Taking up the mantle from her father, Soraya is continuing an illustrious family tradition. The little girl who was fascinated by seeing the array of sparkling gems her father displayed to clients, grew up to indulge her creative imagination by making individual pieces of beauty, first for herself, then for eager friends and family – and it just took off from there.
Soraya has a diploma from the Gemmological Institute of America, the world’s foremost authority in gemmology, and has qualified as an Accredited Jewelry Professional (AJP,GIA).
Living in Ceylon – now Sri Lanka – means she has at her door a vast cultural melting pot to dip into for inspiration, made up of Buddhists, Hindus, Moors, Malays, and Christians of various denominations, after successive conquests brought the Portuguese, Dutch and British to the island. A rich mixture indeed, which has provided a treasure trove of ideas for Soraya’s artistic imagination to build upon.
Whether elegant and timeless or whimsical and modern, whether a brilliant emerald baguette nestling amidst shimmering diamonds or a limpid citrine cluster swinging freely from fine strands of silver, her stylish collections cater to a range of tastes. Soraya also creates beautiful bespoke jewelry, with discernment and sensitivity to her clients’ needs.