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Cadar Appoints Ralph Destino as Director

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NEW YORK, NY – CADAR, a fine jewelry brand by designer Michal Kadar, announced that 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 a 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.

“We are delighted to welcome Ralph to CADAR,” says 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, and I look forward to ushering the brand toward continued growth by nurturing and expanding relationships with the most prestigious fine jewelry retailers,” says Destino. “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.

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