“Jean’s knowledge and passion for the fine jewelry industry, coupled with his strategic vision for the brand, will enable us to take CADAR to new heights together,” said Michal Kadar, founder and creative director of CADAR. “His understanding of our clients’ desire for expression and his commitment to creative excellence mirrors my own. I am delighted to welcome Jean and look forward to a brilliant collaboration.”
Ms. Poh is a fourth-generation jewelry industry professional with over thirteen years of experience in all aspects of building and operating a luxury jewelry business. An innovator and thought leader, she pioneered the migration of the jewelry industry online. Poh was named one of Luxury Daily’s Luxury Women to Watch in 2017.
In addition to her experience in the luxury sector, Poh has served as an advisor and angel investor in several startups. She began her career as a corporate lawyer and worked for several years at Curtis in New York and Morrison & Foerster in Shanghai, focusing primarily on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital transactions. Poh holds a BA from Barnard College at Columbia Universitya JD of Cornell Law Schooland a Diamond Diploma from the Gemological Institute of America.
“I am thrilled to join the CADAR team and very grateful for this exciting opportunity to develop an exceptional product into a global luxury brand,” said Poh. “When I founded Swoonery, my mission was to provide a platform for visionary designers to become brands, and in doing so, I have always emphasized the importance of unique design and craftsmanship. -doing impeccable CADAR is unequivocally the embodiment of both. by Michal Kadar the award-winning designs reflect the growing community of powerful, feminine women who are our customers.”
Founded in 2015, CADAR made its retail debut the following year at Bergdorf Goodman and quickly became one of the most compelling new luxury brands in the fine jewelry industry. He has received numerous accolades, including for Michal Kadar as an FGI Rising Star in the Fine Jewelry category, Best in Gold at COUTURE 2017 and Gold Design of the Year at the inaugural Town & Country Magazine Jewelry Awards in 2018. CADAR is modern yet timeless and embraces subtle visual references to ‘Art Deco, Art Nouveau, spiritual geometry and Japanese artistic patterns. The unifying aesthetic of bold minimalism and elemental beauty stands out for its proportion and balance. Each piece is created with respect for the architecture of the body, with intricate detail and incredibly fluid movement. Handcrafted in New York City and Italy by local artisans, CADAR showcases gold and diamonds and reflects the singular standards of the founder and creative director Michal Kadar.