5 Questions for … Jared Lehr
How did you get into the jewelry business?
My father was a self-taught jewelry artist who introduced me to the world of jewelry making. Being exposed to and observing him build these handheld pieces of art was magnetic.
What design element do you usually focus on?
My focus always is letting women express themselves through their jewelry. Anybody can wear diamonds, but a strong woman can express herself through her elegance. That’s where I come in.
How do you select your gems?
I go all over the world to find my stones: Africa, South America, Asia. I work directly with miners and cutters to get the crème de la crème. I can say that I find them, but the truth is they find me. I know it right away. It hits me on the inside. It’s a euphoria.