~ Treasures ~

“Hallie Vanderhider epitomizes the best qualities of a modern woman. She is a lioness with the grace of a gazelle. She is amazingly brilliant, fiercely independent and spectacularly accomplished while being charmingly feminine and stylishly gorgeous. I am so proud to call her a Valobra Treasure.”

Franco Valobra

What was the first piece of jewelry you ever received or purchased for yourself?

The first important piece of jewelry I received was an opal and baby pearl ring that was given to me by my parents on my 16th birthday. The ring was passed down and I was the third generation to receive it. Unfortunately I did not have a daughter to continue the tradition. Perhaps I will be fortunate enough to skip a generation but keep it going!

Tell us two of your qualities that make you a gem.

I’ve been told that I am a caring, giving person who likes to bring a smile to others.  I really think it’s more about a belief that everyone matters, everyone deserves kindness and everyone must pay it forward. And the fact that I have been known to be sarcastic on occasion.  In the business world, I’ve been described as a problem solver.  Again, I think it’s more about being persistent and having been taught a super work ethic by my father who had the greatest influence on my life and was a proud U.S. Air Force Colonel.

Rubies, sapphires, or emeralds? And Why?

Do I have to choose just one?  I love them all!  If I had to select one, it would be rubies because they are my birthstone. Some say rubies are the stone of love, passion, energy and a zest for life, all characteristics I embrace.

Share with us your pearls of wisdom.

Don’t take a single moment in life for granted because time is one thing you can never get back. As Tim

McGraw sang, “live like you were dying”; be the best person you can be both to yourself and to others.

If you could click your ruby slippers together and transport to a vacation somewhere, where would it be?

On a beautiful beach with good friends and family.

Hallie is chairing the 2018 Houston Ballet Ball.

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