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Kaira Houston Design House Specializing in Diamonds and Gemstones Jewelry

We're back with another of our "Inside the Design Studio" series! I've known the ladies at Kaira Jewelry for years, but I didn't realize that they were starting a jewelry line until a few years ago when their jewelry popped up on set for a magazine photo shoot we were doing. As soon as I realized who was behind the gorgeous gems, it made sense. 

Kaira Jewelry and David Peck

Kaira Jewelry and David Peck

Kaira Jewelry and David Peck

Sarah Blakemore for Page Parkes | Photo Select Studios

Kaira Jewelry is a Houston-based design house, specializing in diamonds and gemstones. Kaira was born with the intention of creating an experience between their customers and precious stones, while offering one of a kind pieces for one of a kind people. Kaira personalizes each visit with clients according to style, character, occasion and desire, ending in a one of a kind adventure.  

I was so happy that Yamilla and Denisse Salomon took time to take our little quiz. Denisse also gave me a little background about how their family business began!

How did you get your start?

I was born in Mexico City and at 16 years old I moved to Houston with my family where I finished high school and went to college. I did my undergrad in Business with a minor in Finance. After graduation, I worked in Oil and Gas for 2 years and in the family business for another 2 years -- until my mom, sister and I decided to follow our true passion, and this is where Kaira began.

Kaira Houston Design House Specializing in Diamonds and Gemstones Jewelry

In 2016, we established Kaira as a Houston-based design house, specializing in diamonds and gemstones. Our intention was to bring people closer to the world of precious stones.

We have always been very involved with jewelry because of my grandpa! He used to love jewelry and precious stones, so he passed on his knowledge to my mom, who decided to become a gemologist to follow his passion. With all this knowledge, it was easy for us to create a business out of the thing we love most! (Diamonds are a girl's best friend after all... Right?)

 

Kaira Houston Design House Specializing in Diamonds and Gemstones Jewelry

As with any new business, the beginning was a lot of work. We struggled in some aspects and flourished in others. But all I can say is that everyday left a lesson on how to do it better the next time it happened. So after 2 years of growth and a lot of work, I am so happy to look back at all we have accomplished. The only thing I can say is that we are incredibly blessed to be where we are right now and we are excited to see what the future holds for us!

Kaira Houston Design House Specializing in Diamonds and Gemstones Jewelry

We now have Gemologists and jewelers from around the world join our design house, and they hand-select the best available precious stones in the world to turn into glamorous pieces of jewelry. 

Kaira Houston Design House Specializing in Diamonds and Gemstones Jewelry

We also specializes in custom made pieces for brides and grooms. The couple will meet with a specialist and together they will co-design their dream engagement ring and wedding bands.

 

Now, the BIG questions for Denisse!

What is your most used emoji?
Crying out laughing  Face With Tears of Joy


What was the worst haircut you ever had?

BANGS – I don’t know what I was thinking!

Bangs Hair Cut


Who was your childhood actor/actress crush?

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt Flirt
What’s the most embarrassing fashion trend you used to rock?

Extra Wide Jeans


You have your own late-night talk show, who do you invite as your first guest?

Ellen Degeneres


If a movie was made of your life what genre would it be, who would play you?

Comedy / Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon Leagally Blonde
You have to sing karaoke, what song do you pick?

Living on a Prayer – Bon Jovi


What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

Enjoy life like there is no tomorrow.


When you die, what do you want to be remembered for?

I want to be remembered for living a great life full of love and happiness.

 

Life Full Of Love And Happiness
What would the title of your autobiography be?

The Great Life of Denisse Salomon


What was the worst job you ever had?

Cold Calling Agent. It was one of my first jobs.


Which band/artist-dead or alive would play at your funeral?

Cold Play

Cold Play


What’s your favorite place of all the places you’ve traveled that feels like home and is not where you currently live?

Cancun.

Eddie Murphy Drink on Beach

What’s one thing we don’t know about you?

Chocolate is my favorite thing on earth.

I Love Lucy Chocolate Scene

If you could hang out with any fictional character, who would you choose and why?

Iron Man, because he is billionaire, genius, philanthropist and a sarcastic hero. He’s awesome!

Iron Man


If you could choose any person from history to be your imaginary friend, who would it be and why?

Thomas Edison was one of the brightest minds of his time and the greatest American inventor of all time.

 

What is your favorite curse word?

F*CK

Gwen Stefani
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

Doctor

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Food, Family and Friends.

What is your greatest fear?

Spiders

 Jumping Cat Scared At Spider

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Now, the BIG questions for Yamilla!

What is your most used emoji?
😍, Heart Eye Emoji


What was the worst haircut you ever had?
BOB with Bangs- Horrible!


Who was your childhood actor/actress crush?
Adam Levine

Adam Levine Childhood Actor Crush


What’s the most embarrassing fashion trend you used to rock?
Blue eyeshadow

Blue Eyeshadow


You have your own late-night talk show, who do you invite as your first guest?
Lady Gaga.

Lady Gaga


If a movie was made of your life what genre would it be, who would play you?
Sci-Fi / Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston


You have to sing karaoke, what song do you pick?
Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams


What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
No one can ruin your happiness other than yourself.


When you die, what do you want to be remembered for?
Being loving and caring, and making people laugh.


What would the title of your autobiography be?
XO


What was the worst job you ever had?
Never had a job.


Which band/artist-dead or alive would play at your funeral?
Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley


What’s your favorite place of all the places you’ve traveled that feels like home and is not where you currently live?
Los Angeles

Los Angeles


What’s one thing we don’t know about you?
I was a professional singer. 


If you could hang out with any fictional character, who would you choose and why?
Damon Salvatore because I love the idea of vampires.

Damon Salvatore


If you could choose any person from history to be your imaginary friend, who would it be and why?
Socrates because I would love to talk about medieval philosophy vs modern philosophy.


What is your favorite curse word?
SH*T

Cursing


What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Philosophy Teacher


What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Family. 


What is your greatest fear?
Darkness.
 

Darkness

 

 

Kaira Houston Design House Specializing in Diamonds and Gemstones Jewelry

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