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) was 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.
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 in 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.
After graduated on Colored Stones she started studying the art and science of diamonds grading. During that time you could find her from the morning till the evening in the laboratory. Lab classes were her favourite; every diamond slide through her fingers. It wasn’t surprising that Laetitia graduated also on diamonds. And now she is intrigued by the lab grown diamond, how it is produced an 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 Pearls. And fortunately she is also a certified pearl specialist.
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Laetitia Ruchtie GG