If you’re a fan of colored gemstones, and the designers who work with them, chances are, you’re familiar with Robert Bentley Company. (Whether or not you realize it!) Robert has been collaborating with some of fine jewelry’s biggest talents for years, and the brands and designers who work with him are his biggest fans, vacillating between wanting to sing his praises to the moon, and their desire to keep him a precious secret all for themselves. A long-time staple of our Summer show’s AGTA Pavilion, Robert brings his distinctive sense of style, his discerning approach to gemstones, and his humanitarian approach to life, everywhere he goes.
JA New York: 5 words that best describe your brand DNA?
Robert Bentley: Unique, color, adventurous, ethically-sourced, in respect of nature.
JA New York: What’s your trade show uniform?
RB: I’ve been in a monogamous relationship with Prada for a long time.
JA New York: Go-to news source?
JA New York: Guilty pleasure?
RB: Beauty has no guilt
JA New York: Tech must-have?
RB: I’d rather leave my spleen at home than go out without my iPhone.
JA New York: Favorite Cities?
RB: NYC, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Rome.
JA New York: Your most prized possession?
RB: My fearlessness (My dog, Clara, who recently passed, is still my most prized possession and is with me everywhere I go!)
JA New York: If you had a Super Power it would be….?
RB: Non-stop compassion
JA New York: You have a one-way ticket, you’re going…?
RB: I’m going right where I am…I am where I want to be.
JA New York: Won’t leave home without _______? 
RB: My iPhone
JA New York: Dream celebrity client?
RB: All my dreams have come true!