Chantelle Lobo grew up in Mumbai, a city bursting with color, culture, and creativity, and while exploring it’s many hidden gems her curiosity drew her towards the fascinating world of diamonds and gemstones. At the age of seventeen, her keen eye for detail quickly fell in love with the detailed story of each gem’s inclusions and individuality and that’s where her career journey with these timeless beauties began.
Trained with the best at the Gemological Institute of America, Chantelle is both an Accredited Jewelry Professional and a Graduate Gemologist. She has experience with all varieties of gemstones and has professionally undertaken assignments for grading diamonds to color grading gems. It’s given her a strong foundation in this niche field and allows her to make key observations on the value or 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. From Spinels on the busy streets in Myanmar to the best Sapphires in Srilanka and even rare Jades from 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 in Jaipur, one of the largest gemstone hubs of the world watching gemstones 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.