Kamilla Akbarova recalls a serendipitous encounter on New York’s 5th Avenue that changed the course of her career. As she walked along the iconic avenue, she happened upon Harry Winston’s flagship store and became mesmerized by the jewels in the window display. It was at that moment Kamilla knew she was destined for a career in fine jewelry. Ms. Akbarova joined CIRCA in 2021 and currently serves as Director of CIRCA Bethesda. She brings over a decade of experience in luxury jewelry & watch industry. Prior to joining CIRCA, Kamilla was a Senior Jewelry & Watch Valuations Manager for a leading authenticated luxury consignment company. Her career has also included working at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) as a Diamond Grader & Trainer, and in the New York Diamond District as a colored gemstone specialist. During this time, she had the privilege of viewing and pricing some of the most notable and important jewelry, diamonds, and watches to come through her offices and prestigious auction houses nationwide. Kamilla holds a B.A. in Marketing & Communications from Berkeley College (NY) and received her Graduate Gemologist Designation from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).
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