Lauren Priori is the owner of L. Priori Jewelry in Philadelphia, PA. Since she was young, she's been dedicated to the craft of custom jewelry - even selling bespoke friendship bracelets on the middle school playground.
After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, Lauren eschewed the worlds of finance and consulting to pursue her love of fine jewelry. Lauren enrolled at the Gemological Institute of America and spent a year grading diamonds, identifying gemstones, and learning the craft and science of jewelry design and manufacturing.
A GIA graduate gemologist, Lauren's work experience spans the sales floor of Tiffany & Co., to the back offices of a diamond auction house, to the fast paced deal-making of Jewelers' Row. She knows the industry inside and out - and she knows how to get beautiful pieces at incredible values.
Favorite part about her job: Building our close knit team of jewelry aficionados.
Favorite spot in Philly: Parc on a crisp Fall day.
When she's not in the office, Lauren is: Running marathons and hosting brunch parties.