About the owner
Gemma Singh is the founder and owner of Heart Of Gem Inc. She believes that beauty exudes from both the inside and the outside. A touch of sparkle or a dab of lipstick can illumine the inner shine in any woman! When a woman looks radiant, it builds her confidence, her strength and her ability for chase after her own dreams. Being able to provide this gift to other women is something that truly brings Gemma happiness.
Born on the beautiful island of Trinidad and Tobago, she travelled to the United States and pursued a degree from Bernard Baruch College in Operations Management and Industrial Psychology. She spent 23 years working as an Operations Manager in the apparel industry. While this career enabled Gemma to be a critical part of the organization’s upper-level management team where her primary role was to ensure that the company growth targets and sales goals were met by implementing strategies to improve productivity, this certainly was not where her passion lied.
In 2017, Gemma, a single mom of two teens, was presented with the opportunity to join Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski! What seemed like a fun side gig to earn some extra cash and wear beautiful jewelry morphed into an inspiring, motivating and extra ordinary opportunity to empower women!
After experiencing what this opportunity did to empower her and build her confidence, Gemma wanted to be able to bring this experience to more women of the West Indian community. In 2019 she opened her store, Heart of Gem at 104-06 121st Street, So Richmond Hill. Being the great entrepreneur she is, she also saw this as a perfect way to bring Sacha Cosmetics, a makeup brand from her homeland, to women who also missed having their products in America. Sacha Cosmetics is well known as the make-up brand for women of color. Their superior quality products are flawless and made in light, medium and dark tones! Sacha's ever popular Butter Cup setting powder and their new Liquid Velvet Face Canvas are must haves and available at Heat Of Gem. While selling makeup and jewelry does not seem like much to some, pursuing her passion has allowed Gemma to meet hundreds of women of all races! Gemma has help so many in their quest not only for beauty and radiance but in building a better life for themselves. She is now a Director at Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski and hopes to expand her Heart Of Gem business to reach more women. Be sure to connect with Gemma soon as she is eager to help you start your own journey of empowerment.