COLLECTION | THE INSPIRATION
Max Ostro, the man responsible for the legacy of the Ostro collection, began his journey to pursue the most exquisite stones in the 1960’s. This was a journey that took him to the most remote areas of the globe, in search of gems of outstanding beauty.
We oversee the exploration, mining, processing and marketing of Blue Topaz from some of the world’s finest gemstones deposits and we do so responsibly and transparently. In everything we do we work collaboratively; pioneering a new exciting frontier where exploration, mining, processing and ethics all meet.
Today the company is based in London and is run by Max’s son Maurice Ostro OBE. He is a serial entrepreneur, having started, built and sold companies in the airline supply, frozen yogurt, food production, media distribution and other industries, then dedicated himself to philanthropy. When his father passed away in 2010, he agreed to take on the responsibility of running the company to secure the future of its employees and to focus it on achieving a positive societal impact.
Besides using the company to provide help and support to charities, he looked at leveraging its skills and resources in a number of areas. This led to the inclusion of the unique blue topaz gemstone pictured below as one of the popular additions to the Natural History Museum gemstone collection.