I’m Alison Cooper, Co-Founder of Alicia J
I love fine jewellery. My career has frequently taken me to the Middle East, where I’ve enjoyed treating myself to beautiful pieces of jewellery. Over the years, I have learned a great deal about diamonds, gemstones and precious metals.
I quickly realised that diamond prices in Europe’s high street stores are vastly overvalued compared to what I was paying in Dubai. I could also see that conventional shopping for diamonds and fine jewellery could lead to confusion and being overwhelmed by choice, resulting in the wrong purchase being made.
Having run successful businesses before, I knew I could make a personalised bespoke fine jewellery service work.
I also recognise that sometimes people want ready-to-wear styles, too, and I’ve made sure that our Alicia J collection is beautiful and ethical.
I’m Roshan Kundwani, Co-Founder of Alicia J
I’m based in Dubai, UAE and originally from Mumbai, India, and have lived and studied in the USA. Dubai and Mumbai are centres for exceptional jewellery, re-selling the world’s finest natural diamonds and gemstones. India is the world’s jewellery market hub and its largest diamond cutting and polishing location. In both countries, I have built strong relationships with the best diamond cutting and polishing units, and the finest luxury jewellery workshops. I’m also a GIA qualified diamond and gemstone jewellery expert myself.
I come from an entrepreneurial family, and understand business and logistics innately, having run several myself. My greatest joy is seeing customer satisfaction when we deliver our product with the best possible service. I never lose sight of that. We offer a lifetime’s feeling of trust to every customer, selling ethical jewellery that will last over a lifetime.
I particularly love our signature luxury product – the diamond. I’m fascinated by the resources, people, time and effort it takes to mine a rough diamond and convert it into a perfectly cut and polished beauty. Carbon – the element which forms diamonds – can either be black and sooty or a sparkling gemstone. In life, we have the choice to be like coal or to strive to become a polished diamond.