Kiliaan Jewelry expert in gemstones, gemologist

Laetitia bij de Radnapuri mijn in Sri Lanka

Visiting gem mine Sri Lanka -  Checking gemstone


Laetitia the gemologist of Kiliaan Jewelry

Do you want to know what Laetitia’s first words were? Well, one of them was the word Diamond! Many people think that I’m joking, but I’m not. I’ve heard her saying that word many times when she was playing with her bear. Diamonds (and the bear) were her first big love.

For almost 30 years Laetitia is interested in gemstones and minerals. For a long time, she worked annually, together with a gemologist on the famous Tuscon Gem Shows.

It was during these shows that she became more and more interested in the magical world of gemstones. It became her passion.


Studying at the world-famous Gemological Institute of America

Her announcement that she was starting a study Gemology at the famous Gemological Institute of America, the GIA, was therefore not surprising at all.

The first study was Colored (colored by mother nature) Stones. She stepped into the world of precious gemstones and learned to identify an impressive variety of gemstones. She studied hard to evaluate the gems by color, quality, and of course rarity.


Diamonds and pearls

After graduating on Colored Stones she started studying the art and science of diamond grading. During that time you could find her from the morning till the evening in the laboratory. Lab classes were her favorite; every diamond slid through her fingers. It wasn’t surprising that Laetitia graduated also in diamonds. And now she is intrigued by the lab-grown diamond, how it is produced and what the consequences are for the natural diamond trade. She already has written different articles about this subject.

Her expertise is the base for the Kiliaan Jewelry Collection to choose and buy gemstones. It took her not long, after visiting a pearl farm in Lombok to start the study of Pearls. And fortunately, she is also a certified pearl specialist. 

Are you looking for that special gem? Don't hesitate to send an email: [email protected] or check our jewelry collection.

Laetitia Ruchtie GG


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