was awarded The Gemmological Association of Great Britain’s (Gem-A) Gem-Empathy Award for 2008.
The award is presented by Gem-A to the IJL exhibitor displaying a collection of jewellery that makes captivating use of one or more gemstones. The criteria for the award included accurate ethical descriptions as well as creativity, imagination and attractiveness.
Gem-A was proud to sponsor the 2008 Gem Empathy aware which is presented to the IJL exhibitor displaying. In the opinion of the judges, jewellery that not only makes captivating use of gemstones but also gives accurate ethical descriptions.
The Award was presented this year to Tivon Fine Jewellery, a second generation family-run company with over forty years of experience. From South Africa to the UK, the company has grown internationally and provides an outstanding collection of tanzanite and coloured gemstone jewellery, as well as specializing in diamond and gold jewellery, both with classic and contemporary styles. Judges were impressed by the company’s array and use of coloured gems, as well as by their impressive and accurate descriptions of the gemstones in their showcase plaques.
Said Ariel Tivon: “It was truly a big surprise and a big honour to have received this award. It’s nice to receive recognition for all the hard work we’ve put in. We still have a long way to go though! Watch this space!”
For more information regarding Tivon Fine Jewellery, you may visit them on the web at www.tivonjewels.com
Illustrated are designs featured by Tivon at IJL: A precision-cut vivid baguette tanzanite with fine diamonds mounted as a pendant in 18ct white gold.
Many thanks all our customers for helping to make this possible!
Goldsmith Magazine Feature: Tivon Fine Jewels
Gordon Hamme met with Ariel Tivon to find out more about how his father and he have built up a high quality gem jewellery manufacturing company and their selling philosophy.
The name Tivon comes from the Hebrew word 'Tevah' meaning nature. ‘We feel it is quite apt that we fuse our passion for the elements of nature i.e. gold, diamonds, gemstones - with the very essence of our name,’ says Ariel. ‘After years of working as an experienced diamond cutter and polisher, my father, Israel Tivon, established a jewellery business in South Africa. The company first specialised in bespoke and unique hand-crafted fine silverware and bespoke silver jewellery. Then, using his experience in diamonds, he began steering the business towards his passion - fine crafted unique gold jewellery set with an array of diamonds and gemstones.’
Working with some of the most experienced goldsmiths, designers, gem-dealers and factories, Israel was inspired to bring the best of global design and gemstones to a larger audience.
From humble beginnings - 40 years on the dream has been realised
With the aid of Israel's son - Ariel Tivon - Tivon Fine Jewellery has now progressed from its humble South African roots onto a more international platform. With expansion into the UK in 2004, Tivon Fine Jewellery continues on the path its founder initially planned which is to bring high quality unique fine jewellery to a larger audience.
"We asked ourselves: 'What inspires people to wear jewellery?' The answer was easy - Jewellery should transcend mere physical pleasure. Wearing jewellery is an experience. The experience should be fun and fantastical while its wearer should still exude style and sophistication. So we've brought styles & designs which encompass all of these qualities." To show quite how their commitment is perceived by the industry Tivon Fine Jewellery was given a special award by the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) after its showing at IJL in 2008. “Gem-A gives its Gem-Empathy Award to the IJL exhibitor it considers has made the most “captivating” use of gemstones in a single piece or throughout its collection,” said Jack Ogden the CEO of Gem-A.
Criteria for the award included accurate ethical descriptions as well as creativity, imagination and attractiveness. Tivon is a specialist in gem-set fine jewellery - including use of tanzanite - and the brand showed several new collections encompassing a range of gemstones at September’s IJL show. It said its high-end Royal Palace collection is aimed at the growing demand for bespoke avante-garde style pieces, particularly from Russian customers.
‘However, there were also several ranges aimed at lower price points, keeping the credit crunch in mind,’ Ariel said.
"We really wanted the Tivon lines to be different and colourful." "There is obviously no shortage of jewellery out there. To differentiate ourselves we wanted to offer true variety in design and high standards of quality." says Ariel.
Tivon Fine Jewellery has very strict quality controls.
- The gemstones used are all in the top 10% of the quality hierarchy.
- All coloured gemstones have to be vivid in their intensity.
- All gemstones have to pass the life test - if the gemstone does not have a good internal life i.e. sparkle, dazzle, internal beauty, it is rejected.
- All gemstones are inspected for internal as well as external defects and are automatically rejected if they don't meet the high standards initially set but the founding family.
VARIETY - A burst of colour
"Our heritage is strongly rooted in Europe and Africa while we source gemstones from South America, Africa and Asia. This is a great advantage as not only can we bring an international flavour to our designs but we can offer our customers greater value," says director Ariel Tivon.
"We draw our inspiration from all aspects of life - architecture, fashion, film - and like all those things, life should be in colour. That's why in most of our jewellery we try and fuse the timeless quality of diamonds with the splendour of colour found in coloured gemstones.
"Jewellery should be fun and exciting! For us that translates to the use of colours and coloured gemstones"
- Rubies, Emerald & Sapphires for Ongoing Passion, Opulence & Elegance
- Blue Topaz, Lemon Quartz & Peridot for a touch of the Exotic
- Tanzanite, Morganite & Aquamarine for Luxury and Rarity
- Pink Sapphires, Amethyst & Pink Tourmaline for Femininity
Tivon Fine Jewellery products are not mass produced. Numbers produced are intentionally kept low to ensure that our customers are satisfied that not only have they bought something of great beauty but that they have also purchased something which not many people in the world will have.
Several of our collections are limited editions the gemstones used are often so unique and so difficult to find that this alone increases the value and exclusivity of the pieces.
"You only have to look at our designs and quality to appreciate what makes the difference."
TIVON FINE JEWELLERY SELECTED AS ONE OF THE OFFICIAL PARTNERS TO HM THE QUEEN'S DIAMOND JUBILEE
RECOGNISED FOR OUR EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN & QUALITY, TIVON FINE JEWELLERY HAS BEEN SELECTED AS ONE OF THE OFFICIAL PARTNERS TO HM THE QUEEN'S DIAMOND JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS.
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2013 - TIVON BECOMES THE FIRST BRITISH MEMBER OF THE AGS (AMERICAN GEM SOCIETY)
Tivon Fine Jewellery was awarded Gem A's (The Gemmological Association of Great Britain’s) Gem-Empathy Award for 2013.
Created especially for its 50th Anniversary, TIVON unveiled a masterpiece of couture jewellery at the International Jewellery London Show 2013. Entitled ‘THE SHIELD OF LIBERTY’, this masterpiece contains an exceptionally rare 58.60ct flawless, unheated Brazilian Aquamarine centre-stone, specially cut for the celebratory design. It has been set amongst glittering fine diamonds and blue sapphires in 18ct white gold. Over 6 months in the making, this incredible piece was kept under wraps until the official opening of IJL 2013. This bold and dramatic piece was inspired by the what true liberty stands for and is nothing short of perfection.
The piece also won the 2013 IJL Gem-A (Gemmological Association of Great Britain) ‘Gem-Empathy’ Award which is awarded by Gem-A to the IJL exhibitor making the most captivating use of one or more gemstones. The criteria for the award included accurate ethical descriptions as well as creativity, imagination and attractiveness. Jack Ogden (FGA) – Gem A’s International Ambassador – presented the award to Ariel and Israel Tivon. Tivon has previously been awarded this award in 2008.