As a fourth generation "Diamantaire" and first generation "Jewelry Maven" Victor Weinman started his career in 1964 and learned every facet of the industry, from rough to polished, to fine diamond jewelry. By the age of 22 Victor was already a master diamond cutter, cutting and polishing both fancy shape and round diamonds; his most memorable, a 32.12 carat, D Flawless Emerald Cut.

Victor joined the family business in 1968 where he spent his entire day buying and selling diamonds of all sizes, shapes and qualities. He just loved the excitement of the diamond business and with his particular expertise he re-cut many a stone into beautiful works of art. Soon his reputation in the world of diamonds grew and he was elected Chairman of the Board of the Diamond Dealers Club, the youngest person ever to hold that position.

In 1969, Victor met the Taché Family and an immediate friendship and relationship ensued; a special association that has lasted for over forty years.

In 1984, Original Designs (ODI) became an integral part of Taché USA Inc. and Victor began to learn the "how to" of manufacturing jewelry. He actually had no choice as he was now responsible for over 300 jewelry workers in ODI's Long Island City manufacturing facility. Combining his diamond know-how with his newly acquired understanding of jewelry, design and marketing, ODI became a major player in the U.S. jewelry industry.

At a very early age, Victor was taught by his father that your Heritage is comprised of two main elements; first, your reputation and second, your responsibility to always give something back to the foundations of your success. His three sons, Jeffrey, Joshua and Jeremy continue in the family tradition.