Why did you decide to embrace the world of jewellery?
I was born into the world of jewellery and always felt at home among beautiful gemstones and jewels. I inherited my passion for jewellery from my father, a renowned jeweller to royalty, heads of state and the wealthiest and most influential people in the world. He started as a bench jeweller learning alongside his father, who learned from his father, and so on. I fell in love with my family’s craft from the moment I witnessed my father’s devotion to creating magnificent jewellery for the wealthiest and most influential people in the world.
What are your earliest memories of learning your family’s craft?
I remember rushing to my father’s workshops every day after school to watch his artisans create beautiful jewels. I would also sit for hours with my father every evening while he analysed gemstones and perfected his designs. I loved asking him what he wanted to do with the gemstones that he would spread across his desk, who they were for and how he would present them. I was mesmerised by his passion when he talked about his creations. He would beam with excitement and say: “You cannot imagine how rare this gemstone is! In all my life, I have never seen a colour like this!” He also often reminded me of how prestigious and discerning his clientele was: “I have served more than 35 kings, you know. They expect nothing less from me and my jewellery than absolute perfection and majesty!”