Our time in Las Vegas is approaching quickly, and we can’t wait to see what’s new and next on the show floor this year! This week, we chatted with Victoria Tse, founder, CEO, and creative director of VTse. She will be joining us in Las Vegas, and you won’t want to miss her in June!
VTse is a design house founded in 2014, featuring beautifully crafted precious jewelry collections highlighting rare gemstones. Victoria has over 20 years of experience in marketing and creative direction as a cofounder and former COO of the renowned fine jewelry brand Christian Tse Corp.
The VTse collection features pieces with rare precious and semi-precious gemstones and diamond accents, available in platinum and 18k yellow, white, and rose gold. Each piece celebrates the vibrant hues of the gemstones and unique cuts. While chatting with Victoria, we got the scoop on how she gets her inspiration for these pieces as well as a little bit more on her start in jewelry, challenges in the industry, and where she hopes to see VTse in the future!
Describe your day in three numbers.
Five kisses to my kids and hubby, one acai bowl with peanut butter, and countless reasons to be grateful.
How did you get started in the industry?
I cofounded and operated a fine jewelry manufacturing corporation. Initially, I was involved in the operational, strategic direction of the company as well as PR and marketing, but later I became instrumental in the creative and design process. I ran and grew the business for many years and launched my own collection in 2014.
Where do you get your inspiration?
I draw inspiration from gemstones and color! I’m always searching for rare gems with unique cuts and vibrant colors. Once I find stones that speak to me, I begin to envision and conceptualize a design that makes the gemstones act as centerpieces for each piece.
Best career advice you’ve ever received?
Treat everyone with the same level of respect you would expect from others. More than likely, you’ll see the same people on the way up as you do on the way down.
What’s the first word that comes to mind when you think JCK?
Describe your personal jewelry style in five words or less.
Colorful, rare gems, bold, overstated, and bling.
What’s one thing you can’t live without?
My loving family!
Last book you read or TV show you binge watched?
The Walking Dead. I can’t get enough!
What would people be surprised to learn about you?
I’m a luxury bargain hunter! Specifically, luxury handbags and shoes from brands like Celine and Gucci. I’m never NOT on the prowl for my next accessory find!
What’s the biggest challenge of your career? The biggest reward?
The biggest challenges I have faced are building a business from the ground up while simultaneously managing to stay ahead of the curve, maintaining the highest ethical practices and being responsible for my team. The biggest reward has been being able to run a successful and profitable business for over 20 years, being my own boss and watching my team grow professionally.
Where do you see your brand in five years?
I see my brand expanding into new markets; I would love to be a part of the global marketplace.