Manhattan Magazine features this mesmerizing „green Tourmaline ring with Emeralds“.
We are very happy to share with you photographs featuring Hoda Kotb at her New York book launch event in January this year. For this special event she chose to wear a set of our stunning Paraiba Tourmaline earrings and ring.
Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford host NBC’s TODAY show.
When did you first discover your love of gems?
When I was seven years old, my brothers went hiking in the Alps. They brought me back a treasure. They had picked up a grey stone, and the guide struck it with a hammer, revealing that the inside was a silvery sparkle. I was in awe that something so plain on the outside could have such magic on the inside. Since then, I have never ceased to be amazed by the beauty hidden inside rough stones that when cut become extraordinary gems.
What made you want to start your own company?
Since I was little, I dreamed of having my own jewelry shop. As I studied and learned more about gems, I became passionate about finding special stones and sharing them with women who could appreciate their beauty. I also learned that I enjoy designing jewelry that highlights the natural qualities of the gem and working with top goldsmiths in Switzerland to bring my visions to life. As an entrepreneur, I hope that I can enhance my client’s lives by helping them find the perfect stones and bespoke jewelry to adorn them and to complement their busy and fascinating lifestyles.
Do you have a favorite gem?
I love the Paraiba Tourmaline. This rare gem was first discovered in the 1980’s. The stone’s colors range from Caribbean blue to grass green. I love the color tone – looking at it is an instant vacation, like taking a dive into the Caribbean Sea.
How do you know when you have matched a woman to a stone?
The experience is profound and very physical. Literally, when a match is made, a woman’s face glows. One woman will gasp with delight while another might gaze silently in awe and amazement. We both feel when the match has been made – something just feels very right.
What is your vision for your company?
I want to provide women with a very reliable and safe place to buy the most extraordinary gems in the world and to experience and enjoy the exquisite colors of gems and jewelry. I want my brand to stand for authenticity, joy and beauty. I look forward to meeting my customers at bespoke private events around the world and to developing beautiful friendships over the love of gems and jewelry.