Brother Zameer Kassam’s love affair with jewelry began in his teens, while working at his family jewelry business in Vancouver, Canada. Early on, he learned that jewelry is more than just incredibly beautiful gemstones or the excitement of wearing a magnificent piece; it is about celebrating the most important moments in life in a way that will last forever.
After honing his business skills at McKinsey & Company and MTV Networks International, Brother Kassam reentered the world of jewelry. While at Harvard Business School, he conducted research projects that took him to the diamond mines of Botswana and South Africa, the production labs of India, the trading centers of Israel and Belgium, and the luxury boutiques of 5th Avenue and Bond Street. Upon graduation, he joined De Beers Louis Vuitton as the head of their global bridal business, working with some of the finest artisans and most exceptional jewels of our time. In 2011, his passion for fine jewelry led him to create his own brand, Zameer Kassam Fine Jewelry.
So far, Brother Kassam’s and his team have created over 400 pieces of fine jewelry for private clients around the world. In each of these projects, they sought to tell their meaningful stories in subtle, discreet details that are weaved into the designs. They believe these stories deserve nothing less than an uncompromising level of quality. Almost all of their pieces are hand-crafted in the United States using the finest materials available. The company’s quest for exceptional diamonds, emeralds, rubies, sapphires, and other gemstones take them around the world. The company maintains offices in New York and London where their dedicated teams serve clients on a daily basis.
Zameer Kassam Fine Jewelry made VOGUE magazine’s annual list of the most Dream Worthy engagement rings for proposal season! Excitingly, his ring placed 3 out of 24, after Cartier but before such storied brands as Van Cleef & Arpels, Graff and David Yurman.
Zameer credits his early days as a Phi Delt, when he learned the importance of deep, trusting relationships which has become crucial in his current role as the guy’s “guy” in the jewelry business.