Toni was born with a passion for designing and making jewelry - and for making people happy!She began her life-long career in the jewelry industry working at a small jewelry store when she was just 16. Two years later she was off to college where she studied Jewelry Technology and Gemology. The early years of her career were truly learning years, working ‘behind the scenes’ with jewelers, buyers, sales teams and most importantly, clients.
The next 17 years were spent working in a different side of the jewelry industry. Toni worked with clients from the largest jewelry retailers and most prominent jewelry brands in the world. Her expertise in both jewelry design and personalized client interaction were key to her success in helping retailers and jewelry brands build their brand identity via visual merchandise planning and design to ensure their jewelry showed well in the stores. During this time, Toni attended many major international jewelry shows, making life-long friends and connections for sourcing diamonds and fine stones from the world over. This
would serve her well as she began her next adventure…
Toni meets Orlando.
A true love story. In her words: ‘I wouldn’t be me without my Mr. Right, my forever date, my husband, Orlando Altamar.’
With a shared history and passion for the jewelry industry, they are a powerhouse team on all levels, both personally and professionally. Together, they have over 50 years of experience in making beautiful jewelry and working closely with clients-many of which become friends.
Toni truly ‘loves love’. Since every client’s ‘story’ is special and unique, she works closely with them to guide them through the process, making sure all their needs are met-no matter what it takes. She believes the experience of purchasing jewelry should be personal, exciting, fun, and stress-free-instead of scary and intimidating. You should feel like you are visiting with a friend who truly has your best interests at heart. She goes above and beyond to make lasting relationships with every opportunity to design and make jewelry for her clients.