Rosalina Tran Lydster is a Vietnamese American jewelry designer and co-designer of the crown for the Miss Universe 2008 competition.
Rosalina you are from Vietnam and was inspired by your mother to design jewelry. How has that passion developed into your career?
Yes. I believe in loving my job. When you love what you do you will be very good at it and that will turn into instant success!
I understand you have designed the crown of Miss Universe, please tell us about that?
My friend Paula Shugart, President of Miss Universe called and asked if I can help design the crown because the company she was working with could not come up with a design that would get approve by her/Miss Universe Pageant. The company would loose the chance of being Crown sponsor.
The company was in Vietnam and it's a great marketing opportunity for them so I decided to help. I came up with the design for them in 1 day. I did not charge them for designing fee so Paula invited myself and my family to attend the Pageant in Vietnam. she also asked me to be preliminarily judge as well. it was very fun experience.
You have had some very famous celebrities that you have designed jewelry for tell us how do you deal with everyone's different tastes and unique flavor?
It's very fun to create of different people with different taste. People usually tell me what they like then they would let me be creative and come up with a unique piece for them.
You are a true artist and you hang out with artistic people this is how we met and we hit it off right away. What do you want to do in the future?
I love meeting and hang out with other artists. Great inspiration and great vibes. I will continue to create beautiful jewelry for people to enjoy. I would like to expand eventually and come up with a shoe and sunglass line under "Rosalina"
I'm a ring and bracelet girl myself and I love your designs. Where can we find them and what's next on your agenda for the new year?
We are available at various fine jewelry store in US and online at www.jewelrybyrosalina.com