Chantelle Lobo, Indian Gemologist and Jewelry Production Professional grew up in Mumbai, a city bursting with color, culture, and creativity. Therefore it isn’t a surprise exploring Mumbai and all it’s many hidden wonders her curiosity drew towards the fascinating world of diamonds and gemstones. At the age of seventeen, her keen eye for detail quickly fell in love with the story each gemstone narrated and that’s where her journey with these beauties began.
Trained with the best at the GIA and SSEF, she has professionally undertaken assignments to grade diamonds and to color grade and identify gems. Together, with her training and experience her strong foundation in this niche field allows her to make key observations on the value and quality of each gemstone.
Her passion is undeniable and in order to broaden her horizons, she travels to many countries, visiting jewelry shows, jewelers, and gem traders, picking up some of the best-guarded trade secrets. In addition to shows, she even travels the world looking for some of nature’s marvellous gems. From Spinels on the busy streets in Myanmar, not to mention bargaining with ladies for Beryls in Madagascar, Chantelle has even gone searching for Sapphires in Srilanka and rare Jade in China. She continues to fuel her deep-rooted interest for these special stones by seeking out precious one-of-a-kind gems around the world.
She now lives between Jaipur, one of the largest gemstone hubs to the world and Mumbai watching gemstones and jewelry pass through her on a daily basis.
Through this blog “The Gemstone Queen”, Chantelle explores gemstones in everyday life, through jewelry, fashion, astrology and everywhere else.
Learn all there is to know about gemstones through Chantelle’s eyes.