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Affairs of Affluence Luxury and Wealth Show
45 minutes | Oct 18, 2014
AoA E1: John France of JF Diamonds
This Episode is Sponsored in Part by Help Me Move On.com Our next guest is the founder of JF Diamonds, John France is an English-born entrepreneur with a long held passion for Italian design and artisanship. Following an Oxford University degree in Italian literature, John departed his native England for Milan in 1999 to pursue his true calling. His work as a consultant and lawyer to well known Italian luxury brands led to a specialism and flair for fine diamonds, culminating in the creation of JF Diamonds, a truly unique and bespoke Italian fine diamond jeweler and loose diamond dealer.
61 minutes | Oct 18, 2014
AoA E2: Adrien Chou of The Chinese Timekeeper
This Episode is Sponsored in Part by Help Me Move On.com Our guest is a native of France and has lived in Asia for the last 13 years. Spending eight of those years in Hong Kong. Envisioning the great potential of Chinese luxury brands, our guest established The Chinese Timekeeper. Exclusive timepieces of Chinese heritage boasting the Chinese legacy and history. A tribute to Chinese culture, design and originality.
45 minutes | Oct 18, 2014
AoA E3: Vartkess A Knadjian, CEO of Backes and Strauss
This Episode is Sponsored in Part by Help Me Move On.com Our guest is the son to the official watch maker to the Imperial Court of Emperor Haile Selassie the first of Ethiopia. A direct descendant of King Solomon and Queen Makeda, if that name doesn't ring a bell, you may know her as the Queen of Sheeba. Vartkess Knadjian, seems to be naturally attached to history. Vartkess is the CEO of one of if not the oldest diamond company in existence. He has been with Backes and Strauss since 1976 and since then, he is responsible for redirecting this diamond company to become a major player in the international diamond industry. Backes and Strauss was formed in 1789. Just to give you an idea of how far back they go. In the United States, George Washington was elected as the First President of the United States. Also, the French Revolution began with the fall of Bastille.
49 minutes | Oct 18, 2014
AoA E4: Rodrigo Otazu of Rodrigo NY
This Episode is Sponsored in Part by Help Me Move On.com From Argentina, to the Netherlands, to New York City, our next guest has spaned many continents over the years to become the icon he is today. Rodrigo Otazu is a renowned celebrity jewelry designer who has designed many works of art to include Lady Gaga, Nicky Minaj, Madonna, Kate Perry and Sarah Jessica Parker to name a few. If you look at his work, you can see his genuine passion and love, both for the art of his design and for the women who love to wear it. Rodrigo has come a long way from that fateful day he found himself in New York City with only fifty dollars, a vision, and a passion to make it a reality.
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