~ Treasures ~
“Valerie Dieterich certainly epitomizes so many of the characteristics we seek to define her as a Valobra Treasure. She is a willfully talented and strongly driven business woman, yet she possesses a beautifully whimsical and romantic soul. She is generous with her time and her resources to many causes she finds most worthwhile. I am proud to call her a “Valobra Treasure” indeed.”
What was the first piece of jewelry you ever received or purchased?
There were actually two pieces of jewelry I received as a baby a small strand of pearls and a gold bracelet. These originally belonged to my grandmother as a baby, my mom wore them as a baby, I wore them as a baby and now my 16 month old daughter wears them. Resilient – when I was younger, my mother would call me “the little engine that could” because I’m a hard worker, never give up, and have a positive, ‘can-do’ attitude.
Tell us two of your qualities that make you a gem.
My friends say that I am a “true friend” to them, trustworthy, constant and always there for them. My husband says I am honest, loyal, faithful, kind and loving.
Rubies, sapphires or Emeralds and why?
They are all so beautiful it is hard to pick just one, but I guess I would say Sapphires. I love the way they look with diamonds.
Share with us your pearls of wisdom.
Never gossip, you want to be trustworthy with your friends secrets and there is so much pain in the world why add to it. ” Be kind and compassionate to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other as the Lord forgave you. ” The Bible
If you could click your ruby slippers together and transport to a vacation somewhere, where would that be?
I would go to Capri, Italy! I love it there! I love the casual chic, happy go lucky vibe. I love swimming in the Mediterranean. I love the beach clubs. I love the food, the people and the shopping! I love everything about Capri in fact it makes me smile now just thinking about it!