“The hand crafted beauty of each individual piece in Jivan's collection embraces a versatility reflective of nature and adapted for every season.”
“If there’s one thing you need to know about me, it’s that I really, truly love what I do. Helping people write a chapter in their love story and create a lifelong memory inspires and motivates me every single day.”
So how does an Armenian Greek born and raised in Syria get tangled up in the wonderful world of jewelry and diamond rings? I grew up around art: my father, an art and antique collector by trade, embraced good taste, while searching for highly sought-after collectables and quality craftsmanship. These same abilities were passed on to me from not only my father, but also from my grandfather, both craftsmen in their own right. For me, as a child, this passion translated into painting and sculpting as often as possible.
After I graduated from college in 1999, I decided I wanted to learn a profession that would enable me to be creative, travel the world, and make a living while doing it. Luckily for me, I have an uncle who lives in France and is a master diamond setter. He agreed to take me under his wing and teach me everything he knew – it was a great privilege to learn from him. I was also amazed and fascinated by the artistic quality and craftsmanship of the beautiful European-made diamonds.
After eight months working with my uncle, I moved to Greece and had the unique opportunity to work with the world-renowned company called Diamond Club, which provides jewelry for the red carpet and the most exclusive jewelers in the world.
In 2006, I moved to Canada and began working with some of the best jewelers in town, providing them high-quality diamond-setting services. Here I developed close working relationships with the world’s foremost diamond dealers, designers, and jewelers.
And in the middle of all of this, I received my formal education, including an Accredited Jewelry Professional (AJP) diploma; a Diamond Graduate (DG) diploma from The Gemological Institute of America (GIA); and a certificate in Gemology from the Ecole Gemology De Montrèal (EGM).
took this knowledge and hands-on experience and started designing and creating my own jewelery at night and on weekends. My line, Jivan Collection, launched in 2010 and is comprised of high-end fashion jewelery made with silver in distinctive designs.
As my business grew, I became my friends’ go-to guy for jewelry. The same people who were too intimidated by or unsure of retail jewelers would come to me and say, “We know you, we trust you; you’re really good at this. We really need your help and advice.” Realizing the value of my experience and education to help others, I began consulting and discovered how much I loved it.
Eventually, I decided to take the diamond ring business to the next level, separate from my existing line. Now I offer consulting as well as diamond-ring design services. I am so happy to be able to do what I am most passionate about: jewelry and helping others.
My mission is to help every man or couple in their diamond engagement ring–buying process. To remove all fear, doubt, and frustration that you may experience, especially if it is your first time making such an important purchase. I want to provide you with the proper knowledge and education that comes directly from the source, experts in the field.
I will provide you valuable information through my monthly blogs and Facebook community, which are filled with useful tips and stories and pictures from happy clients. I wrote for you a free downloadable ebook, the ultimate guide to successful diamond engagement ring shopping, so you can go into the market and shop for your ring with confidence and joy.
I believe it is very important to feel completely happy with your purchase and to make sure that you’re getting the most value for your money.
We are building something precious here: We are growing a wonderful community through these special relationships. Once you become part of this community, learning from the material I provide and the conversations we have, you can stay connected by sharing your unique experience with others. We all become much more than simply clients and business owners – we are friends within a shared community.
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