~ Treasures ~

“I am so excited to feature Joyce Echols as this month’s Valobra’s Treasure. Joyce’s beauty is only matched by her talent as an interior decorator as well as a designer of haute couture ladies shoes. Her creations have been worn by fashionista celebrities all over the world and at the most exclusive red carpet events. Joyce is also a mother and tireless and passionate fundraiser. I am delighted to call her a Valobra’s Treasure!”

Franco Valobra

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

When I was a young teen, my mother gifted me with a beautiful antique gold ring with a pair of doves perched in a nest that had blue sapphires for eyes.

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

Those closest to me, say that I am vivacious and passionate.

Rubies, sapphires, or emeralds? And Why?

I love the lush, rich color of emeralds and the fact that they are supposed to soothe ones eyes and soul. Wearing them is supposed to help depict truth and transparency… two things which are of importance to me.

Share with us your pearls of wisdom.

”The way you see people is the way you treat them. And the way you treat them is what they become.” -Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe “What is love? Love is the absence of Judgment” -Dalai Lama

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

As I love exploring many different types of landscapes with a variety of temperatures, my dream vacations can vary.  As of late, I have been dreaming of warm turquoise colored waters with shallow white sand beaches, maybe somewhere in French Polynesia. Yes…that sounds about perfect right now!


2150 Westheimer Rd
Houston, Tx 77098


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