Ralph Destino Joins Cadar

The former Cartier and GIA head has been named director

Cadar, the New York City–based fine jewelry brand, has named Ralph Destino director.

Destino is the former chairman and president of Cartier and former chairman of the Gemological Institute of America. He continues to hold the position of chairman emeritus at both organizations. In April 2015, he joined CIRCA as senior international director of business development.

“We are delighted to welcome Ralph to Cadar,” said Michael Kadar, founder and creative director, in a statement. “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.”

Destino also issued a statement: “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. 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.”