Our Story

The Nomad's story begins 30+ years ago in Eastern Europe. A group of classmates, bonded over a shared love of mountaineering and travel, had recently graduated from Odessa National University and were contemplating possible future careers when the Iron Curtain fell. With it, the foundations of Soviet society collapsed - a shocking yet liberating time marked by a sudden flood of new ideas. 

Previously forbidden works of poetry, philosophy, and science became available. Private business and capitalism, formerly vilified, came to be understood as forces for good. The founders of Nomad's, being young and enthusiastic, embraced this new worldview and started a private company cutting topaz and heliodor beryl from the Volodarsk-Volynskii mine in Ukraine. There were no other cutters to learn from, so they taught themselves to cut from Sinkankas' formative book, Gem Cutting: a Lapidary's Manual. It formed the core of Nomad's unique style: cutting for beauty, not for yield.

Meet the Team

What's important to us

We see ourselves as participants in humanity's interaction with natural beauty: the interwoven flow of gems and human artistry. Naturally beautiful when unearthed, gemstones acquire symmetry and brilliancy in our workshop before moving on into creative jewelers' works of art.

What we do

Meet the Team

Relationships are important to us, and knowing who you're doing business with is crucial. If we were sitting in the office, we'd love to chat and look at stones over a cup of tea... so allow us to start the conversation virtually. (You'll need to pour your own tea, though.)