Get to know me, the owner! My name is Nuno Rocha, also known as @diamondboi. I am 46 years old, married, with two amazing children. My daughter Ariana is 12, and my son Nikolas is 9. I was born in Portugal, but I grew up in the Greater Toronto Area. Win or lose, I’m a die-hard Raptor’s fan! And what an amazing year it was, we got that chip boi! I’ve been in the jewellery industry for over 30 years. During that time I have worked in wholesale, manufacturing and retail. I struggled to find my place because I always wanted to do things my own way, which often landed me in trouble. Thirteen years ago I said “fuck it all” and decided to go out on my own.
At first I tried to maintain that stereotypical professional image, but it made me feel like a salesman and that is not at all who I am or what I am about. I decided to ditch the suits and ties and just be myself. I’m not a salesman, I’m just a regular dude who makes bad-ass jewellery, and my jewellery does the talking for me! I pour all of my effort and passion into my work because I think of my clients as family. It’s an extremely rewarding feeling to know that I’ve played a small part in some of the most memorable moments of their lives.
What I am great at is designing beautiful jewellery. I create pieces that my clients will admire forever. This is what I do.
Diamondboi Designs has created a non-profit foundation called The Shine Bright Like a Diamond Foundation to raise funds and awareness for the following charities: The Breast Cancer Society of Canada, Prostate Cancer Society, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada. These 3 Cancer's have personally affected my household. My mom is in remission from Breast Cancer, my dad is still dealing with Prostate Cancer and 2 of my wife's relatives have unfortunately passed away from Leukemia. We held our 1st Annual Gala on Friday, November 15th, 2019 at the Lakeshore Convention Centre. We were able to raise $30,750.00!