I was nine years old when I first visited one of Tiffany & Co’s boutiques with my father to help him purchase a brooch for my mom. I still remember walking through the doors and being mesmerised by the diamonds and coloured gemstones that were displayed on the shop floor—it’s a feeling that’s really stayed with me.
Fast forward to today, and I’m incredibly proud to be Tiffany’s first female chief gemmologist. I joined the company in 1987 and over the years I must have looked at tens of thousands of diamonds. I’ve become obsessed with every detail, facet and nuance that make our diamonds so perfect, which is good because it’s my job to travel the world, searching for the most extraordinary gemstones to set into our jewellery collections. Quite frankly, I have the best job in the world.
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