~ Treasures ~
“Jennifer Hancock, what a treasure she is. She is radiantly gorgeous and stunningly graceful and that’s just her attitude. Jennifer has an endemic smile and everyone that knows her, loves her. As they say, her beauty is much more than skin deep. I am so delighted to call her a Valobra’s Treasure”
What was the first piece of jewelry you ever received or purchased for yourself?
My parents bought me a tiny gold ring with my birthstone – a peridot- when I was in fourth grade. I knew what a special gesture it was that they entrusted a nine year old with such a precious gift and I still treasure it.
Tell us two of your qualities that make you a gem.
I believe all women should view themselves as gems! It’s taken me until well into my adulthood to appreciate my inner, inherent value. I strive to love deeply and support those around me through the highs and lows life throws at us.
Rubies, sapphires, or emeralds? And Why?
The engineer in me is fascinated by the emerald’s relative softness, but I must say its fragility scares me so I appreciate them from afar. I’ve recently fallen in love with white sapphires, especially when paired with pave diamonds.
Share with us your pearls of wisdom.
My father lived his life in a way that taught me to never view yourself as better than anyone else. Never undervalue how you feel; validation from others is nice, but not necessary. With work, the tribulations in life won’t harden you, but anneal you into a better, more beautiful version of yourself. Find your tribe and love them fiercely.
If you could click your ruby slippers together and transport to a vacation somewhere, where would it be?
My favorite place in the world is London. My husband and I got engaged, married, and just celebrated our first anniversary there. I love riding bikes through Hyde Park, shopping in consignment stores, or spending the afternoon outside a pub.