For Joyce Abram, the best thing about being in the jewellery business is meeting interesting people and contributing to the happy occasions in their lives. “I have been fortunate to be a part of countless weddings, anniversaries and birthdays through our jewellery,” she says. Together with her husband, she founded Ronald Abram in 1987 and, for nearly four decades, she has created and collected an extensive range of some of the finest art decoinspired jewellery, which she loves for its beautiful motifs and exceptional craftsmanship. “My husband brought his knowledge of stones and I added my passion for jewellery, which proved to be the perfect combination,” Abram says. The company only deals with the most prized stones, from large flawless white diamonds to ones with the most vivid saturations of colour, such as Burmese rubies and Kashmir sapphires.
Abram grew up in Hong Kong and loves the city for its dynamism. “I love how it’s become such a cosmopolitan city,” she says. She is continually inspired by places such as New York City, where her family travels every year. “Around Thanksgiving time, the atmosphere is amazing. I love the Christmas decorations along Fifth Avenue, going to shows on Broadway, visiting museums and art galleries, and of course, Central Park.” Her favourite gems of the moment are yellow diamonds. “Women want jewellery that is practical, and can be used both casually and formally.”