Q&A with Janet Pleasants

Graff Diamonds’ Janet Pleasants shares her favorite designers, finds, experiences, and destinations.

Janet Pleasants
Photography by Capehart

Everything that glitters is diamonds in the life of Janet Pleasants, who has worked in the jewelry industry since high school. A certified bench jeweler, she managed the Tiffany & Co. location on Worth Avenue for seven years before accepting a managerial position at Graff Diamonds in Palm Beach. During her tenure, Pleasants has helped many lucky buyers procure priceless pieces; she even aided tennis player Chris Evert in creating a custom diamond necklace to present to rival Martina Navratilova in honor of her eighteenth grand slam win. When she’s not crafting one-of-a-kind jewels, Pleasants enjoys relaxing at her Palm Beach home with her husband, former Palm Beach chief of police Michael Reiter, and supporting causes like cystic fibrosis and local organizations such as The Society of the Four Arts and the Flagler Museum.

FAVORITE FASHION HOUSE Gucci

SIGNATURE ACCESSORY A multicolored Hermès shawl

RECENT COVETED PURCHASE A custom-made Nantucket basket by Gerry Brown

FAVORITE PALM BEACH RESTAURANT Sant Ambroeus

BELOVED PALM BEACH BITE The S’mores Pie at The Italian Restaurant at The Breakers

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BINGE WATCHES The Crown, The Americans, Homeland

MUST-HAVE GADGET My new Amazon Echo Look

HIDDEN TALLENT I’m an avid knitter and needle pointer.

GUILTY PLEASURE Chocolate almond bark

PALM BEACH OBSESSION Match, the shoe store at The Breakers

ON HER WISH LIST A Graff triple butterfly diamond ring

FAVORITE ESCAPE Capri, Italy

GREATEST EXTRAVAGANCE Designing custom charms for my charm bracelet to mark travels and special occasions

MOST TREASURED POSSESSION My engagement ring because of the symbolism and the thought my husband put into selecting it

FAVORITE HISTORICAL FIGURE Jackie Kennedy Onassis. I’ve always admired her sophistication and wonderful fashion sense.

BUCKET LIST TRIP The Delaire Graff Estate and Vineyards in Stellenbosch, South Africa

GO-TO HOSTESS GIFT Lori Jayne embroidered throws

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