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Celebrating the Women of Francarlo Designer Goldsmith Jewellers

We have honored our strong women at Francarlo for this Women’s month and thank them for their ongoing commitment and hard work.

We wanted share their stories with you and how they fit into our Francarlo Family.

Elna, our Floor Manager has been with us for 22 years, she started with Francarlo in 1998 at the Bridge, as sales consultant. Once Francarlo merged both his shops to one premises and moved to Walmer Park, Elna joined the team and became our Floor Manager. Elna does a wonderful job of making sure our shop runs smoothly and we deliver great customer service.

Q: What is your favourite piece of jewellery and why?
I love bangles but I must say my ring. Its my engagement ring my husband gave me many years ago and I still love it.
Q: What do you do for fun in your spare time?
I love reading, playing games and I love my soapies.
Q: By what philosophy do you live by?
“Don’t do unto others what you don’t want done unto you.”


Gianna, started at Francarlo in 1994 at the Westbourne Road branch. After working there for 15 years Gianna moved to the newly amalgamated store at Walmer Park in 2007. Gianna is one of our administrators, and does all our valuations alongside Francarlo.

Q: What is your favourite piece of jewellery and why?
A ring my mom gave me when I returned from Italy is very special to me, as it holds so much sentimental value.
Q: What do you do for fun in your spare time?
I enjoy playing squash.
Q: By what philosophy do you live by?
Never forget old friends.


Nadia started with us in 2013 and joined our sales team. Nadia is very creative and takes care of making sure our windows always look amazing.

Q: What is your favourite piece of jewellery and why?
My engagement ring, because my husband gave it to me, it reminds me of a commitment my husband and I made and it brings happy memories to mind.
Q: What do you do for fun in your spare time?
Photography
Q: By what philosophy do you live by?
“Imagine with all your mind, believe with all your heart and you will achieve with all your might”


Chantelle started with us in 2010 as a sales consultant on the shop floor. Through the years Chantelle wanted to move to working for us casually to study a Media Degree. At the beginning of this year she rejoined our team permanently and is now in charge of all our social media.

Q: What is your favourite piece of jewellery and why?
I love it as it was from my sister for my birthday. She spent time researching this stone, which had meaning. In Astrology, moonstone is the birthstone for Cancer and is a mystic alternative stone for birthdays from June 21 to July 22. A perfect gift for my birthday in July.
Q: What do you do for fun in your spare time?
I love doing Yoga and going on hikes. I enjoy camping. I go on adventures whenever I have free time.
Q: By what philosophy do you live by?
I always try to find a positive in situations and learn the lesson.


Gezelle started in 2014 and joined our sales team 6 years ago, and soon after joining us, became workshop administrator, making sure all your repairs and our specially handcrafted items are delivered on time.

Q: What is your favourite piece of jewellery and why?
My wedding ring which I got it when my husband and I got married. I love it so much because it symbolises our love for one another.
Q: What do you do for fun in your spare time?
I like to take time out to relax from my busy schedule and watch television series.
Q: By what philosophy do you live by?
Take each day at a time.


Simone, Francarlo’s wife has always played a significant part of the family owned business, and has been a part of Francarlo’s success. You know what they say, “Behind every successful man is a strong, supportive and proud wife.”!

Q: What is your favourite piece of jewellery and why?
My “upgraded” Engagement Ring I received from my husband after 44 years of marriage. I just love the classic simplicity of my solitaire, and what it signifies in my life. The Reason I love it is that it is a symbol of the culmination of many years of our working together as a team. My ring provides me with a sense of achievement of what we have created over the years, I wear it with pride and it gives me the greatest joy.
Q: What do you do for fun in your spare time?
I love to walk the dog, cook and read.
Q: By what philosophy do you live by?
My words of wisdom is that women must work on their husbands to upgrade their own engagement rings when they are feeling a bit flush, even if it is just to put a bit of hard earned money aside, when one can of course, and save, as it is also a great feeling of satisfaction for a husband to see his wife wearing something that symbolises his many years of hard work, and that he was able to do that for his wife.


Tanya, Francarlo’s daughter started at Francarlo when she returned from Italy in 2005 to help her dad open his new branch at Walmer Park. Tanya has shared the responsibilities with her dad ever since in running the family owned business.

Q: What is your favourite piece of jewellery and why?
My engagement ring received from my husband in 2007. It is classic and simple, it was my dream come true and I absolutely love it!  I love it as it is a message of love to me every day of the commitment and love we share. I know that it was planned for a very long time, and that he made every effort and extended himself more than what he probably should have, to make sure I got the best in his eyes, even though I didn’t expect it! When I received my ring, I realised that prior to this I had not FULLY comprehended what the gifting of a ring truly meant, (I mean I knew exactly in theory of course!)  however I discovered it is a feeling one needs to experience to fully understand, which was that this symbol proved just how much I meant to him, and that he would do whatever it took to show me.  Not only was I completely swept off my feet, my husband also enjoyed an enormous amount of pride and satisfaction, and continues to do so all these years later.
Q: What do you do for fun in your spare time?
I love spending time with the family, going for walks, reading and touching base with friends.
Q: By what philosophy do you live by?
Make the most of each day, be kind, and show love to all you meet.


At Francarlo Designer Goldsmith we value staff and customers as an extension of our family owned business. We take pride in providing and designing exquisite jewellery that will reflect your individual style. Contact us today, shop online or visit us in store to make your dreams come true.