Receiving this certificate of achievement from my diamond school is a very big honor for me!
In 2009 I graduated from HRD Antwerp as a diamond grader, in May 2020 our company became finalists for the “international HRD design awards”. Now in August 2020 I have successfully completed a jewelry grading course – it is a true honor and achievement for us. Our whole team is super proud and thankful to HRD China for such opportunity.
Last week my customer invited me to celebrate the completion of her new ring, and at one point she picked up her glass of champagne and said: “Cheers! To my Jewelry Concierge!” We all laughed out loud, but then she pointed out that she was actually being very serious as she remembered all the times we met over jewelry in the last few years. The first time she contacted me to ask about resizing her gorgeous engagement ring as she jokingly referred to “those few pounds” she had gained since getting married and becoming a mum. And of course the latest ring that she just put on her finger and how it is exactly like she had dreamed of for years. But she also remembered how we designed her favorite diamond pendant around the gold from her late mother’s wedding ring and the time when me and my team managed to repair her tennis bracelet literally within one hour so she could wear it in time for her daughter’s graduation ceremony.
Whilst friend after friend joined in by remembering their Kristina jewelry anecdotes, I couldn’t stop thinking of the term “Jewelry-Concierge” and how it felt to be spot on. With so many happy customers all around Asia, most of them even becoming friends, and all of them with so many jewelry stories, I am proud to say: “I am Kristina Rybaltchenko – Your Jewelry Concierge!”
I always admired and still do – Graff, Van Cleef and Boucheron. So last week I got a chance to admire Graff at the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong on the 103rd floor. I love the vintage looking style of the Graff shop and its velvety show-cases. The light though is not the best for diamonds but it matches the style of the hotel itself. Why my admiration for these big jewelers? Sure, not because of the price tag but 100% because of the size of diamonds – the size, color and clarity are sublime. I am truly in love…
Passion during Covid-19? Do you think is impossible? Of course not, is very much possible! There are no obstacles for two people to fall in love, to feel passion. Be it at war times, be it during pandemics.. Red represents Love, Fire, Feelings. I used Deep Red Ruby – it is Passion. To keep the ring balanced, i added the purest whitest brilliant cut diamonds. All finished in 18K white gold with Hong Kong stamp for quality
Are you in love? Are you falling desperately for her/him…say it with our Passion Ring???