As third generation jewelers, Anna & Rachel were always surrounded by their family's extravagant one of a kind pieces, which have naturally become their greatest source of inspiration.
From humble beginnings as a Holocaust survivor, our strong and resilient Grandfather, also known as Fred (or better known as Papi), began his jewelry career as a messenger for a stone dealer. Working his way up, Fred was able to rebuild his life traveling throughout Europe before calling Pforzheim, Germany, a town famous for jewelry manufacturing, his home.
Along with our determined and elegant Grandmother Stella, who also survived the Holocaust, the two traveled the world, selling jewelry to everyone from Shahs and Princesses in the Middle East to business tycoons in Asia.
The office has since moved from Germany to New York where our Mother and Aunt continue to create impeccable one-of-a-kind pieces.
Gemella Jewels continues to follow in our family's footsteps in designing unique jewelry using the finest craftsmanship.
Growing up surrounded by the most rare and unique high jewelry, Anna quickly developed a natural eye for selecting the most beautiful diamonds and gemstones. After completing the Graduate Diamond program at GIA, as well as receiving another certification from the Diamond District in Tel Aviv, Anna began her career as a Bridal and Fine Jewelry Consultant in NYC teaching diamond education and creating custom designs.
Rachel's passion for jewelry began at an early age starting with her first internship at a fine jewelry company. From there she worked in various areas in the industry including a jewelry store, diamond wholesale company as well as a private jeweler. Rachel received her diamond certification from the Diamond District in Tel Aviv, which allows her to combine her passion with knowledge to create beautiful and timeless pieces.