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Plaza Watch: How was Africa? Mila Ku­nis: In­cred­i­ble. See­ing how gen­uinely and hon­estly they care about the peo­ple of Zam­bia was im­pres­sive. And the mine – it was huge! Mas­sive! I loved learn­ing how they get the gems from the earth, how many years it took to form them. It was fan­tas­tic. What was your im­pres­sion of jew­ellery be­fore you started work­ing with Gem­fields?

– I can’t even say I was a jew­ellery lover. I’ve been learn­ing to ap­pre­ci­ate fash­ion over the past few years, and I’m now learn­ing to ap­pre­ci­ate jew­ellery. All I can say is that I was never re­ally into di­a­monds. I was drawn to ru­bies be­cause my mother and grand­mother wore them. How did the part­ner­ship with Gem­fields come up?

– It was brought to me. And I knew I’d never be a part of a com­pany I don’t be­lieve in. I made that mis­take once be­fore and it was ter­ri­ble. I only want to work with com­pa­nies that give back. I was told to trust the com­pany, that it was trans­par­ent, that they take pride in what they do. It sounds like a dream, I thought. And it was. So I take it you’ll be wear­ing a lot of big emer­alds from now on?

– Oh yeah. I’m drawn to darker emer­alds and I’m in a phase where I like rose gold. But next year, I’m go­ing to love me some ru­bies.

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