Up Close and Personal With Jewelry Designer Tamara Rahaminov Goldfiner

Whenever I’m looking for something on JCK Marketplace, Rahaminov Diamonds seems to have it. I have to restrain myself from featuring the extraordinary company in each and every blog post and Trend Report, but once you see its showroom on JCK Marketplace, I think you’ll understand why. With nearly 500 pieces, each expertly designed and many boasting my current favorite gem, rough diamonds, the Rahaminov showroom is a tempting place to while away the hours. Take a look at the designer and owner behind the Jewelers’ Choice Award–winning company, Tamara Rahaminov Goldfiner.


JCK Marketplace:  Briefly, tell me about the history of Rahaminov Diamonds.

Tamara Rahaminov Goldfiner: We have a long history, so brief can be difficult! My father began cutting diamonds 70 years ago in Israel, and I came to study at GIA in Los Angeles in the mid-’80s. While in my curriculum, I met Amir, and eventually we got married. We started our own business 25 years ago, and are proud parents, husband and wife, and business partners.


JCK Marketplace: If you could sum up Rahaminov in just a few words, which would you choose?

TRG: Our reputation as diamond wholesalers has been built on honesty, reliability, superior quality, and value. As we have evolved into jewelry manufacturing, however, I would choose words such as “exquisite,” “hand-made,” “award-winning,” “luxury,” and “high-end diamond fashion jewelry.”


JCK Marketplace: What is your favorite piece from your JCK Marketplace showroom, and why?Rahaminov yellow diamond flower ring

TRG: The fancy yellow flower ring. The motif is very popular – it’s a contemporary design and a feminine piece of jewelry. We have made this in various colored diamonds, but the golden beauty of the yellow ring is my favorite. Finding the diamonds for this style of ring is a long and arduous process because it requires six nearly identical, large pear-shape diamonds. It is thrilling once I have managed to finally assemble the stones, and I cannot wait for the ring to be manufactured. When it is finished, it embodies my passion for design and love of jewelry, and my excitement stays with me for days.


JCK Marketplace: What are you most looking forward to at this year’s JCK Las Vegas?

TRG: Having a very successful show while meeting all of our wonderful friends and quality retailers, and helping to support the retailers with our products and services. I also look forward to opening new doors from around the world so that we can do the same exciting work with new and interesting people.


JCK Marketplace: If you could give one piece of advice to jewelry retailers, what would it be?

TRG: Feel the passion of your jewelry, especially when with your customers. Enjoy the process and have fun with the jewelry, and your customers will feel that positive energy.


JCK Marketplace: What will we be drinking during happy hour at Las Vegas?

A Kir Royale: champagne mixed with crème de cassis!


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