Lossa Pardo for ALMASIKA
Distinctive, Unique & Responsible. We take pride in creating unique and distinctive designs that come to life in the hands of master craftsmen. Our jewelry is designed in Chicago and made using 18K recycled gold. All our diamonds are natural and responsibly sourced.
Founder & Designer,
Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier de l'Ordre des Art et des Lettres).
Catherine Sarr’s journey across three continents and her years spent in the luxury and diamond industries are at the heart and soul of ALMASIKA, her Chicago-based fine jewelry brand.
"I worked for various luxury and diamond brands promoting craftsmanship from around the world, including several years spent at DeBeers. As my journey has taken me from Paris, London, Abu Dhabi to now Chicago, my guiding philosophy has been to find what we have in common with others. "
Co-founder of the Prix Sarr-Les Beaux-Arts Paris and an avid art collector, Sarr’s practice is inextricably linked to her appreciation of creative composition. “Cultural craftspeople act both as interlocutors and sources of inspiration, setting in motion an artistic and intellectual dialogue.”
Sarr is civically engaged as a member of the Board of Directors of the Diamonds Do Good Foundation. Sarr also fosters a connection to the contemporary art world; she is a member of the Women's board and Advisory Committee of Arts of Africa of the Art Institute of Chicago as well as a member of the Palais de Tokyo International Board.
The French government bestowed the award of Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres) on Catherine Sarr in 2022.