Diana understands the almost endless nuanced traits that affect the beauty, rarity and quality of colored stones. And while she is constantly creating new items, drawing inspiration from myriad impressions all around her, it's clearly those one-of-a-kind bespoke pieces that bring her the most joy. Her never ending search to learn all about the world of gemstones drew her to earn her Graduate Gemologist (GG) diploma from Gemological Institute of America (GIA). She is an active participant in classes and seminars to hone her knowledge.
Now, as a designer for over two decades, Diana has custom created hundreds of original jewelry items. Each piece is rich with story telling components---the origin of the gemstones, the thought behind the styling, even the architecture of the design itself. These pieces are treasured collectibles to be lovingly cherished by a new generation someday. Because she’s also an expert metalsmith, she understands the movement of earrings, and how a necklace must sit on the wearer. View a few pieces of her custom designed jewelry.
Value is an inherent trait to all of her collections. Using fine metals and precious gemstones is a starter, but as a jewelry appraiser (Appraisers International Society—AIS) she has a finely-honed eye for value in her own collections and when valuing the property of others. She provides valuations, appraisals, and authentications for insurance purposes, sales, and estate settlement.
Contact her to learn more about any of her specialties---jewelry, bespoke creations, or appraisals. Reach her directly at 312-346-2363
"We make everything in the office using classical techniques, thousands of years old."
"Each unique stone comes as a story needing to be told - its color, weight, form and shape - all need to be considered...Rings, pins, pendants, bracelets, earrings - her design creations are timeless"
5 South Wabash Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60603
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