Meet The Inventors
Ian Douglas has been in the jewelry industry for almost 50 years, beginning his career as a New Zealand Jewellery Apprentice of the Year to then becoming many New Zealander's family jeweler, through the business he started with his wife Christine Douglas and then later joined by Chris Benham. The creative team has won or been a finalist in over 20 national and international design awards. Ian is a former EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist and Chris Benham is a former winner of the Jewellery World Awards (previously JNA) Award for Young Leader of the Year from London Stock Exchange Listed UBM Asia
After an extensive journey, this team, including Mike Botha, Grant Lumsden and many other passionate experts along the way, brought The Floeting Diamond dream to life.
First to see the sun, New Zealand fosters a culture of innovation. The Floeting Diamond was born out of a nation whose distance from orthodoxy has enabled innovators to create world championship racing cars, radical winning America’s Cup boats, new generation rockets and renowned film and special effects studios. The team that brought The Floeting Diamond to life represents those values and exuberate creativity, knowledge and passion for innovation in the jewelry industry.