Inhorgenta Diary

On a flight from Toronto to Munich, I was seated next to a young man named Nathan who was on his way to visit a young German woman who'd been an exchange student at his high school. With great excitement, he told me about their plans for his visit, their time together at school, and all the things that are central in a young person's life. After we landed, he scanned the airport crowd, and I also studied the faces. The young woman was easy to recognize—her face showed the same anticipation Nathan's did. Their reunion at the airport reminded me how such love is a driving force in the jewelry industry. It also reminded me of one of the reasons I work in this industry—for the privilege of sharing moments like these. I was en route to the Inhorgenta Jewelry Trade Fair in Munich, with a side trip planned to Pforzheim, Germany's jewelry manufacturing center. One of my motivations for att

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