Based in Houston, Texas, Gloria has a background in Marketing and Public Relations. She has worked in a wide range of industries, ranging from technology to real estate to non-profit, and comes most recently from the art and music world. Gloria inherited a love of jewelry from her grandmother on her mother's side, which led to her very serious and passionate collecting of antique and vintage fine jewelry, something she's done since high school. She loves stones and jewelry that have stories and meaning. The oldest piece in her collection is a Georgian (late 1700s) 18kt yellow gold handmade brooch set with table-cut diamonds in the shape of flowers.