Platinum has been known for centuries, but until recently, it was a mysterious novelty that frustrated the Spanish conquistadors who found it when panning for gold. They were baffled by the white metal bits mixed with gold nuggets that were difficult to separate and could not be melted.
John Azadian is a busy man. Between visiting the overseas factories where his collections of Di Donna jewellery are made, and running the operation from his Montreal office, he is sometimes a little short on time.
Gift giving used to be a much simpler task, but its myriad complexities are being tackled by respected social psychologists. Motivation, perception, and acceptance have all been subject to intensive scrutiny.
Scientific researchers continue to prove the benefits accrued to people with healthy interpersonal relationships and wide-ranging social circles. Those blessed with multiple positive interactions tend to live longer, are less depressed, and even have fewer health problems in general.
Someone once said there are no new ideas, just reinterpretations of the old ones. With an upscale twist and a tweak, sales of the yard, garage, tag, and rummage variety now have a new cachet. Nearly everyone has bought a nifty little pre-owned item and been thrilled with the innovative choices on offer.