Juwelo | Meet Our Experts
Michael used to be a globetrotter before he met Don Kogen. As a trader of art, he traveled through Australia, Southeast Asia, Eastern Africa and the Middle East before he met Don. They both had heard of a unique discovery of antique coins and this was their first time working together. Don convinced Michael to stop his search for antiques and become a member of his team to search for rare gemstones.
Debby Cavill is one of the main people in the world of Juwelo. Her experience in jewelry design makes her irreplaceable in the development of our gemstone jewelry. As her parents were in the business, she has been surrounded by jewelry since her childhood. Debby discovered her passion for design early. From the age of 22, she gained experience working as a retailer, model and TV presenter – never losing her desire to return to the jewelry business. Finally, in 2003 she met Don Kogen, an early developer of jewelry shopping TV channels and a co–founder of Juwelo. Today she is the design expert for the Juwelo group. With all her experience she introduces you into the world of glamour and has great style advice. Her jewelry is much more than an accessory to wear.
Don Kogen is one of the founders of Juwelo and an important developer of jewelry shopping TV programs. This gemstone expert has vast experience since he began his gemstone career at a very early age. He was 13 when he joined his dad and went to Chanthaburi for the first time. Chanthaburi is one of the biggest market places for gemstones, since Rubies were found there 80 years ago. Don was fascinated with gemstones right away – especially cutting, polishing the raw materials and trading these treasures. He started trading small batches of selected gemstones at the famous gemstone crossroads in Chanthaburi. As time went by he grew his business and founded a factory next to one of the most famous gemstone markets in the world. The open air market takes place every week from Friday to Sunday. Don is one of the most famous and experienced experts in the world of gemstones.
Right from the start, Paul Udomkiet has been an important member of the international team at Juwelo. He is responsible for the design of our silver jewelry. Paul's expertise comes from his experience in product design for numerous manufacturers over many years.
Mitsunari Yoshimoto is the chief gemstone buyer for Juwelo. He sources the best and most beautiful gemstones at the famous Chanthaburi gem market. Hailing from Japan, Mitsunari has been an irreplaceable member of the Juwelo family since the very beginning. A very critical gemstone buyer, he subjects each gem to a detailed inspection before purchasing. Another important aspect of his job is keeping close contact with gem sellers and mine owners to ensure that Juwelo receives a wide range of new and exciting gemstones. That is why such a vast selection of colored gemstones can only be found at Juwelo.