© Written by Rachael Taylor for Rapaport
“This is an important moment of my life,” cries Bobak Nasrollahi. The jewellery entrepreneur is dressed in a sharply tailored double-breasted suit and bathed in the soft sunshine that filters into his office in Vinci, a town in the Italian hills of Montalbano of which he is an official ambassador.
Nasrollahi has all the charm and exuberance you would expect to find in a hot-blooded Italian, yet although he grew up here and greedily absorbed all the culture and history Italy had to offer, he hails from a Jewish family with Iranian roots and diamonds in its blood. His grandfather was jeweller to the Shah of Iran, and the Nasrollahi Moghadam family has been in the business ever since.
The family company, Amin Luxury, has headquarters in Florence, Valencia and New York, as well as distributors across Europe. The business sells diamonds with bespoke cuts, such as the pentagonal Angel Star and the five-pointed Rising Star. It also created Diamond Luxury Memory – stones engraved with hidden QR codes that can unlock personal videos…
This story was originally published in the January 2018 issue of Rapaport magazine. Continue reading to see layouts and download a full-sized PDF of the feature and front cover. (Main image: Amin Luxury)