A little bit about ourselves

Swim Jewelry Software is created by Octahedron Pty Ltd. Octahedron was founded in 2000 by Raeleen Kaesehagen (née Gillett) and is 50% owned by the Rapaport Group

Swim is made for independent retail jewellers who sell, custom make and repair jewelry. Swim is used by jewelry stores all over the world, and most notably in Australia, USA, Canada and New Zealand.

How Swim came to be

Growing up in the family jewelry business, Raeleen saw the demands that running a jewelry store placed on her parents. So in 1997, to help them manage their store, Raeleen wrote a software program, and called it 'Swim' (Savings with Improved Management). The program was created to save her parents time, money, paperwork and effort in business operations.

The improvements to the family business since starting Swim were quite exceptional, and as other jewellers heard about the software and the difference it was making, they too, wanted to be able to use it.

So in 2000, the company Octahedron was formed, and Swim was available to all jewelry stores.

Since making it's debut in 2000, Swim has remained focus on being an easy to use solution that incorporates the latest innovations and increases productivity, efficiency and profits for the jewelry store.

Today, Swim is used by leading high end and independent jewelry stores , multi-stores and chains.

The Rapaport Connection

In 2007, the Rapaport Group (an international network of companies providing services that support the global diamond markets and the primary source of diamond prices and market information) became a 50% shareholder in Octahedron. When commenting on the acquisition, Martin Rapaport, chairman of the Rapaport Group stated that “Octahedron is a first class company with excellent technology and management. Jewellers across the globe will use Octahedron’s software to increase productivity and profits. The Rapaport Group and Octahedron share a common vision that embraces the benefits of technology to meet the challenges of change. Octahedron also shares our values of honesty, transparency and a total commitment to improving the business of our clients.”

Octahedron remains a seperate entity to the Rapaport Group.

Awards

  • Pearcey IT Innovation Award Winner 2008
  • Queensland Business Review Business Women of the Year (Technology) Award Winner 2006
  • Achaeus Queensland Government Financing It Growth (FIG) Best Financial Plan Award Winner 2002
  • Telstra Business Women’s Award Finalist 2002
  • Optus Australian Micro Business of the Year Award Winner 2001
  • Retailers Association of Queensland Best Technology Initiative for a Retail Store Award Winner 2001
  • Asia Pacific Information Technology & Telecommunications Award for Best Start­up Company Finalist 2001
  • Queensland Department of State Development Business Award Winner 2001
  • Qld Young Achiever Nominee 2002