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Thornhill, ON –  June 1, 2013 –  From his aunt and uncle’s attic above their garage in a leafy Cape Town suburb, Selwyn Kahn is celebrating 30 years as owner of Kahns Jewellers in Thornhill.
Selwyn made the first of hundreds of wedding rings for a soon-to-be married couple in 1982 in the dusty, confines of the attic where his creative passion was ignited. On June 1st 1983, Selwyn opened Kahns Jewellers & Manufacturing in Cape Town. His clients ranged from university students stumbling out of the nearby Pig & Whistle pub, to many seniors from local senior homes. Young or old, his clientele grew to a dedicated and devoted group until his immigration to Canada in 1991. Shortly after leaving the shores of Table Bay, Selwyn opened Kahns Jewellers in Thornhill, not far from the shores of Lake Ontario.
For the past 30 years, Selwyn has prided himself on service with a smile and unique custom designs. Having learnt the trade in his grandfather’s family business, Selwyn is a traditional goldsmith, doing much of the work himself in his 3rd floor office in Thornhill Square. Customers are welcome to watch Selwyn at his workbench melting gold, restringing pearls, soldering a broken chain, or setting a diamond in their beloved engagement ring!
Selwyn says “the most rewarding part of the business is seeing the smile on a customer’s face after I’ve made something special for them. Even more gratifying, is when they refer family and friends.” To celebrate the milestone anniversary and to thank his loyal customers, Kahns is having monthly 30% off special offers. 
After the stock market crash in 2008, Selwyn focused more on melting down ‘old’ gold and transforming outdated, often inherited jewellery that was “lying around” collecting dust, into dazzling engagement rings or unique pieces of jewellery. 
After 30 years, Selwyn sticks to his slogan – “adding sparkle to your life”. The first pair of wedding bands he made in 1982 are still shining brightly after 31 years of marriage! Selwyn makes more than jewellery; he makes memories to last a lifetime.



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