Krisztina Bagyula is our world traveler. Born and raised in Kolozsvar, Transylvania, Krisztian was a teacher before coming to the jewelry industry. In 1999, after meeting and marrying her husband, Joseph, she moved to Arkansas to be with him. Joseph, who is a custom jeweler, came to the US at the age of 18. He has lived in many parts of our country including Alaska and California.
When Krisztina arrived she went to work for a local family jeweler, whom later closed. Enjoying the field she decided to continue her education and became a GIA Graduate Gemologist in 2009. We first met her in 2007 when she came to work for us doing appraisals on a
contract basis. At that time, she was the jewelry manager for the Persian in Little Rock, which later became Belk. But the small family
atmosphere was where she felt at home. She came to work with us on a part time bases in 2010 and still does our appraisals. Gemstones and diamonds are a passion of hers. She lights up when a rare beautiful gem comes in. Also, working with our customers that are looking for loose diamonds and engagement rings make her day.
But Krisztina’s true passion is travel. She has visited many interesting places in this world. Every summer since she has been with us she has traveled home to spend a month or two with her parents and sister, which often includes side trips to places in Hungary and Italy.
Krisztina also has a soft spot for the children and the elderly. When we have couples that come in that have been married for many years, she often comments on how sweet they are. The teacher in her really comes out when children come in to the store. This funny and caring lady has been a joy to work with.
On the Personal Side of Life
What is your favorite color? “Red”
What’s your favorite book? “In the name of the Rose, by Umberto Eco”
What is your favorite jewelry line? “Engagement Rings, Gabriel
& Co New York”
If you won $1,000,000.00 what would you do? “Pay all my expenses,
travel, and give to the needy”
Where is your dream vacation? “Tuscany, Italy”
What’s your favorite pass time? “Travel”
What is your dream car? “Red Convertible BMW”
3rd Generation Jeweler and Sales Manager for Wirt’s Jewelers