Hi! I'm Tracey, a native New Yorker living in Tel Aviv.

I am the director of research and content development at the Fancy Color Research Foundation, a non-profit organization that conducts specialized research for a distinguished niche in the diamond industry. I chose to work with gemstones because of their beauty, history, and political nature. Whether it's diamonds or colored stones, I love gems because they come from the depths of the earth. I also love trees.

Jewelry is an ancient art form and represents a country's heritage and distinctive style. I connected my gemology and fashion background to my travels when I realized that I look for culturally inspired jewels and designs everywhere I go.

After working at Forbes Magazine as assistant to the publisher and subsequently a contributing travel writer, I circumnavigated the globe and reviewed hotels and destinations all over the world. I spent time in the jewelry industry learning the ins and outs of business, eventually earning an advanced degree in diamonds from the Gemological Institute of America. Additionally, I worked in the showrooms of Fendi and Alexander Wang and completed fashion illustration coursework at FIT and Parsons The New School for Design.

As a graduate of the University of Colorado–Boulder, I received a B.A. in Philosophy with a concentration in Values and Social Policy, a minor in Religious Studies and an interdisciplinary accreditation in Peace and Conflict Studies.

Petra البتراء, Jordan

Petra البتراء, Jordan