ABOUT BOITE LAQUE FOUNDER - DI WU
Di Wu was born in Taipei, Taiwan into a family with a passion for gems, design and a jewelry business. Di’s family’s Jewelry Company has been around for generations and is known as a reputable, trustworthy, expert jeweler by Taiwan’s most prestigious jewelry buyers and collectors. Surrounded by beautiful jewels, Di was inspired to collect precious stones and restyle shiny knick-knacks starting at a very young age as a personal hobby.
In her youth, Di was a trained Professional Dancer winning the highest accolades of Modern Dance Awards in Taiwan when she was just fifteen. However, her dancing career was cut short due to an ankle injury. Thereafter, Di decided to focus her full attention to her other passion in Accessories Design. In 2007 she moved to the United Stated to obtain a more global perspective and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Accessories Design at the Art Institute of Portland. Di also discovered her love and talent for Handbags design during her formal design training.
In her professional career as a designer, she has worked with many reputable companies ranging from global to local scales including New Balance, Baggalini, Converse and International Fashion Houses. Di is a versatile designer who creates functional and yet beautiful products with an exceptional eye for detail.
Now as an established designer, Di returned to her childhood dreams of working with precious stones and received her Gemologist Certificate from the Gemological Institute of America. Di combined her passions of jewels and design to create and curate Timeless Collectible Jewelry through BOÎTE LAQUE.