Moti Ferder, Chief Executive Officer

“If you don’t know jewelry, know the jeweler.” –Warren Buffet

Master craftsman and jewelry expert, Moti Ferder, has been immersed in the diamond industry from a very young age. His family’s diamond business, established in Antwerp, Belgium, in 1965, provided Ferder with extensive gemological training allowing him to develop his skills as a diamond cutter. Due to his vast experience from diamond cutting to worldwide distribution, Ferder has broad insight into the diamond and jewelry industries. This knowledge has contributed to his success in establishing Lugano Diamonds as one of the finest jewelers in the world.

Under Moti Ferder’s leadership, Lugano Diamonds opened its Grand Salon and headquarters in 2005 in Newport Beach, California. In the years since, Ferder has built a talented sales team while personally managing all aspects of the company’s business. He has since opened a salon in Aspen, Colo. and a new location in Palm Beach, Fla. to support Lugano’s equestrian efforts.

Lugano's jewelry designs have earned them recognition from luxury publications worldwide. Their use of zirconium was honored with Robb Report's ‘Best of the Best' award, and the publication recognized Lugano Diamonds' remarkable designs again in its coveted Ultimate Gift Guide. Ferder's expertise is frequently referenced in leading national and international publications.

Moti Ferder is deeply involved in the philanthropic community. He serves as a board member for the American Film Institute, the Segerstrom Center for the Arts and the Lupus Reasarch Aliance. Lugano Diamonds supports a variety of nonprofit causes, organizations and events including the Mission Hospital Foundation, Friends of CASA for Children, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, United Way and The Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, among many others.