I grew up in a very interesting environment, surrounded by artists, master carvers, jewellers, gemstones and sculptures. I spent countless hours of my childhood “playing with gemstones”, learning to distinguish different colour hues and observing their design and carving process.
When I was 11 years old, my brothers and I started to accompany my parents to gem and jewellery shows around the world. I was not just fascinated by the diversity of the jewellery world, but I was also inspired by my parent’s love to travel and their curiosity in relation to other cultures. This multi-cultural exposure helped us to develop our own artistic forms and techniques.