Here’s the thing: the diamond industry has had a very old-school, hush-hush, behind-glass-cabinet, closed-door vibe for a lonnng time. We are not about that life. Diamonds and jewelry should be fun, hands-on, and completely transparent from setting to stone!
And the truth is: a lot of skilled and talented people play a part in creating the gorgeous one-of-a-kind jewels we stock at Gem Breakfast. Miners, cutters, polishers, dealers, designers, and of course – us the curators (and often custom designers ourselves). We can learn so much from these artisans, and we're so happy to share their knowledge with you! In this meet-our-vendors series, we’ll be sitting down with the makers, miners, and suppliers who help create the magical pieces at Gem Breakfast.
Today, in Part 1, we’re sitting down with Ashkan Asgari, Owner of Misfit Diamonds, who is so not your parents’ diamond dealer. We’re learning where he sources his diamonds from, his favourite stones, the process from mine to jewelry, and more!