Former Morgan Stanley chap is diamond trader

EX–MORGAN Stanley investment banker Tobias Kormind imagined he would be leaving his City colleagues behind when he departed from the world of finance to co-found bespoke Mayfair jewellers 77 Diamonds.

However Kormind tells The Capitalist nothing could be further from the truth, as he now finds himself running around town to fulfil our busy bankers’ urgent diamond needs.

One such delivery recently got a little too personal: “A senior guy at one bank ordered a bracelet set with over a dozen one carat stones to give to his wife upon delivery of their new baby,” says Kormind. “However by the time the bracelet was ready his wife was already in the private birthing wing about to have the baby. I rushed up there and bumped into our City man – who was literally closing the door behind him to the room where his wife was about to push.”