Born in Lebanon with an Armenian family heritage, Suzanne Kalandjian grew up with a background in fine jewelry and an innovative vision for design.
Suzanne’s childhood was filled with a wealth of creativity and art. Suzanne’s father owned a jewelry store, and she worked closely with him to learn the business. Her mother was a seamstress, and taught Suzanne how to design dresses for her upcoming events. Suzanne started to sketch and water color paint at a very young age.
Strongly influenced by her travels around the world, especially in the Middle East, Europe and the U.S., Suzanne started to design jewelry as a hobby for her family. After a retail store approached Suzanne and asked her to produce a line of jewelry, she soon developed a loyal clientele that included department stores and jewelry chains across the country.
In 1988, Suzanne launched her company with her family’s support, and quickly became known for her colorful jewelry and stunning high quality hand-crafted products.
Suzanne’s award-winning Fireworks and Vitrine collections have been acclaimed by the jewelry industry for her signature use of baguette diamonds and her seemingly scattered settings. Suzanne is based in Los Angeles, California, and continues to expand her collections.
“I want the women who wear my designs to be able to wear it, today, tomorrow and twenty years from now.”