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Cynthia Renée Marcusson

Speaking Topics

  • A Brilliant Life in Color
  • Once Upon a Jewel
  • Blue Pearl Moments
  • A Guide to Colored Gem Collecting and Aesthetics
  • The Jewel in the Soul
  • The Power of the Feminine
  • If it's Red, it Must be Ruby?

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Chris Duffy Wentzel, M.Ed., Results' Coach, ICF


In her presentations, Cynthia distills the lessons of life and success, showing audiences how they can embrace change, quell self-doubt, elude conventional thinking, and foster creativity. Using metaphors from her long and storied romance with the jewels she created her life around, she provides a lively and inspiring take on how life’s indirect route can provide the greatest growth, joy and satisfaction.

Cynthia has gone a mile under the earth into one of two of the world’s palladium mines, visited gem mines in the world’s remote areas, is a multi-time winner of the nation’s most esteemed jewelry design contests and is as comfortable in a remote gem mine as she is at a Park Avenue salon or rural Dairy Queen.

Founded in 1990, Cynthia Renee’s namesake company is a go-to for experienced and novice collectors of gems and jewelry of quality, meaning and virtuosity rarely seen in today’s world of shallow luxury.

Cynthia has served four terms on the Board of Directors of the American Gem Trade Association, an organization promoting Mine-to-Market integrity, Professionalism and Ethics, chairing the Promotion and co-chairing the Spectrum Awards Committees. She is also an author, speaker, mother and inventor of a trademarked system for understanding color.


Author of over 50 published articles of original content on gems, culture, self-expression, creativity and entrepreneurship.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (919) 883-4791