Doron Hakimian, president and chief designer of Doves by Doron Paloma, was always a jewelry enthusiast. Although he grew up in a family of precious gem stone manufacturers, he decided to pursue his other passion, architecture. He received his architecture degree, and several awards in the field, including the prestigious American Institute of Architects design award. Doron discovered his hidden talent for creating beautiful jewelry when he spent a summer sketching pieces for his family business. His incredible gift for drawing, along with his architect's eye, proved to be a winning combination for creating beautiful jewelry.