Anita Ko, the woman behind an eponymous fine jewelry brand based in Los Angeles, creates contemporary, luxury pieces with a unique twist. Ko has made her mark on the industry with her take on day-to-day ease and red carpet glam, all the while delivering collections as impressive as her jam-packed agenda.


7 AM This is when my day begins. I immediately apply my skin program by Dr. Barbara Sturm. I swear by her anti-aging serum. It is one of the best.

7:30 AM I slowly start answering emails from my clients in Europe to ensure they receive the correspondence before the end of their day.

8 AM I enjoy my breakfast which generally includes two poached eggs and a cup of coffee. Then I take a short walk for about 15 minutes.

9 AM I head out and play tennis at this amazing court in Beverly Hills. It’s simply the best sport in my eyes because I never get bored when I play tennis and I get a ton of cardio in, too!

10:30 AM I head to the office where I check in with my team to better understand what they’ve got going on for the day. We discuss any issues from the day before and decide what we need to accomplish for the day.

11 AM The Zoom calls begin with retailers including Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman or Saks. The next few hours usually include discussing strategies with my wholesale team. I take the time to ensure these prestigious shopping destinations are getting everything they need from product replenishment to brand information.

1 PM It’s time for lunch at my desk. Depending on my craving, I order in from Escuela Taqueria, which has the best Mexican food. If I must go out, I usually go to the Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

2 PM I usually look at an assortment of stones that dealers send me from around the world. Nothing makes me happier than when I end up with the prettiest Colombian emeralds, rubies, and sapphires.

3 PM I’m going over numbers and strategies with my direct-to-consumer division that handles my website and discussing any ongoing issues with my VIP clients.

4:30 PM I check in with my production team and we review any issue that could affect our production costs the next day, such as a fluctuation with the price of gold. We also review all our orders to make sure our clients get what they need, when they need it. My clients and employees know that quality is paramount to me, so we are constantly checking and making sure the craftsmen (and women) did not cut corners.

6 PM Once I get home, I take a long bath. I cherish this quiet time to decompress and do some light meditation. I soak in lavender sea salt and light my Baies scented Diptyque candle.

7 PM If I am not cooking pasta or  salmon, I get dressed and head out to dinner at E. Baldi, or Matsuhisa.

9 PM My creativity comes to life at this time of night. It’s quiet and I can just let it all flow as I listen to Beyonce, Post Malone, The Cure or Travis Scott. I put on a face mask followed by my nightly routine by Barbara Sturm or Cle de Peau Beaute.

11 PM I’m ready for bed so I spray the Australian eucalyptus product that was gifted by my friends from there and put on my thermal pajamas by ETERNE. I attempt to take my vitamins though admittedly, I forget sometimes. I always unwind with 30 minutes of AppleTV or Netflix before bed.

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