Edna Ida (Diena) Milevsky is inspired by the forms, patterns and textures found in nature, particularly the ocean and beach, where she has spent much of her time with her husband and four daughters. She is a fellow of the Canadian Gemmological Association (2019) and a graduate of both the George Brown College Jewellery Arts & Gemmology programs, emerging from both with honours and medals. Last year she was granted an internship at the prestigious Forever Mark Design and Innovation Centre in Milan, Italy, where she also has deep family roots. That internship was a high-profile award for being the Canadian first runner-up winner at the DeBeers Shining Light Design Initiative in Gaborone, Botswana. In addition to her inspirational visit to the diamond mines of Africa in late 2019, she has been to Australia, China, Japan, as well as many of the jewellery centers of South America and Europe.