Virginie Dreyer began her career as a lawyer in Paris. It wasn't until family circumstances brought her to the Middle East that she was able to explore her creative side. She trained in graphic art and design and, seduced by the art and craftsmanship of local goldsmiths in Bahrain—her adopted home—she began to visualize creating a line of jewelry. The rest as they say is history. We caught up with the talented mind behind TinyOm to talk style, beauty and inspiration. —

What are you listening to right now? The silence in my garden.

What’s one piece of jewelry you never leave home without? My sahasrara chakra necklace, to feel protected.

If you had to choose, would it be gold or silver? Rose gold because it is soft and subtle.

What’s one thing people would never guess about you? No one knows how much I would love to be able to sing and play the guitar. I have this fantasy of singing and playing the guitar at night with my friends around a bornfire! Unfortunately, I sing very badly, so it will stay like a dream!

Priceless to you means… Time with people I love.