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 family has a long history in the jewelry industry. Her father owned a jewelry store, and she grew up working closely with him, learning about the business and jewelry design. Early on, Suzanne only designed jewelry for her friends and 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 U.S. Suzanne worked her husband Paul, who is a diamond-setter by trade, to launch the family business in 1988.
Well-versed in traditional jewelry techniques, Suzanne found her voice from the outset. Her designs implement long-established systems, while introducing unique concepts that challenge the rules of jewelry design.
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 design to be able to wear them, today, tomorrow and twenty years from now."