„I love the constant challenge of getting the best out of every gemstone.“
What is your dream job?
Lapidary, definitely. I found my dream job back in the year 2000, and I’ve been part of the team since then.
But you had such plans, didn’t you?
Yes, when I came from Kyrgyzstan, I still wanted to become a competitive athlete. I was a track and field athlete and, as a young talent, I’d already had my first sponsorship contracts in my home country. Then I came with my family to Idar-Oberstein and quickly became enthusiastic about the gemstone industry – after all, it’s all about top performance in this industry too.
How did you end up at Groh + Ripp?
I applied to several grinding shops and received a number of positive responses, including from Groh + Ripp. Since I have always strived to achieve top results, it quickly became clear to me that this the right place for me.
What do you appreciate most about the company?
At Groh + Ripp I have the opportunity to practice all the facets of my profession. Every gemstone is a new challenge. Furthermore, we are supported here in all respects, including now with the master school.
What makes you particularly happy?
The processing of gemstones is a real art for me. I always want to tease the best out of the crystal. I like the challenge, I'm a perfectionist. I also love to try something new, to test my abilities. I also enjoy working with tanzanite, which is the most demanding from the point of view of processing, but still pleasant to grind.