Meet The Founders


Ghadeer Taher Said

Ghadeer Taher Said started her career as a journalist working for Newsweek, specializing in business and political affairs.  She loves to write, ask tough questions and analyse all the facets of a story.  When she first moved to Jordan she worked in the office of Queen Noor of Jordan as an advisor.  Several years later and after some time spent as a free lance news writer, she joined Jordan Business as its Editor-in-Chief.  She and Joumana Jallad worked closely together on several stories and decided to start a new venture that would address a niche market in the jewellery sector in Jordan. They founded Stone Fine Jewellery in 2009 and they have loved creating and building their private label jewellery brand.  Ghadeer is a graduate from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in Political Science.  

Joumana Jallad Shanshal
In what seems a lifetime ago, Joumana joined Goldman Sachs in New York and worked in their M&A division. Several years later she returned to Jordan where she launched the first corporate magazine, Jordan Business and was its Editor-in-chief for its first year.  She met Ghadeer and soon thereafer they decided to launch Stone Fine Jewelry.  Like Ghadeer, Joumana also enjoys the creative process around designing and sourcing, but she still has a penchant for the financial side of running the business.  She is a graduate of Georgetown University in International Relations and Finance.

 

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