I have always had a real weakness for diamonds. While other children drew trees, flowers and houses, I drew diamond rings. In my early teens, I had saved enough money to buy my first piece of diamond jewellery, and at the age of around 20 I had one of the pieces of jewellery that I had drawn made. Re-drawing my own old pieces of jewellery, as well as those of my grandmother and friends, became a hobby of mine, as did forging silver. When I moved to Belgium, I made many visits to Antwerp and, during my 12 years in Dubai, I was able – at favourable prices – to have new jewellery made and to continue remodelling one jewel after another.
I am a trained teacher as well as an authorized tour guide in many cities, including in Dubai. After living in Dubai for a few years, I began to organize group trips there. Every now and then, one of my “travellers” would notice my jewellery and would want to know where I had bought it. I explained that I had designed it myself. They showed a great interest in being guided through Dubai’s complex diamond jungle. I was happy to help, and soon realized that my great passion could become my job. Since 2012, I have designed diamond jewellery upon demand , which I believe is the most enjoyable work one can have!
Since 2018, I have been living and working in beautiful Switzerland. My company is now registered here, although my workshop remains in Dubai. Having visited other jewellers and workshops around Europe, I know that my partners in Dubai are unbeatable – not only on price, but also in terms of craftsmanship.
If you are passing through Zürich, I look forward to showing you the collections in person, and perhaps we will start sketching out a unique piece of jewellery for you or someone you love – all accompanied by a glass of fine and well chilled champagne, something else I have a weakness for…