Krishnan Venkatachalam

Senior Advisor, Diamonds & Precious Gemstones

Krishnan brings more than 40 years of international experience in the field of diamonds (rough as well as cut & polished), gemstones and fine jewelry to assist in expanding the Idoneus Economy. He and his brother are also active in the luxury watch and fine art space.

Krishnan has had a lifelong passion for gems and jewelry and thus it was a natural fit for him to choose to study at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in Los Angeles in 1980. A few years later, he graduated in diamonds, colored stones and jewelry design from this world famous institution. He then began his professional career with his family business in Geneva, Switzerland, where he became an expert in the fine jewelry sector, gaining valuable insight experience in the valuation of Indian jewelry, whether for sale, insurance, inheritance or private sales.

Krishnan is a very well known and respected gems expert in Geneva. He is also a very well known gems dealer within the UHNWI Indian Community and has developed deep and significant relationships with substantial precious gems and stone dealers in Antwerp, the Middle East and Tel Aviv. 

Krishnan was the first Indian citizen to receive Swiss nationality more than 40 years ago. He is very involved in charity activities, mostly those activities that support blind individuals.